The Union County Division of Social Services has adjusted the hours of operation for its Elizabeth and Plainfield offices effective immediately, for Union County residents seeking assistance with food, shelter, and Medicaid health care.

Assistance is available in Spanish and English.

Until further notice, the new hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The offices are closed on Fridays.

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In order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, residents are encouraged to conduct business with the two offices by phone:

Elizabeth Office: 908-965-2700.

Plainfield Office: 908-791-7000.

As needed, in-person service is also available at both offices:

Elizabeth Office: 242 Westminster Avenue.

Plainfield Office: 200 West Second Street.

Visitors must observe recommended guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Any documents on paper may be submitted by drop box, located in the lobbies of both offices.

Members of the public with other questions can call the Union Department of Human Services Action Line at 888-845-3434 or 908-558-2288, and leave a voice message in Spanish or English.

The phones monitored and voice messages are returned during Action Line hours, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For additional information and updates on all Department of Human Services programs during the COVID-19 outbreak, including mental health and family crisis resources visit online at ucnj.org/departments/human-services.

Updates on all Union County services impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak are available online at hucnj.org.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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