The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island is a not-for-profit health and human services planning and advocacy organization serving as the umbrella for agencies serving Long Island's poor and vulnerable individuals and families.
Health and Welfare Council of Long Island administers the Long Island Long Term Recovery Group, a partnership of organizations dedicated to bringing recovery services to Sandy survivors, with priority given to the most vulnerable and at risk. For information about the LTRG, including a schedule of meetings and meeting notes, click here.
For updated information about resources and assistance for Long Islanders impacted by Sandy, call 211 or visit 211's Superstorm Sandy page by clicking here.
Insurance Marketplace Open for Business
Uninsured New Yorkers can now enroll in insurance plans on the state’s new coverage marketplace, New York State of Health. Have questions about how to access the marketplace, the plans or costs? Call HWCLI at 516-483-1110. We can help.
SNAP benefits cut Nov. 1
All participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) saw a reduction in their monthly benefit amount starting Nov. 1, 2013. This change occurred because a temporary increase that went into effect as part of the 2009 federal stimulus bill has expired. It is not related to the recent government shutdown. For more information, click here. If you have questions, call HWCLI at 516-483-1110.