The Salem County Board of Social Services (SCBSS)
was created to serve the citizens of Salem County. It was established
under the authority of New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 44.
The Board consists of seven (7) citizen
members, two (2) Freeholder members and the County Adjuster. The
members are appointed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Citizen
members serve for a five (5) year term.
In New Jersey, public assistance programs are federally funded, state
supervised and county administered. Therefore, county boards of social
services are true intergovernmental agencies accountable to all three
levels of government. This is a demanding task given the varying focuses
and mandates of the different government entities.
The Salem County Board of Social Services
administers Medicaid, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF),
General Assistance (GA), Food Stamps, Medical Transportation, Child
Support and Emergency Assistance programs. Services are offered in
English and Spanish.
For more information about these programs and
to find out how to apply, click on the appropriate program tab on the
If you would like to complete an online
screening for multiple services click on the NJHELPS tab.