Office of Disability Services

Human Services Division


Contact: Marikay Green
98 Market Street, Salem, NJ 08079
856-935-7510 x8622
FAX 856-339-9268

PASP Consultant : Victoria Yuhasz
110 Fifth Street, Salem, NJ 08079

Office of Disability Services Email Address:  disabilities@salemcountynj.gov

Office meetings: 6 times a year during: January, March, May , July Sept, and November

Our mission is to empower people with disabilities to become self-advocates and to live independently in the community.

The Office of Disability Services maintains a confidential mailing list to contact those who might benefit from our services. If you know of someone (including yourself) who might benefit from our services, please help us by providing your name, address and phone number.

County Disabilities Awareness Day Set for October 13

 

Our Services

The Office of Disability Services serves an advocacy role to provide the public with information and service referrals. Contact 856-935-7510 x8622.

Some of the services offered are:

Personal Assistance Program (PASP)
The Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP) is a self directed program that provides routine, non-medical assistance to adults with disabilities who are attending school, employed or involved in community volunteer work. Personal assistants help with tasks such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing, dressing, shopping, and driving or using public transportation.  The total number of hours a person can receive is based on the individual, up to a maximum of 40 hours per week.

To be eligible, you must reside in NJ, have a permanent physical disability, be between 18 and 70 years old, be capable of directing your own services and be employed, volunteering or in school.  For more information call Salem County ADRC at (856) 339-8622.

Special Needs Registry
The Registry is 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

For more information or to get signed up, call our office at (856)-339-8622.

Project Lifesaver
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.  It’s an innovative rapid response program aiding victims and families suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders such as Down syndrome and Autism. It 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.

Guidance is provided on issues such as:

  • Employment
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Housing

Loan Closet

We have gently used items for loan.  Items include walkers, wheelchairs, and canes etc.  Please call (856) 339-8622


 

Please call the Office of Disability Services at
(856) 935-7510 Ext. 8439 for more information on any of these services.