Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 27, 2020

Union County Needs Assessment Community Forum

Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Angel G. Estrada, Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, Freeholder Sergio Granados, Freeholder Angela Garretson and Freeholder Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded joined Union County Manager Ed Oatman, Deputy Union County Manager Amy Wagner, Union County Department of Human Services Director Debbie-Ann Anderson and Human Services staff in welcoming the panel participants to the Union County Needs Assessment Community Forum at Kean University in Union. The panelists are Christine Beyer, Commissioner of Department of Children and Families for the State of NJ, Peggy McDonald, Assistant Commissioner of Division of Student Services for the NJ Department of Education, Elisa Neira, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Human Services for the State of NJ, and Rebecca Rhoades, Director for the Office of Homelessness Prevention for the NJ Department of Community Affairs.

The newly released Union County Needs Assessment report is based on public surveys and focus groups as well as analyses conducted by public, nonprofit and private sector stakeholders. It covers the full range of Union County services, from parks, recreation, education and cultural events to social services, emergency response and more.

For more information about the Union County Department of Human Services visit www.ucnj.org/departments/human-services/.

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