Specific program information is available by clicking on the 'Programs' link located on the top left side on the Department of Social Services Home Page. See below for a listing of 'Programs' list and breakdown of services available for the 'Programs' list.
Additional Helpful Information available on the Department of Social Services Home Page
On the right side of the Home page are the Department Highlights.
At the center of the Home Page are rotating windows which display Social Service information from Erie County and New York State.
At the bottom of the Home Page are resources for Hot Topics, Resources And Reports, Important Links, and a link to the Most Frequently Requested Telephone Numbers. These links provide valuable information regarding Erie County services as well as resources provided by Health and Human Services programs.
HEAP - Home Energy Assistance Program:
Applying For Benefits
Heap "Pre-Season" Information
Heap Benefit Amounts
Heating Equipment - Repair And Replacement Program
Cooling Assistance Program
Community Access Events
SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps):
Elderly & Disabled SNAP Applicants
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Day Care Providers
Eligibility Guidelines & Payment Procedures
Comprehensive Employment Division [CED]
Multi-Abuse Assessment Team [MAAT]
Legal Advocacy for the Disabled:
Contact LAD - Community Agency Referrals
Community Agency Request For Referral Link
NY State of Health
Medicaid Managed Care Program
Medicaid Long Term Care Eligibility
CASA - Community Alternative Systems Agency
Medicaid Premium Savings Plan
Medicaid Utilization Review (MUR)
COBRA Continuing Coverage Program
AIDS Health Insurance Coverage
|SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES & ADULTS|
Available Adult Services
Eligibility & Referrals
The Assessment Process
Qualifying for the Protective Services for Adults [PSA] level of service
Child Protective Services:
What is considered maltreatment/neglect?
What is considered abuse?
How do I report abuse or neglect?
Children's Services Responsibilities
Closing the Gap Schools Initiative
What is Domestic Violence?
Contacting the Domestic Violence Unit
Foster Care & Adoption:
Resource Family Homefinding Unit
Training & Support
Accepting a foster child
Factors taken into consideration for placing a child
Independent Living Program
|YOUTH SERVICES (YOUTH BUREAU AND JUVENILE JUSTICE/DETENTION)|
Year Round Programming - Application Process
Summer Primetime Programming - Application Process
Youth Detention Center Partnerships
Youth Bureau Newsletters
FAQ Primetime funding
FAQ Year Round funding
Juvenile Justice/Detention Services:
What if my child (under 16) is arrested?
Youth Services/Detention Family Court Location
What if a Law Enforcement Officer issues my child an Appearance ticket?
Juvenile Delinquency Services Team
Family Services Team (PINS)
What if my child (under 18) runs away from home?
Are you worried about your child's behavior?
Links to Community Services
Special Investigations Division:
Frequently asked questions
Reporting Suspected Fraud