Eve Bouboulis, Commissioner

Appointed: September 3, 2014

 

The mission of Otsego County Department of Social Services is to assist and protect vulnerable individuals in our community by promoting safety, healthy families and enhanced economic stability.

We provide services with compassion, respect, integrity and positive attitudes while encouraging personal responsibility and individual choice. We work collaboratively with community partners to achieve the goals of lifelong safety and self-sufficiency for County residents.

 

 

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Have you ever wondered how you could help a

child or family during a time of need?

BECOME A FOSTER PARENT!

 

CONTACT (607) 547- 4355

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

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       For Post Adoption Help for Families visit

http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/adopt/post_adoption/

 

Kinship Care

a natural resource


NY STATE HANDBOOK

FOR RELATIVES RAISING CHILDREN

 

 

Educational Stability and Transportation Provisions for Students in Foster Care

Contact:  MaryJane Waters, Director of Services

197 Main St.

Cooperstown, NY 13326

(607) 547-4355

 

 

 

 

                                                                           
NEW DAD'S DRIVER'S MANUAL

A resource guide for taking care of your new baby and your partner.

Links

  Child Support

   DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS 2009

  2016 ANNUAL REPORT .

 

 

2017 Parent Handybook -The Parent Handbook of
Otsego Area Community Resources

 

HEAP SEASON OPENS NOVEMBER 13, 2018

Fuel bill MUST be in head of household's name!

Otsego County HEAP Office (607) 547-1622 (for heads of households under age 60 and not currently receiving temporary assistance and/or SNAP benefits)

Otsego County Office for the Aging HEAP

(607) 547-4232 or 1-(855) 547-4390 (for heads of households age 60 and older and not currently receiving temporary assistance and/or SNAP benefits)

 

Applications CAN NOT be given out or printed before

opening date of November 13, 2018

Ways to apply:

Online through www.mybenefits.ny.gov

Computer access is available at many area libraries, Catholic Charities, and One Stop locations.

OR

Print application from mybenefits website and mail to:

Otsego County HEAP

197 Main St.

Cooperstown, NY 13326

OR

Contact Otsego HEAP Office on or after November 13, 2018 and request an application by mail.

 

 

 

 

Meadows Office Complex

PHYSICAL ADDRESS ONLY:

140 Co Hwy 33W
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Mailing address:
197 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Employment Services
  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
  • Child Care Subsidy
  • Adult Protection
  • Fraud Investigation Unit

For helpful information on benefit eligibility, EBT Balance, SNAP and/or HEAP application/recertification and more....please visit www.mybenefits.ny.gov

      EMERGENCY HOUSING WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR OTSEGO

 

HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF DELAWARE, OTSEGO AND SCHOHARIE COUNTIES

Ron Rovetto, Nutrition Outreach Education Program for Otsego County

call: ((607) 386-3562

email: rrovetto@charitiesccdo.org

Provides home vistiing SNAP application assistance and submission

FOR FOOD PANTRIES AND FOOD PROGRAMS

IN OTSEGO COUNTY VISIT

                                                                             

  

SCHOHARIE COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM                                     

CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL

Services Schoharie and Otsego Counties

795 East Main St., Suite #5

Cobleskill, NY 12043

(315) 234-2568

www.sccapinc.org

 

FRAUD INVESTIGATION UNIT - DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES

Please contact the Fraud Investigation Unit to report suspected fraud or abuse of welfare program services within Otsego County by calling (607) 547-4337

 

 

 

 

 

 

Otsego County Office Building

 

197 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Phone: (607) 547-4355
Fax: (607) 547-6437

  • Adoption
  • Attorney Office
  • Foster Care
  • Child Protection
  • Child Support
  • Fiscal
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Prevention
  • Resource Recovery

To report a suspected child abuse/maltreatment situation you need to call:

NYS CPS HOTLINE

1-800-342-3720

 

Ad Internal

Effective March 6, 2018 and throughout the year, specific Medicaid cases will be transitioning to the New York's Health Plan Market. Those Medicaid consumers will be receiving notification prior to their recertification with information on how contact the New York’s Health Plan Market. To learn more about the NY Health Plan Market or if you would like to find a Navigator to help you please call 1-855-355-5777 or visit the web site at: http://www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/

MANAGED CARE MEDICAID

YOUR OPITIONS IN OTSEGO COUNTY:

       

 


https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/agent/navigators

1-855-355-5777

 

In-Person Assistors (IPAs)/Navigators provide in-person enrollment assistance to individuals, families, small businesses and their employees who would like help applying for health insurance through the Marketplace.

Modeled on successful community assistance programs in New York, the IPA/Navigator program is designed to meet the needs of New Yorkers by providing assistance in convenient, community-based locations.  IPAs/Navigators will provide culturally competent, linguistically appropriate, and disability accessible enrollment services.  They will be available at convenient times, including evenings and weekends, at no cost to enrollees.

(Subject to change, please call site to confirm)

 

Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network of SCNY, Inc.

(800) 231-0744

Serving languages: English, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese,

Taiwanese, Laotian & Spanish

    ENROLLMENT SITES LOCATIONS

    Opportunities for Otsego

    3 W. Broadway 

    Oneonta  NY  13820

   Huntington Library

   62 Chestnut St.

   Oneonta, NY 13820

Chenango Health Network

(607) 337-4128

Serving language: English

    ENROLLMENT SITE LOCATION

    Family Planning of South Central NY

    37 Dietz St.

    Oneonta, NY 13820

A Maximus representative is also available at the Meadows Building Monday thru Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm to assist individuals or households applying for health insurance at the Health Exchange. Contact a Maximus Certified Application Counsleor at (607) 547-1757 to arrange an appointment.

 

Southern Tier Independence Center

(607) 724-2111

Souther Tier is a Facilitated Enroller- If you are age 65 and older, blind or disabled and need of assistance applying for:

  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid for Nursing Home or Long Term Care
  • Medicaid Excess Income/Resource Program(s)
  • Medicaid Buy In for Working People with Disabilities
  • Medicare Savings Programs (MSP)

Contact Loretta Sayles at (607) 724-2111 with questions or to schedule an appointment

MANAGED LONG TERM CARE

Do you have medical needs that may require Nursing Home Placement or Services? There is an alternative. MANAGED LONG TERM CARE PLAN may be right for you as it provides health and long-term care services to adults with chronic illness or disabilities, to better address their needs and to prevent or delay nursing home placement.

 

NY CONNECTS

Get help for your long term services and support needs.

BY PHONE: 1-800-342-9871

Interpretation and translation services are free. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can use NY Relay System 7-1-1

ONLINE: WWW.NYCONNECTS.NY.GOV