Central Islip Civic Council

Central Islip Civic Council

We make Central Islip a better place to live.

About Us…

This year the Central Islip Civic Council celebrated its 50th Anniversary serving the community from 1966-2016 with housing, community and economic development services.  We remain dedicated to helping the community thrive and look forward to the next 50 years.  Many thanks to all that have helped us to reach this great milestone. We appreciate your continuous support and collaboration.


Holiday Greetings…

We are delighted to announce that the Central Islip Civic Council was able to distribute 34 Holiday Dinners to families in need during the month of December. Our thanks to everyone who helped make this possible!  A “Shout Out” to NYIT of Central Islip.  A special NYIT donor has made the holidays better for 5  families this year and we say Hip Hip Hooray to you. Our collaborative efforts and dedicated volunteers is how we can get it done. We could not do it with you and we greatly appreciate it. We wish everyone a Happy Holiday and a Great New Year!


Tips to Keep you Merry and Safe this Season…

  1. Protect your pipes – When the temperature dips below freezing, let the faucets in your home drip to keep water moving and help prevent frozen pipes.  A steady drip or small trickle is best. Learn where and how to shut off your home’s water if necessary. Don’t forget to winterize your exterior faucets. Turn off your home’s interior shut off valve if you have one.  Then remove, drain and store all attached hoses.
  2. Keep fire in its place – Refrain from using candles with open flames in or on decorations, both artificial and real: trees, garland, etc.  Ensure that your chimney is clean and properly capped, and use a spark guard on your fireplace to prevent errant embers from escaping.
  3. Take care with lights and wires – Use lights approved for their location, indoors and out.  If you are reusing existing lights, test and inspect before putting them up (no burned out bulbs, wire hotspots or exposed areas). It’s recommended that you turn off your exterior lights before going to bed.
  4. Check out before plugging in – Make sure that outlets (inside, outside, garage, etc.) extension cords, surge protectors and other electrical features are in working order.  Avoid strings of extension cords and plugging too many things into one power source.
  5. Do your annual due diligence – Replace batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and ensure that they are working properly to give yourself peace of mind for the year to come.

1st Time Home-Buyer…

Are you looking to purchase a home?  Our housing counselors are here to help you prepare for the biggest investment you will every make.  For more information call us at 631-348-0669 ext.19


Foreclosure Intervention…

The Central Islip Civic Council continues to help families within Nassau and Suffolk counties remain in their homes.  Our mortgage modification housing counselors are available to meet with any family that is facing foreclosure and needs assistance in applying for a mortgage modification. We have successfully helped over 100 families this year and we will continue to counsel and help families with the modification process. Our goal is to keep as many families together, remaining in their home in hopes of preventing homelessness and neighborhood blight.  We counsel in English and Spanish languages.  Call our office to get started 631-348-0669.


Emergency Food Pantry…

Our food pantry is open weekly on Thursday 10AM to 3:30PM.  We serve families and individuals that are food insecure once every 30 days.  ID and proof of CI residency is needed.  We primarily serve families from the Central Islip area, however in the event of an emergency we will will not turn anyone away. We will serve someone from outside the community once and provide them with a list of referrals for other pantries and/or soup kitchens within the community they live in.


Sponsor Spotlight…

Join us in celebrating the good works of the dedicated partners that help the Council year-round.  We can’t say enough about those companies and groups that go above and beyond to help.  This month’s “Sponsor Spotlight” goes to the PSE&G, Dimension Data and the Christian Cultural Center.  Without the support of partners like these, the Council could not keep doing the good work they do.


Coming Soon…

  • FREE – Financial Literacy Seminar – Tuesday, January, 17th at 2:30PM  will be held at the Central Islip Public Library, located at 33 Hawthorne Avenue, Central Islip.  Housing Counselors will be present to help you begin those first steps in preparing for those goals you want to achieve. Q&A and follow-up sessions will be made available to those interested in our free program.  Call to pre-register 631-348-0669 ext. 10 or email: joancrescicivic@aol.com

Your annual donation will ensure that you will receive issues of the CI Today Newsletter and other important community notices throughout the year, and helps the Civic Council to continue it's efforts to assist the Central Islip community with the many free services provided. Please lend a hand and make your donation to The Central Islip Civic Council. The Central Islip Civic Council is a 501C 3 non-profit organization, and your donation is tax deductable as allowed by the law.
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