Suffolk County Department of Social Service (DSS) provides monthly Temporary Assistance (TA) to eligible individuals or families as well as programs for one time emergency needs. The Food Stamps Program (FS) can help low income households purchase food items. Applications for these programs can be obtained at one of the DSS Centers (see below) Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Since the centers serve different Zip Codes, see TA/FS site guide for the office serving your area.
For application information call:
|Riverhead Center:||631-852-3560 / 3566|
|South Shore Center:||631-854-6600|
Persons receiving Temporary Assistance or Food Stamps
can call the Undercare Team in their Center:
631-854-2187 Recertification questions
|Riverhead:||631-852-3500, 3501, 3502
631-852-3504 Recertification questions
631-853-8751 Recertification questions
|South Shore:||631-854-6630, 6631
631-854-6635 Recertification questions
|Wyandanch:||631-854-1816, 1818 All Cases
631-854-1817 Recertification questions
Suffolk Works Employment Program:
The Suffolk Works Employment Program (SWEP) helps Temporary Assistance applicants and recipients obtain the skills they need to find employment. Once employed or in an approved SWEP activity, such as education or training, families can receive help with child care and other employment related expenses.
* If you want more information about the Suffolk Works Employment Program or want to register for the program, please call 631-853-3664.
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