Parish Social Ministry

cross-of-hope-larry-landolfiWe are called to help those in need within our Parish Boundaries in concrete acts of charity.

Phone: (631) 661-9354 – Monday – Thursday between 10am – 2pm or by appointment. Leave message if office is closed

Pantry is open on Tuesdays & Thursdays – between 12 noon – 1:30. Please call day before.

Helpful Links Below:

TOWN OF BABYLON SENIOR SERVICES

Suffolk County Office for the Aging
(631) 853-8200

Meals on Wheels/Amityville
(631) 842-4123

Residential Repair/Home Chores
Town of Babylon residents (60+) minor home repairs
(631) 422-7680

Suffolk County Residential Repair Program
Provides eligible Seniors with minor home improvements
(631) 422-7580

SCAT
Suffolk County Accessible Transportation for Disabled
(631) 853-8337/(631) 738-1150

Essential Transportation
Provides eligible Seniors with transportation to medical appointments, shopping & Town of Babylon Senior Centers (631) 422-7618/(631) 893-1056

SafeLink Wireless
Free cell phone service to income eligible Seniors
68 minutes/month
800-378-1684

Town of Babylon Reassurance Program
Homebound seniors can receive a friendly phone call each day at the same time
(631) 422-7633

Touro Law Center Senior Citizens’ Law Program
Free legal services to Suffolk County Seniors
60 years of age or older.
(631) 761-7470

Long Island Housing Authority
Senior Housing & Subsidized Housing for Seniors
(631) 589-7100

Senior Citizen ID Card
(631) 422-7680


LONG ISLAND GENERAL INFORMATION

(Community Resource Database of Long Island)
Free Online Directory of Agencies & Programs
Call 211 1-5 pm – 7 days a week or
1-888-774-7633
www.211longisland.org

New York State Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance (OTDA)
1-800-342-3009
For information on Temporary Assistance & Food Stamps

Food Stamps
Catholic Charities – (631) 789-9546
Social Services – (631) 854-6600 or (631) 854-9935


HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council Facilitated Enrollment Program
(631) 656-9783
www.coverage4healthcare.com

New York State Department of Health
www.health.state.ny.us
For information on:

  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Family Health Plus (health insurance for adults)
  • Child Health Plus (health insurance for children)
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP)
  • Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC)

Medicare
800-633-4227; www.medicare.gov

Medicaid
For eligibility information call (631) 853-8730

New York State HIV/AIDS Information Service
1-800-541-AIDS (2437)


GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

New York State Department of Labor
www.labor.state.ny.us
For Information on Unemployment insurance

Social Security
1-800-772-1213;
www.socialsecurity.gov

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
1-800-906-9887


HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE

Town of Babylon Community Development – Home Improvement Program
Home Improvement Program for eligible homeowners (roof, windows, carpentry, heating, etc.)
Call (631) 587-3752 for information

Long Island Housing Partnership
– also provides assistance
(631) 435-4710 – extension #315

Residential Energy Assistance Program (REAP)
Program to lower electric costs for income eligible families.
1-800-263-6786


FORECLOSURE RESOURCES

Counseling
LI Housing (631) 587-5111 or
LI Housing Partnership (631) 435-4710
CDC (631) 471-1215 X 158

Financial Assistance
LI Housing Partnership
(631) 435-4710

Children’s Aid Society – Relocation Assistance
For Sub Prime Borrowers
(212) 358-8930

Legal: Nassau Suffolk Law Service

Foreclosure Prevention Project
(516) 292-8100 extension #3158 or
(631) 232-2400 (Bi-county services)
Bankruptcy Clinics

Bank Clinics are held periodically at Nassau-Suffolk Law Services. For information, call the Pro-Bono Project at (631) 232-2400 Tuesday before Noon.


DISASTER SERVICES

Free legal services for those affected by Sandy:

  • Touro Law Center’s Disaster Relief Clinic – HOTLINE (631) 761-7198
  • N.Y. Legal Assistance Group – HOTLINE (212) 584-3365
  • Superstorm Sandy Help www.fema.gov/sandy

Federal Disaster Assistance
www.disasterassistance.gov
or FEMA 1-800-621-FEMA

New York Oil Spill Fund
Assistance available to help cover clean-up expenses
Call (518) 474-6657

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Abuse 24 Hour Hotline
(631) 666-8833

NYS Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline
1-800-942-6906
24 Hours a day, Seven Days a Week

New York State Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-342-3720

New York State Adult Abuse Hotline
1-800-342-3009, press option 6

(Updated July 3, 2013)

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