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Sussex County offers veterans outreach services in Newton

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – The Sussex County Board of County Commissioners announced that the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services and Catholic Family & Community Services have partnered to offer outreach services to Sussex County Veterans in the Sussex County Administration Building.

Veterans and their families are able to access a range of supportive services designed to promote housing stability more effectively and efficiently.

Every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. a Case Manager or a Healthcare Navigator/Outreach Worker from Catholic Family & Community Services will be on site at the Sussex County Administrative Center, located at One Spring Street, Newton in the Division of Senior Services.

The Healthcare Navigator/Outreach Worker will conduct outreach services, comprehensive needs assessment, and provide appropriate referrals for a variety of veteran services. The case manager will provide services to veterans who are homeless or are in jeopardy of losing their housing.

Services provided include case management, outreach, financial assistance, employment opportunities, legal aid assistance, and advocacy to support the Veteran household. SSVF dollars are used to pay short-term rent and utilities, rental arrears, utility arrears, moving expenses, child care expenses, apartment application fees, client transportation costs, broker’s fees and other costs that directly support the housing stability of low-income Veterans per eligibility requirements.

To make an appointment or for more information, please call the Catholic Family & Community Services confidential Hotline (855) SOS- VETS (855) 767-8387. Individuals can also call the Sussex County Division of Senior Services and speak to a social worker for additional information at 973-579-0555.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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