Social Services
HEAP Season Begins November 17, 2014
Effective November 17, 2014, Rockland County families with low incomes can apply for grants to help pay for their heating bills under New York State's Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).
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.

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:
845-364-2000

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