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.
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
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
Secure Drop Boxes Provide Added Convenience for Social Service Customers
Customers who need to submit documentation to the Atlantic County Department of Family & Community Development may now do so through the use of two new secure drop boxes located at the Atlantic Avenue and Bacharach Boulevard entrances to the County Office Building at 1333 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City.
The drop boxes will be available 24/7 and will be monitored by video surveillance. Staff will remove the contents from the boxes each weekday.
The Department of Family & Community Development processes applications for General Assistance, SNAP Benefits (food stamps), Emergency Assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Medicaid.
Customers should submit all related documents in one envelop rather than dropping multiple loose documents into the box. No checks should be submitted in the drop boxes.
Customers in need of assistance should complete an application online at www.njhelps.org. This will determine any benefits for which they may be eligible.
Bacharach Boulevard Entrance
Atlantic Avenue Entrance
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.
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