About DFD

The Division of Family Development (DFD) provides leadership and supervision to the public and non-profit agencies that deliver financial assistance and critical safety net services to individuals and families in New Jersey.

Among the programs within this agency are Work First New Jersey/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (WFNJ/TANF) and WFNJ/General Assistance (WFNJ/GA) – the two programs that make up the state’s welfare program; NJ SNAP; Child Support services and Child Care services.

The agencies responsible for administering DFD programs are: the county and municipal welfare agencies and One-Stop Career Centers for Work First New Jersey; the county welfare agencies for NJ SNAP; Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) for child care subsidies; and county welfare agencies, court and probation offices, and DFD for child support.

Individuals can self-screen for many of the programs supported by DFD at www.njhelps.org or can get more information about many of the programs through a number of Toll-Free Hotlines.

photo: DFD Office building

NJ Department of Human Services
Division of Family Development
6 Quakerbridge Plaza
PO Box 716
Trenton, NJ  08625-0716