Erie County Department of Social Services

Erie County Department of Social Services


Edward A Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, 8th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 858-8000


Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30AM – 4:00PM

We envision a community where children, adults and families are healthy and safe and enjoy a quality life. As a responsive and efficient organization, we seek to continually engage the community in defining the role of Social Services. Our mission is to engage people in need and provide a broad range of efficient and effective assistance and services with community partners to facilitate a better future for the people of Erie County.

Services Include:

  • Applying for Financial Assistance, SNAP benefits, and HEAP Assistance
  • Services For Adults
  • Services For Children
  • Employment
  • Food
  • Financial
  • Health & Insurance
  • Housing & At Home
  • Legal
  • Protective Services
Contact Information
95 Franklin Street, 8th Floor, Buffalo, New York 14202
(716) 858-8000
  • Erie