Social Services

Department Updates

The Office of Social Services continues to provide a variety of programs and services to Township residents. To obtain more information about any of the following programs, please call (908) 369-3880 or click on a link below. All these services are free.

Affordable Housing Units Available in Hillsborough
For information regarding the availability of affordable housing units in Hillsborough, and guidance on how to qualify for or rent an affordable housing unit, please contact the Township’s Administrative Agent – Patricia Gallagher, at CMEAssociates (732) 462-7400  x1030

Information and applications for affordable housing units can be downloaded here

Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
The Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program.  Click here for more information.

C.A.N. – Community Assistance Network (Food Pantry)
Canned goods, pasta, paper products, over the counter medications, and other supplies are available to assist families in the time of financial crisis. Donations of items or food store gift certificates gratefully accepted.  Click here for a full list of items needed.

Senior Citizens Wellness Program
The very active Senior Wellness Program offers a variety of activities for each day of the work week. Exercise Class (three levels of fitness), Line Dancing, Flower Arranging, Shopping Trips, Hunterdon Medical Center’s monthly lectures and screenings on a variety of health issues, and the weekly social are all available.

Click here to view/print the Senior Wellness Brochure.
Click here to view the Senior Activities Calendar

Senior Citizen Transportation Program
Hillsborough Township provides bus service in the local area from Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to senior citizens, age 60 and over, without other means of transportation. Transportation is provided to area doctors, senior wellness programs at the municipal building, grocery shopping, etc. The purpose of the program is to promote an independent lifestyle for senior residents.

Click here to view/print the Hold Harmless Form.
Click here to view/print the Medical Information Form.

Mr. Fix-It Program
This program is for seniors, age 60 and over, for help with small home projects or minor repairs. The only expense for the resident is the cost of parts or materials.

Holiday Food/Gift Distribution
Food baskets are provided for numerous Hillsborough residents for the Easter holiday, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah/Christmas holidays. Donation of items and help are always appreciated.

Volunteers are always welcome in the Social Services Department.  Volunteer opportunities include: answering telephones, scheduling  transportation for seniors and CAN clients, and general office duties such as filing and data entry.  Community Assistance Network volunteers are needed to check expiration dates, sort groceries, prepare groceries for clients, inventory control, and to rotate the food supply.  All volunteers must have a Municipal Volunteer Form on file.  Click here to view/print the Municipal Volunteer Form.

Contact Us

Phone: 908-369-3880

 First Last Position EmailExtension
BobWagnerDir. Parks/Rec/Social Services7154
Cathy-JeanFaerberAssistant Director7130
MarcyPalinkasPart Time Secretary7129
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