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Union County’s “Action Line” is there for Residents in Need

The County of Union encourages residents who need help with food, shelter, employment, and other critical needs to call the county’s Action Line, either at 888-845-3434 or 908-558-2288.

“By calling the Action Line, residents can receive the help and information they need,”  Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella said. “Our Action Line staff has the knowledge and resources to help, either in English or Spanish, and can direct callers to our community partners and other local resources if needed.”

DHS Action Line specialists, including Spanish speakers, are available Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Voice and email messages left after hours will be answered the next business day. Residents may also email their questions to

The Action Line, part of the many programs run by the Union County Department of Human Services, is comprised of professionals who are trained to explain the programs and services provided by Union County as well as answer specific concerns or questions. In addition, the Action Line provides Human Services clients with a portal for resolving issues related to benefits and payments.

Staff is also available to help residents connect with services for seniors and their caregivers, employment opportunities and job training, food and shelter, homeless prevention, mental health and addiction issues, special transportation needs, issues, special needs, programs for at-risk youth, and more.

For information about the Union County Department of Human Services and its programs, please visit or call 908-527-4808.