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.
05/28/2015- TRENTON - Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Commissioner Elizabeth Connolly today announced that Division of Developmental Disabilities’ (DDD) Chief of Staff Thomas Papa has been chosen by the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) as the July 2015 Gary Smith Scholarship Award Recipient. This scholarship award funds the honorees’ participation in the University of Delaware Leadership Consortium, held twice yearly.
05/14/2015- TRENTON – May 13, 2015 – The Department of Human Services (DHS) today honored six New Jersey high school and middle school students at an event hosted by DHS’ Division of Family Development’s Office of Child Support. The students were honored for their winning entries in the Department of Human Services’ Teen Media Contest, which acknowledged and celebrated the many different forms families take.