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About the New Jersey Division of Family Development
La División de Desarrollo Familiar
(DFD, siglas en inglés)

The Division of Family Development (DFD) provides leadership and supervision to the public and private agencies that deliver financial aid and support services to individuals and families. DFD has an operating budget of nearly $1.5 billion for SFY 2010, with the capacity for 417 employees.

The DFD's primary task is to direct the state's welfare program, WorkFirst New Jersey (WFNJ). WFNJ and Food Stamps, a federally funded food assistance program for low-income families, are administered by the County Welfare Agencies in each of the 21 counties, and by certain municipal welfare departments. DFD provides funding, information management services and administrative support.

The division also oversees Child CareKinship and Child Support. The Federal benefit program Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for aged, blind or disabled individuals is supplemented by DFD.

Information on the DFD-supervised programs is available through various Toll-Free Hotlines.

To contact the Division of Family Development:

Division of Family Development
Quakerbridge Plaza, Bldg. 6
P.O. Box 716
Trenton, NJ 08625-0716
(609) 588-2000

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