CAYUGA COUNTY AGENCY: CAYUGA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

160 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021 

Phone: (315) 253-1011 ~ Fax: (315) 253-1409 

After Hours On Call Emergency Phone Number: (315) 253-6272 (Answering Service) 

NYS Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 342-3720 

Website: www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Social-Services Raymond Bizzari, Director of Social Service Robin Sheehan, Prinicpal Typist Phone: (315) 253-1365

Mission: We promote and protect the heath and well-being of the individuals, families and the community we serve. 

Services: Temporary and Emergency Assistance: Administers family assistance programs, including emergency assistance, cash, HEAP and employment services. Contact Phil Bauso, Director, Phone: (315) 253-1260. 

Medical Assistance/SNAP: Administers medical assistance programs, including SSI and waiver services and SNAP. Contact Phil Bauso, Director, Phone: (315) 253-1260. Individuals can check eligibility for government programs at www.myBenefi ts.ny.gov

Children and Family Services: Administers Adult Services, Child Protective, Child Daycare, Family Preventive, Child Foster Care, Adoption and several related programs. This division provides intake, case planning and case management services. Visit Website: www.cayugafostercare.org For information, call Christine Bertot. Phone: (315) 253-1207. 

Child Support Collection Unit: Administers all child support collection activities for Cayuga County for Public Assistance as well as non-public assistance families. Contact Terry Nolan, Director. (315) 253-1380. Email: CSEWEBcayuga@dfa.state.ny.us

Case Integrity Division: Investigates compliance and fraud issues in all public assistance programs, medical assistance programs and child day care programs. Referrals are made from within the agency, the general public (may remain anonymous), and criminal justice agencies. Contact Linda Smith, Director. Phone: (315) 253-1313. 

NY Connects Long Term Care Office - Boyle Center, 149 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021 Services include information and referral, intake and screening, home assessment/evaluations, care plan development, case management and community PRI assessment (screening for nursing home placement), and access to Medicaid home care programs and Offi ce for Aging programs such as caregiver support, respite and EISEP (home care). Contact Ann Guarino, Director. Phone: (315) 253-1100. Fax: (315) 253-1119. 

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm except July and August when hours change to 8:00am- 4:00pm. A caseworker is "on call" 24 hours for emergency services at Phone: (315) 255-6272.

 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

4053 Maple Rd., Ste. 110, Amherst, NY 14226 Phone: (716) 834-2578 ~ Fax: (716) 837-0335 ~ Toll-free: (800) 784-2368 Website: www.lls.org

 

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

100 S. Clinton Street, 4th floor, Syracuse, NY 13261 Phone: (800) 772-1213 ~ TTY: (800) 325-0778 Geneva Office - 15 Lewis St., Geneva, NY 14456. Phone: (866) 331-7759 ~ TTY: (315) 781-0937 Toll-free: (800) 772-1213 ~ Website: www.socialsecurity.gov

Mission: Assisting the public in filing applications for social security benefits.

Services: Assist with retirement, disability, survivors and Medicare benefits. Also assist with applications for supplemental security income benefits (aid to aged, blind and disabled). Provide information and referral service for senior citizens.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm (except federal holidays).