Atlantic County Department of Family and Community Development is an umbrella organization dedicated to the well being of all citizens of the county.
1333 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City
New Jersey
United States
+1 (609) 348-3001

Department of Family and Community Development

COVID-19 Information

Extra SNAP Food Assistance benefit available on Sunday, March 29

New Procedures for Work First New Jersey Customers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Atlantic County Department of Family and Community Development will 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

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Provides some extra help to pay for food at supermarkets, farmers markets and other approved stores.

Cash Assistance
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.

NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid
NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid

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
(609) 348-3001

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.


Do you need help with your home energy bills?


More information

Continuum of Care for the Homeless

FY2019 Continuum of Care Proposal Request

NJ Homeless Hotline 2-1-1
View/Print Flyer iwth More Information [flyer is in PDF format.  Live assistance 24/6 in multiple languages; Free and confidential]

DCAid Are you Eligible? Housing Assistance Program Eligibility Screening Tool

New Program – NJSave
for low-income older residents
and individuals with disabilities
Save money on Medicare premiums,
prescriptions and other living expenses.

Apply online.

Two Community Shuttles To Serve Atlantic County Residents Transportation Needs - Rt. 54/40 Community Shuttle and the English Creek Tilton Road Community [hotlink]

Back to Top back to top