The Department of Family Services is one of five Departments within the Division of Health and Family Services. DFS is Sullivan County's local district for social services which administers all phases of social services and public assistance programs as defined in NYS Social Services Law.
The Department is staffed with a 196-person work force and provides over 30 support and assistance programs, mostly mandated by NY State and Federal regulation.
The Commissioner of Family Services is responsible for the day-to-day operations thus ensuring quality service to the community, while meeting state and federal mandates for each program. The Commissioner is also involved with various local and state committees and sub-committees as related to the assorted program areas.
The Department is located in the Robert B. Travis building at the Human Services Complex off Sunset Lake Road, Liberty, NY.