York County Social Services

Find York County Maine departments of social services, DSS, DPSS, and human services. Departments of social services provide information on food stamps, public assistance, welfare, housing, healthcare, emergency assistance, and child services.


Dover Social Service Department 484 Middle Rd Dover NH 03820 20.2 miles from York County 603-516-6475


Portland Social Service Department 196 Lancaster Street Portland ME 04101 26.0 miles from York County 207-775-7911

Massachusetts State Social Service Department 200 Scotland Road Newbury MA 01951 46.3 miles from York County 978-462-7478

Maine State Social Service Department 200 Main Street Lewiston ME 04240 51.7 miles from York County 207-795-4300

Lawrence Social service Department 15 Union Street Lawrence MA 01840 55.4 miles from York County 978-557-2500

Lowell Social service Department 33 East Merrimack Street Lowell MA 01852 62.8 miles from York County 978-275-6800

Salem Social service Department 45 Congress Street Salem MA 01970 63.7 miles from York County 978-825-3800

Lynn Social service Department 33 North Common Street Lynn MA 01902 68.2 miles from York County 781-477-1600

Massachusetts State Social Service Department 22 Pleasant Street Malden MA 02148 72.0 miles from York County 781-388-7100

Massachusetts State Social Service Department 45 Spruce Street Chelsea MA 02150 73.8 miles from York County 617-887-7900

Massachusetts State Social Service Department 30 Mystic Street Arlington MA 02474 73.9 miles from York County 781-641-8500

Boston Social Service Department 41 New Chardon Street Boston MA 02114 76.1 miles from York County 617-720-3611

Massachusetts State Social Service Department 810 Memorial Drive Cambridge MA 02139 77.0 miles from York County 617-520-8700

Fitchburg Social Service 473 Main Street Fitchburg MA 01420 81.6 miles from York County 978-665-8802

Leominster Social service Department 690 Mechanic Street Leominster MA 01453 82.4 miles from York County 978-466-1500

Massachusetts State Social Service Department 1530 River Street Boston MA 02136 84.6 miles from York County 617-360-2500

South Weymouth Social service Department 541 Main Street Weymouth Town MA 02190 86.8 miles from York County 781-682-0800

Massachusetts State Social Service Department 63 Fountain Street Framingham MA 01702 88.2 miles from York County 508-424-0100

Springfield Social Service Department 100 Mineral Street Springfield VT 05156 91.7 miles from York County 802-885-8900

Brockton Social Service Department 110 Mulberry Street Brockton MA 02302 93.7 miles from York County 508-894-3700

Who is eligible for Social Services?

Eligibility varies depending on the type of program and the state, county, or local agency. Many programs are based on income and available only to households below a certain income threshold. Other programs may be targeted for specific groups, such as children, the elderly, or people with disabilities.

How do Social Services Departments verify eligibility for programs?

Participation in income-based programs typically requires applicants to provide pay stubs to verify income. Bank statements, tax returns, Social Security benefit letters, and similar documents may also be required. Verification of eligibility for other programs depends on the nature of the service, and the required documentation may include letters from health providers, heating or utility bills, rent or mortgage payments.

What are the requirements for working at a Social Services Department?

Social Workers are among the most common positions in Social Services Departments. Most Social Workers have a Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) degree, though many positions require a Masters of Social Work (MSW). Some form of licensing or certification is required in almost every state. In some cases, several years of supervised work may be part of the licensing process.