The Subcommittee on the Department of Social Services wishes to gather inputs from a variety of community stakeholders on the Westchester County Department of Social Services (DSS) current mission and operations as well as suggestions for new directions and priorities. Your responses are confidential and the results will be reported in the aggregate only.   Thank you for your help.

* 2. Have you ever been a customer of Westchester County DSS:

* 3. Have you ever held/worked on a contract with Westchester County DSS?

* 4. How familiar are you with the Weschester County DSS mission - "To empower its customers to become independent and ensure the health, safety and protection of vulnerable adults and children":

* 5. How would you rate the effectiveness of Westchester County DSS meeting its mission:

* 6. What change, if any, would you like to see in the Westchester County DSS mission and why:

* 7. How familiar are you with the programs and services offered by Westchester County DSS:

* 8. Of the current programs/services offered which 3 would you see as a priority for the new administration: (ONLY choose 3)

* 9. Do you have any suggestions for a new policy or programmatic approach that would expand access and/or increase effectiveness of any of the current programs/services:

* 10. If there was 1 issue that the new administration should address immediately with Weschester County DSS, what would it be? It could involve a current program or services or something not currently offered.

* 11. Do you have any suggestions for changes to policy, program or operations that might save money?