Social Services

County Office Building
  1. Social Services

    Physical Address
    60 Central Avenue
    Cortland, NY 13045


Cortland - Warming Center 2023


Temporary Assistance Services

This area of the Agency is responsible for the administration of income maintenance including: 

  • Public Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • Emergency Assistance
  • HEAP
  • Daycare
  • Employment Services 
  • Child Support and Enforcement Services

Initial and on-going eligibility determinations are a primary function of Temporary Assistance services. Eligibility determinations involve means tested income guidelines, fraud investigations, and require cooperation with employment activities.

Family Services

The services provided in this area involve case management services for families and individuals with supportive needs including:

  • Child and Adult Protective Services
  • Coordinated Children's Services Initiative (CCSI)
  • Preventive Services
  • Foster Care
  • Adoption Services
  • Long Term Care Services

The goal of all services is to assist individuals and families in achieving and maintaining a safe, permanently established independent life.

Kristen Monroe 
Commissioner of Social Services
Brian Moore
Deputy Commissioner
 Child Care, Income Maintenance and Fraud Investigations
Allison Veintimilla
Deputy Commissioner
 Adoption, CCSI, Foster  
 Care/Preventive, and Child  
 Protective Services
Wendy Youngs
Director of Social Services
Billie MacNabb 
Director of Administrative Services Support Collection Unit
Stacy Banewicz
DSS Chief Attorney 

Adult Services
(607) 753-5265
Child Day Care
(607) 753-5230
Child Support
(888) 208-4485
Children's Services
(607) 753-5347
CPS Hotline
(800) 342-3720
DSS Legal Unit
(607) 753-5304
Fraud Investigations
(607) 753-5320
(607) 428-5400
Managed Care
(607) 753-5202
(607) 753-5320
(607) 753-5276
TA / Employment
(607) 753-5320
(607) 753-5320
(607) 753-5303
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