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Community Navigators

Chemung County Department of Social Services Community Navigators are here to assist you in Navigating the world of DSS, as well as the abundant Community Resources.

Having a hard time, confused and unsure of what your next step is? Reach out to one of your Chemung County Department of Social Services Community Navigators to assist you push through life’s little bumps. Our Mission is to be a responsive provider of efficient and effective services; to have a professional atmosphere that promotes respect for all and earns the confidence and trust of those we serve; including the community at large.

Our Vision is to assist individuals, children and families in achieving optimal self- reliance by providing tools to create an economically stable, healthy and safe environment.

We can assist you with your questions related to:

 DSS Applications  Evictions/Homelessness
 Shelter  Food
 Transportation  Childcare
 Elderly Care  Work Readiness
 Workforce  Drug and Alcohol Addiction
 Domestic Violence  Medicaid

And a variety of other needs.

Community Navigators are located in convenient locations throughout the City of Elmira.


Jacqueline Council
Economic Opportunity Program, Inc.
650 Baldwin Street
Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 734-6174  x300


Emily Meyn
Samaritan Center
380 South Main Street
Elmira, NY 14904
(607) 734-4898


LeValia Williams
Neighborhood Transformation Center
314 W. Church Street
Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 846-3662


Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative -
"By empowering communities to connect people with opportunities that help them move on a path of economic independence, New York is taking the fight against poverty head on," Governor Cuomo said. "I am confident that these programs will deliver results and help Elmira resident’s access resources that can help them thrive."
Community Navigators are breaking down barriers and connecting the community one person, one resource at a time.

Welcome To

Chemung County

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to, the virtual entrance to various programs and services available through Chemung County government. This site was designed to provide you with “user-friendly” access to a variety of links to different offices and organizations that are involved with tourism, economic and community development, transportation, health and social services.Thank you for visiting!"

Chemung County
203 Lake Street
Elmira, NY 14901

County Executive Christopher Moss