Passaic County Social Services

Find Passaic County New Jersey departments of social services, DSS, DPSS, and human services. Departments of social services provide information on food stamps, public assistance, welfare, housing, healthcare, emergency assistance, and child services.


New Jersey State Social Service Department 77 Hamilton Street Paterson NJ 07505 973-881-0100


Passaic County Social Service Department 200 Wanaque Avenue Pompton Lakes NJ 07442 973-839-5705

Passaic County Social Service Department 114 Prospect Street Passaic NJ 07055 973-881-0100

Passaic County Social Service Department 311 Pennsylvania Avenue Paterson NJ 07503 973-881-4515

Who is eligible for Social Services?

Eligibility varies depending on the type of program and the state, county, or local agency. Many programs are based on income and available only to households below a certain income threshold. Other programs may be targeted for specific groups, such as children, the elderly, or people with disabilities.

How do Social Services Departments verify eligibility for programs?

Participation in income-based programs typically requires applicants to provide pay stubs to verify income. Bank statements, tax returns, Social Security benefit letters, and similar documents may also be required. Verification of eligibility for other programs depends on the nature of the service, and the required documentation may include letters from health providers, heating or utility bills, rent or mortgage payments.

What are the requirements for working at a Social Services Department?

Social Workers are among the most common positions in Social Services Departments. Most Social Workers have a Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) degree, though many positions require a Masters of Social Work (MSW). Some form of licensing or certification is required in almost every state. In some cases, several years of supervised work may be part of the licensing process.