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.
04/16/2014- FLEMINGTON- The Department of Human Services today highlighted disability employment and adult transition services in a visit to Baker's Treat, a Café and Bakery operated by a non-profit service provider, Ability 2 Work, in Flemington. Ability 2 Work provides on the job training for about 40 individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities.
04/01/2014- Trenton – Staff from six state agencies today gathered in front of the State House to participate in a world-wide effort to raise awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The event was attended by representatives of the Departments of Community Affairs, Children and Families, Education, Health, Human Services, and Labor and Workforce Development.
03/21/2014- TRENTON – DHS Commissioner Jennifer Velez today visited the Pearce family in Moonachie to check on the progress of their roof repairs, which are being completed through the Home Repair and Advocacy Program, administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and funded through a Sandy Social Services Block Grant (SSBG).