Human Services Advisory Council
One Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-940-5200 x1287
nkapetanakis@sussex.nj.us


HSAC Meeting Dates for Calendar Year 2021:

The Sussex County Human Services Advisory Council will hold meetings on the fourth Wednesday of every month excluding July & August and with the exception of January, November and December. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings will be held via Zoom and called to order at 9 a.m.

January 20, 2021 (3rd Wednesday)
February 24, 2021
March 24, 2021
April 28, 2021
May 26, 2021
June 23, 2021
September 22, 2021
October 27, 2021
November 17, 2021 (3rd Wednesday)
December 15, 2021 (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 County Commissioners 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 Commissioners 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 Commissioners 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.