Smithtown Horizons and Youth Bureau Participate in Stand Up For the Homeless Event at Suffolk County Community College
The Town of Smithtown Horizons Counseling and Education Center and
Youth Bureau participated in the 12th annual Stand Up for the Homeless event at
Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Both Horizons and the Youth
Bureau made significant donations to the event. The Youth Bureau donated backpacks
stocked with school supplies, and Horizons donated diapers, baby wipes, and
"The generosity of others was on full display and it was
clear that the recipient families were extremely grateful for the goods,
resources, and guidance that they received." - Matthew Neebe, Director,
Drug and Alcohol Counseling Services, Horizons Center
Homeless individuals and families were provided transportation via
bus from local shelters to take advantage of the resource fair. They were able
to obtain donations of clothing, baby products, and backpacks with school
supplies as well. Each family received important information on many vital
resources, such as health insurance companies and help with obtaining public assistance.
There were free mammography screenings, various healthcare services, and free
About Stand Up for the Homeless:
Presented by the Suffolk County Department of Social Services,
this annual event provides homeless families and individuals with access to
services from Federal, State, County and private agencies, including health and
dental screenings, employment opportunities, veteran’s services, food
counseling, and educational and benefit services.
The mission of the Department of Social Services is to provide financial assistance and support services to eligible Suffolk County residents in a cost effective and efficient manner, simultaneously protecting the vulnerable while encouraging their independence and self-sufficiency.