Living Unsheltered

If you are currently living in a tent in the woods, a train station, behind a building, in your vehicle, or somewhere else not made for habitation, check out the available resources below. 

Looking to go inside? Click the link above to learn more about getting into emergency shelter. 

important numbers

LICH Street Outreach Hotline; Hotline is not staffed and staff will return your call within 48-72 hours

For Immediate Shelter in Nassau County, Please call Department of Social Services

Before 4PM: 516-227-8519

After 4:30PM: 516-573-8626

If the temperature drops below freezing (32 degrees), anyone on the street has immediate access

For Immediate Shelter in Suffolk County, Please call Department of Social Services

Before 4PM: 631-854-9935

After 4:30PM: 631-854-9100

If the temperature drops below freezing (32 degrees), anyone on the street has immediate access

What is Street Outreach?

Street outreach teams go out into the community to connect with people living unsheltered and try to connect them to services. Some teams can provide essential items, such as food, clothes, and/or toiletries. Others provide housing-focused case management, substance use or mental health support. 

Street Outreach Programs

both counties

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless

Long Island Connections

Nourish LI 

Long Island Lending a Helping Hand 

other local community advocates

Nassau

Suffolk

United Veterans Beacon House

NCDSS HIT 

NCPD Pop Unit (Nassau County- precinct areas)

Northwell Health (medical outreach)

CNG Mobile Unit (substance use)

Long Island Connections

Jericho Cares (Jericho/Nassau)

Hempstead Helping Hearts (Hempstead)

FCA (youth only)

SUS (Veterans only)

SCDSS Commissioner’s Response Unit/Precinct Outreach 

Federation of Organizations- Mental Health Only 

Hands Across Long Island (HALI)- Central Islip/Brentwood/Bayshore

Maureen's Haven (East End LI)

AIN’T- (Brentwood/CI/Wyandanch)

Hope for Youth- (Youth Only)

SUS/EOC of Suffolk- (Veterans Only)

Uniting Force International (East End Suffolk)