Protective Services

The Services Unit provides an array of programs including protective and preventive services for children and adults, foster care, adoption, supportive family services and long-term care services. DSS is required to provide these services and the work is governed by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and the Department of Health (DOH).

Do You Suspect Child Abuse or Maltreatment? Call the NYS Hotline at 1-800-342-3720.

If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, call 911.