|DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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.
Hours of Service -
Our offices are open Monday through Friday 8:30
AM to 4:30 PM
County Office Building
City, NJ 08401
HERE for directions
The NJ Helps website allows residents to anonymously input basic information
about their household and finances and in return learn if they are likely
to be eligible for eight different programs offered through the DHS'
Division of Family Development and Division of Medical Assistance and
Health Services.These programs are: food stamps, general assistance or
GA, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families better known as TANF, Medicaid,
New Jersey Family Care, child care assistance, kinship care
and Low Income Home Energy Assistance. Visit the NJ HELPS web site.
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