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Saratoga County Resource Guide 2021

Saratoga County and Community Social Services

Social Security Office Locator Enter your zip code and this site will provide your regional Social Security Office information.

Saratoga County Department of Social Services 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 518-884-4140

Saratoga County SNAP (Food Stamps) Office 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 518-884-4141

Saratoga County Expedited Food Stamps

Adult and Family Services 518-884-4159 , After hours emergencies call the Saratoga County Sheriff 518-885-6761. Adult protective services, Referrals for adults, housing assistance, medical transportation, home care, SSI assistance, homemaker services

Saratoga County Mental Health Resources

Captain Community Human Services 518-371-1185 Includes youth shelter, family support, job assistance, school social work

Shelters of Saratoga and Code Blue 518-581-1097, 14 Walworth Street, Code Blue 120 South Broadway 518-599-8559

Employment and Training Administration  152 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 518-884-4170 Includes Department of Labor

LifeWorks Community Action  39 Bath Street, Ballston Spa, NY 518-288-3206 Includes early childhood education, energy, family, food assistance.

RISE Housing and Support Services

Tech Help: The Saratoga Senior Center provides a flexible and robust platform for assistance with technology as well as many other services. Call 518-584-1621 for access and appointments. Membership is not required. Skidmore, Spa Catholic, and Saratoga Springs High School students provide tech community service  in 30 minute one-on-one time blocks. Computers are available for use. Special tech training events are also planned and promoted, offered by local experts such as Wirestorm. 

Saratoga Free Food Fridge: The Free Food Fridge is located at 69 Beekman Street, right outside the Frederick Allen Lodge. Take what you need and leave what you can.

Food Pantries in Saratoga Springs 

Hunger Solutions New York - NY State Updates on Coronavirus and Operation of Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs

Services Guide for Glens Falls (Southern Adirondack Network Guide) - Community services and assistance in the southern Adirondacks

Additional Housing Resources 

Transportation for Non-Emergency Medical Needs - Amazing Grace Transportation provides non-emergency medical transportation


Prisoner Re-Entry Support