12846 Social Services

Find 12846 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.


Saratoga County Social Service Department 152 West High Street Ballston Spa NY 12020 24.0 miles from 12846 518-884-4142


Schenectady County Social Service Department 106 Erie Boulevard Schenectady NY 12305 37.8 miles from 12846 518-388-4736

Montgomery County Social Service Department 64 Broadway Fonda NY 12068 40.1 miles from 12846 518-853-4646

Rensselaer County Social Service Department 1801 6th Avenue Troy NY 12180 42.8 miles from 12846 518-270-3928

Vermont State Social Service Department 200 Veterans Memorial Drive Woodford VT 05201 43.5 miles from 12846 802-442-8138

Rensselaer County Social Service Department 127 Bloomingrove Drive Troy NY 12180 45.9 miles from 12846 518-283-7884

Albany County Social Service Department 162 Washington Avenue Albany NY 12210 47.7 miles from 12846 518-447-7360

Schoharie County Social Service Department 284 Main Street Schoharie NY 12157 54.0 miles from 12846 518-295-8334

About Social Services

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.