The State of New Jersey – Department of Human Services offers a variety of resources and services for individuals with disability, medical, mental health, addiction, and aging needs. Click the links below for more information!
"The Fund is a financial assistance program for New Jersey Families with potentially catastrophic medical expenses due to a child’s illness or condition."
"This program is responsible for the coordination and provision of a full range of services that help promote employment outcomes for people who are deaf-blind, with varying degrees of vision and hearing loss."
The Division of Disability Services (DDS) provides a single point-of-entry for people seeking disability related information in New Jersey. DDS serves individuals with all disabilities, statewide. DDS works to streamline access to services and information that promote and enhance independent living for individuals with disabilities by facilitating coordination and cooperation among local, county and state government agencies.
"The Division of Aging Services (DoAS) administers a number of federal and state-funded programs that make it easier for older adults to live in the community as long as possible with independence, dignity and choice."
"The Division oversees New Jersey's adult system of community-based behavioral health services. These agencies provide a full array of services, including substance abuse prevention and early intervention, emergency screening, outpatient and intensive outpatient mental health and addictions services, partial care and partial hospitalization, case management, medication assisted treatment for substance abuse, and long and short term mental health and substance abuse residential services, in addition to other evidence-based practices such as the Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), supported employment and education, and supportive housing."
"The mission of OPDD is to reduce the frequency of occurrence of severe chronic mental or physical disabilities that originate during pregnancy or early childhood."
CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR THE PDF VERSION OF THE 2020-2021 NEW JERSEY RESOURCES GUIDE