SSH TANF provides temporary financial assistance provided to families with at least one dependent child to prevent homelessness when other funding is not applicable. 


Home and community-based services for individuals with AIDS or AIDS Related complex (ARC). 

Adult Protective Services

Services for vulnerable adults residing in the community who need protection and/or assistance in dealing with an abusive, neglectful or exploitative situation. 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Division is dedicated to serving people with disabilities. We encourage people to request reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA complaints may be filed with Barbara Metzger the Disability Services Planner at: 908-788-1361 or email [email protected] 

Boarding Home/Rooming House Services

The Division investigates complaints of abuse, neglect and exploitation of residents of boarding homes, residential health care facilities, rooming houses and unlicensed facilities as well as providing outreach services to these residents. 

Car Repair

County funded program for individuals with disabilities, TANF and GA recipients. 

Child Support and Paternity

The Division is responsible for locating absent parents, establishing paternity and/or securing child support for TANF/WFNJ recipients and non-TANF applicants for child support services. 
County Child Care Program The Division provides reimbursements of child care costs to eligible county residents to assist them in obtaining/retaining employment, education and training. 

Dr. Orlie Pell Fund, Inc.

The Division administers a safety net fund for those individuals in need of food, clothing, utilities, prescription drugs, etc., who are ineligible for other categorical assistance programs and services. 

NJ FamilyCare Program

Provides free or low-cost health insurance to low-income working families and their children who cannot afford to privately pay the cost of health insurance. 

Food Stamp Program

Federally funded USDA program, which provides benefits to income eligible households in order to increase their food purchasing power and improve the nutritional adequacy of their diets. 
Food Stamp households that incur heating expenses can apply for heating and cooling assistance through the Home Energy Assistance program. 

Special Fund for Purchas of Non-Food Personal Care Items 

Food Stamp households that do not qualify for other programs may receive a maximum of $100 per calendar year for the purchase of personal care items. 

Food Stamp Employment Training Program (FSETP) 

Can provide $6/day travel reimbursement for individuals who use their own vehicles, or LINK transportation assistance can be provided in order to search for employment 

General Assistance Program (GA) 

The Division provides General Assistance Program benefits to individuals 18 and over without dependent children who can qualify for cash benefits, medical coverage, transportation and possible housing to residents of all County municipalities, with the exception of Lambertville, E. Amwell, W. Amwell and Holland Township. 

Homeless/Emergency Programs

The Division provides shelter and shelter related services to clients eligible for TANF/GA and SSI Emergency Assistance. The SSH State program and the Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) provides funding for clients who are ineligible for services under Emergency Assistance. 

Medicaid Programs

Medicaid coverage is provided to eligible individuals/couples in the following categories: 
  • Aged, blind and disabled individuals residing in the community, boarding homes or nursing homes 
  • Medicaid Only
  • Pregnant women
  • Parents with children
  • Children under the age of twenty-one (21)
  • Medical Emergency Program for Undocumented Residents
  • NJ Workability Program
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
  • Community Resources for People with Disabilities (CRPD) 

Global Options Waiver Program (GO) 

Medicaid services are provided to eligible clients to remain in the community or return to the community, rather than be cared for in a nursing home or hospital setting. 

Medically Needy Program

This program provides specific medical benefits to pregnant women, needy children, the aged, blind and disabled whose income and assets are too high to qualify them for the Medicaid Only Program. 

Personal Assistant Services Program (PASP)

The Personal Assistant Services Program is a State funded program that serves self-directed people ages 18-65 who have a physical disability and can supervise a personal assistant. 
The Hunterdon County Department of Human Services is an equal opportunity employer. There is no discrimination in employment nor in the provision of services based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental or birth status. 

For questions and further information call the county at: (908) 788-1300, Fax (908) 806-4588, TDD (908) 806-4718