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Mercer County is now operating an appointment-only, drive-up testing site for COVID-19 at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence. Your doctor must fax your prescription to the site's appointment makers. Those who show up and who do not have an appointment will not be able to be tested. If you are symptomatic and need testing you must contact your doctor who will fax a prescription to the test site. The fax number is: (609) 630-4031.

Personal Protective Equipment Needed! Donate supplies here

Important Return to Work information for MCBOSS Employees here

N.J. Dept. of Health COVID-19 Dashboard updates positive-test cases by county daily. Mercer County releases no identifiers other than the number of cases seen in Mercer County. Mercer does not tally by municipality. Click here to subscribe to Mercer bulletins.

For information on COVID-19: www.mercercounty.org/covid-19.

General questions? Call: 2-1-1; Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253; Text: NJCOVID to 898-211; Text your ZIP code to 898-211 for live text assistance.

COVID-19  Updates from Mercer County

Most Mercer County-run facilities are closed due to the COVID-19. More information here.

Mercer County Employees COVID-19 Temporary Time & Attendance Provisions

 

Human Services

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Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the State of New Jersey operates the Mercer County Homeless Hotline (including Code Blue). Mercer County residents experiencing a homeless emergency should call 211 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Service is free, confidential, multilingual, and always open.  NJ 211


Marygrace Billek, Director

Phone: 609-989-6526
Fax: 609-989-6032
Mail: 640 S. Broad Street           
  P.O. Box 8068 
  Trenton, NJ 08650-0068
Email: humanservices@mercercounty.org

 

The Mercer County Department of Human Services fosters a comprehensive human service delivery system that enhances the health, safety, and quality of life for all residents of Mercer County. The department's goal is to create an environment of public trust by empowering and strengthening individuals and families, advocating for sound policy, mobilizing resources, and acting as champions for those citizens who are most vulnerable and in need of services.

Through its offices and divisions, the Department of Human Services provides funding to community-based organizations for those organizations to provide direct services to Mercer County residents. The department does not provide direct services to Mercer County residents, but directs Mercer County residents to where they can access services. With this funding, the Department of Human Services complies with procurement practices in accordance with the New Jersey Public Contracts Law 40:A:11-1 et seq.

The Department of Human Services functions under three units: the Director’s Office, Community Services, and Health and Wellness.

Overseen by Director Billek, the Director’s Office’s functions include contract administration, duties related to the Mercer County Commission on the Status of Women, and general administration for the department. Ms. Billek can be reached at humanservices@mercercounty.org or 609-989-6526.

Overseen by Deputy Director DuEwa Edwards-Dickson, Community Services is comprised of the Office for Community Centers and Childcare, Office on Homeless Services, Division of Youth Services, Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC), and the Mercer County Commission on Abused, Neglected, and Missing Children. Ms. Edwards-Dickson can be reached at 609-989-6982 or dedwards-dickson@mercercounty.org.

Overseen by Deputy Director Ann Dorocki, the Health and Wellness unit is comprised of the Office on Addiction Services, Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), the Division of Mental Health, and the Division of Public Health. Ms. Dorocki can be reached at 609-989-6897 or adorocki@mercercounty.org.