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Building Bridges: Union County Collaborates With Nonprofit Organizations to Strengthen Human Services Networks

On Monday, Commissioner Chairwoman Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded, along with Commissioners Alexander Mirabella, Sergio Granados, and Joseph Bodek, gathered for a constructive roundtable discussion alongside Deputy County Manager, Amy Wagner. The meeting focused on fostering collaboration with community nonprofit organizations, which was led by Union County Department of Human Services Director, Debbie-Ann Anderson, and her dedicated team.

“Building bridges between government officials and nonprofit organizations is crucial for the holistic development of our community,” said Commissioner Chairwoman Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded. “This partnership allows us to pool our expertise and resources to better serve the residents of Union County.”

The Union County Department of Human Services provides a wide range of support programs and social services, with its mission to empower all Union County individuals, families and communities to achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency and quality of life using an accessible, inclusive and comprehensive approach to service delivery and care.

The roundtable’s primary objective was to highlight the critical integration, impact, and interconnectedness within the human services delivery system throughout the county. Participants emphasized the importance of community partnerships in delivering essential services to positively impact Union County residents.

The collaboration demonstrates a commitment by Union County and local nonprofits to work together in addressing the diverse needs of the community. Through open dialogue, the leaders intend to streamline efforts, share resources, and enhance the overall effectiveness of human services programs.

“Through these discussions, the Union County Commissioners and the Department of Human Services are actively working towards creating a more cohesive and impactful approach,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados, Liaison to the Human Services Advisory Council. “Our shared commitment to guiding principles, and streamlining of services exemplifies a collective effort to enhance the well-being of our community.”

With a human-centered approach these discussions focused on basic needs for residents with shared resources.  Collaborations develop into building blocks that will streamline services moving individuals and families to self-sufficiency.                                                      

Residents are encouraged to stay informed about the upcoming events and resources available through the Union County Department of Human Services by visiting the official website at Additionally, individuals seeking information or assistance can contact the Action Line at 908-677-5405.