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New York Automotive & Diesel Institute LIBRARY: Student Help Center

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Even with the best intentions and plans, problems can arise.  This page will offer some resources so that you can address the issues as soon as possible.  It is also important to keep your school informed of any issues that might affect your attendance or ability to learn so a failed class will not be added to your problems.  Call the Registrar, Evelyn Riccobono, if any absence is anticipated, and the Director of Student Services, Yesid Caballero, for counseling and assistance. They can be reached at: 718-658-4012.

Visit the Placement Department for help with employment or select the Careers tab above.

There is a rack in the library with a supply of applications for various NYC programs.  

Check out the boxes below for online sources of help with specific problems.  

Good Luck!






Even if you don't qualify for SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), you may need meals or food supplies to get you through the month.  Every neighborhood has one or more food pantries.  Some are listed online; some are not.  

Google "food pantries" and the name of your neighborhood or contact any house of worship, community center, hospital, or other social service agency to find the locations and hours of service.



The Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS) is committed to strengthening and preserving families by providing financial assistance and services to residents of Nassau County in accordance with state and federal regulations and laws. DSS is dedicated to providing quality service and maintaining the dignity and respect of those we serve. Specifically, the department is responsible to:

  • Provide aid to eligible recipients through the Family Assistance, Safety Net, Day Care, Employment, Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called food stamps), Medicaid, and Home Energy Assistance Programs.
  • Establish an initial child support obligation of a legally responsible individual through the Family Court, collect support payments, and enforce and modify existing support orders.
  • Protect children, adults, and families by enforcing the mandates of New York State Social Services Law.
Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Welcome to myBenefits!
myBenefits is the fast and easy way to find out about many health and human services programs and how to apply for them - anytime and anywhere.

Report Child Care Provider Payment Issues

“New York State of Health” the official Health Plan Marketplace is now open to assist you.

Small businesses and consumers not eligible for Medicaid may inquire about health insurance in the following ways:
New York State:
Toll free phone: 1-855-355-5777


Our Services

The Human Resources Administration is dedicated to fighting poverty and income inequality with essential programs that help families and individuals with economic and social service needs.

HRA programs can help New Yorkers with a variety of serious needs, such as food or cash assistance to help make ends meet, one-time emergency assistance to avoid eviction, services for the disabled or those living with HIV and AIDS, temporary shelter to escape domestic violence and much more.  To the left is a list of programs available from HRA.  Click on a program to learn more.

You can apply or recertify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits online and check if you are eligible for Cash Assistance and many other programs at New York City’s front door for benefit access, ACCESS NYC.

For more information on our programs, please call HRA Infoline at 718-557-1399 or 311.


Applications for Public Assistance programs are taken at the

Department of Social Services
60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 
Uniondale, NY  11553 

Public hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Applications for all Public Assistance Programs are taken at this site.

After an application is filed, an appointment will be made for an eligibility interview.  The applicant will be asked to supply documentation to verify the information on the application form.  All household members aged 18 years or older will be finger imaged.  Determination of the application is made within 30 days, and the applicant will be notified of the decision by letter.  Individuals who have an immediate, emergency need will be interviewed on the date of application and the need will be met for those eligible applicants.

Who are NOT eligible for Public Assistance?

There are some individuals who are not eligible for Temporary Assistance.  Examples of ineligible individuals would be those people 
  • Who are under the age of 18 and not married with a child over 12 weeks of age in their care and who have not successfully completed high school or its equivalent. However, you will satisfy the educational requirement if you are working towards a high school diploma or its equivalent, or participating in an alternative program approved by the Department.
  • Who have been convicted in federal court of having made a fraudulent statement or representation with respect to their place of residence in order to receive Temporary Assistance from two or more states. The period of ineligibility is for ten years.
  • Who are fleeing to avoid prosecution, or custody or confinement for a crime, or attempts to commit a crime under the laws of the place from which the individual flees. This is true if the crime is a felony under the laws of the place from which the individual flees. In the case of the State of New Jersey, a crime is a high misdemeanor under the laws of such state.
  • Who are violating a condition of probation or parole imposed under federal or state law.
  • Who are illegal aliens, undocumented aliens or aliens with a temporary immigration status.