Social Services

HEAP has been extended until June 30, 2020

Questions you may have in relation to the County Social Services Department in relation to the Coronavirus as of March 17, 2020

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, Middletown HRC (Housing Resource Center, Newburgh, Newburgh HRC (Housing Resource Center), and Port Jervis.

Click for the list of County Warming Stations

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:

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