It’s OK to ask for help. In our area, these are services and resources for individuals and families who are seeking assistance.

Suffolk County Department of Social Services (DSS) offers assistance with nutrition, housing, rent, emergency shelter, heat, child care, and other social programs.
Use this page to find the Service Center for your location.
Center Call Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
After-hours emergency number: 631-854-9100

Family Service League help centers and phone lines are monitored seven days a week. If a need is critical or immediate, contact FSL at 631-427-3700.

The Greater Sayville Food Pantry provides food, information, referral and support services to individuals and families in need. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30AM – 12:30PM.
47 Gillette Ave, Sayville 11782

Sharing A Meal – Sayville Soup Kitchen serves dinner Monday–Thursday 5:30PM at Sayville Congregational Church’s Fellowship Hall (in rear parking lot), 131 Middle Rd.
Hours are subject to change due to inclement weather.
Check their Facebook page for updates, or their website to volunteer/donate.

Starfish Swap partners with schools, churches, and community organizations to provide students of families in need with clothing and accessories for school.

Suffolk County Law Services – provides free legal civil assistance on cases involving shelter, homeless services, food, health care and family issues.
631-232-2400 (Islandia office)

Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County – provides free legal information, advice, and representation.
Call 631-853-5212, or visit

National Runaway Safeline – provides confidential and nonjudgmental support. Call 1-800-RUNAWAY or click or text 66008.

Long Island Crisis & Suicide Hotline – If you or someone you know is in crisis or feeling suicidal, call this 24/7 hotline: 516-679-1111.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.

LI Crisis Center also offers free, live online and mobile counseling 7 days a week, 11AM-11PM for Long Island residents. Click here for this service.