New York Social Services for Public Assistance

Find New York New York social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

New York East End Snap Center Food Stamp Office 2322 3rd Avenue New York NY 10035 212-860-5159

New York St Nicholas Snap Center Food Stamp Office 132 West 125th Street New York NY 10027 212-666-1434

Washington Heights Snap Center Food Stamp Office 4055 10th Avenue New York NY 10034 718-722-8013

Waverly Snap Center Food Stamp Office 12 West 14th Street New York NY 10011 718-722-8013


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

New York State Housing Authority 641 Lexington Avenue New York NY 10022 212-688-4000


A Medicaid Office is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides health insurance assistance to income-eligible individuals and families. Medicaid services include inexpensive or free health insurance for children, adults, people with disabilities, and the elderly. A Medicaid Office provides assistance in enrolling for Medicaid services, information on healthcare options, and help obtaining access to healthcare.

Manhattan New York Medicaid Office 120 Broadway New York NY 10271 212-417-5300

NY New York Medicaid Office 330 West 34th Street New York NY 10001 212-630-1497

NYC New York Medicaid Office 622 West 168th Street New York NY 10032 212-342-5102

New York City New York Medicaid Office 260 11th Avenue New York NY 10001 212-695-0541

New York NY Medicaid Office 1901 1st Avenue New York NY 10029 212-423-7006

New York NYC Medicaid Office 186 1st Avenue New York NY 10009 212-679-7424

New York New York Medicaid Office 620 West 137th Street New York NY 10031 212-281-1240


A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Bronx Social Security Office 2720 Jerome Avenue New York NY 10468

Bronx Social Security Office 1380 Parker Street New York NY 10462

Bronx Social Security Office 2770 3rd Avenue Bridge New York NY 10454

Bronx Social Security Office 1029 East 163rd Street New York NY 10459

Brooklyn Social Security Office 2250 Nostrand Avenue New York NY 11210


A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

New York Bellevue Hospital Eastside WIC Office 462 1st Avenue New York NY 10016 212-562-6124

New York Downtown Hospital WIC Office 69 Gold Street New York NY 10038 212-312-5831

New York Gouverneur Hospital WIC Office 227 Madison Street New York NY 10002 212-238-7145

New York Harlem Hospital WIC Office 506 Lenox Avenue New York NY 10037 212-939-2730

New York St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center WIC Office 1111 Amsterdam Avenue New York NY 10025 212-523-3446

New York William F Ryan Community Health Center WIC Office 801 Amsterdam Avenue New York NY 10025 212-865-0410

Washington Heights New York Presbyterian Hospital WIC Office 549 West 180th Street New York NY 10033 212-928-0307