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

 

****THE SAMARITAN CENTER HAS BEEN SERVING HOT AND NUTRITIOUS MEALS IN OUR COMMUNITY FOR 33 YEARS IN A BASEMENT KITCHEN AT ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH. IN 2014 THEY SERVED 122,000 MEALS. HAVING OUTGROWN THE SMALL KITCHEN, THE CENTER IS HAPPY TO ANNOUCE IT HAS MOVED TO THE FORMER ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH AT 215 NORTH STATE STREET. THE FIRST MEAL IS EXPECTED TO BE SERVED THERE ON APRIL 20TH. IT WILL FEATURE A 50 PERCENT INCREASE IN CAPACITY, BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED AND FEATURE A DESIGNATED FAMILY SECTION AS WELL AS A CASE MANAGEMENT OFFICE FOR COMMUNITY AGENCIES.FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE  WWW.SAMCENTER.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.

 
 
 

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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