Social Services

Social Services

Child Protective

Child Protective Services (CPS) is responsible for investigations of abuse and/or maltreatment of children under the age of 18. A child is only removed where there is imminent risk and there is no relative with whom the child can be placed. As needed, CPS caseworkers seek intervention from Family Court for Orders of Protection, court-ordered services for families, and/or authorization to place a child in foster care. 

Reports of child abuse or neglect are made by calling the State Central Registry at 1-800-342-3720.

Child Support

The Cattaraugus County Child Support Enforcement Unit helps to strengthen families and reduce welfare spending by placing the responsibility for supporting children on those parents with the financial resources to provide such support.  The Child Support Unit works with both private and public assistance and Medicaid clients.  The Child Support Collection Unit: Read more

Employability

The Employment Unit assists individuals to enter “the world of work”.  The unit: Read more

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

This federal program assists low-income families and individuals with utility and fuel payments.  There are two components to this program, regular and emergency benefits.  One regular benefit is issued to a household, but then if the household experiences an emergency it could be entitled to an emergency fuel and an emergency utility benefit.  The HEAP program also authorizes furnace repairs/replacements.

The HEAP season runs from November through April (approximately). Read more

Food Stamps

The Food Stamps Unit is responsible for administering this federally funded program.  This Department of Agriculture program supplements low-income households with food purchasing accounts.  The standards for individuals who are over 60 and the disabled are higher than those for other individuals. Read more

Temporary Assistance

The Temporary Assistance Unit administers a variety of Social Services' programs designed to assist individuals and families in need. Due to the economic conditions, this unit continues to process a high number of emergencies.  Emergencies are usually situations where a household is facing eviction, has a utility shut-off or is without heat. This unit also provides aid to individuals and families who become homeless as a result of a natural disaster such as a flood or a tornado.  Programs include: Read more

Social Services

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Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services is committed to helping residents achieve the highest quality of life possible by providing services which sustain, protect and empower families and individuals. These services will be provided by a courteous, compassionate and competent staff dedicated to preserving the dignity of clients.

Social Services

Vision Statement

The vision of the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services is: Cattaraugus County residents who are safe, healthy, self-sufficient and prosperous.

Mission Statement

Cattaraugus County is committed to helping residents achieve the highest quality of life possible by providing services which sustain, protect and empower families and individuals. Read more

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Fee Paid By Employer.  Pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the County of Cattaraugus and CSEA/AFSCME Local 1000, a $10.00 examination-processing fee is paid on behalf of bargaining unit members participating in this examination.

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