Riverhead Center - Suffolk County Department of Social Services (DSS)
Persons who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless should apply for assistance at a Social Services Center. Apply in Person as early as possible, between the hours of 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. A DSS emergency services unit worker will assess the individualâ€™s needs. The person may have to wait some time before they receive their referral for an emergency housing placement.
If a person experiences a housing crisis after 4:30pm during the week, anytime during the weekend, or during a Holiday please call the DDS Emergency Services Unit at (631) 845-9100.
If the person/family is ineligible for DDS Emergency Housing due to sanction or not meeting the 30 day NY residency requirement, the person can call WARM BED at 1-866-WARM-BED (927-6233) only during the winter months of December 1st through March 31st. WARM BED is an emergency housing program sponsored through Nassau County.
If housing is not obtained for that evening due to not being able to go to DSS or contact a worker at the emergency number, go to the nearest emergency room of the nearest hospital to seek refuge for the evening and go to DSS in the morning.
From the West:
Long Island Expressway to exit number 72 Route 25/West Main Street. Turn Right. Continue through Riverhead business district. West Main Street becomes East Main Street/Route 25. Turn right at Millbrook Office Complex, 893 E. Main Street.
From the East:
South Fork: Route 27 Sunrise Highway to exit number 65 north Route 24. Continue for nearly 8 miles to traffic circle and turn off at the first road, Peconic Road. Turn right on Main Street. Turn right into the Millbrook Office Campus.
North Fork: Main Road Rt. 25 westbound. Turn left at first traffic light after crossing Route 105 to Route 25/East Main Street. Turn left into Millbrook Office Campus.
By bus: Call (631) 852-5200 for bus routes/schedules or logon to Suffolk County Bus Transit.