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 HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE
LONG ISLAND GENERAL INFORMATION FORECLOSURE RESOURCES
HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION DISASTER SERVICES
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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

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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)