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.
06/17/2013- WHIPPANY – Department of Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez today toured and met with employees at the NJ 2-1-1 Partnership call center, the state’s primary information and referral source for health and human service programs, government assistance information and emergency preparedness or recovery resources. In the month following Superstorm Sandy, the NJ 211 staff handled more than 90,000 calls – about ten times its typical volume.
05/31/2013- Christie Administration officials are reminding New Jersey residents to prepare for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season - which begins Saturday, June 1 - by staying informed, making a family emergency plan and having a well-stocked emergency kit.
05/23/2013- ASBURY PARK, N.J. – In support of Governor Christie’s commitment to help New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents, the Christie Administration today announced that more than 700 Section 8 Special Admissions Housing Choice Vouchers have been provided to date to low-income families displaced by Superstorm Sandy.