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Sabrina Jaar Marzouka, JD, MPH

Dept. of Community & Family Services (DCFS)
60 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Voice (845) 486-3000   Fax (845) 486-3090

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To meet the needs of the County's vulnerable population, as provided by social services law, in a courteous, fair and efficient manner with the aim of restoring each beneficiary to maximum independence.


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  1. Provide assistance to eligible individuals and families while assisting clients to achieve their full potential.
    1. Conduct thorough eligibility investigations;
    2. Apply rules, regulations and local policies objectively, consistently and uniformly;
    3. Provide clients with all of the benefits to which they are entitled;
    4. Work cooperatively as divisions to meet the separate needs of clients while preserving the integrity of each individual;
    5. Maintain professionalism in all contacts.
  2. Develop and make available to families and individuals services that will strengthen the family unit, encourage stability in living arrangements, and provide for specialized care.
  3. Provide protective services to children and adults at risk.
  4. Provide adequate information to the general public regarding our programs and services and maintain adequate knowledge of community services to act as a referral source.

Business Hours:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 60 Market Street, Poughkeepsie.   *Applications, emergencies, and paperwork drop-off will be accepted on Wednesdays starting at 9am but workers in Temporary Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP/Food Stamps, and HEAP will be unavailable.



Eastern Dutchess Government Center - Certain services are provided by appointment between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm at the EDGC located at 131 County House Road, Millbrook, NY 12545.

Please call (845) 677-5532 for an appointment at the EDGC or for more information on the services provided at this site.

Beacon Center – Accepting HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) applications between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Beacon Center located at 223 Main Street, 1st Floor, Beacon, NY 12508

Please call (845) 838-4800 for more information.


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