Friday, 28 August 2009 00:00
Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi announced that the Nassau County Department of Social Services opened its second document drop-off out station at the Nassau University Medical Center’s Elmont Health Center, located at 161 Hempstead Turnpike on August 10.
“The downturn in the economy has severely impacted many residents of Nassau County,” said Suozzi. “More people are finding themselves in need of services, which have contributed to the increase in the number of visitors coming to the Health and Human Services Center located at 60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Uniondale. Creating a second document drop-off out station in Elmont gives people the option of going to a nearby office in order to drop off documents which saves them time and reduces travel to Uniondale.”
The first document drop-off location was opened in April at Nassau University Medical Center’s Westbury/New Cassel Health Center.
Documents can be brought to the Elmont Health Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Experienced bi-lingual Social Services staff will be on-site to accept documents, answer general questions and hand out applications for assistance. The Westbury/New Cassel site is open Mondays thru Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.
“We are very appreciative to the Nassau Health Care Corporation for partnering with DSS in opening the second document drop-off station in Elmont,” said Commissioner John E. Imhof. “Clients who live in the area and in nearby communities can bring their documentation to either Elmont or Westbury and their papers will be processed the same as if they were coming to the DSS central office in Uniondale. We expect Elmont to be a success and more document drop-off sites are being planned in other Nassau County communities, including Glen Cove, Hempstead and Roosevelt.”
“We are delighted to assist the Nassau County Department of Social Services in providing sites throughout the county for Nassau’s most needy residents to drop off their documents at more convenient locations,” said Arthur A. Gianelli, President/CEO of the Nassau Health Care Corporation.
For further information about document drop-off locations, please contact the Department of Social Services Customer Service unit at 227- 7474.
The Nassau County Department of Social Services provides aid to eligible recipients through the Family Assistance, Safety Net, Day Care, Employment, Food Stamp, Medicaid and Home Energy Assistance Programs.