South West Center - Suffolk County
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 â€“ 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.
By car: Sagtikos Parkway to Pine Aire Drive exit. Head west. Follow Pine Aire Drive past the Deer Park Train Station, Pine Aire Drive will curve left and become Dunton Ave. At next intersection, turn right onto South 2nd Street. Center is located on the left.
By bus: Call (631) 852-5200 for bus routes/schedules or logon to Suffolk County Bus Transit