Erie County Department of Social Services

Erie County Department of Social Services The Department of Social Services is responsible for administering social services programs to individuals and families in Erie County.

Operating as usual

For more information about becoming a foster parent in Erie County, call our Foster Care Information Line at 716-858-727...
11/17/2020

For more information about becoming a foster parent in Erie County, call our Foster Care Information Line at 716-858-7274.

November is National Adoption Month and the Erie County Department of Social Services is celebrating with local families while encouraging other potential foster or adoptive parents to learn more about the incredible difference they can make in a child’s life. More: https://bit.ly/2IJOIQV

Erie County Department of Social Services offices are closed today to observe the Veterans Day holiday. We will reopen t...
11/11/2020

Erie County Department of Social Services offices are closed today to observe the Veterans Day holiday. We will reopen tomorrow for normal business hours.

Help with applications for assistance is available by calling 2-1-1. For assistance with uploading documents, the follow...
11/06/2020

Help with applications for assistance is available by calling 2-1-1. For assistance with uploading documents, the following locations are open during the indicated hours Monday-Friday:
• Delavan Grider Community Center, 877 E. Delavan Ave., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Matt Urban Hope Center, 385 Paderewski St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• University District Community Development Association, 995 Kensington Ave., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Westside Community Services, 161 Vermont St., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Applications for the Rental & Mortgage Assistance Program are due November 15, 2020!
11/06/2020

Applications for the Rental & Mortgage Assistance Program are due November 15, 2020!

TENANTS & HOME OWNERS: If you've been unable to pay your rent or mortgage due to circumstances related to the pandemic, get assistance!

Learn more: erie.gov/housingassistance

To apply: call 211 or visit: 211wny.org

Photos from Erie County Department of Social Services's post
11/04/2020

Photos from Erie County Department of Social Services's post

The offices of the Erie County Department of Social Services are closed today, November 3, 2020, in observance of Electi...
11/03/2020

The offices of the Erie County Department of Social Services are closed today, November 3, 2020, in observance of Election Day 2020. We will be open for normal hours tomorrow, November 4, 2020.

VLSCs are still accepting enrollments!
11/02/2020

VLSCs are still accepting enrollments!

11/02/2020
10/30/2020

Free alternatives for Halloween fun from the Police Athletic League of Buffalo.

Photos from Erie County Department of Social Services's post
10/30/2020

Photos from Erie County Department of Social Services's post

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
10/29/2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Erie County, NY
10/28/2020

Erie County, NY

Get tested for COVID-19: Erie County has a searchable map of local testing sites at: erie.gov/covidtestsites

And don't forget: the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) offers FREE diagnostic & antibody testing—no doctor referral needed. Call (716) 858-2929.

10/28/2020
Rural Outreach Center

Rural Outreach Center

The ROC has 400 Wellness Wednesday Food Box Kits (dairy, meat, produce)!! Drive thru distribution today from 4-6 pm!

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
10/26/2020

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Virtual Learning Support Centers are enrolling students now! Does your child need support with internet connectivity, me...
10/26/2020

Virtual Learning Support Centers are enrolling students now! Does your child need support with internet connectivity, meals, or academics on those days when school is remote but you are at work? VLSCs are the answer!

Erie County, NY
10/25/2020

Erie County, NY

TENANTS & HOME OWNERS: If you've been unable to pay your rent or mortgage due to circumstances related to the pandemic, get assistance!

Learn more: erie.gov/housingassistance

To apply: call 211 or visit: 211wny.org

A timely topic with which many parents might be struggling....
10/23/2020

A timely topic with which many parents might be struggling....

Our Mask Wearing Tips session (previously Help! My Child Won't Wear A Mask) will now take place from 6:00-6:30PM on October 26th! Registration is also no longer required.

At the session, you will learn everything you need to know to help your child learn to wear a mask and receive an overview of behavioral tips/ strategies to teach mask wearing.

Learn more information here: http://ow.ly/yZzU50BXLyU

Jericho Road Community Health Center
10/22/2020

Jericho Road Community Health Center

In partnership with Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and International Institute of Buffalo, Jericho Road is hosting a FREE rapid COVID-19 testing event this Saturday, October 24 from 1-5 p.m. in the parking lot of our West Side health center (184 Barton Street, Buffalo, NY 14213).

These rapid tests are diagnostic only (nasal swab) and will provide results within 15 minutes.

Testing is free and open to all through the Erie County Department of Health - insurance is not needed.

Tests will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please wear a face mask if you attend this event.

You do not need to bring ID or insurance information.

Live interpreters for the following languages will be available on site: Arabic, Burmese, Karen, Karenni, Nepali, Somali, Spanish, Swahili

Questions? Call us at 716-348-3007.

Our colleagues at Erie County Senior Services are holding their Annual Public Hearing virtually this year. More informat...
10/22/2020

Our colleagues at Erie County Senior Services are holding their Annual Public Hearing virtually this year. More information is below.

Saturday fun from our friends at the Buffalo Public Schools.
10/22/2020

Saturday fun from our friends at the Buffalo Public Schools.

Erie County & the City of Buffalo are offering assistance with back rent and mortgage payments through the Live Well Eri...
10/21/2020
Erie County to provide $10M in grants for rent, mortgage payments

Erie County & the City of Buffalo are offering assistance with back rent and mortgage payments through the Live Well Erie & City of Buffalo CARES Act Rental & Mortgage Assistance Program. Apply online at http://www.211wny.org/

https://buffalonews.com/news/local/erie-county-to-provide-10m-in-grants-for-rent-mortgage-payments/article_27a7507c-01c6-11eb-9972-f7f95be34e79.html

Grants totaling $10 million will assist those struggling to make their mortgage and rent payments as a result of Covid-19.

Maximum SNAP benefit amounts increased effective October 1, 2020.
10/21/2020

Maximum SNAP benefit amounts increased effective October 1, 2020.

10/21/2020
The regular HEAP heating season opens November 2, 2020!
10/20/2020

The regular HEAP heating season opens November 2, 2020!

Erie County Homeowners Revolving Loan Fund Program
10/16/2020
Erie County Homeowners Revolving Loan Fund Program

Erie County Homeowners Revolving Loan Fund Program

Foreclosure prevention services are offered for FREE to homeowners in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Orleans or Wyoming Counties.

10/15/2020
10/13/2020
10/09/2020
As a reminder, parents of students receiving free lunches in Community Eligibility Provision school districts may be rec...
10/09/2020
P-EBT Food Benefits Letter to Parent of Eligible Children Who Are Receiving P-EBT Food Benefits Cards | SNAP COVID-19 Information | SNAP

As a reminder, parents of students receiving free lunches in Community Eligibility Provision school districts may be receiving P-EBT cards in the mail. More details about these benefits are available here:
https://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19/P-EBT-Letter-Parents-Group-3.asp

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting school closures, your child or children will receive P-EBT food benefits to help cover the cost of free meals they otherwise would eat at school.

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Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(716) 858-8000

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