Social Services
DSS Happenings

Help Us End Human Trafficking:

The Rockland County Department of Social Services and The Center for Safety and Change have joined together to spread awareness about Human Trafficking, a form of modern day slavery that exploits individuals for sexual or labor servitude.
A victim of trafficking may look like anyone. Learn the right questions to ask and clues to look for. If you suspect someone you know may be a victim, call 845-634-3344 24/7 or visit website for more information.

Programs & Services

The Rockland County Department of Social Services (DSS) offers a wide range of eligibility programs and services to families and individuals to assist them in meeting their basic needs for food, shelter and medical care. 

We also offer a broad range of support services, including services to strengthen family life, prevent family disruption, promote individual functioning and keep families together; temporary placement in foster homes, group homes or institutions; and services to help the elderly or disabled remain in their own home. 

Below is a brief description of several of our eligibility and support services.  Please click on the navigation bar to the left to obtain additional information and, if applicable, application instructions. 

Eligibility Programs:

Support Services:

  • Children and Family Services provides preventive and protective services to children, adults and families.
  • Adult Services provides monitoring of home care services to Medicaid recipients.
  • Legal Services encompass many areas, including initiating Child Support orders, investigating fraud and recoupment from recipients when assets or resources are later uncovered.

ADMINISTRATION

Susan Sherwood
Commissioner

Email:
sherwoos@co.rockland.ny.us

CONTACT US

Rockland County Department of Social Services

Main Office:
50 Sanatorium Rd
Building L
Pomona, NY 10970

Other Locations:
50 Sanatorium Rd
Building C
Pomona, NY 10970

Main Phone:
845-364-3032

SNAP/Emergency Unit/Temporary Assistance:
845-364-3100

HEAP:
845-364-3480

Medical Assistance:
845-364-3040

Report Fraud:
845-364-2020
or email:
reportfraud@dfa.state.ny.us

Report Child Abuse or Neglect:
New York State Central Registry
1-800-342-3720