Updated COVID-19 Information
New Procedures for Work First New Jersey Customers During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Atlantic County Department of Family and Community Development continues to suspend all in-person interviews and face-to-face business with its customers who participate in Work First New Jersey programs, including General Assistance (GA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), as well as Medicaid and Emergency Assistance (EA) programs. Complete Details
Additional Housing Assistance
Visit www.nj.gov/dca/dcaid to see if you are eligible for any of the state's housing assistance programs. These include temporary assistance to households who are being evicted due to a short- term loss of income and temporary financial assistance to help pay for housing and case management and services to maintain housing. There are also programs available to help veterans, low-income families, the elderly, single-parents, and more.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Provides some extra help to pay for food at supermarkets, farmers markets and other approved stores.
Work First New Jersey (WFNJ)
which includes Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and General Assistance (GA).
Provides monthly cash, short-term housing support, child care, job search and readiness.
Provides free or low-cost health care that may help pay for medical bills, doctor visits and prescriptions for certain low income individuals or families.
Screening and Application
Hours of Service - Our offices are open Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
County Office Building
1333 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Atlantic County Department of Family and Community Development is an umbrella organization dedicated to the well being of all citizens of the county. This department administers the Work First New Jersey welfare reform program and works closely with the courts to establish and enforce the financial obligations of non-custodial parents. In addition to its workforce development programs, this department strives to coordinate its efforts with those of state and city governments, as well as other social service organizations. It attempts to solve the problems of TANF, Food Stamp and Medicaid recipients, as well as problems with housing and emergency assistance.
Three levels of government support Atlantic County’s programs and services: Federal, State and County. Officially, Atlantic County operates a federally mandated, state supervised, county administered service system. Laws, regulations, policies are set at the federal, state and local levels.
Possible SNAP Phishing Scam, 9/10/2020
Be aware of a scam using texting to obtain your personal information. The text might say you were chosen to receive food stamps or SNAP. If you do not know if a request for information about SNAP is real or not, contact your local SNAP office.
Never share personal information with individuals or organizations that you do not know. Personal information includes your social security number, bank information, or SNAP electronic benefits transfer card or PIN number.
If you think the text is a scam, do not reply at all. Just delete
New Jersey Resources Directory 2020-2021
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