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

631-464-4314 ext. 118 

Long Island Connections

631-933-0354

Nourish LI 

Long Island Lending a Helping Hand 

other local community advocates

Nassau

Suffolk

United Veterans Beacon House

(631) 665-1571

Nassau County DSS HIT 

NCPD Pop Unit (precinct areas)

Northwell Health (medical outreach)

Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling (CNG) Mobile Unit (substance use) 

(516) 822-6111

Jericho Cares

(631) 846-0604

Hempstead Helping Hearts

Family & Children Association (youth)

Services for the Underserved (S:US, veterans)

Suffolk County DSS Commissioner’s Response Unit/Precinct Outreach 

Federation of Organizations (mental health) 

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

Maureen's Haven (East End LI) 

631-727-6831

AIN’T Project (Brentwood/CI/Wyandanch)

Hope for Youth (youth only)

516-659-0923

SSVF/EOC of Suffolk (veterans only)

631-854-9100

Uniting Force International (East End Suffolk)

(631) 578-9785

What is chronic homelessness?

Chronic Homelessness means that someone has been living on the street or in shelter for longer than one year and has a permanent disability

Check if you or someone you know meet the definition and complete a referral form to enter our coordinated entry system.