Helping Hands Social Workers
Connect with a Social Worker by Telephone
Get help with feelings of anxiety, depression, chronic stress and more. Receive individual and confidential counseling and support. Mental health is vital to a healthy outlook, no issue is too small or unimportant. Support is for all ages.
Our social workers are ready to help families with:
• Crisis intervention (emotional distress, runaways, homelessness)
• Referrals to mental health services and resources
• Referrals to substance abuse resources (detox, rehab and AA meetings)
• Locating support groups (i.e grief, AA, and LGTBQ)
• Referrals for domestic violence survivors
• Applying for services (SNAP, unemployment, DSS forms, and housing)
• Connecting patrons with soup kitchens and clothing
Information & Resources
SNAP Application Process
Emotional Support Line
Through the NYS Office of Mental Health.
Veterans Caregiver Support Line
Through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish.
Supporting Children during COVID19
Provided by child trauma experts at Child Trends and the Child Trauma Training Center at the University of Massachusetts. The Center is housed at the University of Massachusetts with Child Trends as the lead evaluating agency, with funding from SAMHSA and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and additional support from HRSA.
Coping with Fear and Sadness During a Pandemic
Created by the Hofstra University PhD Program in Clinical Psychology. This resource has some great information for every family member!
Association for Mental Health and Awareness
Community Resource Directory.
As the local chapter of Mental Health America and of the Mental Health Association of New York State, it is our mission to drive evidence-based practices, information, education, and resources to the residents of Suffolk County.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224
Chat through the National Domestic Violence Hotline or text LOVEIS to 22522.