Ocean County Government
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Social Services
Title Special Response Unit
Address Ocean County Board of Social Services
Phone (732) 349-1500
Website www.co.ocean.nj.us/SocialServices
Info Special Response provides Emergency Assistance funding to provide short-term shelter or housing assistance under work first New Jersey/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Work First New Jersey/General Assistance (GA), or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits based on emergent situations that meet eligibility requirements. Also, non-public assistance grant funding may be available to provide services to families or individuals who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless and who do not qualify for assistance from any other program. Qualified applicants may receive assistance in the form of back rent, mortgage, first-month rent, security deposits and utility assistance. The Homeless Hotline through NJ-211 provides assistance for emergent housing issues that arise after business hours or when the Ocean County Board of Social Services is closed.
(contd) Ocean County Board of Social Services (Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday) (732) 349-1500

Homeless Hotline After Hours
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