Over 55% of households on Long Island exit shelter without the support of a program.

Many of those households exit homelessness by exploring the following problem solving options when attempting to exit shelter:

 

Am I able to increase my income (employment and/or benefits) and/or work on budgeting to get out of homelessness?

 

Can a family member or friend temporarily help me with somewhere to stay, with financial or other resources that can get me out of shelter?

Can I restore a relationship with a family member or friend that can help me if we were on good terms?

Can I find someone that I get along with that can share living expenses and housing with me so that we can both afford housing?

Can I relocate to another area that is cheaper to live where I could afford permanent housing?

Contact your local DSS to see how they can help with moving costs