Niagara County Social Services
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Location: Niagara Falls Office, 301 10th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14302

Telephone Hours:  (716) 278-6872 

Staff Directory:
Director:  Benjamin Bunker

The Youth Bureau is a Unit within the Niagara County Department of Social Services whose mission is to plan, coordinate and support the positive development of youth through not for profit agencies and community organizations.


New York State allocates funding each year to counties to provide youth development services for youth. The Youth Bureau is the agent responsible to distribute these funds. With these dollars, funding is provided to cities, towns, villages and not for profit agencies that are located in and provide services to youth in Niagara County. If you are interested in applying for funding please contact our office at 278-6872.


The Youth Bureau is overseen by a youth advisory board, made up of both youth and adult members and appointed by the county legislature. If you are interested in joining the youth board please reach out to your county legislator. You can find their contact information here. (


The Summer Food program is offered for 9 or 10 weeks each summer from June thru September. The goal of the program is to provide all eligible youth with a healthy meal each weekday during the summer months. Many city recreation programs, summer camps and church programs take advantage of this free program. If your organization would like to participate in the Summer Food Service Program, please contact the youth bureau.