Neighborhood & Social Services

The Ocean City Neighborhood and Social Services office is responsible for assisting residents in times of need and offers services, information, and assistance with outside agencies. The office assists with emergency food referrals, referrals to community agencies, Fare Free Transportation applications, and assistance with applications such as the LIHEAP grant to help with utility expenses. Neighborhood & Social Services is also a community hub for residents who require assistance in finding local mental health, public health, and supportive resources. The office’s monthly community outreach series, “OC Talks!”, addresses issues facing our community and features community leaders, professionals, and service organizations.

Please be sure to visit our  Frequently Asked Questions.
 Homeless after Hours, please call 1-800-886-1325 after 4:30 pm. 
Contact Information  
821 Central Avenue
Ocean City, NJ  08226
Phone:  609-525-9288
Fax:  609-814-0852
Samantha Kurtz-Seif, Neighborhood and Social Services Director

New Community Food Pantry
The Division of Social Services will offer a supplementary/emergency food pantry for low-income Ocean City residents. This food pantry be continuously stocked with non-perishable food, culturally-diverse food, and personal care items. Learn more about this new service:

Ocean City Ecumenical Council Food Cupboard
St. Peters Methodist Church (501 E 8th Street)
Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (1:00pm-3:00pm)
Phone: (609) 398-3191

Community Food Bank of New Jersey
6735 E Black Horse Pike (Egg Harbor Township)
Open Monday-Friday (9:00am-3:00pm)
Phone: (609) 383-8843

Elder Justice
The Judiciary of New Jersey has created a new website that provides a variety of resources related to justice for the elderly. Visit:

OC Talks Series
Pride Month
Sun Safety
Re-Enter Anxiety

Social Services Facebook Page
General Information
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
840 E. Sixth Street
Ocean City,