Today the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance released information that the Jefferson County Department of Social Services will receive $1,976,682. That funding will provide services to area families at risk of homelessness and assist in securing stable family housing.
“This is funding critical to helping struggling families’ weather this unprecedented fiscal crisis. The Jefferson County Department of Social Services has already helped so many families who by no fault of their own are experiencing hard times and need a hand up, not a hand out. This funding will further aide their mission of assisting these individuals and families in achieving self-sufficiency and enhancing and supporting the development of Family Life.”