Volunteer / Advisory Board Membership
The Middlesex County Office of Human Services is staff to several advisory groups which include volunteer members from the public at large.
Council for Children’s Services (CCS)
The Council focuses on identification, planning and oversight of programs that
provide children’s behavioral healthcare services; programs for juveniles
charged or adjudicated as delinquent; and delinquency prevention programs
Commission on Child Abuse and Missing Children (CCAMC)
The Middlesex County Commission on Child Abuse and Missing Children (CCAMC) develops and conducts activities and events that educate the public and increase awareness about child abuse and missing children. The CCAMC arranges for education programs, including workshops and classes for parents and children, and disseminates information on services available in Middlesex County for abused children and their parents, and the parents of missing children. The commission also participates in municipal events, such as street fairs, to distribute print information and respond to questions.
Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC)
Established by New Jersey Department of Human Services regulation and appointed by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Middlesex County Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC) works closely with both the State and County, making recommendations for allocation of funds, monitoring, and maintaining a large advocacy role on behalf of the needs and concerns of County residents. This group's monthly meetings are open to the public; a schedule may be obtained by contacting the office at 732-745-4519.
Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (LACADA)
Middlesex County Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (LACADA): Volunteers who live or work in Middlesex County and have a knowledgeable interest in addiction prevention, education, and recovery. If recovering, members must have at least 2 years of continuous sobriety. This group meets bi-monthly to provide oversight for the addiction services continuum of care; recommend priorities for funding; monitor State and County funded programs.
Mental Health Board (MHB)
Mental Health Board members are volunteers who live or work in Middlesex County and have a knowledgeable interest in mental health and wellness. The Mental Health Board meets monthly to provide oversight for the mental health services continuum of care; to recommend funding; to monitor County funded programs; to provide a forum to discuss priority concerns; and to establish a mechanism for advocacy on behalf of consumers, programs and community actions. The Board also reviews consumer grievances.
Middlesex County Housing Continuum of Care Committee (MCHC³)
The Middlesex County Housing Continuum of Care Committee (MCHC³) is the primary vehicle for planning and coordinating the delivery of services to the homeless and collaborating with Coming Home of Middlesex County, Inc. to implement the Middlesex County Plan to End Homelessness. MCHC³’s membership comprises mainly homeless service, providers, advocates for the homeless and low income families and individuals.
Ryan White Planning Council - (click here for website)
In line with the mission of the HIV Health Services Planning Council, volunteers are needed to help plan for the development, implementation, and continual improvement of the health care and treatment services for People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) who reside in Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. Please join us at our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month.
Veterans’ Advisory Council
The Veterans Services Office maintains close liaison with the various veterans' organizations within the county and provides support for veteran events through the Middlesex County Veterans Advisory Council (MCVAC) under the auspices of the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
If you are interested in applying to any of the above please contact Melyssa Lewis, Office of Human Services Director
at 732-745-4276 or at
Office of Human Services
Middlesex County Administration Building
75 Bayard Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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