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.
11/22/2013- Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration today announced the launch of three child care-related programs for facilities, providers and families impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The $2.5 million in Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) funds will be used to provide: subsidies to families, whose child care was disrupted as a result of damage or displacement; storm-related building renovation and repair, and replacement of supplies and materials
11/20/2013- TRENTON – The Christie Administration today announced the start of a clinical care program for Sandy survivors still recovering from the emotional effects of the storm. Through a $5 million Social Services Block Grant, the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) will partner with Rutgers’ University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) to develop and fund a network of clinicians that will provide mental health and addiction services through 2015.
11/19/2013- Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration today announced the launch of a new program to help seniors and individuals with disabilities whose primary homes were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Home Repair and Advocacy program, funded by an $8.2 million federal Social Services Block Grant (SSBG), is administered by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) through Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). Eligible households could receive up to $5,000.