Community Resources and Collaborations

  • Through partnerships with school districts, colleges and universities, our classrooms and family advocacy are strengthened and we also help train future early childhood educators, nurses, social workers, dietitians and dentists.
  • Working with hospitals, clinics and professional schools enriches the health, nutrition, mental health and dental services and supports what we can offer to our children and their families.
  • Community agencies provide relevant staff training and competency
  • These collaborations are important to our success and are essential in making Head Start and Early Head Start work!

A Partial List of Community Collaborations Includes:

  • Middle Country and Port Jefferson School Districts
  • Harry Chapin Food Bank/Long Island Cares
  • HELP Suffolk
  • Mercy House
  • SNAP Long Island
  • ECLC/Developmental Disabilities Institute
  • Stony Brook University
  • St. Joseph’s College
  • Suffolk Community College
  • UCP of Long Island
  • Connetquot Library
  • Nassau Suffolk BOCES
  • Middle Country Public Library

As young families work to provide the best they can for their young children and to give themselves and the whole family a strong foundation, other community resources are often helpful. Please note this is a partial list of available programs and services. For more information, please contact your family advocate or:

211 LI Database
(formerly The Community Resource Database)

Health Services
Suffolk County Department of Health (631)854-0000
After 5pm and weekends: (631)852-4820

Planned Parenthood (631)361-7526

Suffolk County Department of Health/Pregnancy and Prenatal Care

Poison Control (800)222-1222

Suffolk County Coram Health Center (631)854-2301

Suffolk County Patchogue Health Center

Child Health Plus and Medicaid (800)698-4543

Mental Health
Well Life Network

Response Crisis Hotline (631)751-7500

Mental Health Emergency (Suffolk Psych Hotline) – adult emergencies

Children’s Mobile Crisis Unit of Suffolk County – child emergencies

Legal Services
Nassau Suffolk Law Services (631)369-1112

Nutrition Services
Emergency Food Stamps Office/Coram (631)854-2300

Food Stamp Application Information (631)854-9935

WIC (631)853-3014

Other Important Phone Numbers
Suffolk County Department of Social Services Child Care Subsidy

Suffolk County Child Protection Services

Suffolk County Women’s Services

Suffolk County Youth Bureau

Suffolk County Department of Minority Affairs

Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Victims Information Bureau Hotline

Suffolk County Child Care Council

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