The Homeless Services Unit within the Department of Social Services is an integrated unit served by the Services Division and Temporary Assistance staff who work collaboratively to ensure housing needs are met for individuals and families presenting as homeless.
Services are provided in accordance with regulation and guidelines set forth by governing agencies, Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). Collaboration with emergency shelters and community services occur to secure best outcomes for consumers.
NYS Services has resources for New Yorkers in need. Answer a few questions and you will be directed to local services that may help, including help with food, healthcare, and community- based services.
United Way offers 211 – Get Connected. Get Help.