Broome County Help for Needy Families

This page is dedicated to helping Needy Families in the Broome County NY Area

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Clothing Banks & Household Goods

Broome County Assistance Programs – FREE Prescription Drugs

Food Pantries, Mobile Pantries, and Soup Kitchens For Broome County NY

FREE & Cheap Medications

Rental Assistance Programs in Broom County NY

Low cost Spay and Neuter


First Call For Help

Do you have an emergency need please call First Call For Help if you cannot find what your looking for here.
In Broome County: (607) 729-9100
In Chenango County: 1-800-227-5353
In Tioga County: 1-888-266-5252
Mail: P.O. Box 550, Binghamton, NY 13902-0550
OR Dial 2-1-1 for Help
Get Answers
Every day, across New York State, people just like you are looking for help. 2-1-1 New York is working to make 2-1-1 available to help connect you to services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including holidays. When you call 2-1-1, you will speak with someone who can help you find the information and services you need. The call will be free and confidential.

232 Main Street, Binghamton, NY 13905-2699 Phone: (607) 729-9166 Fax: (607) 584-4667

Emergency Assistance Program
100 Main Street, Binghamton, NY 13905-2812 Phone: (607) 723-4563

The Salvation Army Basic material needs; 24 hour per-day emergency assistance; soup kitchens; etc….
Being A Parent Isn’t Always Easy
Getting Help Is!!! Resource Guide (Here) This link is filled will loads of info and I mean loads. Even if your not pregnant or a mother there info here that will help you or someone else

Free or Low Cost Dental in Broome County

Dental hygiene schools have clinics that are free or very low cost . Your situation will be assessed , and they can refer you to other programs

Broome Community College Dental Hygiene Program

907 Front Street, P.O. Box 1017 Binghamton, NY 13902-0000 Maureen Hankin, RDH, MPH — Chairperson Phone: (607) 778-5393 Ext.: Fax: (607) 778-5467 Email Address: hankin_m@sunybroome.eduWeb Site:

Help With Getting A CAR


  1. Online Car Donation – has provided thousands of free cars to families in need as well as social service agencies and numerous charitable organizations. DO NOT CALL TO ASK FOR HELP! If you would like to apply for a free vehicle click here and explain your situation in the provided form. If they select you to receive a vehicle they will contact you.
  2. With Causes Charitable Network offers vehicles to those with low income and other qualifications. DO NOT CALL TO ASK FOR HELP! Complete their form and they will get back to you. Click here.
  3. 1-800-Charity Cars provides free vehicles to a wide array of clients such as: victims of domestic violence, medically needy, natural disaster victims, families transitioning from public assistance to work, families living in transitional living shelters, the working poor, non-profit organizations, and more. Click here to apply.
  4. Opportunity Cars – The website is no longer working. Carolyn Hayden, Director Opportunity Car Opportunity Cars email –
  5. Modest Needs – helps with assistance for car repair. Click here to sign up and find more information on this program.
Wheels for Work (Tioga County, NY) helps low-income Tioga County families get or maintain a reliable car needed to maintain employment. Assists with car loans, car insurance, car repairs, defensive driving course fee, and driver’s education fee. Family needs to be TANF qualified, 21+ yrs, have a qualifying child in the house, working at least 25 hr/wk, be the owner of the vehicle, and have a “clean” valid driver’s license. Contact: Patty Porter, Coordinator 607-414-1023 or Email:

Get Grants For Paying Heating Bills & Emergency assistance for paying bills, expenses In Broome County NY Area

Get grants for paying heating bills

Broome County agencies and government organizations have processed over 15,000 applications this year for people who need help with paying heating and utility bills. The program runs from November to May. The amount of the HEAP payment provided by both New York State and the federal government varies based on the type of heat used by the household, the families income, and how many people live there. Natural gas users can receive a grant of up to $400 or more if there is an elderly person or person with a disability in the home. If someone heats their home with fuel oil, these users can get $600 or more as part of their HEAP grant.

The locations to apply for aid include:

  • Broome County Department of Social Services, which is located at 36-42 Main St., Binghamton. Dial (607) 778-2638
  • Opportunities for Broome, which is located on West State Street in Binghamton. Call (607) 723-6493.

Emergency assistance for paying bills, expenses

Opportunities for Broome, Inc., the Binghamton based community action agency, also offers several other emergency and crisis programs. For example, the non-profit agency employs so called trained Family Advocates. These dedicated resources and trained individuals will meet with qualified individuals, and together they will help people in need of emergency assistance find free food, clothing, apply for utility bill help, shelter, prescription drugs, access heating fuel, and transportation. The Family Development program is a strength-based approach and utilizes an individual’s own attributes to attain their personal goals over the long term. Call them at (607) 723-6493.

Catholic Social Services of Broome County, phone number (607) 729-9166, offers limited emergency assistance for bills and expenses, infant foster care, adoption services, parent education, referrals and information on New York and federal government programs, marriage enrichment, free food, and other aid.

Also try calling The Salvation Army, Binghamton Corps. Their phone number is (607) 722-2987. They provide basic material needs; 24 hour per-day emergency assistance and limited financial aid; access to food pantries and soup kitchens, National Missing Persons Bureau; and adult and youth development assistance programs.




  1. I am a single mother living in Endicott and am in need of beds for me and my children as the ones we have are old and not really sleep worthy..please help me…

  2. Tenesha smith says:

    I’m seeking help to get my furniture out off storage in Cleveland Ohio back to Binghamton NY. I have three small children and we sleeping on nothing. We have nothing. I about to just rent a truck in town and go get my stuff. I hope i dont go to jail but what is a mother to do when she cant get any help. I don’t have the money to do it the right way. But I can’t afford to forfeit my house full of furniture.

  3. christie coon says:

    I am seeking help with Christmas for my children and great niece I care for i missed the deadline for other programs and dont know where i can het help would you know any place i could get help i have a 13 year old daughter a 10 year old daughter and my great niece is 1 thank you and hope to hear back from you soon

  4. Amanda Tufarella says:

    I just got out of a bad relationship I was in for 7 years. I found an apartment in Endicott I can afford. My ally is helping me with getting some of the things that I need, but I have a single lawn chair for my living room, and no beds. My son and I are trying to start over, but could really use some help.

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