Department of Social Services
Diane Deane, Commissioner
1 Murray Hill Drive
Mt. Morris, New York 14510
Notice of Privacy Practices
SERVING: Livingston County
HOURS: 8:00 AM to 12 Noon 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Monday - Friday
Day Care for Children
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Child Support Collection & Enforcement
Family Health Plus
Foster Care Placement & Home Finding
Information & Referral
Preventive Services for Children
Services to Pregnant & Parenting Teens
Summer Camp Program
ELIGIBILITY: Livingston County residents *Denotes income eligibility
SERVICES OBTAINED BY: Phone, Walk-in, Appointment or Referral.
FEE: All of the above services are without charge except for
some child-care programs.
DESCRIPTION OF FINANCIAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES
Adult Protection: Provides services to
adults, including mental hygiene releases, aged, blind, or disabled individuals,
and adults 18 years and older, in need of protection. Services include individual
and family counseling, home management counseling, case management aide services,
health related services, financial management services, and social and legal protective
Day Care for Children: Provides financial
assistance for day care costs to persons who are employed or attending school
if they meet the income guidelines.
Child Protections: Investigates all reports
of suspected child abuse and/or neglect. Provides supportive services when families
are found to be neglecting or abusing their children.
Employment: Assesses and refers Temporary
Assistance Clients for job placement, work experience, and training; supervises
job search activities; transports and supervises recipients assigned to mobile
work crews; maintains and updates client Employability Plans; coordinates employment
case activity with other service providers.
Food Stamps: A nutrition program dedicated
to reducing hunger and malnutrition by supplementing the food purchasing power
of eligible low-income individuals.
Medicaid: A program to assist low-income
persons in attaining and paying for medical care.
Temporary Assistance: Financial support
to individuals and families in financial need.
Foster Care: Provides intake for all children
coming into foster care; provides rehabilitation services to families whose children
are in foster care; recruits and investigates foster homes for children needing
temporary care out of their home.
Adoption: Provides services for adoptable
children awaiting adoptive placement and/or placed for adoption, and recruits
and investigates adoptive homes for children needing permanent families.
H.E.A.P.: The Home Energy Assistance
Program provides energy assistance (fuel oil, kerosene, liquid petroleum gas,
natural gas, wood, electricity) to low-income families who meet eligibility guidelines
and who are under 60 years of age.
Information and Referral: Provides information
and referral service to all Livingston County residents, helping individuals find
resources to meet their needs either within the Department of Social Services
or elsewhere in the community.
Personal Care: Provides personal care
services to Medicaid recipients in need of assistance with personal hygiene, nutritional
support, and/or environmental maintenance due to a medical condition. These services
are provided upon the joint agreement of a public health nurse, social worker,
and the recipient's personal physician. They are provided as a supplement to the
recipient's support group in order to help maintain the person in the community.
Preventive Services for Children: Provides
case management and supportive services to families in crisis to prevent the need
for foster care placement. These services include home management, parenting skills,
social adjustment, and education/employment counseling.