Emergency Housing

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Our Approach

HHB Provides emergency housing for homeless families in Suffolk County through a contract with the Suffolk County Department of Social Services (SCDSS).

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for services at family must be

  • Homeless
  • Eligible for public assistance
  • Referred by SCDSS

We Help Residents

HHB operates congregate emergency housing. Staff are available 24 hours per day. The primary objective is to assist homeless families to find and maintain permanent housing. In addition, HHB assists families to establish a community network through referrals to:

  • Health services
  • Mental health and substance abuse treatment
  • Educational resources
  • Vocational / employment resources
  • Children’s services
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Services Include

HHB also offers families a variety of support services to assist them towards self-sufficiency:

  • Obtain food and clothing
  • Life skills development
  • Parenting skills training
  • GED home study
  • Recreation and socialization
  • Benefits Advocacy
  • Resume writing and job search

Our Impact in Action

In 2020 HHB Provided 32,790 meals to children.

All School-Aged Children were enrolled.

37 {704a922cc8f89d02c2cbdfe2fdc1c091712a728b68ebb7700e50e3887841bb87} of Adult Residents Participated in a Vocationally Related Opportunity, Including Obtaining/Maintaining Employment.

96 Families Received Services: 101 Adults & 130 Children.

14 Families Secured Permanent Housing.

Interview With An HHB Resident..

Q: What brought you to HHB’s Emergency Shelter Program?

A: I lived in North Carolina and when I relocated to New York there was no access to permanent housing and I became homeless.

Q: In what ways has HHB helped you and your family?

A: HHB staff has been really good with helping me search for housing.

Q: Where do you see yourself and family in 5 years?

A: In five years I would like to be in permanent housing