Niagara County Social Services
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Cash Assistance

Location: Lockport Office, 20 East Avenue, Lockport, NY

Walk-in Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 3:45 p.m.

Telephone Hours: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  (716) 278-8400

 

Location: Niagara Falls Office, 301 10th Street, Niagara Falls, NY

Walk-in Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 3:45 p.m.

Telephone Hours: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  (716) 278-8400 

Temporary Assistance is a federally-funded program formerly known as Public Assistance and is intended to help families who have little to no income.  It provides assistance to families who may have a member who can't find work, is unable to work or has a job with insufficient income.

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) provides benefits to an eligible family for a maximum of 60 months in a lifetime.

Safety Net Assistance provides benefits to single persons and childless couples for a maximum of two years in a lifetime.  There are intake workers in both Niagara Falls and Lockport who review applications, interview applicants and explain the regulations or the programs.  More information can be obtained at: http://otda.ny.gov/programs/temporary-assistance/.  For more information about eligibility, please go to http://www.mybenefits.ny.gov/ 

  • Calling 2-1-1 (Upstate), 3-1-1 (NYC) will provide SFSP information
  • USDA National Hunger Hotline:  866-3-HUNGRY or 877-8-HAMBRE
  • More information can be found at:  www.Summermealsny.org
  • Online mapping tool is available to locate the nearest open sites: http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
  • You may also use the text hotline - texting "food" or "comida" to 877-877 will provide the closest open site data information