PO Box 3000 Kozloski Road, Freehold NJ 07728
Phone: After hours for all offices 732-431-6000, TDD 732-294-5462
For clients only 800-662-3114 Fax: 732-431-6266
Website or Email - Kathleen Weir, Director of Social Services

Due to confidentiality and HIPAA federal and state regulations, you need to include a telephone contact number and/or address when you email us. No responses by the County potentially revealing Protected Health Information can be made via e-mail.


MCDSS administers WorkFirst (WFNJ), NJ's Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) Program, General Assistance (GA), and Food Stamps. MCDSS determines financial eligibility for Medicaid programs, provides child support and general social services; emergency shelter to TANF, GA and SSI recipients.

Days and Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.; Evening hours from 4:30 p.m. -8 p.m. -Tuesday and Wednesday in Ocean Township, Thursday in Freehold. For after hours emergencies call 431-6000.

Area Served: Monmouth County
Other Contact Information: All programs and services can be obtained through the central office in Freehold. Outreach offices offer application and re-determination activities for TANF, Food Stamps, GA and Medicaid. Ocean Township Office, 2405 Route 66, Ocean, NJ 07712, Family and Adult Services-732-431-6000, Food Stamps-732-431-6000.

Services Provided: In addition to Food Stamps, TANF, General Assistance and Medicaid, MCDSS offers case management, counseling and support services to: families and children, pregnant teens, teenage parents, mothers of high risk infants, physically handicapped children and adults; also to: adults living in the community, boarding homes and health care facilities. Medical transportation, child support services, protective services for adults of all ages for abuse/neglect in boarding homes, aftercare to individuals discharged from psychiatric, drug or alcohol abuse programs, pregnancy prevention counseling. Housing related services including rent subsidies, home repair, tenant/landlord relations, and housing modification for disabled persons. Volunteer services in coordination with community groups.

Method of Application: In person application in any office suggested. Application for certain financial support programs may take several hours to complete. Home visits can be arranged in special cases.
Eligibility Requirements: Yes. Varied income standards apply for the different programs offered.
Fees/Dues: None required.

Handicapped Access: Yes.
Transportation Provided: Not Applicable.
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish. Call in advance to arrange interpreter for Arabic, Chinese, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Vietnamese, or Indian-Hindi.

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