Social Services
Helping Those In Need

The Department of Social Services and People to People have partnered again this year to help make the holidays happier for needy children in our community. 

Volunteers will be sitting at the Children's Gift Giving Tree at the Palisades Mall from Monday, December 1, 2014, through Tuesday, December 23, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., to accept toys for children in need.  The tree is located in the mall area outside of Bed Bath & Beyond. 

Please help a needy family this year by donating a gift or two. 

The Department of Social Services will also be accepting Gift Cards for teens and adults at the tree. 

Thank you for your generosity. 

We Need Your Input

DSRIP Community Needs Assessment

New York State wants to improve the way you receive health care, but first we need your feedback. Help us make it better by taking a quick survey! This request includes all members of the community. Please see our DSRIP Community Needs Assessment page for more information and to complete the survey.

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