Division of Family Assistance and Benefits- Essex County Dept. of Citizen Services

Partner Overview

It is the mission and the responsibility of the Essex County Division of Family Assistance and Benefits to provide an opportunity for self-sufficiency to individuals and families through economic and social service programs designed for this purpose. The County Boards of Social Services provide a variety of financial, medical and social services to persons and families who meet the necessary program criteria.

Service Overview

-Emergency Assistance
-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
-General Assistance
-Adult Medical Services and Special Services
-Family Violence Program
-New Jersey Family Care (NJ Family Care)
-Child Support and Paternity Program
-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)