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
Deputy Commissioner 518-295-8311
David P. Lapinel, Social Services Attorney 518-295-8384

Accounting Division

Margo McGiver, Accounting Supervisor 518-295-8362

Income Maintenance Division

Lisa Wright, 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

Eleanor Graves, 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