Work First New Jersey / Temporary Assistance for Needy Families / General Assistance / Emergency Assistance (WFNJ/ TANF/ GA/ EA)
Contact Information
Jeanette Paige-Hawkins, Director

Division of Family Development
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 716
Quakerbridge Plaza
Mercerville, NJ 08625
Web site
Hours of Service
How to Apply

NJDOLWD - One-Stop Programs and Services
P.O. Box 055
Trenton, NJ 08625
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fax - 609-777-3020
Contact your local County Welfare Agency to apply. Check our Web site for more information.

Those applying for WFNJ must register for work with the One-Stop Career Center, unless deferred.

Program Description
Work First New Jersey is the state's welfare program. It provides temporary cash assistance and many other support services to families through the TANF program and also provides cash benefits and support services to individuals and couples with no dependent children through our General Assistance program. WFNJ clients may receive Emergency Assistance benefits in certain situations, including but not limited to shelter and housing-related expenses. Eligible persons include those who are homeless or at immediate risk of becoming homeless, and those who have experienced a substantial loss of housing, food, clothing, or household furnishings due to fire, flood, ot similar disaster.

If the client is not already working full time, WFNJ requires him or her to participate in an approved work activity and/or look for work.
No fee for qualified individuals


General Requirements:
Not applicable
Income Requirements:
Those eligible have very limited financial resources.
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Areas Served
Language Translation Services
Translation of all languages provided as needed
Program Web Site Address