Carol Dankert-Maurer, 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.
The Erie County Home Energy Assistance Program's (HEAP) regular benefit assistance season opened on Monday, November 17.
November 15 marks the beginning of 2015 Open Enrollment for individuals and families currently enrolled in coverage through the NY State of Health, which is the Official Health Plan Marketplace, or for those shopping for coverage for the first time.
Effective October 1, 2014, the income eligibility guidelines for those receiving Erie County Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will change.
The Double Up Food Bucks program is underway at local, participating farmers markets and runs through October 31, 2014, or the closing day of the market. DUFB is a program that matches Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) card benefits spent at farmers markets.
Legislation related to Child Protective Services