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The Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services is located at 1 Medical Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950.

Public transportation is available via the OTA-Medical Drive Shuttle or NJ Transit Bus Route 873.

Federal Government Shutdown – SNAP Benefits Update

Due to the federal government shutdown, eligible Morris County residents will be receiving February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits earlier that usual. If you received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive SNAP in February, your February benefits will be available on your Families First card on Jan. 17.

This is your benefit for the entire month of February, so please budget with that in mind.

February cash assistance benefits for Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and General Assistance (GA) will be available on your Families First card on your regular date.

If you have specific questions about your case – contact the Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance.

For ongoing updates on how the federal shutdown may impact your SNAP benefits, visit http://njsnap.gov

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – Find Out If You Qualify

You may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) if you worked full or part-time or you were self-employed in 2018. For example, a family with three or more children who earned wages or self-employment income up to $54,884 in 2018, may qualify. Depending on income and family size, you could receive a federal credit in the range of $519 to $6,431, and a state credit of $192 to $2,380.

To learn more about EITC, call 1-888-895-9179 or visit http://www.njeitc.org/.

NJSave – New One-Stop, Online Application for Older New Jerseyans to Access Benefits

The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Aging Services has launched NJSave, a new online application to help older residents with low-incomes and individuals with disabilities save money on Medicare premiums, prescription costs, and other living expenses.

NJSave allows individuals to use a single online application to check their eligibility for various savings and assistance programs, such as Medicare Savings Programs, which help eligible individuals pay their Medicare premiums and copays; New Jersey’s Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD), which helps save money on prescription drug costs; and the Lifeline Utility Assistance Program.

Access NJSave today! Get more information from the New Jersey Division of Aging Services.

We Need Your Input on Mental Health and Addiction Services

Have you ever used any Morris County services for mental health, drug or alcohol addiction treatment and recovery? We need your input!

Every four years, each county in NJ prepares a County Comprehensive Plan (CCP) for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Support Services. The purpose of the CCP is to identify needs and gaps within the service system in order to allocate resources and develop service priorities and programs to address those needs.

Fill out our survey to let us know where gaps in treatment are. The results of the survey will be compiled and summarized by county staff in the development of the CCP.

Morris County ID Card Program

A partnership of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the Morris County Department of Human Services

We provide Morris County Identification Cards for Morris County residents ages 18 – 54 who may not have a driver’s license or just want another form of identification. These cards are used for identification purposes only and may not be accepted by certain agencies that require a state ID (such as a driver’s license). Get more information and apply for an ID card.

Veterans Resource Directory

Download the new Veterans Resource Directory for information about benefits, housing, transportation, and other services vital to Morris County’s veterans. Thank you for your service!

New Office of Temporary Assistance Open in Dover

Morris County has opened a new OTA office in Dover to better serve our constituents across the county.

375 E. McFarlan St., Dover, NJ
8:30am-4:30pm
973-682-4990

Get more information about OTA services and directions to the new office.