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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

CLICK HERE TO VIEW IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES OFFICE OPERATIONS..

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

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE - OFFICE and STAFF OPERATIONS

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

UPCOMING MEETINGSL

DIVISION INFORMATION

  • HOUSING DIVISION Staff will be in the office during business hours to assist by phone 908-788-1336, public access to the building is restricted. 

  • On site programs are temporarily suspended indefinitely based upon the Governor’s executive orders.

    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.

    The Mr. Fix-It Appliance Days have been postponed until further notice.

    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:
    Effective April 14, 2020 passengers are required to wear a facial covering while on the LINK vehicles.

    LINK vehicles cannot transport passengers for COVID related testing including the test site at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC). The RVCC testing site will not allow entry if residents do not arrive in a vehicle, even if they have a valid driver’s license and prescription. For the safety, health and security of staff and volunteers, patients must arrive by car.

    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 CentersBecause 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.

 

SERVICES

WHAT'S NEW:

Tri-County Continuum of Care (Coc)

TRI-COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE
for Hunterdon, Sussex
and Warren Counties

TriCounty RLI FY2020 -   includes background information regarding the grant, eligible project components, the new project application and the renewal project application/desk monitoring form

TriCounty Desk Monitoring Tool - the scoring template the Board will use to score the renewal project desk monitoring

TriCounty Scoring Template 2020 - the breakdown of how new and renewal projects will be scored

SkillUp Greater Raritan

One-Stop Career Centers

Labor Department Implements Customer-Service, Tech Improvements to Address Historic Increase in Unemployment Claims
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has made a series of moves – from upgrading computer technology to adding personnel and boosting phone capacity – to get unemployment claims processed faster and customers’ questions answered quicker. READ MORE...

* Additional Resource: Frequently Asked Questions During the Coronavirus Emergency

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.

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ADVISORY COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES AGENDAS AND MINUTES - updated 05/28/2020

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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

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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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