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.
The 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.
The state’s online health insurance marketplace (New York State of Health) is currently in an open-enrollment period through Feb. 15, 2015. Long Islanders interested in getting coverage or reviewing their account and options for 2015 can visit the New York State of Health website at nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call the state's call center at 1-855-355-5777.
Have questions about the marketplace, the plans or costs? Call HWCLI at 516-505-4426 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tax Season Is Here! Free Help Is Available
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers free tax help for low- to moderate-income (generally $55,000 and below) individuals and families. For information, about where to access VITA services on Long Island, click here.
Resource Guide for Newly Arrived Immigrant Children, Families
HWCLI, Long Island Wins and numerous other partners have worked together to create a resource guide of services to assist schools, advocates and others who are working with newly arrived immigrant children on Long Island. For the latest version of the guide, click here.