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Locustwood / Gotham Civic Association
Elmont, Long Island, New York 11003

Next Meeting:

December 18
7:30 PM



Emergency Telephone Numbers

Gambling Anonymous


Franklin Square G.A.
8:00 - 9:30 PM
Wesley United Methodist Church
619 Fenworth Blvd
Franklin Square, NY

Rockville Centre G.A.
8:00- 10:00 PM
St. Mark's Church
200 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY


Rockville Centre G.A.
8:00 - 10:00 PM
United Church of Rockville Ctr.
430 Morris Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY


New Hyde Park G.A.
8:00 - 10:30 PM
Temple Emanuel
3315 Hillside Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY


Rockville Centre G.A.
7:30 - 10:00 PM
United Church of Rockville Centre
430 Morris Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY


Alcohol Anonymous

516 292-3040

P.O. BOX 7650


New York State Office of Children & Family Services
Capital View Office Park
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, New York 12144-2796
Local (toll): (518) 474-8740

Abandoned Infant: 1-866-505-7233

Adult Protective Services: 1-800-342-3009 (dial 6)

Child Abuse & Neglect: 1-800-342-3720

Domestic Violence: 1-800-942-6906

Línea de Emergencia en Español sobre la Violencia Doméstica: 1-800-942-6908

Adoption, Child Care, and Foster Care information
(Línea de Información sobre Cuidado de Niños, Adopción y Cuidado de Crianza):
1-800-345-KIDS (5437)

Child Care Complaint Line:
In New York City:

Community Service Opportunities information:

Native American Services information:

Services for People Who Are Legally Blind:
1-866-871-6000 TDD


New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
40 North Pearl Street
Albany, New York 12243

Public Information
Michael Hayes
Director Public Information Office
40 North Pearl, 16th floor
Albany, NY 12243


Temporary Assistance & Related Programs

Food Stamps
The Food Stamp (FS) Program issues monthly benefits redeemable at authorized retail food stores.
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
The Low-Income (HEAP) is a federally funded program that assists eligible households in meeting their home energy needs.
Homeless Housing Programs
OTDA administers an array of programs to address homelessness in New York State. These range from programs to prevent homelessness to the actual construction of housing for homeless persons.
Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA)
BRIA is the single state agency responsible for the implementation of services to refugees and for the administration of programs targeted at immigrants.
Temporary Assistance (TA)
TA is temporary help for needy men, women and children. If you are unable to work, can't find a job, or your job does not pay enough, TA may be able to help you pay for your expenses.

Support Services

Electronic Benefits Transfer System (EBT)
EBT is the method by which the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) delivers cash and food stamp benefits to New York State's recipient population.
Eat Smart New York (ESNY)
The Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (FSNEP) is about building partnerships.
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
The Federal and State Earned Income Tax Credits are refundable tax benefits for working people with low or moderate incomes.
Fair Hearings
A Fair Hearing is a chance for you to tell an Administrative Law Judge (from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Office of Administrative Hearings) why you think a decision about your case made by a local social services agency is wrong.
Fatherhood Initiative
The NYS Strengthening Families through Stronger Fathers Initiative bridges the gap between employment programs, welfare programs and child support policies.
Noncustodial Parent New York State Earned Income Tax Credit
This new initiative address the needs of low-income working non-custodial parents in an attempt to help them become more involved in the economic and social well-being of their children.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
VITA is a free program to help low- and medium-income workers to have their taxes prepared and electronically filed at no cost.

Other Services

SSI/Social Security Disability Determinations
The Division of Disability Determinations (DDD) makes medical determinations on disability claims filed with the Social Security Administration's Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Disability programs.
Child Support Enforcement
The Division of Child Support Enforcement is the single State agency designated to supervise the administration of the State's child support enforcement program.
Faith and Community-Based Resource Center
An online resource for Faith and Community-Based organizations sponsored by the Office of Children and Family Services and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Faith and Community-Based Partnership.
OTDA Common Forms and Applications
Forms and Applications available from OTDA
How to apply for services
Information on how to apply for OTDA supported services


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