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NY State of Health Official Health Plan Marketplace Opens on October 1, 2013. NEW 10/1/13

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Schenectady County Department of Social Services

Mission Statement
“The mission of the Schenectady County Department of Social Services is to promote the health and safety of our community by empowering individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency and maintain independence.”

Message from Dennis J. Packard, Commissioner of Social Services
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the SCDSS webpage.  The Department, staffed by dedicated employees carry out a myriad of services highlighted on this site.  Over time you will see information added to the site and new initiatives will be previewed on these pages.

We invite you to browse through the Schenectady County Department of Social Services webpage and learn more about the programs and services administered by DSS. 

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The links to the left point to information regarding the many services provided by the Social Services Department.


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Dennis J. Packard
Commissioner

797 Broadway
Schenectady, New York  12305-2704
Ph: 518-388-4470
Fax: 518-388-4644


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