Social Services

    The Social Services office administers the General Assistance Program.  This program is for adults without dependent children (any child under the age of 18).  You must be a resident of Edgewater. Residents are seen by appointment only. You will need to bring original requested documents and copies will be made at the office.  A list of what is required is found here. This office also completes online applications for NJ SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – formerly Food Stamps)  and Medicaid for any resident regardless if you have dependent children or not.
Click here for the required documents check list. You must make an appointment and bring the required documents.
If you have a dependent child or children, you need to apply for cash benefits at:
Bergen County Board of Social Service, 
218 Route 17 North
Rochelle Park, NJ


Open Enrollment for the State Rental Assistance program will be  from March 6th 10 AM - March 10th 5 PM. View document here: State Rental Assistance 

The Borough of Edgewater uses CGP&H to rent their State-regulated affordable housing.  You can complete the on-line application here.

Please visit for more information about affordable housing available in Edgewater. 



County of Bergen

1 Bergen Plaza
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Bergen County Board of Social Services (Food Stamps, Medicaid)

218 Route 17
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Bergen County Board of Social Service

Social Security Administration

401 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601


Edgewater Housing Authority/Section 8 Housing

300 Undercliff Avenue
Edgewater, NJ

Home Energy – Utility Assistance

Food, Rental and Utility Assistance
1. Center for Food Action
239 Anderson Avenue
Fairview, NJ  
Hours- Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 – 5:00
You MUST call before going to CFA

2. Holy Rosary Church
Undercliff Avenue
Edgewater, NJ  07020
201-945-6329 – You MUST call before going to the church.

For all state programs:
State of New Jersey
Trenton, NJ  08625

If you need more information on any of these programs or have any questions, please call the office at 201-943-1700, ext. 3141.



Contact Us

  1. Laura Martin



    Hours by appointment only
    Phone: 201-943-1700, ext. 3141
    Fax: 201-482-5378 

    Social Service Office
    55 River Road
    2nd Floor
    Edgewater, NJ 07020 

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