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Mangano Reminds Residents of Warmbed Emergency Winter Shelter Program

With Winter Storm Juno impacting Nassau, County Executive Edward P. Mangano reminded residents that WARMBED, Nassau County’s Emergency Shelter Relief Program for homeless individuals and families during the winter months, is active.

The Nassau County Winter Homeless Hotline, WARMBED, operates 7 days a week and runs through March 31st, 2015. If winter conditions persist beyond March 31st, the program will continue until warmer weather arrives.

Nassau DSS Leads State in Improving Outcomes for All Children Involved in the Child Welfare System

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that as a result of its innovative approaches in assuring fair and equal reporting, investigation and substantiation for maltreatment of children regardless of their racial and ethnic backgrounds, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services has selected the Nassau County Department of Social Services to present a statewide webinar on Monday, September 29th, at 2 PM entitled ‘Creating Better Outcomes for Child Welfare Cases’.

Mangano Encourages Residents to Consider Becoming Foster and Adoptive Parents

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that the Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS) will be hosting their second Foster and Adoptive Recruitment Forum at the Long Island Children’s Museum located at 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City on Thursday, July 24th at 6:00 p.m. Foster and adoptive parents as well as young adults who were in foster care will be part of a panel presentation.

Summer Food Service Program is Underway for 4th Consecutive Year

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that for the fourth consecutive year, the Nassau County Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) administered by the Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS) and funded by New York State Department of Education began Monday July 7, 2014 and will end August 22, 2014. Lunch meals are being provided to all eligible children 18 years and under without charge, and acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. County Executive Mangano emphasized that Nassau County receives reimbursement from the Federal government to cover administrative and operating costs of serving free lunches meeting USDA nutritional requirements to eligible children at 38 community sites within Nassau County.

Mangano Announces Social Services Receives Additional $9 Million from NYS for Subsidized Child Care

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that the New York State Office of Children and Family Services has awarded the Department of Social Services (DSS) an additional $9 million to assist low-income working families with child care. Apart from New York City, this increase is the largest amount awarded to a county this year in New York.

Mangano Recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that Children’s Protective Services (CPS), a division of the Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS), in partnership with Girl Scout Troop 3289, will decorate the steps of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola on April 10th at 4:30 p.m. with pinwheels in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pinwheels have become a national symbol intended to raise public awareness of child abuse and neglect.

Mangano Encourages Residents to Consider Becoming Foster and Adoptive Parents

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that the Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS) will be hosting a Foster and Adoptive Recruitment Forum at the Long Island Children’s Museum located at 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City on Thursday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. Foster and adoptive parents as well as young adults who were in foster care will be part of a panel presentation.