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Family Services

The Department of Family Services (DFS) is one of five Departments within the Division of Health and Family Services. DFS is Sullivan County's local district for social services which administers all phases of social services and public assistance programs as defined in NYS Social Services Law.

DFS' mission is to help residents of Sullivan County achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity.

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call the New York State Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-342-3720.


NYS Navigator link

The NYS Kinship Navigator is an information, referral and advocacy program for kinship caregivers in New York State. A kinship caregiver is an individual that is caring for a child that is not biologically their own. In New York State, there are an estimated 179,000 caregivers, 131,000 of whom are grandparents. Many others are aunts and uncles.

The Navigator seeks to assist these caregivers by providing information on financial assistance, legal information and referrals, and other types of issues that caregivers face when raising children in order to provide stability and permanency in the home.


A Look at Our Partners - Independent Living and Action Toward Independence (September 2018 Presentation)

Independent Living Centers Presentation

Independent Living's website

Action Toward Independence's website