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Hunterdon County Department of Human Services
Hunterdon County Department of Human Services

Meagan O'Reilly, Administrator
Route 31 County Complex
Gauntt Place, PO Box 2900
Flemington, N.J. 08822-2900

EMAIL: General Information

Meagan O'Reilly, Human Services Administrator

PHONE: 908-788-1253

FAX: 908-806-4204

COVID-19 UPDATE - OFFICE and STAFF OPERATIONS

HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT Route 31 County Comlex, Gaunttt Place, Flemington

  • HOUSING DIVISION Staff will be in the office during business hours to assist by phone 908-788-1386, public access to the building is restricted. 

  • Public access to the Hunterdon County Senior Center is temporarily suspended through May 4, 2020, at which point the situation will be re-evaluated. All Senior activities, including congregate meals, are suspended.

    Seniors with questions may contact the Senior program by calling (908) 788-1361 during regular business hours or via email at aging@co.hunterdon.nj.us.

    NOTE: The Meals on Wheels program will continue with a meal drop off program designed to eliminate personal interaction between participants and volunteers.

  • SOCIAL SERVICES DIVISION County residents who wish to apply for SNAP food assistance, or cash assistance under the Work First New Jersey program can do so online at NJHelps.org.
    • During this public health crisis, Social Services can conduct interviews by phone. Applicants do not need to come into the office to apply.
    • Residents are encouraged to call Social Services at 908-788-1300 if they have an emergency housing need.

  • TRANSPORTATION (LINK) www.ridethelink.com  COVID-19 UPDATE 03/27/2020:

    Demand Response service limited to:
                   Shopping
                   Essential medical trips
                   Work related transportation

    Shuffle Routes (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 ) still running normal schedule, limit of 5 passengers at a time for social distancing

    Route 23: No 6:30 am run to RVCC as the college is closed.

    Dialysis – Fully operational. Drivers are not allowed to enter dialysis, only to outside their door.

    No tickets, no receipts, no change, no bills for fares being accepted. No exchanges between passenger and driver to decrease potential risk between passengers and drivers.

    If you have any questions please contact LINK at 1-800-842-0531 or visit www.ridethelink.com

  • Workforce Development - Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Training Service Centers Because of the Coronavirus situation, the Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Training Service Centers at 6 Gauntt Place in Flemington and 27 Warren St. in Somerville are closed to in-person visits. Staff will continue to assist customers over the phone and via email. Customers are asked to call 908-541-5780 or email onestop@co.somerset.nj.us for assistance.
    • In addition, the Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Center at 75 Veterans Memorial Drive in Somerville closed to the public at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 18.
    • Customers who need to file new Unemployment Insurance claims are asked to apply online at: https://myunemployment.nj.gov.
    • Customers unable to access the Internet should call the following numbers: North Jersey, 201-601-4100; Central Jersey, 732-761-2020; Southern Jersey: 856-507-2340.
    • The state Department of Labor is taking steps to transition other services, including Temporary Disability Insurance, Family Leave Insurance and Workers Compensation, to online and telephone platforms.
    • This document posted by the state reviews different benefit scenarios for those impacted by COV-19.
DIVISIONS

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

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COUNTY ADJUSTER'S OFFICE

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HOUSING DIVISION

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SENIOR, DISABILITIES AND VETERANS SERVICES DIVISION

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

March 16, 2020: Public Access to the Hunterdon County Senior Center and its offices has been suspended until April 6, 2020 due to Coronavirus COVID-19.
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE....


Follow the County's Coronavirus COVID-19 webpage for current information.

Scams Targeting Seniors is Elder Abuse
Hunterdon County Officials: Scam Tactics
Targeting Seniors Is Elder Abuse

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SOCIAL SERVICES DIVISION

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TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

NJ Transit Lanugage Survey

NJ TRANSIT Launches Language Survey to Improve Customer Experience: The survey is intended to gather feedback from people who do not speak or read English well, on how they navigate NJ Transit's programs and services.

The survey can be found HERE or at njtransit.com/language

 

EVENTS & MEETINGS
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Progressive Center for Independent Living, NJ
Progressive Center for Independent Living Program for Young Adults with Disabilities.
SERVICES

WHAT'S NEW:

SkillUp Greater Raritan

One-Stop Career Centers

Needs Assessment Survey

Beginning January 1, 2020 New Jersey residents experiencing homelessness can call 2-1-1 for help.

Under this new framework, NJ 2-1-1 will serve as New Jersey's Homeless Hotline to connect residents in need with shelter. NJ 2-1-1 wil work in partnership with county agencies to ensure residents have a safe place to stay and get connected to resources.

NJ 2-1-1 operators will be available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week and accessible in different languages for non-English speakers. Information provided by the callers will be kept confidential, except for information that must be shared with providers involved in providing shelter or shelter-related services.

NEW! Tri-County Continuum of Care (Coc)

The Tri-County (Hunterdon, Sussex, Warren) Continuum of Care and its applicant agencies will be applying to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for approximately $1.4M in Continuum of Care funding to assist persons experiencing homelessness.

FY 2019 Tri-County CoC Consolidated Application

FY 2019 Tri-County CoC Project Priority Listing

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ADVISORY COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES AGENDAS AND MINUTES - updated 04/01/2020

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR HSAC Meeting 3/25/2020:

HSAC meeting will be held today 3/25/2020 at 3:30 p.m. by conference call. The call in number is number is: 877-658-5107 Guest code: 778856.

 

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HUMAN SERVICES RESOURCE GUIDE
Services Available in and around Hunterdon County

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MENTAL HEALTH
It can happen to anyone and affect everyone around them. Find out more...

STIGMA FREE ZONE ENTER HERE

Disaster REsponse Crisis Counselor Training Opportunities
September 10th - October 9th and October 30th
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE
Visit our website for information on resources, history and upcoming events

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
Local resources to members of our community who are, or know someone, that is struggling with a substance abuse disorder.

Got Drugs - Take Back InitiativeLocations in Hunterdon County for Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

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YOUTH SERVICES

Youth Services Directory
Hunterdon County Youth Services Resource Directory
- Services to Assist Families

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Hunterdon Helpline
ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE (24/7, 365 days a year) TO ANSWER YOUR NEED FOR ANY PROBLEM 
908-782-HELP
NJ Family Care

 

IN THE NEWS
 

NJ Human Services Announces New One-Stop, Online Application for Older New Jerseyans to Access Benefits

Older New Jerseyans can apply for pharmaceutical assistance, Medicare help, utility assistance and many more programs. 

  READ MORE...
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Murphy Nominates Carole Johnson for DHS, Christine Norbut Beyer for DCF

Governor-elect Phil Murphy on January 3, 2018 announced his nominees to lead the Department of Human Services and the Department of Children and Families.

  READ MORE...
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CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES:

 

 

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