Human Services (Aging & Youth)
Therese McGee Ward
Coordinator of Aging Services
Greene County Department of Human Services Aging Department/Youth Bureau
411 Main Street
Catskill NY, 12414
We’re responsible for helping coordinate youth services for children and young people in Greene County, birth to 21. We provide technical assistance to municipalities, private agencies and groups in program development, evaluation, financial planning, program management and training.
Major responsibilities include advocacy and the funding of programs aimed at improving and enhancing the welfare of Greene County children and youth.
By assisting in the development and funding of these programs we encourage youth to become involved, develop a sense of responsibility, and make a positive contribution to their community.
Our goal is to ensure a network of supportive services to assist the County’s senior residents to maintain their dignity and independence within their communities.
At the Department for Human Service’s main office in Catskill, we provide such direct services as information and assistance, legal services, caregiver support, energy assistance, entitlement counseling, transportation and the operation of volunteer programs. Additional supportive services coordinated through the main office include transportation to medical appointments and the Long Term Ombudsman Program. Such long term care services as case management, homemaker/personal care services, home delivered meals, respite services, senior companions and personal emergency response systems provide necessary support to frail home-bound older persons. Over 300 seniors per day enjoy a noon-time dinner at either a senior service center or through our home delivered meal program.