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ADA- Americans with Disabilities Act
ADDP - AIDS Drug Distribution Program
ADDI - American Dream Down Payment Initiative (HUD – federal)
Aging In - Youth Transitioning In to Adult Social Services
Aging Out - Youth Transitioning Out of Children’s Social Services
AIDS  - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
APS - Acute Psychiatric Services
APS - Adult Protective Services
ASAP - Adult Substance Abuse Program (at the Adult Correction Center)
ATOD - Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
BA - Behavioral Assistance (Children’s Behavioral Health)
CADC - Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor
CAP - Community Action Program
CAPP - Child Assault Prevention Project
CARRI-YIIP - Children at Risk Resources & Intervention – Youth Intensive Intervention Program
CASS - County Alliance Steering Subcommittee
CCIS - Children’s Crisis Intervention Services
CCS - Council for Children’s Services
CDBG - Community Development Block Grant (HUD – federal)
CDC - Community Development Corporation (faith-based)
CHDO - Community Housing Development Organization (HUD – federal)
CIACC - County Interagency Coordinating Council for Children
CIL - Center for Independent Living
CIU - Crisis Intervention Unit
CMHC - Community Mental Health Center
CMO - Care Management Organization (Children’s behavioral health)
CMRSS  - Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization System
COAD - Community Organizations Active in Disaster
COAH - Council on Affordable Housing
COLA - Cost of Living Adjustment
CoC - Continuum of Care (HUD – federal)
CPS - Certified Prevention Specialist
CSA - Contracted System Administrator (Children’s Behavioral Health)
CSH - Corporation for Supportive Housing
CSOC - [NJ] Children’s System of Care
CSW - Certified Social Worker
DARE - Drug Abuse Resistance Education
DCA  - [NJ] Department of Community Affairs
DCF - [NJ] Department of Children and Families
DCPP - [NJ] Division of Child Protection & Permanency (formerly DYFS)
DEDR - Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction
DFD - [NJ] Division of Family Development
DHS - [NJ] Department of Human Services
DMHAS - [NJ] Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
DMVA - [NJ] Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
DO - District Office (usually in reference to NJ DCPP)
DOE - Department of Education (federal)
DOJ - Department of Justice (federal)
DUI/DWI - Driving Under the Influence / Driving While Impaired
EA - Emergency Assistance
EIIHA - Early Identification of Individuals with HIV/AIDS
EIS - Early Intervention Services
EMA - Eligible Metropolitan Area (Ryan White)
ESG  - Emergency Solutions Grant (HUD – federal)
FCIU - Family Crisis Intervention Unit
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
FSC - Family Success Center
FSO - Family Support Organization (Children’s behavioral health)
GA - General Assistance
GCADA - Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
HCV - Housing Choice Voucher (aka Section 8, HUD – federal)
HEART - Homeless Empowerment Action Response Team (Elijah’s Promise)
HEARTH - Homeless Emergency Assistance & Rapid Transition to Housing Act (HUD – federal)
HHS - Health and Human Services (federal)
HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV - Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus
HMFA  - [NJ] Housing Mortgage Finance Agency
HMIS - Homeless Management Information System
HOME - Home Investment Partnership Program (HUD – federal)
HOPWA - Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS
HSAC - Human Services Advisory Council
HRSA - Health Resources and Services Administration (federal)
HUD - Housing and Urban Development (federal)
ICMS - Integrated Case Management Services
ICP - Individualized Crisis Plan (Children’s behavioral health)
IDRC - Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
IEP - Individual Education Plan
IHP - Individual Habilitation Plan
IME - Interim Managing Entity (addictions)
IRTS - Intensive Residential Treatment Services (Children’s Behavioral Health)
JDAI - Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
JFK - JFK Medical Center
JFS - Jewish Family Services
JJC - [NJ] Juvenile Justice Commission
JJDP - Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention
JRF - Jewish Renaissance Foundation
JRMC - Jewish Renaissance Medical Center
LACADA - Local Advisory Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
LCADC - Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LGBTQ - LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer. It is also used as a shorthand for longer acronyms like LGBTQ2SIA, which includes people who identify as queer or questioning, two-spirit, intersex, and asexual.
LIHEAP - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
LOA - Letter of Agreement
LOI - Letter of Intent
MAPS - Municipal Alliance Prevention Summer Day Camp
MCAT - Middlesex County Area Transit
MCBOSS - Middlesex County Board of Social Services
MCFOODS - Middlesex County Food Organization & Outreach Distribution Services
MCHC³ - Middlesex County Housing Continuum of Care Committee
MCVAC - Middlesex County Veterans Advisory Council
MEDICAID - Medical Insurance – Means Tested
MEDICARE - Medical Insurance – Elderly and Disabled (Social Security)
MFSC - Mobile Family Success Center
MHB - Mental Health Board
MOU - Memorandum of Understanding
NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
NASW - National Association of Social Workers
NBT - New Brunswick Tomorrow
NIMH - National Institute of Mental Health
NJ 211 - Portal for Information & Referral for Health & Human Services
NJAC - NJ Association on Correction
NJAMHAA - NJ Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies
NJID - NJ Institute for Disabilities
NJOJJDP - NJ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
NJPA - NJ Psychological Association
NOFA - Notice of Funding Availability
OEM - Office of Emergency Management
OHS - Office of Human Services
PAC - Professional Advisory Committee (mental health)
PACADA - Providers Advisory Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
PATH - Programs for Assistance in the Transition from Homelessness
PHA - Public Housing Authority
PLWH/A - People Living with HIV/AIDS
PRAHD - Puerto Rican Association for Human Development
PRC - Proposal Review Committee
PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
RBMC - Raritan Bay Medical Center
RFP - Request for Funding Proposal
RTC - Residential Treatment Center (Children’s behavioral health)
RWJUH - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
S+C - Shelter Plus Care
SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (federal)
SECTION 8 - Federal Housing Subsidies
SHP - Supportive Housing Program
SHSAC - [NJ] State Human Services Advisory Council
SNAP - Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)
SRAP - State Rental Assistance Program
SRC - Systems Review Committee (mental health)
SSBG - Social Services Block Grant
SSD - Social Security Disability
SSH - Social Services for the Homeless
SSI - Social Security Income
TANF - Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
TGA - Transitional Grant Area (Ryan White)
TIGS - Teen Institute of the Garden State
TLC - Traumatic Loss Coalition
UBHC - University Behavioral Health Care
UWCJ - United Way of Central Jersey
VA - Veterans Administration // Veterans Affairs
VASH - Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD, VA federal)
VHAP - Veterans Housing Assistance Program
VOAD - Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
WFNJ - Work First NJ
WIB - Workforce Investment Board
WIC - Women, Infants and Children
YIP - Youth Incentive Program
YSC - Youth Services Commission

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