Resources & Links

Town of Hempstead Resources

Animal Shelter
Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
3320 Beltagh Avenue,
Wantagh, NY 11793
(516) 785-5220

Department of Planning and Economic Development
200 North Franklin Street
First Floor
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 538-7100

Housing Authority
760 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, New York 11553
(516) 485-9666

Department of Senior Enrichment
200 North Franklin Street
Second Floor
Hempstead, New York 11550
(516) 485-8100

Civil Service Commission
350 Front Street, Room 107
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 489-5000 Ext. 3389

Town-Village Aircraft Safety & Noise Abatement Committee
[email protected]

Department of Recreation 

ANCHOR Program (Hempstead Residents Only) Lido Beach Town Park
630 Lido Boulevard
Lido Beach, NY 11561

New York State Resources

New York State Division Of Housing and Community Renewal
Enforces Emergency Housing Rent Control Law and Emergency Tenant Protection Act. Protects and advises both tenant and the landlord in disputes concerning rental values.
50 Clinton Street, Suite 605
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 481-9494

New York State Workers’ Compensation Board
Oversees medical benefits and partial income for individuals unable to work due to work-related or non-work-related injuries or disease.
175 Fulton Ave.
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 560-7700 / (866) 805-3630


Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Handles telephone/communication complaints.
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
(888) 225-5322

Federal Trade Commission – To report fraud and identity theft.
(877) 382-4357

Nassau County Resources

A complete listing of Nassau County resources.

Nassau County Resource Guide – identifies all of the agencies and organizations associated with the county and the towns within the county. A free copy is available online.

Nassau County Office for the Physically Challenged
60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd #140
Uniondale, NY 11553

Health & Welfare Council – Help with Food Stamp applications
516-483-1110 ext. 426

Long Island Parent Center
Provides information to parents of school-age children with special needs
887 Kellum Street, Room 128
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
(631) 884-1848

Long Island Advocacy Center
Provides information to parents of school-age children with special needs.
Herricks Community Center
999 Herricks Rd.
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(516) 248-2222

EAC (Education & Assistance Corporation)
Housing problems, landlord/tenant disputes, Small Claims disputes, school-related problems, early intervention disputes, Special Education disputes, labor mediation, conciliation, and dispute resolution services provided by the Department of Social Services and their recipients, family conflicts, minor criminal matters, parent/child conflicts (PINS).
175 Fulton Avenue, Suite 400
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 489-7733 X 163

Hispanic Economic Opportunity Program (EOC)
Individual counseling; advocacy with courts, schools, and police; housing; health; assistance in matters of welfare, social security, compensation, education, legal aid, immigration, interpreting, consumer affairs, unemployment problems. Summer lunch program, trips, and translations. Income tax is prepared free of charge. Provide emergency food and summer camp.
134 Jackson St.
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 486-5044 (516) 486-2800

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Community Inc.
Provide Legal Assistance for low-income people who have legal Status, Permanent Residents Cards or U.S. Citizens. Provide services such as housing problems, landlord/tenant disputes, evictions, poor housing conditions, ensuring that government benefits, public assistance, food stamps, SSI, and emergency services, including temporary shelter, are provided fairly to those who are eligible.
1 Helen Keller Way – 5th Floor
Hempstead, NY 11550-3903
(516) 292-8100

Senior Citizens Law Project
Services for Nassau County residents over 60 who cannot afford a private attorney primarily in the areas of Medicaid, housing, wills, and other future planning concerns.
(516) 292-8088

Volunteer Lawyer Project
Volunteer attorneys handle a wide array of cases ranging from bankruptcies and health care issues to matrimonial matters and wills.
(516) 292-8299

Long Island Housing Services, Inc.
50 Clinton Street, Suite 510
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 292-0400

Nassau County Crime Victims
231 St. Brigid’s Lane
Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 573-5360

Bar Association
Referral service refers applicants to private attorneys who handle cases on a fee basis.
15th & West Street
Mineola, NY 11501
(516) 747-4832

Department of Motor Vehicles
(800) 342-5368

Salvation Army
65 Atlantic Ave.
Hempstead, NY 11550
Hempstead (516) 485-4900 / Freeport (516) 378-4557

Department of Labor
Provides information and assistance to workers, for instance when employers owe employees money, or to find out about your rights.
400 Oak Street
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 794-8195 / (516) 228-3947

Department of Labor Unemployment Benefits
(888) 209-8124 to process claim
(516) 942-9660 to claim check

Department of Human Rights
Handles job discrimination and related issues.
175 Fulton Ave.
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 538-1360 / (516) 538-1366 Beatriz

Employment Services

  • Mineola Employment Center…………………(516) 873-5670
  • Hempstead Works Career Center………….(516) 485-5000
  • Massapequa Employment Center…………..(516) 797-4560

Nassau County Consumer Affairs
Handles consumer complaints.
200 County Seat Drive
Mineola, NY 11501
(516) 571-2600