Franklin County Department of Social Services -- (DSS)

Last Updated:February 19, 2004


355 West Main Street, Court House

Malone NY 12953
County: Franklin


  1. Lesley Lyon
Telephone: (518) 481-1876
Fax: (518) 481-1628

Hours of Operation

September 1 -- May 30 9:00 A.M. -- 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday; June 1 -- August 31 8:00 A.M. -- 4:00 P.M. M-F

Services Provided

Adoption; family services; financial assistance; foster home care; Medicaid; home care services; housing; child protective services; adult protection services; home energy assistance program; referral to and information on other agencies; day care assistance; subsidies and welfare to work services; food stamps; home services for children and adults; family and teen age services including adoption; preventive and protective services. Also provides parent and unmarried services, low income day care, welfare benefits, employment services, and support collection.
Outreach locations:
2 Main Street, Saranac Lake 12983 (518-891-0240); and 120 Demars Boulevard, Tupper Lake12986 (518-359-9317).

Service Eligibility

Franklin County residents in need of service

Referral Procedure

Referral, telephone, write, walk in and apply

Fee Schedule


Volunteer Opportunities

Additional Information

Outreach offices in Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. A worker visits St. Regis Mohawk Reservation 1 time per week.


Category 1: Financial Assistance Services
Category 2: Family Support Services
Category 3: Medical Assistance
Category 4: Preventive Services for At-Risk Youth