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.



Aging Individual and Family Support Outreach and Advocacy

Social Services Youth Services American Job Center

Cornerstone Accessible Transportation

Executive Staff

Debbie-Ann Anderson

Karen Dinsmore
Assistant Director

Melissa Lespinasse
Assistant Director


Phone / E-mail

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
8:30am to 4:30 pm


Mailing Address

Union County Administration Building
Second Floor – Human Services
10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07207

Contact Form

    UCDHS Action Line

    Rapid, personal assistance with any question, complaint or concern about services

    or 908-558-2288

    Services for Seniors 888-280-8226

    Listening. Advocating