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IF YOU HAVE A HOUSING, FOOD, UTILITY, OR HEATING EMERGENCY, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES IMMEDIATELY.

IF YOU HAVE A LIFE THREATENING OR MEDICAL EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911.



Adverse childhood experiences (also known as ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events, such as neglect and/or violence. ACEs are strongly related to brain development and a wide range of health problems throughout a person’s lifetime. If you or a loved one has experienced ACEs, services may be available in your community. To learn about additional information regarding ACEs or to find services to help, please visit https://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/cwcs/aces.php Affordable Connectivity Program
Eligible New Yorkers are encouraged to apply for FCCs Affordable Connectivity Program, an extension of the Emergency Broadband Fund, that provides discounts up to $30/month toward internet service. Visit www.fcc.gov/acp for more information and to sign-up.
Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)
The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) helps low income households pay the cost of drinking water and wastewater services. The program can assist households who have past due bills (arrears) for drinking water and/or wastewater services. LIHWAP can help prevent your drinking water and wastewater services from being shut off. For more information and how to apply please visit https://otda.ny.gov/programs/water-assistance/.


On December 1, 2021, New York State will upgrade security protections to our websites and applications. Access to government websites and applications will now require the use of up-to-date and secure web browsers. If you are using an older web browser, you will need to upgrade to a current web browser prior to December 1. To verify that your browser meets the new requirements, visit https://encryption.ny.gov.

The following popular web browsers are among many capable of supporting up-to-date security protocols:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 Microsoft Edge version 12 and above
Google Chrome version 30 and above Mozilla Firefox 27 and above
Opera 17 and above Apple Safari 7 and above
SNAP recipients do NOT need to apply for the COVID-19 related emergency SNAP benefits. If you already receive SNAP benefits, please go to http://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19/Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspfor information on the COVID-19 related emergency SNAP benefits.

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