Human Services Update

Posted on September 20, 2022 in: General News

Rainbows is a peer-support group for children & adolescents between the ages of 5–18 who have experienced a loss in their immediate family through death, separation, divorce, military deployment or any painful transition.  The program begins Wednesday, October 12 for 6 weeks from 7:00-8:00pm at Notre Dame School in New Hyde Park.  For information, contact Dee Farishian at 516-326-3403Click here for additional details.

Free screenings are available at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, Wednesdays in October from 1:00–4:00pm – insurance is not required!  For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call (855) 247‑4500.

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Nassau Suffolk Law Services, in partnership with Empire Justice Center, can now assist Nassau residential tenants with housing-related legal problems (like eviction) and a household income of up to 80% of the Area Median Income.  Services are available through this partnership regardless of immigration status.  Call Nassau Suffolk Law Services at 516-292-8100 to see if you are eligible for legal services.  Interpreters are available.

There are new income guidelines for child care assistance - beginning August 1, 2022, households with incomes up to 300% of the State Income Standard are eligible for the child care subsidy program.  Reimbursement may be available for the cost of child care while a parent or caretaker is working, attending school, or an agency-required activity for Temporary Assistance participants.  For example, a family of 4 with household income up to $83,250 can apply for child care assistance.  Contact the Nassau Department of Social Services at 516-227-8519 for details.