Social Services
DSS Happenings
  • HEAP: DSS will start accepting HEAP applications for the 2015/2016 season on November 16th. Please click here for additional information.
  • Help Needy Children & Adults This Holiday Season: The Department of Social Services and People to People have partnered again this year to help make the holidays happier for needy children and adults in our community. Volunteers will be accepting gifts at the DSS/People to People Gift Giving Tree at the Palisades Mall from Monday, November 30, 2015, through Wednesday, December 23, 2015 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The tree is located on the first floor in the mall area outside Bed Bath & Beyond. Gifts will be distributed to DSS and People to People consumers.

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.


Susan Sherwood



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:

SNAP/Emergency Unit/Temporary Assistance:


Medical Assistance:

Report Fraud:
or email:

Report Child Abuse or Neglect:
New York State Central Registry

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