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FACE MASKS ARE NO LONGER MANDATORY IN COUNTY BUILDINGS.

As of March 1, 2022, the mask mandate has been lifted. Visitors are free to continue wearing a mask in County offices for personal medical reasons or simply as a personal preference, but they are now no longer mandatory. Plexiglass barriers in reception areas will stay up, frequent hand washing is still recommended, and social distancing needs to still be practiced. The mask mandate may be reinstituted in the future if the virus surges again.

Thank you.

 

DSS Programs

Learn more about all of our programs and how to apply.

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HEAP

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) provides financial assistance for heating costs.

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SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a.k.a. Food Stamps, is designed to supplement a household's food budget.

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Chenango DSS Welcomes You

The mission of the Chenango County Department of Social Services (DSS) is to ensure the provision of financial, medical and Family and Children’s Services necessary to assist eligible residents of Chenango County towards enhancing family functioning and to reduce or eliminate dependency.

This website has been created to allow the public to find out more information about our available programs. Please look around and let us know what we can do to improve your experience with us. If you do not find what you are looking for please call or visit us so that we may assist you.

2021 ANNUAL REPORT: Read document (PDF; 1.2 MB)

PLEASE NOTE: Many required documents can be submitted via the NYDocSubmit app.    Learn more

Notices and Updates

NEW - CHENANGO COUNTY SYSTEM OF CARE

Need help finding mental health, substance abuse treatment, housing, transportation and other services? This online resource guide from the Chenango County System of Care can help get you to the right place! click here.

Cash awards will soon be available to some people ages 18 to 26 who were impacted by COVID-19 and are currently or were previously in foster care

Get more information and learn if you are eligible.   Click Here (PDF; 2.1 MB)

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: HEAP 2021-22 program opened OCTOBER 1st, 2021. Go the HEAP section of the PROGRAMS page or to the NY State HEAP site to learn more about the HEAP program.

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

For important information regarding the Social Security Administration, click here.

ADVANCING BROADBAND FOR NEW YORK!

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Main offices

main officesChenango County Department of Social Services
County Office Building
5 Court Street
Norwich, NY 13815

Hours: 8:30AM ‑ 5:00PM (Monday ‑ Friday)
Phone: 607.337.1500
Toll Free: 877.337.1501
Fax: 607.337.1525

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Administrative offices

admin officesChenango County Department of Social Services
County Office Building
14 West Park Place
Norwich, NY 13815

Commissioner

Daniel Auwarter

 

If we are closed and you are in need of immediate assistance outside of normal business hours, please call the Chenango County Sheriff's Department at 607.334.2000, and request to have the on-call caseworker contact you.


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Chenango County Department of Social Services      Commissioner: Daniel Auwarter
5 Court Street (main offices) and 14 West Park Place (admin offices), Norwich, NY 13815
Hours: 8:30AM ‑ 5:00PM (Monday ‑ Friday) Phone: 607.337.1500

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