The Office of Disability Services serves an advocacy role to provide the public with information and service referrals. Contact 856-935-7510 X8311.
Some of the services offered are:
- Personal Assistance Program (PASP)
- gives adults with physical disabilities opportunities to work, attend school or vocational training and live independently in the community.
- You may be eligible for PASP if you are:
- A New Jersey resident;
- physically disabled;
- between the ages of 18 and 65;
- living in the community (private home, apartment, boarding or group home); and
- capable of directing and supervising your own services.
- RAMP Program
- helps families of disabled persons procure a ramp for home access.
- Ramps, Accessibility, and Mobility Program Guidelines:
- The RAMP program consists of an application process.
- A resident family member of the disabled person requiring the ramp must own the dwelling unit.
- The family financial statements must meet federal poverty level guidelines.
- Special Needs Registry
- used by first responders (Police, Fire, Sheriff Officers, Emergency Medical Services, Health Department Personnel, and if necessary, the Army National Guard) to assist in relocating our residents prior to an emergency situation. The Special Needs Registry is free, strictly confidential, and completely voluntary.
- You are eligible if you have no place to go during an emergency and have a disability covered under the Americans With Disabilities Act or require additional assistance due to the following conditions:
- History of stroke
- Hearing, vision, or speech impaired
- Frail elderly
- Walking limitation
- Severe breathing problem
- Wheelchair, cane, or walker user
- Heart problem
- Mentally challenged
- Project Lifesaver
- works in conjunction with the Salem County Sheriff’s Office to protect wandering patients and give peace of mind to caregivers, families and communities.
- is an innovative rapid response program aiding victims and families suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders such as Down syndrome and Autism.
- forms partnerships with local law enforcement and public safety organizations to deploy specially trained teams with the most reliable technology available to quickly locate and return wandering adults and children to their families and caregivers.
- Notary Services
- Durable Equipment Loan Bank
Guidance on issues such as:
Please call the Office of Disability Services at (856) 935-7510 Ext. 8311 for more information on any of these services.