Our mission is to provide information and assistance under guidelines established by the State of NJ regarding various assistance programs. The Social Services department:
- Assists in the application process for benefit programs
- Provides information and referrals.
How can I send the Linden Social Services Department a request for assistance?
You may call us directly at (908) 474-8620, visit us at 1120 East Saint George’s Avenue, or click here to fill out a form that will be sent directly to us.
Where do I apply for food stamps?
Food stamps, or SNAP, is a federal program and is administered by the Union County Division of Social Services, 342 Westminster Ave, Elizabeth.
How do I apply for Medicaid?
You can apply on-line at NJ Familycare or call 1-800-701-0710.
I have no income and have children – where do I apply for assistance?
You must apply for TANF at the UCDSS, 342 Westminster Ave, Elizabeth.
I have no income and no children – where do I apply for assistance?
At our offices or call for information.
What programs could I be eligible for?
You can do a self-screen at njhelps.org.
If I need help with alcohol addiction, whom could I contact for help?
You could contact Alcoholics Anonymous in Union County, by clicking here.
If I need help with suicide prevention, whom should I call for help?
988 is available for call, text, or chat for those experiencing a mental health-related or suicidal crisis, or those looking to help a loved one through a crisis. Simply call or text 988 for immediate assistance.
Click here to view and/or download the Union County Mental Health & Addiction Services Guide.
- (908) 474-8620
1120 East St. Georges Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036
Monday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday8:30 am - 4:30 pm