New Jersey: Health & Disability Programs

New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) Division of Child Behavioral Health Services
DCF provides families with one point of contact that registers, tracks and coordinates care for children who are screened into its Children’s Behavioral Health Service System of Care; DCF contracts with PerformCare, a private entity that administers this service system that includes  mobile response and stabilization services, care management organizations, youth case management services, and family support organizations.
50 East State Street, 4th floor
P.O. Box 717
Trenton, NJ  08625
(609) 292-4741
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services’ Division of Aging and Community Services
This division provides information on who to contact about senior and caregiver services; Medicare options; nutrition, health education and other programs, including programs that help people in need of long-term care services get help in their home or community setting instead of in a nursing home; and how to protect vulnerable adults living at home or in institutions from abuse, neglect and exploitation. Programs provided include the Live Long, Live Well Walking Program, a walking program for people age 50 and older; “Senior Nutrition Programs: Promising Practices for Diverse Populations,” a directory that features select nutrition programs from around the country that have launched innovative strategies to increase participation by seniors of diverse populations; and HealthEASE, a program that coordinates and expands health promotion and disease prevention services for older adults locally.  Also provided is Take Control of Your Health, three different peer-led programs designed to give people with chronic conditions and/or their caregivers knowledge, skills and confidence to take a more active role in their health care:  Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), which helps people with chronic conditions and/or their caregivers overcome daily challenges and maintain an active life; Tomando Control de su Salud, developed for Spanish-speaking individuals and covers topics similar to CDSMP but are presented in a culturally appropriate way and are in Spanish without translators; Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP), presented in workshop format for people with diabetes and /or their caregivers covering topics specific to ways to control diabetes.
P. O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 292-7837
Toll-free in NJ (800) 367-6543

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services’ Family Health Services, Special Child Health Services

Two programs under New Jersey’s Special Child Health Services are: the Early Intervention System, which serves children (up to age three) who have developmental delays or disabilities, and Case Management Units, which serve children of all ages who have complex medical conditions such as autism, cleft lip/palate, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, phenylketonuria (PKU), and sickle cell disease. Also provided are mandatory newborn screening programs including genetic and biochemical screening and hearing loss screening, a Special Child Health Registry which is used for confidential tracking and needs assessment, and the Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism. 
P. O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 292-7837
Toll-free in NJ: 1-800-367-6543
New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI)
CBVI’s major programs consist of educational services from birth through high school years to eligible children and their families, which include Early Intervention Services (birth to age 3), School Age Services (ages 3 to 21), and Deaf-Blind Services (birth through 21); Independent Living, which includes social casework, rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, eye health (the arrangement of any medical care needed to restore vision and/or prevent further vision loss), and the acquisition of visual aides to help low vision; Vocational Rehabilitation, which includes high school transitional services, vocational evaluation, counseling, guidance, training, job placement and post-employment services, college counseling and support, vending facility and Business Enterprise Programs, marketing of home-produced products, special services for people with multiple disabilities, and technology and career training programs; prevention of blindness and eye health services; and Additional Services, such as applications for handicapped parking placards, income tax certification letters, self-help peer groups, community companions or volunteers, referral to community based programs and services, reduced fare applications for public transportation, low and high technical aids and appliances, complaint resolution, and consumer advocacy.
153 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101
(973) 648-2324
New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Addiction Services (DAS)
DAS develops and supports community-based prevention, education, and early intervention services to at-risk populations that will develop their knowledge and skills to make healthy choices. The Division supports and monitors a wide variety of substance abuse treatment services and treatment providers designed to reduce the misuse of alcohol and other drugs; it is also responsible for the Statewide Intoxicated Driving Program, which processes the conviction records of drivers convicted of driving under the influence and schedules these drivers for detention, evaluation, education, and treatment referral.
120 South Stockton Street, 3rd floor
Trenton, NJ 08611
(609) 292-5760 
New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH)
DDHH provides the following services and programs: information and referral services, which is based on a list of sign language interpreters, captioning providers and assistive listening devices to provide people who are deaf and hard of hearing; a hotline that responds to consumers’ requests for information on topics such as medical, healthcare, legal, and employment concerns; technical assistance provided through educational workshops and training sessions to enhance awareness of hearing loss and assistive technology devices; advocacy for  people who are deaf and hard of hearing; publications on hearing loss; an equipment distribution program; and assistive communication devices demonstration centers.
P. O. Box 074
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 984-7281
Toll-free (800) 792-8339
New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
DDD funds a wide range of services developed to help support individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in the community, including: case management and/or information and referral services to eligible individuals; the Medicaid Community Care Waiver; and day, residential, and family support services.
P.O. Box 726
Trenton, N.J. 08625
Toll Free (800) 832-9173
New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health Services  
The Division funds private, not-for-profit community agencies to provide a full range of mental health services, including  crisis intervention; community residences such as group homes, supervised apartments and family care homes where people can live and receive psychiatric care and treatment; outpatient services including periodic counseling, therapy and help with taking and monitoring medication; partial hospitalization and partial care; integrated case management; Programs of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) in which providers ensure that comprehensive rehabilitation, treatment and support services are integrated into the treatment plan; supported employment services to help clients to prepare to enter or re-enter the workforce successfully; systems advocates, and other services intended to provide support for families of people with mental illness, for the homeless mentally ill, and for people who abuse alcohol or drugs and have a mental illness.
P.O. Box 727
Trenton, NJ  08625
Toll-free:  1-800-382-6717
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS)
DVRS provides vocational counseling and guidance; placement services; job seeking skills; supported employment which provides support during the job search, interview, application process, the start of employment, and periodically during employment as follow-up to ensure job retention; time limited placement and coaching; job accommodations; skills training; college training; physical restoration, or the provision of equipment or therapies which improve physical or cognitive functioning to facilitate employment; emotional restoration services; mobility equipment; driver training; and vehicle and home modifications.
1 John Fitch Plaza, P.O. Box 110
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 292-5987