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.
09/30/2014- TRENTON – The Christie Administration today released a series of emergency preparedness videos designed primarily for people who are Deaf. The videos provide essential information in American Sign Language, with captioning, on a variety of readiness issues. The project was funded through a Federal Emergency Management Agency Subgrant from the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH).
09/30/2014- Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration this week announced that the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Disability Services (DDS) completed a series of disability awareness trainings for the coordinators of the state’s lead agencies in emergency and disaster preparedness planning and response.
09/18/2014- TRENTON – The Christie Administration this week launched a pilot program that trains people on how to administer Naloxone (also called Narcan), an antidote used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The training was coordinated by the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services for providers of addiction treatment, and friends and families of individuals with addiction disorders.