Social Services

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  • Somerville office will open 8:30a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Franklin office will be open 8:30a.m. – 4:30 p.m.      
  • North Plainfield office will be open 8:30a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

DROP BOX: A drop box is available at each office from 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.   

APPLY ONLINE: We are encouraging county residents who want to apply for SNAP food assistance, cash assistance under the Work First New Jersey program, or Medicaid to do so online at  During this public health crisis, we can do interviews by phone, so you do not need to come into the office to apply for benefits.

Marion B. Cooper, Esq., Director
Ellen Carfaro, Deputy Director
Phone:            908-526-8800
73 East High Street, P.O. Box 936, Somerville, NJ 08876
Location:   73 East High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
  • Administers public assistance programs for county residents.
  • Provide for basic human needs
  • Promote self-sufficiency and the preservation of families
  • Protect the vulnerable through the responsible, professionally directed use of available resources