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