The mission of the Department of Human Services (DHS) is to empower all Union County individuals, families and communities to achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency and quality of life through an accessible, inclusive and comprehensive approach to service delivery and care.
An integrated system of services in which partners work together to provide programs that improve the lives of Union County residents and strengthen communities.
Phone / E-mail
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:30am to 4:30 pm
Union County Administration Building
Second Floor – Human Services
10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Expanded Office Hours for Social Services
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the expansion of business hours for its Division of Social Services (DSS) within the Department of Human Services effective February 1, 2020. The new hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. The DSS offices in Elizabeth are located at 342 Westminster Avenue and in Plainfield at 200 West 2nd Street. Learn more.