PASP County Consultant
Phone: (973) 285-6855
County of Morris
Department of Senior, Disability and Veteran Services, Division on Aging, Disabilities & Veterans
P.O. Box 900, Morristown, New Jersey 07963-0900
Fax: (973) 285-6713
Morris County area social service agencies
Morris County Department of Human Services 973-285-6868
Co-ordinates a large number of programs aimed at improving the quality of life for Morris County citizens.
Market Street Mission, Morristown 973-538-0431
Emergency assistance for homeless and disadvantaged people. Rehabilitation and recovery programs to help men recover from alcohol and drug addiction. http://www.marketstreet.org
NJ Librarians Help Residents Through Tough Economic Times
Central resource created by NJ state library staff that provides links to state agencies and non- profit agencies with information on jobs, food assistance, military benefits, & utility assistance with links to work, financial, housing, health, parental and senior sources. http://gethelp.njlibraries.org
NJ Department of Human Services provides a website designed to screen individuals for eligibility to over 30 social service programs.
NJ 211 Dial 2-1-1 to access by phone 24 hour hotline
New Jersey's community resource can be accessed online or dialed (211) from any phone. Connects users with social services & community programs.
Self-Help Group Clearinghouse 1-800-367-6274
Guide to self-help and other support groups in N.J. with national organizations, model and online groups. Sponsored by St. Clare's Health System and state government.
American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey 973-797-3300 or 1-800-507-6058
Assists individuals with shelter, food, clothing, medication, crisis counseling, and other disaster- caused needs. Helps military families.
U. S. Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213 (1-800-325-0778 TTY)
Administers these programs:
Supplemental Security Income, a program based on need, provides monthly cash benefits to people age 65 and older or disabled, regardless of age, who have limited income and assets Extra Help, program which can help people with Medicare who have limited income and assets save on the cost of prescription drugs
Social Security, which provides monthly cash benefits to retirees (age 62 and older), workers with disabilities and some family members, including the spouses and children of workers who have died.
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Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Information and referral: 973-285-6848
Case Management and Adult Protective Services: 973-326-7282 Advocacy for Morris County adults age 60 and over.
NJ EASE (New Jersey Easy Access, Single Entry)
Morris County EASE number: 1-800-564-4656
Provides an easy way for seniors and their families to get information about senior services such as healthcare, insurance, home care services, long term care options, transportation, social activities, nutrition and more.
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Division of Aging and Community Services 1-800-792-8820
Statewide Benefits for Older Persons
Guide to programs and services offered to older persons by the state of New Jersey. http://www.state.nj.us/health/senior/benefits/index.shtml
Federal Program for Older Persons
Overview of federal programs and services available to older persons.
Hope House Chore Services 973-361-5555, ext. 130
(Catholic Charities of Morris County)
Seniors who are unable to maintain their households due to either temporary or permanent physical problems are eligible for free or low-cost services to help with light household chores.
Morris County Nutrition Project 973-285-6856
"Mid-Day Friendship Centers" located throughout Morris County provide a hot lunch and the opportunity to socialize with others. Meals can also be delivered.
ElderLink (United Jewish Communities of New Jersey) 973-765-9050 Portal to all MetroWest services for seniors and their families. http://www.ujcnj.org/eldercare
Visiting Nurse Association: House Call for Groceries 1-800-WE-VISIT
Volunteers will shop for and deliver groceries to Morris County residents 60 years+ who are homebound or have limited access to assistance from family or friends.
United Way of Morris County
Pathways for Caregivers: Information, Ideas, & Support for those Providing Care for Loved Ones with Separate Sections for Aging, Disabilities, & Mental Health Caregiving. http://www.unitedwaynnj.org/ourwork/heal_caregiversresources.php
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Caregiver NJ is a guide to available resources for adults and their families living in New Jersey.
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Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey 1-800-938-4748
This non-profit serves the Morris area and provides a wide selection of home care solutions. http://www.vnannj.org/
Child and Family Resources of Morris County 973-398-1730
A childcare resource and referral center.
New Jersey Department of Human Services. Department of Children and Families.
Regulates child care in New Jersey, monitors licensed child care centers and family day care homes.
Phone: 1-877-667-9845 (for inspection records or information on a specific child care center)
Project Acorn 973-532-2501
Funds pre-school education for children of Morris County working families in need.
CLOTHING & FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Bargain Box Thrift Shop (Morristown) 973-267-1334
Dress for Success (Madison) 973-822-3188
Clothes for those entering or re-entering the job market.
Market Street Mission Thrift Store (Morristown) 973-588-0427 Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore (Mine Hill) 973-366-3358
Provides low-cost building supplies and furnishings.
Recycling Ministry of Grace Church (Madison) and St. John's Church (Dover) 973-610-2325
Collection and re-distribution agency for furniture, appliances, baby supplies, food and other items.
Salvation Army Thrift Store (Dover) 973-366-6626
DISABILITIES Morris County Office for the Disabled 973-285-6855
Provides information, referrals, and case management.
New Jersey Department of Human Services. Division of Disability Services
1-888-285-3036 (Information and referral specialist)
A comprehensive statewide directory of programs and services for NJ individuals with disabilities.
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New Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Since 1993 this division has distributed assistive technology to qualified deaf, hard of hearing, & deaf-blind NJ residents as well as those with a serious speech impediment.
V/TTY 1-800-792-8339 FAX 609-984-0390
Community Health Law Project 1-888-838-3180
Nonprofit advocacy and legal services organization dedicated to serving the needs of disabled low-income people in New Jersey. For Morris County residents:
blind or visually impaired, or living with HIV/AIDS call 973-680-5599
developmentally disabled call 908-355-8282
U.S. Department of Justice. Americans with Disabilities Act.
Information and technical assistance on the American with Disabilities Act with links to other federal agencies with ADA responsibilities.
ADA Information Line Phone: 1-800-514-0301 (voice) 1-800-514-0383 (TTY) http://www.ada.gov
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/ABUSE Jersey Battered Women's Services 24 hour hotline: 973-267-4763
Morris County full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency. Office: 973-267-7520
National Domestic Violence Hotline 24 hour hotline: 1-800-799-7233
The hotline employs bilingual advocates, technology for callers who are deaf and hearing impaired, access to translators in 139 languages and materials in a variety of formats and languages. It offers crisis intervention, referrals to shelters and information about working through the criminal justice system.
Family Support Program 973-326-7868
Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance
In-depth social worker attention to families in which there is danger of child abuse or neglect in cases not serious enough for DYFS.
Rachel Coalition 24 hour hotline: 973-740-1233
United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey
Primarily addresses the concerns of Jewish victims, but serves all ethnic groups living in suburbia. Services include a 24-hour crisis response line, emergency safe house, counseling, medical and legal support.
Boarding Homes/ Residential Healthcare 973-326-7282
Morris County Adult Services Office
Provides residents of community boarding homes, residential healthcare and assisted living facilities connections to appropriate community services and investigates reports of abuse and/ or neglect within these facilities.
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Morris County Human Services, Morris County Employment and Training Services
30 Schuyler Place, Morristown, N. J. 07963 Phone: 973-285-6880
107 Bassett Highway, Dover, N. J. 07801 Phone: 973-361-9050
Services include assistance in filing for unemployment insurance benefits, referrals to jobs, basic skills remediation, ESL, GED preparation, current labor market information, and training grants for occupational skills training in labor demand areas. Provides a full range of employment aids including resume development, computers, fax machines and job search assistance. Includes Morristown One-Stop Career Center, Workforce Investment Board, and help for dislocated workers.
Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Ave.
Whippany, N. J. 07981
Career Seminars @ Morris County Library
The library’s mission is to connect you with information and services you need to land your next job. To register for free classes: 973-285-6939
For list of all classes see:
Women's Center at CCM
County College of Morris
Student Community Center, SCC 115
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, N. J. 07869
Provides career counseling and other supportive services to meet the needs of women in their quest for economic self-sufficiency.
These organizations distribute supplemental and/or emergency food to eligible Morris County residents in need. Also check with your municipality and place of worship. Many have programs for local residents.
Food Stamps-- Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance (Morristown Office) 973-326-7800 (Dover Office) 973-989-6015 Toll free: 1-877-589-2556
Interfaith Food Pantry (Morristown) 973-538-8049 http://www.mcifp.org
Salvation Army (Morristown) 973-539-2700, Ext. 11 http://www.marketstreet.org
Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown 973-267-0709 http://www.cskmorristown.com
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Angel Food Ministries
Provides $65 worth of quality, nutritious food for $30. Accepts cash, money orders and food stamps. No applications or qualifications necessary to purchase, but must be pre-ordered with the distributors. For distribution centers:
Market Street Mission (Morristown) 973-538-4819
End Hunger NJ
Searchable database of food pantries and soup kitchens by town or zip code.
New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition
Information on food pantries listed by county.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 973-326-7800 or 1-877-589-2556
Morris County Department of Human Services
Financial assistance for parents, relatives or legal guardians who meet the income guidelines while caring for a child. Many recipients are eligible for Medicaid as well as Food Stamps.
New Jersey Family Care 1-800-701-0710
Provides health insurance to uninsured children from low to middle income families.
Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund 1-800-335-3864
Provide financial help for parents when their child’s out-of-pocket medical expenses exceed 10% of the family’s income.
Prescription Savings Program/ Pharmacy Owners Providers Services
Morris County Department of Human Services 1-800-564-4656
Provides all uninsured residents of Morris County and dependents in the same household with savings on prescription medications.
Zufall Health Center
17 South Warren Street, Dover, N. J. 07801 Phone: 973-328-3344
2 Atno Avenue, Morristown, N. J. 07960 Phone: 973-267-0002
Serves the uninsured and underinsured as well as patients with Medicaid and Medicare. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services - Charity Care
The New Jersey Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program (Charity Care) is for people who are uninsured and underinsured.
Phone: 1-866-588-5696 Monday-Friday 9-5 (also available in Spanish) http://www.state.nj.us/health/charitycare/
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New Jersey Directory of Dental Clinics, List of Medicaid and FamilyCare Providers for Children, Donated Dental & Orthodontics Services, NJ FamilyCare (affordable dental health coverage for children).
HEALTH CARE –MENTAL HEALTH St. Clare’s Health System 24 hour hotline: 973-625-0280
Behavioral Health Services offers a collection of mental health services designed to address the needs of children, adolescents and adults as well as those with substance abuse problems. The unit can be reached during normal business hours at 973-625-6150.
Mental Health Association of Morris County 973-334-3496
Local affiliate of Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association)
Helps mental health consumers and their families.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NJ 732-940-0991
Helps persons who are affected by mental illness as well as their families and friends. http://www.nami.org
New Jersey MentalHealthCares 1-866-202-4357
Funded by the N.J. Division of Mental Health Services. Offers free confidential mental health
information and referral, but does not provide crisis intervention.
SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center 1-800-789-2647 P.O. Box 42490
Washington, DC 20015
HOUSING Morris County Housing Authority 973-540-0389
Responsible for planning, development and construction of housing for the elderly and families without sufficient income.
New Jersey Housing Resource Center
Find affordable housing.
Rental Assistance/ Public Housing
For rental assistance you can inquire about the Section 8 program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the five housing authorities in Morris County. For information on application guidelines, availability and procedures call:
~Boonton Housing Authority (973) 335-0846
~Dover Housing Authority (973) 361-9444 ~Madison Housing Authority (973) 377-0258 ~Morristown Housing Authority (973) 538-6343
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Public Housing, cont’d
~Morris County Housing Authority (973) 540-0389 ~Department of Community Affairs (973) 631-6287
Housing Partnership 973-659-9222
Since 2001, this organization has helped over 475 families buy their first home. http://www.housingpartnershipmorris.org
Homeless Solutions 973-993-0900
Offers shelter, services and supportive hosing to homeless and low-income people. http://www.homelesssolutions.org
Morris County. Department of Human Services. Homeless Program
24 hour toll-free 1-800-640-9783
Offers preventive services to keep low-income individuals and families in their own homes. Provides temporary shelter.
Market Street Mission, Morristown 973-538-0431 Emergency assistance for homeless and disadvantaged people. http://www.marketstreet.org
Hope House 1-800-213-4967 or 973-361-5555 Catholic Charities of Morris County
Serves clients from Morris County. http://www.hopehousenj.org
HOUSING-FORECLOSURE New Jersey Home Ownership Preservation Effort 1-800-446-7467
N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance Assistance with home mortgage foreclosures. http://www.state.nj.us/dobi/njhope/
Homeownership Preservation Foundation 24 hour hotline 1-888-995-HOPE
Trained free counselors help homeowners avoid foreclosure.
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New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency 1-800-NJ-HOPE Links to affordable housing.
LEGAL SERVICES LSNJ-LAW, New Jersey's Statewide Legal Hotline
1-888-576-5529 (Monday - Friday, 8 AM -5:30 PM)
Co-ordinates that statewide network of nonprofit legal services programs that provide free legal assistance for low-income people in civil cases.
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Lawyer Referral Services for Morris County
Morris County Bar Association
28 Schuyler Place
Morristown, N. J. 07960
Legal Services of Northwest Jersey
Non-profit law firm offering legal counsel, advice and representation in civil matters to low- income individuals who reside in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties. Morris County location:
30 Schuyler Place, 2nd floor
P.O Box 900 Morristown, N. J. 07963 973-285-6911 http://www.lsnwj.org
Morris County Department of Senior, Disability and Veteran Services
Will make referrals for senior citizens seeking legal information and/or assistance. A volunteer attorney is available to provide legal advice and limited assistance. Information about and copies of Living Will Forms are available.
973-285-6848 (Pat Fetzer)
New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
Legal representation for adults and juveniles charged with criminal offenses who are unable to afford private lawyers.
Morris Regional Office
2150 Headquarters Plaza, 3rd Fl.
Morristown, N. J. 07960
Women's Center at County College of Morris/Legal Clinic
Offers legal consultation by volunteer lawyers on marital and family issues. The half hour sessions are by appointment only.
TRANSPORTATION - DISABLED AND/OR SENIORS
Reduced Fare Office (seniors and disabled) 973-378-6401 Access Line (paratransit services) 1-800-955-2321
ADA Services 973-391-7385
MAPS (Morris Area Paratransit Services) 1-888-282-6277
Provides transportation to medical facilities, education, employment, day care, etc.
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Public transit information. http://transoptions.org
Dial-A-Ride Call your town for information. Municipally-sponsored local transportation for seniors and disabled.
Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs 973-366-4770 Transportation assistance is available for all individuals in need.
Metro Transport (United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ) 973-325-1359 Provides transportation to elderly and disabled clients for medical and social purposes.
UTILITIES - GAS & ELECTRIC New Jersey Board of Public Utilities 1-800-510-3102
Helps make energy bills more affordable for low-income customers.
New Jersey Statewide Heating Assistance and Referral for Energy Services
866-657-4273 or 609-883-1626
Nonprofit organization which provides grants to pay the utility bills of needy households. Verizon NJ Communication Lifeline (resisdentail telephone services for low-income customers) 1-888-337-3339 http://www.njshares.org
Home Energy Assistance Program & Cooling
Morristown area: 973-644-5627 Dover area: 973-366-1131
Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs
Provides help to eligible low-income households to meet their home heating and/or cooling needs. http://hispanicaffairs.net/
Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities, and Veterans 973-285-6848
Provides information and guidance on veterans' rights, benefits and compensation claims. Provides assistance with employment, education. health care, and military records. http://www.morrishumanservices.org/dvs/
New Jersey Veterans Benefits Hotline 1-888-865-8387
Assistance with educational costs, medical care, vocational guidance, rehabilitation, and specially adapted housing.
New Jersey Veterans Counseling Hotline (toll-free 24 hour) 1-866-838-7654
Confidential 24-hour service manned by veterans who counsel callers and direct them to a wide range of services.
N.J. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs http://www.state.nj.us/military/veterans
Community Based Outpatient Clinic-Morristown 973-539-9794 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Provides primary care services and referrals for Morris County veterans.
Compiled by: Donna Burkey, Reference Librarian, June 2012
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