Social Services
Child and Family Services Unit

Child and Family Services Video

Children and Family Services has released a video highlighting the various services they provide to support families and assist them in remaining intact.

This video was created to make residents aware of the services available and make you comfortable in making a call if you suspect neglect or abuse or see a child in need.


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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