Marie Cannon, Commissioner of Social Services

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. Our mission is 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.

What's Happening in Erie County Department of Social Services

Effective May 22, 2019, the Erie County Department of Social Services Domestic Violence (DV) unit re-located to the 7th floor (Room 728) of the Rath Building, 95 Franklin St., Buffalo, after having previously been located on the second floor of the Rath Building.

Visitors to the DV unit are to report to the 7th floor reception area. The Domestic Violence unit is a resource of other...

Those interested in having their name added to the Erie County Department of Social Services vendor list can fill out the attached ECDSS Vendor Application, a document that asks for general information, including what products or services you may have for ECDSS...

Effective Monday, May 20, 2019, the Erie County Department of Social Services Child Protective Services (CPS), Children's Services and Adoption & Specialized Services units re-located to the Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227. CPS, Children's Services and Adoption & Specialized Services were previously located at the Hens and Kelly Building at 478 Main St....

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Commissioner of Social Services Marie Cannon have announced the hiring of Stacey Greenan to serve as Erie County's inaugural foster care ombusperson.

Greenan has 16 years of experience in the field, beginning her career as a front-line supervisor inthe Erie County foster care unit before eventually being promoted to a series of different...