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Division of Community Service: Our Mission

Division of Community Service: Our Mission

Our Mission

The New York State Division of Community Services (DCS) seeks to combat poverty among poor and low-income families through proper administration and distribution of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds throughout New York State.

Core Services

Division of Community Services works with an extensive network of regional agencies to foster and promote poverty-reduction services, such as: employment and training, education, housing, emergency food and child care.

Who We Serve

The Division of Community Services focuses on aiding low-income and poor New York State residents obtain the services they need through Community Action Agencies and other Community Services Block Grant funded entities. DCS monitors and tracks agencies’ progress in fulfillment of goals, while also ensuring compliance to CSBG guidelines.

Contact Division of Community Services

Albany, NY
Division of Community Services
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1020
Albany, New York, 12231

Buffalo, NY
Mahoney State Office Building
65 Court Street, Rm 208
Buffalo, New York 14202

New York, NY
123 William Street, 20th Floor
New York, New York 10007

Syracuse, NY
Hughes State Office Building
333 E. Washington Street, Rm 514
Syracuse, New York 13202

Watertown, NY
Dulles State Office Building
317 Washington Street, Room 410
Watertown, NY 13601

Contact us by phone:

Albany Office   518-474-5741
Buffalo Office   716-874-7106
Syracuse Office   315-426-2125
Watertown Office   315-785-2371

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