Mission Statement: The mission of the Westchester County Department of Social Services is the empower its customers to become independent and to ensure the health, safety and protection of venerable adults and children. The Department of Social Services provides an array of services to Westchester residents in need of help, including the areas of child support, food, housing, medical services, and home energy costs. It also provides protective and preventive services for vulnerable children and adults. Our child welfare units conduct investigations and family assessments, provide in-home case management, and administer foster care and adoption services. We recognize that some segments of our population, adult and children, are vulnerable and require services to assist and protect them.