Social Services

The Schoharie County Department of Social Services offers a variety of services to residents of Schoharie County in an effort to meet the diverse needs of its client population.

It is our mission to:

  • Provide temporary assistance and the necessary skills for families and individuals to become self-sufficient and thereby break the bonds of dependency.
  • To protect individuals and families against abuse and exploitation.
  • To promote parental responsibility.

These objective are accomplished in a compassionate, professional, and responsible manner with the utmost efficiency and cost effectiveness with full awareness of the assistance and service needs of our consumers, public-at-large, Schoharie County Board of Supervisors; and state and federal oversight agencies.

Office Information:

Location: County Office Building, 2nd Floor, 284 Main Street, Schoharie, NY 12157
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 687, Schoharie, NY 12157
Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Phone: 518-295-8334
Fax: 518-295-8499 (Admin.) 518-295-8492 (Gen.)

Administration Division

Donna Becker, Commissioner
Stephen Munford, Deputy Commissioner
David P. Lapinel, Social Services Attorney 518-295-8384

James Bryant, Social Services Attorney

Accounting Division

Kim Shoemaker, Accounting Supervisor

Income Maintenance Division

Katie Goodreau, Head Social Welfare Examiner

Temporary Assistance
Emergency Assistance
Day Care Assistance
SNAP Benefits
Home Energy Assistance (HEAP)

Supportive Services Division Tel. 295-8379

Julie Sammons, Services Coordinator
Child Protective Services

Child Preventive Services

Foster Care/Adoption Adult Services

Child Protective Hotline Tel. No. 1-800-342-3720
For emergency services after-hours:
Contact the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Department at 295-8114

Child Support Division Tel. 295-8405

Cori Manson, Child Support Enforcement Coordinator

Child Support Enforcement Support Collection
Repayment Paternity Establishment

For Emergency Services after hours, please contact the
Schoharie County Sheriff’s Department at 295-8114