Human Services Advisory Council

Organization

Mission: To review, monitor and improve county-level human service activities, services, and programs for homeless and modest income children, families and victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment.

Purpose: The Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC) is established to review county-level human service activities and to serve as the primary vehicle for local public input into New Jersey Department of Human Services decision-making.

Meetings 

Meetings to be held at the Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, 1 Medical Drive, Morris Plains, Conf. Rm. 82, beginning at 5:15 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month.  Meetings are NOT held in July and August.

Please use the Executive Drive entrance parallel to Medical Drive.  The building is on the left.  Park and enter the second (middle) entrance. There is a gazebo to the left of the conference room door. This door will bring you directly into the conference room.

Beginning Tuesday, February 27, 2024 meeting will be held in person at the Human Services Building in conference room 82 at 5:15 pm, with a hybrid option.  

 

Agendas & Minutes

                                      

Members

Committee Structure: The Human Services Advisory Council will be appointed by the Morris County Board of County Commissioners and will render all appropriate recommendations to the Department of Human Services. Members will be appointed for one (1) calendar year, with term limitations of six (6) consecutive years.  Committee leadership will be chosen by the membership at the beginning of each calendar year.

Members are appointed annually by the County Commissioners without pay.

  • Amy Archer (Staff Liaison)
  • Joann Bjornson – Provider, Family Promise of Morris - Vice-Chair
  • Donna Boyce - Citizen Representative
  • Kasey Errico (Human Services Director)
  • Anna Marie Hess (HSAC Coordinator/Staff Liaison)
  • David Johnson –Deirdre O'Brien Child Advocacy Center
  • Kelly Martins, Provider, EDGE NJ
  • Christine Myers (Commissioner Representative)
  • Kenneth Oexle – Citizen Representative
  • Michelle Roers – United Way of Northern New Jersey 
  • Rebecca Sherrod – Child & Family Resources, Chair

Forms

Publications

  • 2024 Orientation(PDF, 1MB)
  • 2023 Orientation(PDF, 1014KB)
  • 2022 Orientation(PDF, 944KB)
  • “It Shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Child: Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect”

    It’s reported that each year over 700,000 children are found to be victims of child abuse and neglect in the United States. For every 1,000 children in Morris County, under the age of 18, there are 31 child abuse/neglect investigations. Child abuse is a problem that cannot be ignored yet few people know what to do when faced with children being abused.

    The Deirdre O’Brien Child Advocacy Center offers this presentation free of charge.