Christina M. Topolosky, Assistant Director
Phone: 908-527-4839 or 908-527-4861

The mission of the Union County Department of Human Services is to coordinate and deliver quality, cost-effective programs and services that recognize and respond to quality-of-life needs of Union County’s elderly, poor, underemployed and youth populations. The Division of Planning’s responsibility is to facilitate provision of a wide variety of countywide social and supportive service programs, including but not limited to, those homeless assistance services made available by local provider agencies.

The Continuum of Care/Homeless (CoC/H) unit provides information and referral on safety-net services to promote self-sufficiency. Services are contracted with community and faith-based agencies specializing in homeless services (including homeless prevention). Staff support for the Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Systems and Continuum of Care (CEAS/CoC) Committee is also provided. To join CEAS/CoC Committee and/or be added to the distribution list: please check out the Agency Contact & Voting Representative Information Form.

The CEAS/CoC Committee usually meets the 2nd Thursday of every month (unless otherwise indicated*), starting in January. Please note that CEAS/CoC does not meet during the months of July and August. The 2016 meeting schedule is as follows:

DateTimeLocation
January 129:30 a.m.The Gateway Family YMCA
135 Madison Ave, Elizabeth
(908) 355-9622
March 99:30 a.m.Family Promise
402 Union Ave., Elizabeth
(908) 289-7300
May 119:30 a.m.To be determined
June 89:30 a.m.To be determined
September 149:30 a.m.To be determined
November 99:30 a.m.To be determined

Note that location/time is subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact the CEAS/CoC Committee support staff at (908) 527-4861.

Proposed Agenda for the next CEAS/CoC meeting: Agenda 3-9-2017

The ranking recommendations were reviewed and approved at the September 9, 2016 CEAS/CoC Committee meeting.
Conducted on January 26, 2016.

For more information about homeless and homeless prevention service providers, please check out the Union County Homeless Services Resource Directory and Quick Reference Sheet.

The Union County 24-Hour Homeless Hotline is: (908) 756-6061

For information about Foreclosure Assistance, please check out the Foreclosure Resources, provided by the Union County Foreclosure Task Force.

For information about the Code Blue Homeless Emergency Shelter Initiative, please check out the Code Blue website.

Additional Resources:

Staff Contacts for the CoC/H Unit:

  • 908-527-4861 (Homeless & Homeless Prevention Information/Referral)
  • 908-527-4841 (Homeless & Homeless Prevention Information/Referral)
  • 908-527-4837 (Continuum of Care & Information/Referral)
  • 908-527-4311 (Continuum of Care & Information/Referral)