human services Non-profit groups call for more funding in the state budget for disabled care By Ellen Abbott • Jan 27, 2017 Ellen Abbott / WRVO News Human service agencies from across central New York have joined the fight to ask Gov. Andrew Cuomo to increase funding in the state budget for the non-profits that help disabled New Yorkers. Onondaga County Department of Social Services installs kiosks to shorten wait times By Ellen Abbott • Mar 16, 2015 Ellen Abbott / WRVO News Onondaga County is turning to technology to try and cut back the lines for people waiting for help in the Department of Social Services. The county is the first in the state to install kiosks to divert some of the need for visits to case workers. Onondaga County wants to consolidate human services agencies By Ellen Abbott • Mar 20, 2013 There could be changes coming to the human services agencies and departments in Onondaga County government. County Executive Joanie Mahoney says there's a two-fold reason for a proposed realignment.