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Hunterdon County Division of Senior, Disabilities and Veterans Services

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The Hunterdon County Office of Disability Services helps to provide a coordinated approach to the resources available for people with disabilities, their families and other members of the community. The Office on Disability Services is part of the Hunterdon County Department of Human Services' Division of Senior, Disabilities and Veteran Services.

Planning for disability services involves identifying the need for services, providing assistance in locating services and avoiding duplication of services.




  • INFORMATION: available for disability specific local, state and national resources.
  • REFERRAL: made, as necessary to appropriate agencies for disability specific services.
  • SYSTEMS CASE MANAGEMENT: follow-up on referrals to assure delivery of available appropriate services for clients' specific needs.
  • ADVOCACY: identifying specific agencies and/or personnel to guide clients in self-advocacy efforts.
  • COMMUNITY AWARENESS: addressing issues that affect people with disabilities such as handicapped parking, architectural and attitudinal barriers, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).




Partial Resource List of Services for Hunterdon County Residents with Disabilities

The Hunterdon County Office on Disability Services: (908) 788-1361 (VOICE/TDD)

Contact: Barbara Metzger, MSW, LSW, Disability Services Planner

  • Information & Referral to Agencies throughout the State
  • Advocacy
  • Addressing issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), such as discrimination and accessibility
  • Planning new or expanded services for people with disabilities when appropriate
  • Educational presentations

The Hunterdon County Division of Senior, Disabilities & Veteran's Services: (908) 788-1361

  • Home Health Services & Case Management for eligible seniors and non-seniors with disabilities
  • A wide range of recreational, social and human services for seniors
  • Disability Services through the Office on Disability Services
  • Personal Assistance Service Program (PASP)
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Certified & Non-Certified Home Health Services
  • Veteran's Services through the Veteran's Administration

The Hunterdon County Division of Social Services Programming:  (908) 788-1300

  • Certified & Non-Certified Home Health Services
  • Auto Repair Program for people with disabilities
  • Temporary Emergency Medication Program
  • Financial Assistance
  • Medicaid Applications

The LINK: 1-800-842-0531 (www.ridethelink.com)

  • LINK transportation services, (accessible buses & reduced fares for eligible riders with disabilities)
  • Medically necessary out-of-county  trips

The Hunterdon County Division of Health, Public Health Nursing: (908) 806-4570

  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Services related to local public health issues in general
  • Adolescent Pregnancy Program
  • Communicable Diseases Investigation

The Hunterdon County Department of Parks & Recreation: (908) 788-1158

  • Accessible fishing and deer hunting programs
  • Accessible gardening program
  • Most programming is accessible

The Arc of Hunterdon: (908) 730-7827

  • Behavior Modification Program for parents of children with disabilities
  • Family Support Services
  • Saturday Drop-Off Respite Program,
  • Self Advocacy Program (support groups)
  • Recreation Program
  • Group homes for people with Developmental Disabilities
  • Parenting education
  • DDD funded services
  • DDD Applications Assistance

Mental Health Services:

  • Easter Seals of NJ Residential Services & Case Management
  • Catholic Charities’ Counseling & Comprehensive Treatment Program
  • Hunterdon Behavioral Health’s Older Adults Program
  • Hunterdon Behavioral Health’s Family Crisis Intervention Unit
  • Hunterdon Behavioral Health Psychiatric and Counseling Services
  • “Getting Together” Support Center

Substance Abuse Services:

  • Day Top Village of New Jersey’s Intensive Outpatient/Inpatient Programming 
  • Drug & Alcohol Residential Treatment Programs
  • Hunterdon Prevention Resources Early Intervention Program
  • Safe in Hunterdon (formerly Women’s Crisis Services) “Double Jeopardy” Program, serving victims of domestic violence (and abusers) who require substance abuse treatment
  • Anderson House, Inc, a halfway house for women requiring drug & alcohol treatment
  • Hunterdon Behavior Health Services
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings at the Hunterdon Medical Center & other sites
  • Alanon meetings at the Hunterdon Medical Center & other sites

Substance Abuse Services through Hunterdon Drug Awareness:

  • Treatment/Intervention Program
  • 16 Week Intoxicated Drivers’ Resource Center (IDRC)
  • Prescreening of Indigent Funds
  • Substance Abuse Prevention/Education Program

Hunterdon Medical Center’s services specifically for people with disabilities:

  • Medical and Information & Referral services for all disabilities
  • Special Child Health Services medical & case management services
  • Early Intervention Program for  children with disabilities
  • Hunterdon Medical Center’s Speech & Hearing Department
  • Hunterdon Medical Center’s Geriatric Assessment Program
  • Physician referral services at the Hunterdon Medical Center
  • Hunterdon County Medication Access Partnership
  • Hunterdon Medical Center’s Visiting Nurses & Supportive Services

State Agency Services:

  • The NJ Division of Disability Services (Information & Referral, Traumatic Brain Injury Fund, AIDS Community Care Alternatives Program & HIV Services, Medicaid Person Care Assistant Program, Disability Health & Wellness Initiatives, New Jersey Housing Resource Center for people with disabilities)
  • The NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (training & employment services)
  • The NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities, providing residential, and independent living services)
  • Progressive Center for Independent Living (Advocacy, Independent Living Skills Training, Information  & Referral &  Peer Support )
  • NJ Protection & Advocacy (free legal advice for people with disabilities)
  • Division on Civil Rights (discrimination concerns)
  • NJ Division of Deaf & Hard of Hearing (hearing aids and other assistance)
  • NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • State Library for the Blind
  • Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf in West Trenton, NJ
  • Division of Veterans’ Healthcare Services
  • Division of Veterans’ Programs in general
  • Veteran’s Administration Hospital
  • NJ Workability, providing Medicaid for eligible employed people with disabilities
  • NJ Work Incentive Network Support (WINS), providing benefits planning assistance for people with disabilities
  • NJ Division of Youth & Family Services Special Needs Adoption Program (Counseling and subsidies for specific medical, health or equipment needs)
  • The Catastrophic Illness to Children Financial Relief Fund

Other Resources: There are also other local, state and federal agencies that serve people with disabilities; another statewide information and referral resource is the NJ Department of Human Services' Division of Disability Services. This Division can be reached toll-free at 888-285-3036 or 609-292-7800.

In addition, there are also support groups & private foundations for specific disabilities, such as the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Lupus Foundation of America that can provide varying levels of financial assistance, information & referral, education, and emotional support.




Office on Disability Services
Division of Senior Services
PO Box 2900
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Barbara Metzger, Disabilities Services Planner
PHONE: 908-788-1361 (VOICE/TDD)
HOURS: Monday to Friday; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

For assistance at other times, when County Offices are closed, please contact:

1-800-272-4630 (VOICE/TDD)







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