Emergency Assistance Services

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE

 
Data Provided By
2-1-1 Northeast Region 2-1-1 Northeast Region
General Information
Description of ServiceThe Temporary Assistance Unit is responsible for evaluating and processing requests for cash assistance, and works closely with all other agency units to ensure that benefits are issued in an appropriate manner. There are five cash assistance programs which vary based on specific categorical criteria: Family Assistance (FA), Emergency Assistance to Families (EAF), Safety Net (SN) Emergency Safety Net (ESN) and Emergency Assistance to Adults (EAA).

An emergency requiring temporary shelter should be directed to the Washington County Department of Social Services (DSS).
LocationWashington
Geographical AreaWashington County
Public TransportationCall for details
Facility/ADA AccessHandicapped Accessible
Intake ProcedureCall 518-746-2300 during business hours or
518-746-2142 (DSS After Hours-Emergency Services)
Intake RequirementsApplication procedure
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Translation Line (available if needed)
EligibilityThe eligibility determination process involves interviewing, collecting and evaluating documentation, budget computation, and referral as indicated by case circumstances to other agency units or to a variety of other outside agencies.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone/Not Applicable
 
Specific Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 383 Broadway
Physical Site Address 2 Municipal Center Building B
Physical Site City, State, Zip Fort Edward, NY 12828
Main Phone 518-746-2300 Administrative
Hotline Phone 888-208-4485 Toll Free: Child Support Helpline
Emergency/After Hours Phone 518-746-2142 After Hours: Emergency Services
Web Address www.co.washington.ny.us/Departments/Dss/dss.htm
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: WASHINGTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Affiliated Program: TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE
This Service: Emergency Assistance Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Emergency Shelter (BH-1800)
Homelessness Issues (YZ-3100)
Low Income (YL-3300.4500)
Rent Payment Assistance (BH-3800.7000)
TANF (NL-1000.8500)
Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance (NT-8900)