Social Services

About Us

The Orange County Department of Social Services provides temporary help to eligible individuals and families with social service and financial needs in order to assist them with leading safe, healthy and independent lives.

Social Services initiatives and programs are administered under the direction of State and Federal Laws, Regulations and Mandates (Reference Title 18 of the Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York and Social Services Law, Chapter 55).

Office Locations Around the County

Get directions to our offices in Goshen, Middletown, HRC (Housing Resource Center), Newburgh and Port Jervis.

Click for the list of County Warming Stations (PDF)

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Summer should be a stress-free time full of food, friends and fun. Free summer meals can help. During the summer months, children 18 and under can receive free, nutritious meals at Summer Food Service Program meal sites. Many sites also offer fun activities, so kids and teens can stay active and spend time with friends while enjoying healthy meals. Meals and snacks are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled. 

To locate a site in your community or for further information, please call the National Hunger Hotline at: 1-866-3-HUNGRY, text “food” or “comida” to 877-877, or go to:

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) can have life long effects on children, but are preventable.  Building safe, nurturing environments for children in Orange County is a goal of Orange County Dept of Social Services. Click this link for more information...

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