The Board and Care staff monitors residential health care facilities and licensed
boarding homes for regulatory compliance. Board and Care staff places Atlantic
County residents who qualify for Board and Care and provides social and protective
services to all residents in boarding homes.
PHONE (609) 348-3001 ext. 2814
This service locates non-custodial parents and establishes paternity and/or
secures court orders for child support and medical insurance for Temporary
Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and Medicaid recipients. To be eligible
parent must provide documents relating to marriage or divorce, employment records
and any vital information relevant to locating non-custodial parents and copies
of any prior support orders.
PHONE (609) 348-3001 Ext: 2821
NEW The New Jersey Child Support Program has made changes to improve its customer service to the families of New Jersey. These improvements allow customers greater access to case information, court information and the ability to make payments securely, through an automated PIN process, and efficiently through enhanced website and phone systems. The improved Interactive Voice Response System and website will also assist customers accessing additional family support services. New Jersey Child support customers will also be able to speak to a Child Support Representative from the expanded hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Customers may also access enhanced customer services by calling 1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371) or through the website, www.njchildsupport.org
This service is designed to prevent homelessness for families receiving Temporary
Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and
individuals receiving General Assistance (GA). Prevention services include
past due rent, first month's rent, security deposits, utility deposits
and late payments, furniture, food and intra and interagency information and
PHONE (609) 348-3001
The Social Service for the Homeless (SSH) program provides assistance to New Jersey residents who are at risk of homelessness, but are ineligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families welfare, General Assistance welfare or Supplemental Security Income.
SSH can pay for emergency food or a motel or shelter stay for a limited amount of time. It also can provide rental, mortgage, utility, and security deposit assistance. This program also includes referral services and limited case management.
Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Services (CEAS)
which may include food, shelter, utilities
Visit 1333 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd Floor, Atlantic City
Or call (609) 345-6700, ext. 2985
Social Services for the Homeless
or those at risk of homelessness
Call (609) 345-6700, ext. 2717
This service provides assistance with food by issuing food stamps to eligible,
low-income individuals and families. These stamps can be used as cash
to buy food at food stores. The amount of food stamps issued depends
on the income and circumstances of the family. Applications for food stamps should now be completed online at www.NJhelps.org. If you are unable to do so, please call
(609) 343-2351 for assistance.
The Atlantic County Library System's 10 branches provide computer access for residents if needed. Click here for library locations and hours.
PHONE (609) 343-2351.
This service investigates complaints of possible fraud committed
by welfare clients. Complaints are taken from private citizens and other
agencies. Those making a complaint may remain anonymous. Where probable
fraud has been determined, is turned over to the prosecutors' office
for enforcement. The fraud unit also prosecutes cases remanded by the
prosecutors' office to municipal courts in cooperation with county counsel
and seeks civil judgments in appropriate cases. The principal function
of the fraud unit is to help maintain the integrity of the public assistance
programs administered by the Department of Family & Community Development.
24 HOUR FRAUD HOTLINE: 1-800-FRAUD 05 (1-800-372-8305)
Provides cash assistance to individuals and couples without
children for all municipalities in Atlantic County who
meet income, employment and other criteria. Applications can be completed online at www.NJhelps.org. Residents of Absecon, EHT, Linwood, Northfield, Pleasantville, Port Republic, and Somers Point may also apply in person at the Atlantic County Office Building, 1333 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
PHONE (609) 348-3001
Provides affordable health insurance to children from birth through
18 years of age whose family income level meets
the program’s criteria; in addition provides
medical benefits for low income, aged and disabled.
This service provides medical benefits to certain New Jersey residents who have incomes that are too high to qualify for the regular Medicaid program but meet the income and asset limits of the program. The following groups of individuals may be eligible: Aged 65 years or older, blind or disabled, pregnant, needy children under the age of 12.
This office also assists persons applying for the Qualified Medicare
Beneficiary (QMB) program. To qualify as a QMB, the same Jersey Care
requirements apply and you must be receiving Medicare Parts A and B.
If you qualify as a QMB, certain costs not covered by Medicare such as
deductibles and certain coinsurance for services rendered by Medicaid-participating
providers are covered by the Medicaid Program. If you are eligible, the
State will also pay for your monthly Medicare Part B premium.
PHONE (609) 348-3001, ext. 2872.
Provides cash assistance to needy families with at least one eligible child www.NJhelps.org.
Residents of Absecon, EHT, Linwood, Northfield, Pleasantville, Port Republic, and Somers Point may also apply in person at the Atlantic County Office Building, 1333 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
PHONE (609) 348-3001