797 Broadway, Schenectady, New York 12305-2704 ♦ (518)388-4470 ♦ (518)388-4644 (fax)
Welcome to the SCDSS Webpage
The Department, staffed by dedicated employees carry out a myriad of services highlighted on this site. Over time you will see information added to the site and new initiatives will be previewed on these pages.
We invite you to browse through the Schenectady County Department of Social Services webpage and learn more about the programs and services administered by DSS.
“The mission of the Schenectady County Department of Social Services is to promote the health and safety of our community by empowering individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency and maintain independence.”
Children & Family Services Child Support Enforcement Unit Domestic Violence Emergency Assistance Employment Services Family Assistance Foster Care & Adoption HEAP Housing and Homeless Services Investigation Unit Medical and Home Services Medical Assistance, Medical Services and Managed Care Protective Service for Adults SafeyNet Assistance Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
News & Announcements
- Full SNAP Benefits for February will be Deposited Into Accounts by January 17th Due to Federal Government Shutdown
- Low Income Day Care Eligibility Changes
- Additional HEAP Funding Available for eligible New Yorkers
- Schenectady County Urges Residents to Prepare for Extreme Cold Temperatures. Shelters are Available for those in Need.