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DUE TO COVID-19 THE COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

Even though the building is closed, we are monitoring the main door to DSS and can take applications and deal with emergencies during business hours.

NOTICE to all Chenango County DSS Clients:

Due to the present concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the state of emergency declared in New York, please note important changes have been made effective 3/18/20 until further notice.

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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 insure 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.

2020 ANNUAL REPORT: Read document (PDF; 1.1 MB)

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

News and Updates

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: HEAP 2019-20 program will open NOVEMBER 12, 2019. Go the HEAP section of the PROGRAMS page or to the NY State HEAP site to learn more about the HEAP program.


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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