Welcome to the Department of Social Services
Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Al Dirschberger, PhD,
Commissioner of Social Services
Erie County DSS Vision Statement
We envision a community where children, adults and families are healthy and safe and enjoy a quality life. As a responsive and efficient organization, we seek to continually engage the community in defining the role of Social Services.
Erie County DSS Mission Statement
To engage people in need and provide a broad range of efficient and effective assistance and services with community partners to facilitate a better future for the people of Erie County.
Most Frequently Requested Telephone Numbers
Report Welfare Fraud
Guide to Applying for Benefits