Providing groceries, fresh produce and warm vegan meals to low-income communities. All the food we distribute is completely vegetarian and mostly organic. We collect clothing, books, toiletries, and toys for redistribution as well. We organize guerrilla gardening programs that range from blanketing neighborhoods with sunflowers to providing families with peach trees.
The Long Island Progressive Coalition (LIPC) fights for structural change at the local, state, and national levels to attain racial justice, build community wealth, and realize a just transition to a 100% renewable energy future. During COVID-19 we have been partnering with multiple mutual aid initiatives to forward political demands, offer communications support, and assist in direct services.
We organize for democracy in our workplaces and our communities with activism and education. We believe that working people should run both the economy and society democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. We are a political and activist organization, not a party, with the goal of empowering all working-class and oppressed people.
Suffolk-DSA is run by its members and activists who are working together to revitalize the left on Long Island, cultivate community, nurture solidarity, and build coalitions to fight for reforms that challenge the two-party political system and improve the lives of working people.
Our Rapid Response Networks across the Island are providing financial relief to those unable to afford basic necessities like food and household supplies; they are doing curbside deliveries with food, diapers and baby formula; they are coordinating cooked food drop offs; and fighting to ensure that important COVID updates are translated on local government websites so that residents who are limited English proficient receive the same access to life-saving information.
Elmont Cultural Center is an innovative and compassionate nonprofit based in Elmont, New York, which exists to promote and support the self-sufficiency and well being of the immigrant populations and to facilitate community engagement in and around Greater Long Island. During COVID-19 the Center is here for you during this time of isolation. Feel free to contact us if you need help. We will connect you with the vast resources through our partners.
S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc. is a youth, family and community development organization specializing in youth and gang violence prevention and intervention. During COVID-19 S.T.R.O.N.G. is servicing and supporting 230 families on Long Island, who now must choose between paying for their rent or putting food on the table.
Commonpoint Queens is a social services organization that meets the diverse and evolving needs in the borough of Queens and nearby communities —a place where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to find support, access opportunities, and build connections to the community throughout their lives.
PFY is a service and an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) young people through age 45. Our mission is to enhance the health, wellness and cultural competency of LGBTQ young people through education, support services and youth development. We serve New York State’s Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Due to COVID-19, we have shifted all our services virtually. As always, all services remain free and confidential to those who are in need.
Family Service League generally provides resource around mental health and substance use. Also has food banks that are operating during COVID. Locations in various parts of Suffolk County. DASH is hotline that can point people towards specific resources #631-952-3333. Also CCAT Program is offering free mental health support to first responders #888-375-2228.
"Advocacy for homeless individuals and families Education to the public about the scope, causes, and potential solutions to homelessness Coordinating the services of homeless providers as well as offering technical assistance to member agencies in housing development Provision of direct assistance to homeless and at risk Long Islanders. Contact: Klanzano@addressthehomeless.com