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Rockland County Department of Social Services
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:

Food Stamps enable households to supplement their food budget.
Home Assistance Energy Program (HEAP) assists households to pay their energy bills.
Medicaid is one of the many medical insurance programs that provide health insurance to individuals.
Temporary Assistance provides temporary help to individuals and families who are unable to work or working in a job that pays less than the poverty level.
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Support Services:

Children and Family Services provides preventive and protective services to children, adults and families.
Adult Services assists adults, age 18 and order, with services such as coordinating home care services, assessments in order to formulate a plan of care, etc.
Legal Services encompass many areas, including initiating Child Support orders, investigating fraud and recoupment from recipients when assets or resources are later uncovered.
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