LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE

To learn more about language assistance for our programs, please read our Nondiscrimination Statement below. You can also click on this link: Nondiscrimination Statement to download the page. To get assistance in English, please call 1-800-792-9745.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services (DoAS), complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. DoAS does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

In order for you to effectively communicate with DoAS, DoAS:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate, such as:
    • Qualified sign language interpreter
    • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    • Qualified interpreters
    • Information written in other languages

If you need these services to communicate with DoAS, please contact 1-844-577-7223.

If you believe that DoAS has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with: Civil Rights Coordinator, NJ Department of Human Services, Office of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, 222 South Warren Street, PO Box 700, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0700, 1-888-347-5345 (telephone), or email:DHS-CO.OLRA@dhs.state.nj.us. You can file a grievance in person or by mail, or email.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Avenue, SW

Room 509F, HHH Building

Washington, D.C. 20201

1-800-368-1019, 1-800-537-7697 (TDD)

Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.

If you speak any other language, language assistance services are available at no cost to you. Call 1-844-577-7223.


Language Assistance Services Available