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.
07/31/2014- Trenton - The Christie Administration today announced the availability of an online Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Portal that provides users with basic account information and member activity previously available only at Quest logo ATMs, by phone or when making purchases. The website, www.NJFamiliesFirst.com is accessible from any computer or mobile device.
07/22/2014- Trenton, N.J. – The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA), an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), together with the Department of Human Services and its Division of Developmental Disabilities (DHS/DDD) was recently recognized in “The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Money Follows the Person: A 2013 State Survey of Transitions, Services and Costs” for the Special Needs Housing Partnership Loan Program (SNHPLP). The report, prepared by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, show-cased SNPLP as a model to increase the supply of affordable housing options for people with disabilities.
07/10/2014- Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration this week announced the continued availability of its Ramp Rebuild, Replacement and Installation Program, funded by a $2.89 million federal Social Services Block Grant (SSBG). The program provides modular ramps for individuals with disabilities, whose primary homes were impacted by Superstorm Sandy.