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Lindenhurst Memorial Library

COVID-19 Information



NYS Coronavirus Hotline 

The New York State Department of Health is allowing people to make appointments at their Suffolk County mobile testing site now.  Suffolk County residents who want to make an appointment for the test can call the NYS Coronavirus Hotline 1-888-364-3065and they will be triaged by a nurse or a healthcare professional. 

For up-to-date information the Coronavirus, please visit the following sites:

Suffolk County Department of Health

NYS Department of Health

NYS Dept. of Labor (Unemployment Assistance)

NYS DMV

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Institutes of Health

World Health Organization


Lindenhurst Schools Resources and Information

Please check this page for important information about the Lindenhurst School District.


Telephone Reassurance Program

An initiative launched by Department for the Aging, is a service that provides older adults who live alone, or are temporarily alone and have limited ability to leave their homes with regularly scheduled telephone calls, usually Monday through Fridays mornings, and set up days and times to check on them.

If you are interested please contact: RSVP Suffolk: 631-979-9490 extension 21, Maggie D’Amico.

 


Island Harvest provides free referrals and free assistance for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) over the phone, and you do not have to go to the Department of Social Services. Island Harvest can walk you through the online application by telephone or complete a short intake and submit the online application for you. Give them a call today! 631-873-4775


SMART 911

Sign up for SMART911, which allows individuals and families to provide critical medical information to 9-1-1 and first responders. The information provided in a Smart911 Safety Profile enables responders to know who is at the greatest risk in our community. They can provide individuals with critical updates based on their location and health history.

As part of this effort, residents can now sign up for SMS text message updates on their mobile devices to receive updates on the latest information, health guidance and other developments relating to the coronavirus. Residents should text COVIDSUFFOLK to 67283 to enroll.


Long Island Cares

 

LIC operates satellite locations including its own emergency food pantries at several community locations. People in need are encouraged to call the LIC location closest to them to make an appointment to alleviate time constraints. Food boxes will be delivered to vehicles. Hours and locations are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Staff will also be available to assist people at other times including, weekends by appointment only by calling (631) 582-3663 Ext 109. 

 

163-1 North Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst

(631) 991-8106 for appointment

 

161 North Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst

(631) 991-8106 for appointment


The COVID-19 pandemic can affect you and your loved ones’ mental and emotional well-being. It is natural to feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious and afraid. Isolation, financial distress, loss of friends and family due to COVID-19 and other stressors can affect our mental and emotional well-being. Below are some action steps offered by National Institute of Mental Health.
If you are thinking about suicide, or know someone who is, counselors are available to listen to and support you 24/7 Call Family Service League’s DASH Hotline 631-952-3333 or Response of Suffolk Hotline 631-751-7500 If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of hurting themselves, or in immediate danger because of a health condition or other situation, call 911. 
 
The behaviors listed below may be signs that someone is thinking about suicide:
 
• Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill themselves 
• Talking about feeling empty, hopeless, or having no reason to live 
• Making a plan or looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching for lethal methods online, stockpiling pills, or buying a gun 
• Talking about great guilt or shame 
• Talking about feeling trapped or feeling that there are no solutions 
• Feeling unbearable pain (emotional pain or physical pain) 
• Talking about being a burden to others 
• Using alcohol or drugs more often 
• Acting anxious or agitated 
• Withdrawing from family and friends 
• Changing eating and/or sleeping habits 
• Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
• Taking great risks that could lead to death, such as driving extremely fast 
• Talking or thinking about death often 
• Displaying extreme mood swings, suddenly changing from very sad to very calm or happy 
• Giving away important possessions 
• Saying goodbye to friends and family 
• Putting affairs in order, making a will 

5 Action Steps for helping someone in emotional pain:

1. ASK: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” It’s not an easy question, but studies show that asking at-risk individuals if they are suicidal does not increase suicides or suicidal thoughts. 
 
2. KEEP THEM SAFE: Reducing a suicidal person’s access to highly lethal items or places is an important part of suicide prevention. While this is not always easy, asking if the at-risk person has a plan and removing or disabling the lethal means can make a difference. 
 
3. BE THERE: Listen carefully and learn what the individual is thinking and feeling. Research suggests acknowledging and talking about suicide may reduce rather than increase suicidal thoughts. 
 
4. HELP THEM CONNECT: Save the DASH (631-952-3333), Response (631-751-7500), the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s (1-800-273-TALK (8255)) and the Crisis Text Line’s number (741741) in your phone, so it’s there when you need it. You can also help make a connection with a trusted individual like a family member, friend, spiritual advisor, or mental health professional. 
 
5. STAY CONNECTED: Staying in touch after a crisis or after being discharged from care can make a difference. Studies have shown the number of suicide deaths goes down when someone follows up with the at-risk person. 
 
For more information on suicide prevention visit: www.nimh.nih.gov/suicideprevention

GiftsofGab.org

An interim volunteer call-based companion coordination that connects social work students with those in need of social interaction to combat cabin fever and the negative effects loneliness can have on long term health.

GIVE THEM A CALL TODAY: (631) 346-6052

 

 

 

 


FREE Counseling & Support for all workers affected by Covid-19 24-hours, 7 days a week for Front-Line Healthcare Professionals & Staff, First Responders, and all Essential Workers.

If you are struggling with your daily routine, you find that your peer and family relationships are suffering, or the effects of stress are overwhelming –

FSL is here for you. Call 631-952-3333 anytime!

  • Hours

    Monday – Thursday: 9am to 9pm
    Friday: 9am to 6pm
    Saturday: 9am to 5pm
    Sunday: 1pm - 5pm (OPEN until May 17th)
    Scheduled Closings

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    Call Us: (631) 957-7755

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    1 Lee Avenue
    Lindenhurst, NY 11757