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Tina Potter, Commissioner – Email
Patrick Maxwell, Deputy Commissioner Email
Marisa Alber, Director of Income Eligibility Email
Concetta Hmura, Director of Services Email

Phone: (518) 884-4140
Fax: (518) 884-4199

152 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

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Department Description

It is the mission of the Saratoga County Department of Social Services to provide and facilitate the delivery of an appropriate mix of supportive services to meet the unmet financial and social needs of those who are unable to do so on their own.

Saratoga County DSS COVID-19 Message

In accordance with CDC and Department of Health recommendations, we continue to adhere to social distancing and public health protocols to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

All essential DSS services are still available for your assistance.  Please call DSS prior to coming to the Social Services Building.  Saratoga County Department of Social Services is serving individuals in need primarily by telephone.  In-person appointments will be provided for services that require in-person contact.  If you are advised by a DSS employee to come to the building, we ask that you come alone and not bring others with you.

You will be screened outside the building by a staff member.  The screening will include health screening questions, in order to conduct business with staff at our office building.  

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) helps low income households pay the cost of drinking water and wastewater services. The program can assist households who have past due bills (arrears) for drinking water and/or wastewater services.  For More Information, go to the NYS website – https://otda.ny.gov/programs/water-assistance/

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