United Way of Long Island’s heating assistance program, Project Warmth, is also open to help with one-time emergency fuel deliveries or utility heating payments to those not eligible for, or who have exhausted, emergency H.E.A.P.
Application required - call 2-1-1 Long Island for referrals to a Project Warmth intake site. Project Warmth will remain open until funds are depleted, generally in March.
2-1-1 US has created a new national resource to provide answers to commonly asked questions regarding public benefits at http://211.org/services/govshutdown. Site also includes information about financial relief and support resources from corporations on a national level. Check the website often --more information will be posted as it becomes available.
NOTE:The Department of Defense is funded through September 30, 2019 which means all DoD military members, military retirees, military annuitants (survivor benefit recipients), and DoD civilian employees will receive their regular paychecks through that date. The Internal Revenue Service confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.
PSEGLI will waive late payment charges and place a hold on account to assist furloughed federal workers, without having implementing any collection activity until shutdown is over.
REAP program (Residential Energy Affordability Partnership)
Free weatherization program offered by PSEG Long Island, designed to help save energy and lower energy bills.
Participation, based on household income, includes an In-Home Energy Survey by a REAP technician and installation of energy saving measures if qualified. The Energy Survey includes replacement of out of date” lightbulbs with LED, monitors existing window air conditions, refrigerator and dehumidifier for efficiency.
Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.180 Oser Avenue, Suite 800Hauppauge, NY 11788(631) 435-4710www.lihp.orgHours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday- Friday)Provides assistance with mortgage counseling, foreclosure prevention counseling and home emergency mortgage assistance.
LONG ISLAND CAREShttps://www.licares.org/find-help/food-locator/
MHAW Mental Health Helpline (Association of Mental Health & Wellness –Suffolk) 631-226-3900
Mental Health Association of Nassau County (516) 227-8255.
Suicide Intervention: 911 or (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Touro Law SchoolPublic Advocacy CenterTom Malignothomasm@tourolaw.edu631.761.7033
HofstraCommunity and Economic Development Clinic https://law.hofstra.edu/clinics/communityandeconomicdevelopmentclinic/index.htmlPhone: 516-463-5934E-mail: Michael.L.Haber@hofstra.edu
Call Health & Welfare Council of Long Island (516) 483- 1110
Want to help a federal employee? For rules and regulations visit: https://ask.fedweek.com/federal-government-policies/rules-gifts/
The nonprofit organizations below are organizations that participated in the bi-county work group and provide services to meet needson Long Island for emergencies such as the federal shutdown and other crises that families experience such as economic insecurity.This resource guide represents a small cadre of the nonprofit sector on Long Island that partners with government to continually meetthe needs of our region. If you need services not provided on this resource guide, as the umbrella organization for the nonprofit sector,the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI) is happy to provide referrals to other organizations to meet your needs.(516) 483-1110.