Need Food? Shelter? Medical Care?
Income and expenses vary widely between a single millennial to a household of two parents and three kids. The bare-minimum Household Survival Budget does not include any savings, leaving a household vulnerable to unexpected expenses. Social Services are available to assist with basic needs.
The mission of the Morris County Department of Human Services is to provide help and assistance to residents in need, from children to families to seniors. Services provided by the Department include financial and emergency assistance, access to mental health and substance abuse services, job training and support, prevention services for youth, support for veterans, transportation for elderly and disabled, meals on wheels and adult protective services for vulnerable adults at risk of abuse. https://hs.morriscountynj.gov/
Social Service Intake 973-829-8264
Full range of social services available by calling 973-829-8264. Anyone with an identified problem such as housing, medical needs, financial needs, transportation or personal problems may receive help. Target populations are vulnerable adults or families experiencing housing, financial, child rearing, or mental health problems. Social workers do an initial needs assessment, screen for program eligibility, give information and referrals, and provide short-term services such as links with shelters, back rent/mortgage assistance, utility and relocation assistance. Individuals/families with on-going needs are assigned to the appropriate service unit.