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with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

Additional New Jersey Resources (Various Ages)

New Jersey Department of Health administers the following program:

  • Special Child Health Services Case Management . Special Child Health Services Case Management is available to assist parents/guardians of children (birth to 21) with special health needs, including long-term medical conditions, birth defects, physical and developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury. They make referrals and assist families to access State, federal and community resources out of 21 county-based case management units.

New Jersey Department of Children and Families

  • Children’s System of Care (CSOC). CSOC provides a range of essential services , including in-home supports, group home placement, family support services, and summer camp. PerformCare is the Contracted System Administrator (CSA) for the New Jersey Children’s System of Care, and is available by telephone 24 hours a day.
  • Office of Advocacy. The DCF Office of Advocacy assists the Department in its mission to keep New Jersey families safe, healthy and connected by providing information and responding to the concerns of parents and youth. The Office of Advocacy can be contacted by calling the toll free number, 1-877-543-7864 or email at askdcf@dcf.nj.gov

Children's Interagency Coordinating Councils (CIACC). CIACC are entities that foster cross-system service planning for children with behavioral health problems. They serve as the mechanism to develop and maintain a responsive, accessible and integrated system of care for children with special social and emotional needs and their families, through the involvement of parents, consumers, youth and child serving agencies as partners.

New Jersey Department of Human Services

  • Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). MLTSS is a Medicaid funded program that provides comprehensive services and supports through Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). Although many people associate the program with seniors who need a “nursing home level of care”, the program is also available to children with complex needs or who are medically fragile.

    Children (birth through age 20) meet clinical eligibility for MLTSS through functional limitations, identified in terms of developmental delays or functional limitations for age-appropriate activities of daily living, and require nursing care over and above routine parenting and meets the criteria for skilled nursing care that requires complex skilled nursing interventions 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

  • Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund. New Jersey families may be eligible to receive support for uncovered medical expenses through the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund.

    A catastrophic illness is any illness or condition, acute or chronic, for which expenses are incurred that are not covered by insurance, state, federal programs, or any other sources* and exceed the program’s eligibility threshold.

    Eligible expenses must exceed 10% of the family's income, plus 15% of any excess income over $100,000. The child must have been 21 years or younger when the medical expenses were incurred. The family must have lived in New Jersey for 3 months immediately prior to the date of application.

County Boards of Social Services . County Boards of Social Services administer a variety of federal, state and county programs that assist individuals and families to meet basic needs, protect health, and promote welfare and self-sufficiency. Programs administered by social services boards include:


County Government Offices

County County Services County Address
Atlantic County Department of Family and Community Development 1333 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
609-348-3001
Bergen County Bergen County Board of Social Services 218 Route 17
North 17 Park Office Center
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
201-368-4200
Burlington County Burlington County Board of Social Services Human Services Facility
795 Woodlane Road Mount Holly, NJ 08060
609-261-1000
Camden County Camden County Board of Social Services Althea R. Wright Administration Bldg.
600 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08102-1255
856-225-8800
Cape May County Cape May County Board of Social Services 4005 Route 9 South
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
609-886-6200
Cumberland County Cumberland County Board of Social Services 275 North Delsea Dr.
Vineland, NJ 08360-3607
856-691-4600
Essex County Essex County Dept. of Citizen Services Division of Welfare
18 Rector Street - 9th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
973-733-3000
Gloucester County Gloucester County Division of Social Services 400 Hollydell Drive
Sewell, NJ 08080
856-582-9200
Hudson County Hudson County Dept. of Family Services Division of Welfare
257 Cornelison Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
201-420-3000
Hunterdon County Division of Social Services PO Box 2900
6 Gauntt Place
Flemington, NJ 08822
908-788-1300
Mercer County Mercer County Board of Social Services 200 Woolverton Street
Trenton, NJ 08611
609-989-4320
Middlesex County Middlesex County Board of Social Services 181 How Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
732-745-3500
Monmouth County Monmouth County Division of Social Services PO Box 3000
3000 Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
Morris County Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance 340 W. Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-326-7800
Ocean County Ocean County Board of Social Services 1027 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753
732-349-1500
Passaic County Passaic County Board of Social Services 80 Hamilton Street
Paterson, NJ 07505-2057
973-881-0100
Salem County Salem County Board of Social Services 147 South Virginia Avenue
Penns Grove, NJ 08069
856-299-7200
Somerset County Somerset County Board of Social Services PO Box 936
73 East High Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
908-526-8800
Sussex County Sussex County Division of Social Services 83 Spring Street,
Suite 203
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-3600
Union County Union County Division of Social Services 342 Westminster Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-965-2700
Warren County Warren County Division of Temporary Assistance and Social Services 1 Shotwell Dr.
Belvidere, NJ 07823
908-475-6301

Last Updated: Tuesday, 09/27/22
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