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Welcome to the Onondaga County
Department of Social Services – Economic Security (DSS-ES)

Commissioners Office

John H. Mulroy Civic Center

421 Montgomery St.

Syracuse NY, 13202




Summer should be a stress-free time full of food, friends and fun. Free summer meals can help. During the summer months, children 18 and under can receive free, nutritious meals at Summer Food Service Program meal sites. Many sites also offer fun activities, so kids and teens can stay active and spend time with friends while enjoying healthy meals. Meals and snacks are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled. To locate a site in your community or for further information, please contact the New York State Growing Up Healthy Hotline toll-free at 1-800-522-5006 or www.Summermealsny.org.




Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Social Services-Economic Security is to accurately and efficiently administer support and services to county residents in a respectful manner where each person is treated fairly. Our staff is responsible for following state and federal guidelines for delivering appropriate assistance. The delivery of services will be conducted in a safe and supportive environment for members of our staff and the public. Our goal is to help people achieve their highest level of independence by providing quality service in a timely, efficient and dignified manner.

Guidelines on Video Audio Recording and Photography.

A Message from the Commissioner...


Sarah G. Merrick, Commissioner



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