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.
03/30/2015- TRENTON – Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Commissioner Elizabeth Connolly today announced the creation of the New Jersey Career Transitional Education Program (NJCTEP), an online career program for people with disabilities who are transitioning out of institutional care and seeking new or upgraded skills in order to obtain employment.
03/23/2015- Trenton, NJ – First Lady Mary Pat Christie is leading a national effort to bring attention to Down syndrome cognition research, a bio-medical initiative targeted at developing drug therapies aimed at improving memory, learning and communication for individuals with Down syndrome. Mrs. Christie is being joined by 28 other First Spouses from around the country who are participating in this year’s “Light the Way” program to help raise awareness in their home states.
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.