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.
TRENTON- New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Commissioner Elizabeth Connolly today announced that New Jersey’s participation in the federal Money Follows the Person program – known as “I Choose Home N.J.” (ICHNJ) -- has resulted in assisting more than 1,600 Medicaid eligible individuals in moving from nursing homes and state developmental centers, into their own homes in local communities.
Trenton, NJ – Continuing the Administration’s strong record of reducing homelessness in New Jersey, Governor Christie today announced the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will issue 500 State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) vouchers through a new statewide Housing First program. The vouchers will be available to chronically homeless individuals and/or families who are high utilizers of public systems.
Trenton, NJ – Highlighting the importance of increased intervention options to help overdose victims get the treatment needed for a path to recovery, Governor Chris Christie today visited with recovery coaches and consumers of Monmouth Medical Center’s Recovery Coaches program. The initiative is a direct result of the work of the Governor’s Facing Addiction Task Force, which identified this critical period following an overdose as a missed opportunity to intervene and provide treatment and assistance to individuals who suffer a drug overdose.