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)
https://211longisland.communityos.org/cms/

Health Services
Suffolk County Department of Health (631)854-0000
After 5pm and weekends: (631)852-4820
www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health

Planned Parenthood (631)361-7526
www.plannedparenthood.org

Suffolk County Department of Health/Pregnancy and Prenatal Care
(631)853-3033

Poison Control (800)222-1222
https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/poison_control/centers.htm

Suffolk County Coram Health Center (631)854-2301 http://www.hrhcare.org/healthcenters/coram-elsie-owens/

Suffolk County Patchogue Health Center
http://www.hrhcare.org/healthcenters/patchogue/

Child Health Plus and Medicaid (800)698-4543
https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/child_health_plus/

Mental Health
Well Life Network
https://www.welllifenetwork.org/

Response Crisis Hotline (631)751-7500
https://www.responsecrisiscenter.org/

Mental Health Emergency (Suffolk Psych Hotline) – adult emergencies
(631)952-3333

Children’s Mobile Crisis Unit of Suffolk County – child emergencies
(631)370-1701

Legal Services
Nassau Suffolk Law Services (631)369-1112
https://www.nslawservices.org/

Nutrition Services
Emergency Food Stamps Office/Coram (631)854-2300
www.co.suffolk.ny.us/departments/socialservices/

Food Stamp Application Information (631)854-9935
https://www.benefitscheckup.org/

WIC (631)853-3014 https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/who-gets-wic-and-how-apply

Other Important Phone Numbers
Suffolk County Department of Social Services Child Care Subsidy
(631)853-3666

Suffolk County Child Protection Services
1-800-342-3720

Suffolk County Women’s Services
(631)853-8222

Suffolk County Youth Bureau
(631)853-8270

Suffolk County Department of Minority Affairs
(631)853-4738

Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(631)666-8833

Victims Information Bureau Hotline
(631)360-3606

Suffolk County Child Care Council
(631)462-0303
http://www.childcaresuffolk.org/

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