Serving more than one million of New Jersey's most vulnerable citizens, DHS serves individuals and families with low incomes; people with mental illnesses, disabilities or special needs; and parents needing children’s healthcare, child care or facing catastrophic medical expenses for their children.
10/30/2014- TRENTON – The Christie Administration today cut the ribbon on a new accessibility ramp installed at a property in Ventnor that was nearly destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. The house since has been restored but, until recently, remained inaccessible to the owner until the new 25 foot aluminum modular ramp was built through the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Ramp Rebuild, Replacement and Installation Program, using federal Social Services Block Grant funding.
10/10/2014- TRENTON - The New Jersey Department Human Services’ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) hosted a day-long seminar, focusing on supporting the independence and employment of people with vision loss. The seminar was held this week in New Brunswick.
10/08/2014- TRENTON – The Christie Administration has launched a pilot program that trains people on how to administer Naloxone (also called Narcan), an antidote used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The training was coordinated by the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services for providers of addiction treatment, and friends and families of individuals with addiction disorders.