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


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, the oversight of the Division of Public Health, and general administration for the department. Ms. Billek can be reached at 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

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), and the Division of Mental Health. Ms. Dorocki can be reached at 609-989-6897 or