Community Medical Center offers specialized primary care services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) community at the PROUD Center at IM Faculty Practice.
Along with the new number there will be additional resources to help people in crisis
Free US school lunches were a dream come true. Now, a hunger crisis looms for 10 million children
Congress has failed to extend school meal waivers, expiring on 30 June, and the impact will be felt almost immediately
Pre-Applications Accepted Online from July 11 to July 22 for the Elderly, Families, Disabled, and Homeless
An estimated one in 12 New Jersey households don’t have reliable access to healthy food, but the problem could be eased by better coordination between government and private groups that work to overcome hunger in the state, according to a new study.
For years, homeless residents in Ocean County relied on motels in Seaside Heights for temporary housing, one of few options available in the only county in New Jersey without a year-round homeless shelter.
Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed budget includes $11 million to expand eligibility for NJ FamilyCare.
Group for LGBTQ+ Adults with Developmental Disabilities to Hold Virtual Meeting on May 17, 7pm. New Members Welcome
LGBTQ+ WAE, scheduled to meet virtually on May 17 at 7 pm, offers a safe space for LGBTQ+ adults with developmental disabilities to interact with others who share similar experiences. Offered by the Wellness, Art and Enrichment (WAE) Center, West Orange, NJ, the group continues to invite new members to attend.
Human Services Announces New Help Line for Caregivers of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Caregivers Can Call 833-NJ-ADULT (833-652-3858) Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
After realizing there is a lack of activities available for people of all ages with special needs, Kane came up with the Field of Dreams complex. For starters, the designs of the baseball field, miniature golf course, and basketball and bocce ball courts eliminate issues for wheelchair-bound players.
The Junior Police Camp camp gives sixth, seventh and eighth graders an inside look at law enforcement careers.
Advocates used budget hearing to press for funding, virtual meetings draw more diverse witnesses
Human Services Partners with KIND to Provide Free Legal Counsel & Social Services Support to Migrant Children & Youth
New Jersey is home to the fifth largest population of unaccompanied immigrant children in the country
Call a new hotline, and you'll get just that — encouraging words from a resilient group of kindergartners.
For 2022, the Children's System of Care (CSOC) will be providing Summer Camp Services to eligible children, youth, and young adults under 21 years of age. These services include Financial Support toward Summer Camp Tuition and One-to-One Aide Services for Summer Camp.
The county college is freezing tuition and the cost of books for the second straight academic year.
Parents and caregivers can help navigate what they are seeing and hearing by having a conversation with them, acknowledging their feelings, and finding ways to cope together
NJ FamilyCare to Further Services for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities, Including Innovative Affordable Housing Investment
Feds Approve Additional Department Plans to use American Rescue Plan Matching Funds to Strengthen Medicaid Home and Community-based Services
NJ FamilyCare Providing Eight Free Over-the Counter COVID-19 Tests Per Month to Members at Participating Pharmacies
Jan. 25, 2022
(TRENTON) – Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman announced today that Human Service’s NJ FamilyCare health coverage program is covering eight over-the-counter COVID-19 tests per month at no cost to its members.
Finding proactive ways to deal with worried feelings
If you’re a conscientious parent who wants to foster safe online habits for your kids, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you the tips and tricks you need to know so your child is safe on the internet.
NJ Human Services Announces Expanded Opioid Addiction Treatment Hours Coming for Ocean & Union Counties
Expanded Hours Bolster Efforts to Remove Barriers to Treatment for Those with Opioid Use Disorder; Ocean & Union to join Atlantic, Gloucester, Hudson & Mercer Counties with Expanded Treatment Hours
More than 70 in every 1,000 Toms River children — 7.3 percent, more than triple the national average — are on the spectrum, the study said.
NJ Human Services Will Launch Application for Excluded New Jerseyans Fund - Fund to Assist Individuals Impacted by COVID-19 but Not Eligible for Other Pandemic-Related Help
Program Applications to Be Processed in the Order Received and Until Funds Are Exhausted
In an effort to close the achievement gap in NJ, Murphy has announced a plan to establish free pre-K programs over the next few years.
TikTok announced Tuesday a slew of features intended to help users struggling with mental health issues and thoughts of suicide.
(TRENTON) – Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced that the Department has launched a pilot program offering wireless devices to eligible deaf and hard of hearing New Jersey residents.
On June 29th, Governor Murphy signed the 2022 State Budget into law. The $46.4 billion budget is the largest in New Jersey history and includes several appropriations that will greatly benefit the autism and I/DD community in the coming year.
Thankfully, coverage for medically necessary Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment for children with autism enrolled in Medicaid/NJ FamilyCare became a possibility in April 2020.
NJ Human Services Announces Partnership with Community Health Law Project to Increase Access to Legal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals with Lower Incomes
Through the partnership, eligible deaf and hard of hearing individuals can receive legal assistance and supports with matters related to their public assistance, health insurance, social security benefits, landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosure defense, family law issues, consumer protection and debt collection and more.
NJ Human Services Announces Increased Hearing Aid Assistance & Enhanced Deaf and Hard of Hearing Equipment Distribution
New State Budget Boosts Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing New Jerseyans
The measure is meant to address learning loss caused by the pandemic and prolonged virtual instruction
Without saying so, NJ expands Medicaid to undocumented children
What parents can say to kids who are struggling socially and how they can help
How to build self worth in children and help them feel they can handle what comes their way
A draft bill unveiled this month known as the HCBS Access Act would require Medicaid to provide home- and community-based services to everyone who is eligible and establish a minimum set of services that states must offer.
If you want to be a better friend to people with disabilities, start by listening to what they have to say.
How to help girls build confidence based on what they can do, not what they look like
Despite the unprecedented challenges of the previous year, the Governor proposed a $44.8 billion budget that would help the State build back from the pandemic and enhance funding for essential services for the autism and intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) community.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law on Friday that requires NJ police to tell parents when their kids have marijuana.
A year after the coronavirus pandemic began, the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that a historic drop in the size of the youth detention population at the beginning of 2020 did nothing to reduce the already huge racial and ethnic disparities in who gets detained.
How to start the important conversation and keep it going.
TEAM parenting, for its four main elements: togetherness, encouragement, autonomy and minimal interference. In combination, these elements minimize conflict and foster cooperation.
Lawmakers Propose Change to Marijuana Law to Require Parent Notification When Kids Caught with Weed or Booze
TRENTON, NJ — A group of Republican lawmakers, including the 30th District’s Sen. Robert Singer, and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward “Ned” Thomson, has introduced a bill that would require parents be notified when their underage children are found in possession of marijuana and alcohol on a first offense.
The study is the first to focus on adolescents who are undergoing transition in the United States.
Pediatricians are in the perfect place to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences from playing out for years in the lives of children and adults
Keeping the parent-child relationship strong during a tricky age
With help from queer therapists and experts from The Trevor Project, here's how to endure isolation with those who might not accept your identity.
Layoffs, enrollment declines and students’ financial difficulties are among challenges, school leaders tell state Senate committee
According to a report from Feeding America, 1 in 4 households with children experienced food insecurity in 2020. "These are just levels that we've never seen before," says Diane Schanzenbach, an economist at Northwestern University.