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

The Erie County Department of Social Services requests public comments regarding its proposed 2020-2021 Biennial Temporary Assistance (TA) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment Plan. The plan is available for public review through December 7, 2019. 

Comments can be directed to Katie Hartung at

Effective Monday, October 14, 2019, the Erie County Department of Social Services' Temporary Assistance TRAN 1 and 2 teams; as well as the MAAT (Multi-Abuse Assessment Team) unit; re-located from 290 Main Street to the Rath Building.

TRAN 1 and 2, previously located on the sixth floor of 290 Main Street, re-located to the fourth floor of the Rath Building, Room 400/403. Clients...

The fall 2019 income-eligibility thresholds for the Erie County Department of Social Services program areas are as followed:

  • For Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility, Click Here
  • For Medicaid eligibility, Click...