Department of Social Services
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John Redden, Commissioner
13 Durkee Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 565-3300
Fax: (518) 561-8101


A Welcome Message from the
Commissioner of Social Services John Redden
The Department of Social Services is a complex agency, one which administers many programs with many clients.
Since the passage of Welfare Reform in 1996, the manner in which we deal with our clients has dramatically changed. It has been a very exciting last five years.
In financial services, our goal is to no longer just help the needy receive benefits, but to help them not need them. We have a whole array of services, which can help individuals attain self-sufficiency.
In Social Services, we focus on families' strengths and build on them in order to preserve those families and make them stronger.
These holistic approaches are ones which we always try to maintain with the view that all we do at the Clinton County Department of Social Services contributes to making Clinton County stronger and a better place to live.
I hope you enjoy your trip through our site, which exposes you to the programs provided by the dedicated staff at our Department.
Brief Description of Services
We here at the Clinton County Department Of Social Services, provide temporary assistance to eligible individuals and families to help them become self-sufficient. Our goal is to offer a wide range of services to better serve the families of our county. Toward that end we offer the services displayed in the left hand margin.
John Redden
Deputy Commissioner
Rich Holcomb
Director of Social Services
Christine Peters
Staff Development Coordinator
Stephanie Clarke-Cederstrom
(518) 565-3300
Adult Services
(518) 565-3363
Child Preventive
(518) 565-3217
Child Protective
(518) 565-3310
Child Support
(518) 565-3394
(518) 565-3404
Day Care
(518) 565-3404
(518) 565-3370
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Medicaid
(518) 565-3330
Foster Care/Adoption
(518) 565-3320
(518) 565-3433
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
(518) 565-3258
Resource Unit
(518) 565-3303
(518) 565-3370
Third Party Health Insurance
(518) 565-3307
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