Division of Senior Services


The Essex County Division of Senior Services, located at 900 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona, New Jersey is the doorway to programs and services located in the Essex County community where seniors and adults with physical disabilities live. It is the primary center for planning, program development and coordination of services to persons age 60 and over.

The Division’s services are targeted to individuals with the greatest social and economic need.

Programs offered by the Division of Senior

Services include:

Adult Protective Services

Assisted Transportation

Caregiver Assistance

Care Management

Certified Home Health Aide

Dental Health Services

Emergency Heating/Cooling Program

Financial Counseling: Friend/Advocate

Grandparent Caregivers

Health Insurance Counseling (SHIP)

Home Delivered Meals

Home Friend (in-home chore service)

Home Modifications (ramps)

Information & Assistance (NJ EASE)

Legal Services

Nutrition Sites

Outreach

Programs: Jersey Assistance for community caregivers (JACC)

Residential Repair (minor repairs)

Respite Services

Senior Citizen Newspaper – Essex Advisor

Telephone Reassurance

Title IIIE Family Caregivers Support Services

Transportation 

(To schedule a ride, call 973-618-1280)

Visiting Nurse

The Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) serves as your access to Information and Assistance on the full range of public and private home and community based long-term care services available in New Jersey. The ADRC strongly supports  consumer directed care in which the consumers is in control of personal care decisions based on assessed need, informed choice, and community service availability.

 

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DEPARTMENT OF CITIZEN SERVICES
50 South Clinton Street, East Orange, NJ 07018 – Suite 5400
(T) 973-395-8400 ~ (F) 973-395-8493

Director Anibal Ramos
(T) 973-395-8400
aramos@dedte.essexcountynj.org

OFFICE OF SENIOR SERVICES

900 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044

The Essex County Division of Senior Services is a New Jersey EASE (Easy Access Single Entry) site, which provides older adults, their families, and other concerned individuals with information about, and referral or linkage to, community services.
(T) 877-222-3737


Director Jaklyn De Vore
(T) 973-395-8375 (F) 973-228-6892
jdevore@seniors.essexcountynj.org


Information and Assistance
(T) 973-395-8365


Special Transportation System
(T) 973-618-1280


Veterans Services
(T) 973-395-8367

DIVISION OF COMMUNITY ACTION

50 South Clinton Street, East Orange, NJ 07019 – 3rd Floor


Director Maurice J. Brown
(T) 973-395-8350 (F) 973-395-8433
mjbrown@communityaction


Consumer Advocate Melvin Williams
(T) 973-395-8360 (F) 973-395-8433
mwilliams@communityaction.essexcountynj.org


Homeless Unit Maria Ramos
(T) 973-395-8352 (F) 973-395-8433
mramos@community action.essexcountynj.org


Tenant Resource Center – Utility Assistant/NJ Share Kathy McCarey
(T) 973-395-8362 (F) 973-395-8433
lmccarey@communityaction.essexcountynj.org


Weights & Measures Louis Turco, Superintendent
(T) 973-395-8363 (F) 973-395-8433
lturco@communityaction.essexcountynj.org


H.O.P.W.A. Program (Housing Supporting Persons With Aids) Terrance McCoy
(T) 973-395-8354
tmccoy@communityaction.essexcountynj.org


Continumum of Care Jesse Torres
(T) 973-395-8352 (F) 973-395-8433
jtorres@communityaction.essexcountynj.org

DIVISION OF FAMILY ASSISTANCE AND BENEFITS

18 Rector Street, Newark NJ 07103 – 9th Floor


Division Head Jeanette Page-Hawkins
(T) 973-733-3325 (F) 973-504-9316
jpage-hawkins@welfare.essexcountynj.org

Downtown Citizen Service Center (NJ FamilyCare Intake)

Leslie Porter-Hankerson, Administrator
18 Rector Street , Newark, NJ 07103 – 7th Floor
(T) 973-733-2518 (F) 973-643-3480

Westside Citizen Service Center (Work First NJ, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families-TANF A-J )

Aaron Crawley and Cassandra Smalls-Nicholson, Administrators
18 Rector Street , Newark, NJ 07103 – 3rd floor
(T) 973-733-3181 or (T) 973-733-3181 (F) 973-643-3772

Office of Special Services (Adult Medicaid, Family Violence, Emergency Assistance to Needy Families-TANF Q-Z) Self Service Kiosks

Carol Perkins, Administrator
18 Rector Street – 5th Floor, Newark, NJ
(T) 973-645-8340 (F) 973-642-4960

Military Park Citizen Service Center (Office of Intake Services)

Valentina Green and Nwabueze Brooks, Administrators
18 Rector Street , 1st & 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
(T) 973-733-4571 or (T) 973-733-4571 (F) 973-643-3980

Office of Medicaid Services (NJ Family Care-Case Management) Interim Reporting Form (IRF)

Lisa Upshaw, Administrator
18 Rector Street – 10th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
(T) 973-645-7030 (F) 973-824-5712


Riverview Office (Work FirstNJ/General Assistance GA Newark and irvington/SSI Only/Emergency Assistance TANF K-P) Nancy Gervikvkas. Administrator
18 Rector Street, Newark NJ 07102 4th Floor
(T) 973-232-1801 (F) 973-232-1847

Food Stamp Service Center SNAP and General Assistance-GA (Except Newark and Irvington) SSI, Emergency Assistance (Except Newark and Irvington)

Carla Tention, Administrator
50 South Clinton Street, East Orange, NJ 07018 – 1st Floor
(T) 973-395-3385 (F) 973-395-8347

Office of Child Support (Child Support Enforcement)

Joanne Morris, Administrator
HOR – MLK Blvd., Rm 102, Newark, NJ 07102
(T) 973-733-3388 (F) 973-643-3774


Office of Fraud Prevention & Investigations – HOTLINE Frank Eagan, Coordinator
18 Rector St., 8th Fl., Newark, NJ 07102
(T) 973-733-5551 (F) 973-643-3867

DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES

5o South Clinton Street, EO 07018-Fl 3


YOUTH SERVICES COMMISSION
50 S. Clinton St., EO, NJ 07018 – FL 3


Administrator Lee B. Fisher
(T) 973-530-9580 (F) 973-395-8493
lfisher@ecysc.essexcountynj.org,

ESSEX COUNTY YOUTH DETENTION FACILITY

80 Duryea Street, Newark, NJ 07103


Director Rev. Dennis Hughes
(T) 973-497-4720 (F) 973-497-4747
dhughes@ecjdc.essexcountynj.org


Assistant Superintendent Gina Saunders
(T) 973-497-4720 (F) 973-497-4748
gsaunders@ecjdc.essexcountynj.org

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