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Mercer County Board of Social Services
The Mercer County Board of Social Services provides economic and social services to Mercer County individuals and families based upon financial need. Services include cash assistance, food assistance, medical assistance, child support, funeral and burial assistance, and transportation assistance. The Mercer County Board of Social Services can be reached at 609-989-4320.
New Jersey Department of Human Services
The New Jersey Department of Human Services (NJDHS) serves seniors, individuals and families with low incomes; people with developmental disabilities or late-onset disabilities; people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind; parents needing child care services, child support, and/or healthcare for their children; and families facing catastrophic medical expenses for their children.
As part of its commitment to helping New Jersey citizens, the New Jersey Department of Human Services recently released information about Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and its February benefits. More information can be found at the State’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program website.
Whether struggling with a personal challenge or recovering from a natural disaster, NJ 2-1-1 provides connections to services that often mean the difference between hope and despair. This statewide service is free, confidential, multilingual, and always open. NJ 2-1-1 can be reached three ways: dial 211, text your zip code to 898-211, or chat with someone on its website.
NJ FamilyCare is New Jersey's publicly funded health insurance program that includes Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid, and Medicaid expansion populations. Qualified New Jersey residents of any age may be eligible for free or low-cost health insurance that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services, and hospitalization. To reach NJ FamilyCare, visit its website or call 800-701-0710 (TTY 800-701-0720).
Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership
The Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership (GMPHP) is a collaboration of hospitals, health departments, the Mercer County Department of Human Services, and other not-for-profit organizations whose mission is to measurably improve the health of residents of the Greater Mercer County community. In 2018, the Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership undertook development of its third Community Health Assessment (CHA). The assessment was designed to ensure that Mercer County public, private, and community-based organizations continue to effectively and efficiently serve the needs of their communities. Contact the Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership at 609-580-0621.