Social Services
Protective Services for Adults (PSA) Schedules Events to Bring Awareness to Adult Abuse and Neglect

During May, staff will be present at local libraries, grocery stores and the Palisades Mall. On Thursday, May 21, 2015, they will discuss adult abuse, followed by a question and answer period, on WRCR radio, and on May 27, 2015, staff members will be at "The Power of Age, A Celebration of Rockland County Seniors" at Rockland Community College. Through staff's on-going efforts, potential victims of abuse can be identified and services offered to prevent further abuse.

If you would like additional information on PSA's activities or if you believe someone you know is being abuse or neglected, please contact Information Rockland at 845-364-2020 to report your observations. You may remain anonymous.

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

 
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