Agencies in Burlington, Cape May and Monmouth counties will now assist eligible individuals in enrolling in the Personal Care Assistance Program

 

Sept. 30, 2020

 

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Disability Services is partnering with two new agencies to assist individuals with physical disabilities in accessing the supports they may need to work, go to school, or volunteer in their community.  The new agencies will serve Burlington, Cape May, and Monmouth counties, and join the 16 agencies that serve the state’s 18 other counties.

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The Personal Care Assistance Program, also known as PASP, is funded by the State of New Jersey and helps New Jerseyans with physical disabilities work, attend school and volunteer in the community by providing assistance with tasks such as bathing, dressing, eating, preparing meals, and transportation.

Resources for Independent Living will serve Burlington and Cape May counties and MOCEANS Center for Independent Living will serve Monmouth county.

“We are excited Resources for Independent Living and MOCEANS Center for Independent Living are joining our efforts to provide the support New Jerseyans with physical disabilities need to thrive,” Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson said. “This year, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the many ways in which it has changed the lives of people with disabilities. By improving access to PASP, we hope to open even more opportunities for individuals with disabilities.”

“PASP not only helps individuals with disabilities get the personal care services they need for their health and safety, but it also improves their ability to get on a better economic footing by supporting them in their careers and with their professional and educational goals,” Human Services Deputy Commissioner Elisa Neira said.

Participants who meet eligibility for the PASP receive a monthly budget based on their personal care needs, create an individualized plan to direct their own care, and choose who will provide their services. County coordinators help individuals enroll in the program and develop their service plan. The program assesses a copayment for services based on an individual’s income.

“The goal of the PASP program is to support individuals with physical disabilities to self-direct their own services so that they can remain active in their community,” said Division of Disability Services Executive Director Peri Nearon. “The PASP offers participants choice, flexibility, control and the opportunity to manage their own personal care assistance services.”

The full list county agencies is below, and to learn more about the program visit: nj.gov/humanservices/dds/services/pasp/

Atlantic County

Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services

Shoreview Building

101 South Shore Road

North Field, NJ 08225

(609) 645-7700

Bergen and Hudson Counties

Bergen County Division on Disability Services

One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor

Hackensack, NJ 08225

(201) 336-6508 or (201) 336-6502

Burlington and Cape May Counties

Resources for Independent Living, Inc. (RIL)

Burlington Office:

351 High Street, Suite 103, Burlington NJ  08016 

(609) 747 – 7745

Cape May Office:

614 E. Landis Avenue, 1st Floor

Vineland, NJ 08360

(856) 825 – 0255

Camden County

Githens Center

40 Cedar Street

Mount Holly, NJ 08060

(609) 261-1667

Cumberland County

Cumberland County Office on Aging and Disabled

800 East Commerce Street

Bridgeton, NJ  08302

(856) 453-2220

Essex County

Essex County Office for the Disabled

50 South Clinton Street

East Orange, NJ 07018

(973) 395-8494

Gloucester County

Gloucester County Division of Disability Services

115 Budd Boulevard

West Deptford, NJ 08096

(856) 384-6845

Hunterdon County

Hunterdon County Division of Senior, Disabilities & Veterans Services

PO BOX 2900, 4 Gauntt Place

Flemington, NJ 08822

(908) 788-1361

Mercer County

Mercer County Office for the Disabled

Joyce McDade Administration Building

PO BOX 8068, 640 South Broad Street

Trenton, NJ 08650

 609 989-6459

Middlesex County

Middlesex County Office of Aging & Disabled Services

Middlesex county Administration Building

75 Bayard Street, 5th floor

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

(732) 745-2587 or (732) 745-4407

Monmouth County

MOCEANS Center for Independent Living (CIL)

565 Broadway, Long Branch NJ 07747

(732) 571 – 4884

Morris County

Morris County Department of Human Services

Division on Aging, Disabilities & Veterans

PO BOX 900, 340 W. Hanover Avenue

Morristown, NJ 07963-0900

(973) 326-7285

Ocean County

Ocean County Board of Social Services

PO BOX 547, 1027 Hooper Avenue

Toms River, NJ 08754

(732) 505-3779

Passaic County

NJ Division of Disability Services

PO BOX 705, 11A Quakerbridge Plaza

Mercerville, NJ 08619

(609) 631-2477

Salem County

Salem County Office on Aging & Disabilities

110 Fifth Street

Salem, NJ 08079

(856) 935-7510

Somerset County

Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services

PO BOX 3000, 27 Warren Street

Somerville, NJ 08876

(908) 541-5747

Sussex County

Sussex County Division of Senior Services

One Spring Street- 2nd Floor

Newton, NJ 07860

(973) 940-5200

Union County

Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities

10 Elizabethtown Plaza-4th floor

Elizabeth, NJ 07207

(908) 527-4845

Warren County

Warren County Office on Aging and Disability Services

Wayne Dumont Jr Administration Building

165 Co Rt. 519 S.

Belvidere, NJ 07823

(908) 475-6591