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


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.


A Message from the Commissioner...


Sarah G. Merrick, Commissioner

Commissioner's Office
John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 12th Floor
421 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, New York 13202

(315) 435-2985

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