Division of Disability Services (DDS) resources and support!
Posted by Brian Mistretta on 11/18/2019 11:30:00 AM
Through its toll free hotline, 1-888-285-3036, the Division of Disability Services (DDS) responds to as many as 15,000 requests each year for statewide Information and Referral Services. Nationally certified Information and Referral Specialists are available to confidentially discuss issues, provide information, assist with problem solving, and to refer individuals to appropriate agencies or services.
DDS I&R Specialists provide resources for individuals with disabilities in many areas: from the most basic needs for food and shelter to more complex needs of health care, support services, independent living, and employment. DDS I&R Specialists also serve as the screening center for children and young adults, 20 years old and under, seeking Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). Our small team is highly trained to not only provide referrals for the primary need of the caller, but to identify any additional needs and suggest resources that may be beneficial.
DDS I&R Specialists developed this comprehensive resource directory, NJ Resources 2019-2020. It is a tool designed to help you find the right resources, fast. This ever-evolving guide is packed with various programs and services the Department of Human Services offers to New Jersey residents, caregivers and advocates. They use it every day to help families locate commonly requested resources, answer basic questions about disability related concerns, and for general reference. NJ Resources is available online 24/7 on our website: https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds/home/index.html
If you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact the staff members listed below.
Dianna Maurone, Administrator of Information and Referral Services, and Ursula Baker, I & R Unit Supervisor.
Department of Human Services
Division of Disability Services
PO Box 705
Trenton, NJ 08625-0705