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In conformance with the Open Public Meeting Act of 1975, (N.J.P.L. 1975, c.231), the Sussex County Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC) will hold meetings on the fourth Wednesday of every month excluding July & August and the exception of January, November and December. The meetings will be held at 9 a.m. in Building 3 at Project Self-Sufficiency, 127 Mill Street, Newton, NJ 07860.

HSAC meeting dates for calendar year 2017 are as follows:

January 18, 2017 (3rd Wednesday)
February 22, 2017
March 22, 2017
April 26, 2017
May 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
September 27, 2017
October 25, 2017
November 15, 2017 (3rd Wednesday)
December 20, 2017 (3rd Wednesday)

Human Services Advisory Council

Human Services Resource Directory

The Sussex County Human Services Advisory Council is appointed by the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders to review County-level human service activities and to serve as the primary vehicle for making local recommendations to assist both Sussex County government and the New Jersey Department of Human Services on the allocations, provisions, delivery systems and financing of programs designed to meet the needs of human service recipients in Sussex County.

Each county in New Jersey is mandated by the State Department of Human Services to maintain an HSAC. The HSAC has numerous duties including; conducting ongoing needs assessments, preparing a comprehensive Human Services Plan, and making funding recommendations to the Freeholders in regards to grants and other funding sources.

Each HSAC must be comprised of 25% consumers / advocates of social services, 49% providers of social services and the remaining 26% are appointed County and State representatives.

Those wishing to become members of the HSAC should submit a brief resume to the County Human Services Advisory Council Office. The Nominations Subcommittee reviews the resumes and then submits prospective candidates to the HSAC at large for approval which is then forwarded to the Sussex County Freeholders who make the appointments of members. These appointments must be consistent with the percentage rules discussed above. New positions are filled as slots become available.

For more information, please contact Nick Kapetanakis at (973) 940-5200 ext. 1287 or nkapetanakis@sussex.nj.us.

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