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Temporary Assistance

The mission of the Department of Social Services is to adequately and efficiently assess, plan for and provide appropriate services to families and individuals in need. The Agency is comprised of several major divisions. Each division has unique job duties, however, all divisions interact with each other in some manner or another. Temporary Assistance is the term now used in NYS for Public Assistance (welfare) programs. This division also handles Emergency Assistance for Adults, Emergency Assistance for Families, Home Energy Assistance Program, and Transitional Opportunities Program. Ulster County residents are eligible for these programs.

Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM Monday-Friday
Interviews Available: 8AM to 11AM Monday-Friday.

Emergencies are handled on a daily basis.

Department of Social Services
1021Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401

Contact: Barbara Sorkin, Deputy Commissioner at 845-334-5194


Food Stamps Program
Department of Social Services
1051Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401
or https://www.mybenefits.ny.gov/

Contact: Barbara Sorkin, Deputy Commissioner at 845-334-5194





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National Crime Victims Rights Week
Is April 6 - 12, 2014

Meeting the needs of underserved victims of crime in Ulster County: An opportunity to network, collaborate, & brainstorm. Refreshments will be served & a panel discussion will be presented.

Tuesday, April 8
9:00 am - 12 noon
BRC, SUNY Ulster
1 Development Ct
in Kingston

To register please call (845) 340-3446


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