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Temporary Assistance

Director of Economic Security - Beth Stranges
Phone: (607) 737-5302
Fax: (607) 737-5500

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The Chemung County Department of Social Services, Division of Temporary Assistance is dedicated to helping the citizens of Chemung County.  Please let us know your questions or concerns and we will gladly respond in a timely manner.

The Division of Temporary Assistance consists of Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and Child Care. 

Applicants of Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance and SNAP are seen on a walk-in basis during the hours of 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM on Wednesday.  There are times when this schedule may vary slightly and this will be posted in the reception area.  

Applicants for HEAP only, who did not receive HEAP last year, must come in for a scheduled interview. 

Outreach sites where you may be able to apply for services are also available, call for information.

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Chemung County
203 Lake Street
Elmira, NY 14901

County Executive Christopher Moss