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Coronavirus Update on Services

ATTENTION: During the current Health Emergency the Agency will operate on reduced hours.

  • Somerville office will open 8:30 – 4:30 PM
  • Franklin office will be open 8:30 – 4:30 PM     
  • North Plainfield office is temporarily CLOSED

ATTENTION SNAP RECIPIENTS: If your case is due to be recertified in March or April and you were unable to get your paperwork in or complete your interview, your case will not be closed. You will receive your benefits on the usual day. Your case will be recertified at some point in the future, once this public health crisis has settled. In the meantime, you will continue to receive SNAP benefits.

APPLY ONLINE: We are encouraging county residents who want to apply for SNAP food assistance, cash assistance under the Work First New Jersey program, or Medicaid to do so online at www.njhelps.org.  During this public health crisis, we can do interviews by phone, so you do not need to come into the office to apply for benefits.


Dominic Crisall, Director

Phone:            908-526-8800
Fax: 908-707-1941
Mail: 73 East High Street, P.O. Box 936, Somerville, NJ 08876
Email: SocialServices@co.somerset.nj.us
Location:   73 East High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
  • Administers public assistance programs for county residents.
  • Provide for basic human needs
  • Promote self-sufficiency and the preservation of families
  • Protect the vulnerable through the responsible, professionally directed use of available resources