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Emergency Assistance Program

Agency: Cape May County Division of Social Services
Service Description:

Provides a lifetime limit of 12 months of emergency assistance to prevent homelessness to recipients of WFNJ/TANF/GA and SSI. Extensions may be available and varies on a case by case basis. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

- Shelter and household furnishings
- Temporary rental assistance or back rent or mortgage payments
- Utility payments (such as heat, water, and electric)
- Moving expenses
- Rapid rehousing for TANF recipients




Open to applicants currently receiving WFNJ/TANF/GA or SSI benefits.

Application Instructions:

Please walk in for an assessment.

Required Documents:

  • application/registration forms
  • current utility bills
  • photo ID
  • Last Update: August 25, 2017


    4005 Rte 9 S

    Rio Grande, NJ 08242

    Web Address:

    Areas Served:

    Cape May County

    Business Hours:

    Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Telephones: types, numbers and hours
    Type Number Details
    Main Phone (609) 886-6200




  • Open Fridays
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Thursdays
  • Open Tuesdays
  • Open Wednesdays
  • Payment/Funding

  • Free
  • Special Populations

  • Welfare Recipients
  • Utility Assistance type

  • TANF/GA Clients