Division of Social Services
Until further notice, the hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5 pm.
For those who are homeless, in need of temporary rental assistance (TRA), EBT cards for cash assistance and/or food stamps (SNAP), office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00pm. In order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, residents are encouraged to conduct business with the two offices by phone:
As needed, in-person service is also available at both offices:
- Elizabeth Office: 342 Westminster Avenue
- Plainfield Office: 200 West Second Street
Any documents on paper may be submitted by drop box, located in the lobbies of both offices.
342 Westminster Avenue, Elizabeth 07208
Phone: 908-965-2700 | Fax: 908-965-2752
200 West 2nd Street, Plainfield 07063
Phone: 908-791-7000 | Fax: 908-791-7098
Expanded Office Hours for Social Services
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the expansion of business hours for its Division of Social Services (DSS) within the Department of Human Services effective February 1, 2020. The new hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. The DSS offices in Elizabeth are located at 342 Westminster Avenue and in Plainfield at 200 West 2nd Street. Learn more.
About the Division of Social Services
The Division of Social Services provides assistance to the needy in Union County by administering a variety of programs including free vaccinations for children, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); General Assistance; Food Stamps; Emergency Assistance; Family Care; Nursing Home Care; Medical Assistance; Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD); and, Child Support Services.