Union County, NJ – 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. They apply to the DSS offices in Elizabeth at 342 Westminster Avenue and in Plainfield at 200 West 2nd Street.
“The new office hours are designed to provide Union County residents with more opportunities to contact DSS while minimizing disruptions to daytime work schedules and other commitments,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.
“Last year the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey recognized DSS with its 2019 ‘Social Services Champion’ award for excellence, and the expanded hours are part of our commitment to continue building on that record,” said Mirabella.
The Union County Division of Social Services administers federal and state programs that provide income eligible residents in need of help with food, shelter, medical assistance, and other services to secure individuals and families.
Last year the Division of Social Services provided food assistance to a total of 37,076 Union County residents, including 17,432 children, and the Immunization Clinic provided 1,610 free immunizations to children. Hours of operation for the Immunization Clinic, located at 40 Parker Road in Elizabeth, will remain at 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
DSS also assists with nursing home placement, traumatic brain injury cases and refugee resettlement. Union County handles more refugee resettlement cases than any other county in New Jersey.
For more information about DSS and other offices of the Union County Department of Human Services, call the DHS Action Line, 888-845-3434, or 908-558-2288, or email DHSaction@ucnj.org for quick, personal service. For all Union County government services, visit www.ucnj.org.
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