Welcome to the Department of Social Services
Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
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.
Most Frequently Requested Telephone Numbers
Report Welfare Fraud
Guide to Applying for Benefits