Community Resource

Ocean County Board of Social Services

(732) 349-1500
Toms River

The mission of the Ocean County Board of Social Services is to serve residents of Ocean County in the administration of approximately 60 programs. The Ocean County Board of Social Services provides eligible county residents with financial, medical, and social services assistance. Assistance can be granted for emergency circumstances, as well as to meet ongoing needs.

Provides services to aid persons who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless, have been a victim of domestic violence, or have home care problems. Rent subsidies may be available to certain households. Other services such as food stamps, Jersey Care, Adult Medicaid, and medical transportation are also provided. All cases are screened and referred to all other resources. Special Response is a 24-hour response program. Funding is limited so assistance is not always available.

The agency has expanded its mission to include a more pronounced emphasis on client responsibility and eventual self-sufficiency.

Income Assistance Programs

  • Burial Assistance
  • Communications Lifeline/Link up america
  • Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Food Stamp Employment And Training Program (FSETP)
  • Food Stamps
  • General Assistance Program
  • Home Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program
  • Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (WFNJ/TANF)

Medicaid Program

  • Medicaid
  • AIDS Community Care Alternatives Program (ACCA)
  • Breast And Cervical Cancer Program
  • The Community Project – Community Medical Center (CM)
  • Community Resources For Persons With Disabilities
  • Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, And Treatment (EPSD)
  • Family Planning
  • Hospice Program
  • Medicaid Extension
  • Medicaid Only
  • Medicaid Outstationing Service
  • Medicaid Special
  • Medical Transportation
  • Medically Needy
  • Care For The Aged, Blind, & Disabled (ABD)
  • New Jersey Family Care
  • Persons With AIDS Transportation
  • Transportation Unit & Services
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Voter Registration

Social and Support Programs

  • Adult Protective Services Program
  • Alzheimers & Related Dementias Support Group
  • Community Care Program For The Elderly & Disabled (CCPED)
  • Community Resources For Disabled Persons (CRPD)
  • Enhanced Community Options (ECO) Medicaid Waiver
  • Jersey Assistance For Community Caregiving (JACC)
  • Child Support & Paternity – Parent Locator
  • Family Caregiver Support Program
  • Friendship Corner
  • Global Options
  • Homeless Services
  • Housing And Relocation Assistance
  • In-home Caregiver Education
  • New Jersey Ease Care Management
  • Responsibility In Rooming & Boarding House
  • Personal Assistance Services Program
  • Persons Living With Disabilities

?Offices are located in Toms River, Lakewood, and Manahawkin. Not all offices are staffed for all programs.

Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adults
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance
Employment / Training
Health Services
Crisis / Safety

Last Updated: 02/01/18