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.
08/24/2015- TRENTON – The Christie Administration today recognized August as Child Support Awareness Month and announced the September launch of a new live chat feature on its Child Support website to complement its automated phone service and mobile application (app). The Child Support Program is federally funded and administered through the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Family Development.
08/17/2015- TRENTON - Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Commissioner Elizabeth Connolly today announced that the DHS’ Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities has awarded State Fiscal Year 2016 funds to three projects dedicated to the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
08/07/2015- Trenton – Adopting the Christie Administration’s justification for continued operation of critical housing assistance and health and social services programs, the federal government has approved the Administration’s request to extend the operation of 13 Sandy recovery programs funded with federal Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) monies. Most of these programs, which otherwise would have been required to be phased out in September 2015, now can operate for another two years, through September 2017. The approval also permits a transfer of $10 million of SSBG funds into the Rental Assistance Program.