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 (formerly Food Stamps); 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.
Division Budget: +/- $1 billion (state and federal funds)
Director: Jeanette Page-Hawkins
Division Staff: +/- 400
Division of Family Development
Quakerbridge Plaza, Bldg. 6
P.O. Box 716
Trenton, NJ 08625-0716