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.
02/26/2015- Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration has expanded its efforts to assist people with disabilities in gaining physical access to their Sandy-damaged homes by adding the availability of vertical platform lifts and stair glides to the modular ramp program.
02/19/2015- Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski today urged all Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Amerigroup New Jersey Inc. policyholders who may have been affected by the recent data breach at Anthem Inc. to avail themselves of identity repair assistance and credit monitoring services being offered by the health insurer.
02/18/2015- Trenton, NJ – Governor Chris Christie today announced the departure of Department of Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez. Velez was first appointed in February 2007 under then Governor Jon Corzine and reappointed by Christie in March 2010. She is the longest serving commissioner at the department. Under her leadership, the State advanced a number of critical reforms that strengthened the safety net, and improved health care delivery, including the recent implementation of managed long term services and supports for seniors and individuals with disabilities.