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, NJ – Continuing the Administration’s efforts to reduce homelessness in New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Charles A. Richman today announced that 12 nonprofit organizations have been selected to manage the distribution of 500 State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) vouchers and service funding through a new program in New Jersey announced by Governor Christie in March, known as “Housing First.” The initiative provides $5.4 million in annualized funding for rental assistance and $250,000 in additional funding for coordinated services.
TRENTON – As New Jersey faces its first extended heat wave this week, the Department of Human Services (DHS) today issued a warning for senior citizens, people with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders and others taking medications affected by high temperatures.
TRENTON, NJ – Today, the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission (CICRFC) celebrated 28 years of helping New Jersey families struggling to pay uncovered medical expenses for their children and announced its fiscal year 2016 grant awards at its annual meeting. The CICRFC is an independent agency allocated within the New Jersey Department of Human Services and is the first of its kind in the nation.