Social Services

The mission of the Asbury Park Department of Social Services is to promote the health and well being of the citizens of Asbury Park.

The overall objective of the Department of Social Services is to assist residents to live better lives. This is accomplished by the departments team of specialized staff; which includes a licensed counselor, community health nurse, the Asbury Park Senior Center director and community outreach worker.

The Department of Social Services also interfaces with each City Department and community service providers in a continued effort to coordinate and advocate on behalf of the special needs and at-risk population, to address their various quality of life issues. 

The department provides:

  • advocacy for residents' needs
  • crisis intervention
  • assessment and evaluation
  • friendly visiting, assistance with transportation for medical purposes, and nursing services for senior citizens, at-risk members of the community, and the elderly frail
  • programs and opportunities for children and senior citizens
  • community outreach
  • referrals to supportive services and agencies

In addition, the Department also provides specific services which include but are not limited to:

  • helping residents to obtain adequate financial resources for their needs
  • evaluating the capabilities of individuals to care for themselves, their children and other dependents
  • advocating for social causes
  • coordinating organizations and community service providers in their obligations to individuals
  • organizing community social & outreach events
  • facilitating services, and
  • linking clients to resources

The Department also provides screening at the municipal court level in an effort to link at-risk individuals to appropriate mental health and substance abuse services as a possible alternative to entry into the Criminal Justice System.


Department Performance Measurement Dashboard: Social Services

Contact Us

City Hall (more)
One Municipal Plz
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Phone: (732) 502-4528
  • Fax: (732) 502-5199
  • Office Hours:
    M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.