Social Work

Services                                                       

Social Work services include:

  • Assistance with applications
  • Connection to available resources
  • Advocacy
  • Implementation of programs based on community needs

Local Helplines:

  • Domestic Violence (908) 355-4357 (HELP)
  • Mental Health 1(866) 202-4375 (HELP)
  • Substance Use Disorder (855) 825- 3275
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1(800) 272-8255
  • NJ Community Resource 211
  • Emergency Services 911
  1. De Zheng

    Health Officer
    Phone: 7328272085

  1. Jareah Lambert-Spivey, MSW

    Social Worker
    Phone: 732-827-2023
    Additional Phone: 732-827-2085

Note: Services are available to all Rahway residents

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the domestic violence event scheduled for October 13th has been postponed indefinitely. 

Housing Assistance

Housing Authority
of Rahway
165 East Grand Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 499-0066
Website 

Home First
905 Watchung Ave 
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 753-4001
Website

Elizabeth Coalition to
House the Homeless

118 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 355-2060 ext. 206
Website
Catholic Charities of the
Archdiocese of Newark

Newark, NJ
(973) 596-4100
Website
Family Promise
402 Union Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07206
(908) 289-7300
Website
Proceed, Inc.
1126 Dickinson St
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
(908) 351-7727
Website
Family Assistance Resource Center NJ 
(973) 997-5196
Website
United Way of Greater Union NJ
33 West Grand St
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
(908) 353-7171
Website

Domestic Violence Awareness

32-DV event_DSC_0032October of 2021, the City of Rahway in partnership with the YWCA of Union County, held it’s 1st Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event. This event helped to:

  • Break the silence and shame associated with domestic violence
  • Display and discuss resources that are readily available to residents who find themselves in a domestic violence situation 
  • Connect agencies and individuals working to bring awareness to domestic violence in surrounding areas
  • Amplify the voices of domestic violence survivors and advocates

Health Care 

Aged Blind Disabled Medicaid Program Overview
Website
Family Care Application
Website
NJSAVE Application
Website


Food Assistance

Rahway Food for Friends
1221 New Brunswick Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-7201
Website
NJ SNAP Application 
Website


 

Utility Assistance

NJDCA HousingWebsite


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Domestic Violence

YWCA of Union County
(908) 355-1995
Website

 

Legal Services

Community Health Law Project
65 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 402
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 355-8282
Website
Central Jersey Legal Services
60 Prince Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 354-4340
Website


Local Bereavement Support Groups

Colonia Chapel
830 Lake Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
(732) 382-8266
Meeting Schedule: Thursdays 
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Register Here
Cranford Alliance Church
7 Cherry Street
Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 398-3860
Thursdays 
6:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.          Cost: $20.00
Register Here
Evangel Church
(732) 249-1749

Virtual
Tuesdays 
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.           Cost: $20.00

Register Here
Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss
244 Sheffield St. 
Mountainside, NJ 07092
(908) 264-3100
Email

Register Here

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Disability Services

Community Access Unlimited
80 West Grand Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
(908) 354-3040
Website

Union County Office for the Disabled
(908) 527-4807
Email

Website


County Resources

Union County Division of Social Services 
Elizabeth Location
343 Westminster Ave
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 965-2700
Website
Union County Division of Social Services
Plainfield Office

200 West 2nd St
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 791-7000
Website
Aging and Disability Resource Center
Union County Department of Aging

(908) 527-4869 or (877) 222-3737
Website