537 Totowa Road, 1st Floor
Totowa, NJ 07512
973-956-1000, ext. 1012
Office is open Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 11:00 am and on Tuesday nights 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm or as assistance is needed.
The purpose of the Welfare Department is to take care of Totowa residents (singled or couples) who are in need of financial or medical assistance and temporarily in dire straights at the present time. The assistance given is for a short period of time to qualified residents of Totowa. It should not be considered as unemployment benefits or any other type of long-term benefits. All clients will be subject to certain mandates imposed by the State of New Jersey. Clients applying must submit their social security card, driver’s license and a recent paid monthly bill with our town address on it. Those applying for unemployment status must bring in a doctors form stating that they are not able to work at the present time and for how long unemployment will be. If recently released from Drug or Alcohol Rehab Unit, a letter is required stating when you were released and the length of time in Rehab, etc. If you are an Alien or Non-Citizen we will need to see your Passport and Green Card, and if you do not speak English please bring an interpreter with you when coming in to apply for benefits. All Employable and some Unemployable clients will be required to go to Employment and Labor Services classes located in Paterson, NJ.
If you are Married or Single and have children you must apply for (AFDC) Assistance for Family and Dependent Children – call the Passaic County Social Services located at 80 Hamilton Street, Paterson, NJ, telephone number: 973-881-0100. If you are applying for the Passaic County Food Stamps office, that also is located at the same address, telephone number: 973-881-2500. This office is here to help, aid and assist residents of Totowa. All Senior residents that are 60 years of age and older, for all information on what is available for you, please contact the office on Aging located at 930 Riverview Drive, Suite 200, Totowa, NJ 07512. The phone number is 973-569-4060.