Kings County Social Services

Find Kings County New York 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.


New York State Social Service Department 180 Water Street New York NY 10038 5.7 miles from Kings County 718-557-1399


New York Social Service Department 109 East 16th Street New York NY 10003 7.2 miles from Kings County 212-835-7979

Union County Social Service Department 342 Westminster Avenue Elizabeth NJ 07208 14.1 miles from Kings County 908-965-2700

Rutherford Social Service Department 176 Park Avenue Rutherford NJ 07070 15.6 miles from Kings County 201-460-3028

Essex County Social Service Department 60 Evergreen Place East Orange NJ 07018 16.7 miles from Kings County 973-395-1441

Bloomfield Social Service Department 650 Bloomfield Avenue Bloomfield NJ 07003 17.1 miles from Kings County 973-680-3587

Teaneck Social Service Department 818 Teaneck Road Teaneck NJ 07666 17.5 miles from Kings County 201-837-4828

Passaic County Social Service Department 114 Prospect Street Passaic NJ 07055 18.0 miles from Kings County 973-881-0100

Nassau County Social Service Department 450 North Main Street Freeport NY 11520 19.2 miles from Kings County 516-571-8750

Nassau County Social Service Department 60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard Uniondale NY 11553 19.2 miles from Kings County 516-227-8519

Bergen County Social Service Department 216 North Route 17 Paramus NJ 07652 20.0 miles from Kings County 201-368-4200

Westchester County Social Service Department 100 East 1st Street Mount Vernon NY 10550 20.1 miles from Kings County 914-813-6000

New Milford Social Service Department 930 River Road New Milford NJ 07646 20.4 miles from Kings County 201-967-7754

Passaic County Social Service Department 311 Pennsylvania Avenue Paterson NJ 07503 20.7 miles from Kings County 973-881-4515

Westchester County Social Service Department 131 Warburton Avenue Yonkers NY 10701 21.2 miles from Kings County 914-231-3620

New Jersey State Social Service Department 77 Hamilton Street Paterson NJ 07505 22.4 miles from Kings County 973-881-0100

Union County Social Service Department 200 West 2nd Street Plainfield NJ 07060 24.8 miles from Kings County 908-791-7000

Ocean Township Social Service Department 601 Deal Road Oakhurst NJ 07712 26.6 miles from Kings County 732-531-2600

Westchester County Social Service Department 112 East Post Road White Plains NY 10601 28.8 miles from Kings County 914-995-5000

Westchester County Social Service Department 25 Quarropas Street White Plains NY 10601 28.9 miles from Kings County 914-995-4763

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.