January 2, 2014
Emergency shelters open in Nassau County
Homeless residents, families can take advantage of project WARMBED; other emergencies contacts
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Nassau County’s Emergency Shelter Relief program WARMBED is up and running,
The program, designed for homeless individuals and families, will help these people find shelter.
Nassau County’s Emergency Shelter Relief program WARMBED is up and running, according to Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.
The program, designed for homeless individuals and families, will help these people find shelter, especially, Mangano said, with the blizzard approaching.
Between 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday thru Thursday, and again Friday from 6 p.m. thru Monday at 8 a.m., employees from WARMBED and the Department of Social Services will make appropriate referrals and provide shelter placement.
Once placed, the staff at DSS and the Office of Housing and Community Development contact those who are homeless in order to access resources for permanent housing.
Mangano also urges Nassau’s homeless veterans to take advantage of the WARMBED program, where they will be assisted by the Nassau County Veterans Services Agency.
The Nassau County Winter Homeless Hotline operates 7 days a week and runs through March 31. If winter conditions persist beyond that date, the program will continue until warmer weather arrives.
The hotline number is:
Other emergency numbers
Department of Social Services (516) 227-8519: After office hours (516) 573-8626
Long Island Crisis Counseling & Referral Center Hotline (516) 679-1111
Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence Hotline (516) 542-0404
Nassau University Medical Center (516) 572-0123