Financial Assistance for Emergency Services

  • Social Services to the Homeless (SSH)- The program assists families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness or are at imminent risk of becoming homeless but are not eligible for WFNJ Emergency Assistance , usually because their income is too high.   SSH can help with emergency shelter and attaining or maintaining permanent housing. Client must have regular income and be sustainable after assistance.  Assistance includes security deposits, first month’s rent, utility shut-offs, back rent, and short-term motel placement.
  • Senior Citizen Emergency Program (SCEP)- Provides assistance for clients 60 years of age and older with a demonstrated emergency need and a lack of funds to remedy the problem.
  • The Dr. Orlie Pell Fund-  A private, non-profit, organization established by Dr. Pell to help individuals in Hunterdon County who are in need of assistance but not eligible for any other formal public program. 


  1. Susan Nekola

    Division Head, Social Work Services
    Phone: 908-788-1300

  2. Physical Address
    Route 31 County Complex
    Gauntt Place
    Flemington, NJ 08822

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 2900
    Flemington, NJ 08822