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.
Navigator site information is available for individuals applying for health insurance through the New York State Health Care Exchange. Included in the informational list are the lead agency name, enrollment site name, site address, main telephone number and procedural instructions.
Erie County has been selected as one of six counties in NYS to participate in a nationally recognized, evidence-based Juvenile Justice System reform project launched in 1992 by the Annie E.
You may be eligible for Cash Assistance and other benefits.
Are you a foster youth, foster parent, agency worker, or family member who wants information about helping prepare foster youth to enter and succeed in college? There is help with applying for and obtaining financial aid for college.