Health & Human Services Updates

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  1. COVID Vaccines 2022-2

    COVID-19 vaccinations available for individuals 6 months and older

    Beginning Thursday, June 30, the Gloucester County Department of Health will begin administering vaccinations to individuals 6 months and older. Read on...
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    National Email Week

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    Gloucester County Holiday to Be Observed Friday, June 17th in Commemoration of Juneteenth

    Friday, June 17th, 2022 will be a County holiday in observance of Juneteenth. Read on...
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    Rabies Advisory – Rabid Cat in Mantua Township

    (Mantua Township, NJ) – Residents in the vicinity of 225 Taylor Avenue, Mantua Township should be aware that a cat (an adult brown tabby) tested positive on June 15, 2022. There was a human exposure who is currently undergoing treatment. Read on...
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    Disability Employment Job Fair and Resource Event scheduled for July 28

    (Sewell, NJ) –On Thursday, July 28, the Gloucester County Board of Commissioners will sponsor the annual Disability Employment Job Fair and Resource Event from 9 a.m. to noon at Rowan College of South Jersey’s Gymnasium (1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell). Read on...
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    How to avoid scams and stay safe from scammers

    Recognizing common signs of a scam could help you avoid failing for one. Read on...
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    Red Bank Battlefield will host public archeology days

    Residents and visitors are invited to explore archeology and the history of Red Bank Battlefield at our Public Archeology Days this summer. Read on...
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    Summer Employment Opportunities in Gloucester County

    Gloucester County has open positions for our summer programs this year. Explore potential careers in recreation, forest management, education, environmental and equine science all while spending time in the great outdoors. Read on...
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    County Memorial Day Ceremony to be held on Sunday, May 29

    (Monroe Twp., NJ) – Director Frank J. DiMarco and Commissioner Denice DiCarlo will hold the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 29 at 1 p.m. at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Read on...
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    NJ Transit launches the next phase of the NewBus Program

    NJTransit riders may see some updated routes across Gloucester, Camden and Burlington Counties. Read on...
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    Mental Health Awareness Month in Gloucester County

    (West Deptford, NJ)—In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, Gloucester County Division of Human & Special Services reminds all residents that Mental Health Services are available. Read on...
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    Gloucester County announces Community Yard Sale benefitting the Animal Shelter

    (Clayton, NJ)—Director Frank J. DiMarco announces the first Gloucester County Animal Shelter Community Yard Sale to be held on June 26, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read on...
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    Rowan College of South Jersey Varsity Golf finishes 2nd at NJCAA Region 19 Championships

    The Rowan College of South Jersey Varsity Golf Team won big at the NJCAA Region 19 Championships at Ashbrook Country Club. Read on...
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    Gloucester County’s Small Business Recovery Grant supports our local businesses

    In celebration of Small Business week, Director Frank J. DiMarco & Deputy Director Heather Simmons are reminding small businesses that the Small Business Recovery Grant can assist with economic hardships due to the pandemic. Read on...
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    Gloucester County Receives Grant for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

    Gloucester County’s Division of Human and Special Services has received a $75,000 grant from the New Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to improve communication and language access to county services for deaf and hard of hearing residents. Read on...
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    Join Gloucester County for special pickleball event

    (Sewell, NJ)—Gloucester County Board of Commissioners in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation will host “Picklenic,” a special event for pickleball players. Read on...
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    Gloucester County launches the Gloucester County Community Outreach Team

    Gloucester County is launching a new initiative, the Gloucester County Community Outreach Team. This will allow us to conduct a door-to-door outreach to help provide information and resources to Gloucester County residents. Read on...
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    Gloucester County Veterans honored with federal medals

    On Wednesday, April 13, the Gloucester County Board of Commissioners honored 31 veterans- seven of them posthumously- with federal medals that they had earned during their time in service but had not received. Read on...
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    GLOUCESTER COUNTY ANNOUNCES SUMMER KICK OFF 2022

    (Woodbury, NJ)—Gloucester County is looking forward to summer events and programs, and is getting ready to ring in the season with a new event. Read on...
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    Gloucester County will hold its Annual Kitten Shower

    The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners announced that the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) will be hosting their second annual Kitten Shower on Saturday, April 30 from noon to 3 p.m. to celebrate the upcoming arrival of kitten season. Read on...
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    Camden and Gloucester Counties launch SJ Film Office Cooperative

    (Paulsboro, NJ)—Director Lou Cappelli Jr. of Camden County and Deputy Director Heather Simmons of Gloucester County joined industry leaders Monday to launch South Jersey’s first joint film office. Read on...
  22. 2022 Best of GC logo-26th Anniversary

    Best of Gloucester County voting now through July 29

    (Gloucester County, NJ)—With more than 100 business categories to choose from, Gloucester County residents can vote for their favorite diner, pharmacy, food store, fitness center and more as part of this year’s Best of Gloucester County contest. Read on...
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    Gloucester County launches online Mosquito Treatment form

    The Gloucester County Mosquito Control Division has launched an online form to automatically schedule residents for treatment by Gloucester County employees, according to Deputy Director Heather Simmons, Liaison to the Mosquito Division and Public Works. Read on...
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    Register now for Gloucester County’s Step-by-Step Walking Program

    Gloucester County Department of Health and Division of Senior Services is now accepting registration for the Step-by-Step Walking Program. Read on...
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    Join Gloucester County for our Annual Earth Day Clean-Up

    The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and the Gloucester County Improvement Authority will sponsor the Countywide Earth Day Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 23. Read on...
  26. FREE Events at our Gloucester County Parks this April

    The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Parks and Recreation are hosting events through April for the whole family. Read on...
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    Red Bank Battlefield Spring Festival coming this April

    (National Park, NJ)- Step back in time for a day of history and family fun at the annual Red Bank Battlefield Spring Festival on Sunday, April 9 from noon until 4 p.m. The event is free for all to attend. Read on...
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    Explore Spring Wildflowers at Scotland Run Park

    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Scotland Run Park’s “St Patrick's Day Spring Wildflower Talk and Walk” on Saturday, March 19. Read on...
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    Calling all nature lovers, join Gloucester County for Nature at Night

    Nature at Night is Gloucester County Parks and Recreation’s news program featuring presentations of beautiful images and real animals on display. Read on...
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    FREE Wills available for eligible Gloucester County residents

    Gloucester County’s free wills program is offered to our veteran and senior population at no charge. This program provides drafting and signing services to any veterans or seniors in the local area. Read on...
  31. Job Fair 2022

    Job Seekers- Get ready for the Mega Job Fair coming on March 25

    (Sewell, NJ)-Gloucester County will hold a Mega Job Fair on Friday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the RCSJ Gymnasium. Read on...
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    The Gloucester County Division of Senior Services offers Nutrition Program for seniors

    The Division of Senior Services and the Gloucester County Board of Commissioners continue to offer seniors hot, mid-day meals. Read on...
  33. Gloucester County American Job Center continues to assist unemployed residents

    The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and the Workforce Development Board has free career services at the American Job Center. Read on...
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    March 2022 is Tire Amnesty Month

    (South Harrison Township, NJ) - Gloucester County Board of Commissioners Director Frank J. DiMarco declares March Tire Amnesty Month in Gloucester County. Read on...
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    “Register Ready” allows New Jersey residents with disabilities to get assistance during disasters

    (West Deptford, NJ)— The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and the Office of Emergency Management wants to remind disabled and assistance-needing residents to register for “RegisterReady.” Read on...
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    Honoring Black History Month in Gloucester County

    We celebrate Black History Month to recognize the sacrifices, contributions, and achievements of African Americans to the United States and the world. Read on...
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    Hours updated at County’s Swedesboro Public Works COVID-19 Testing

    The Gloucester County COVID-19 Testing Site is administering COVID-19 tests at the Swedesboro Public Works Bays by appointment only. Read on...
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    Gloucester County Housing Development Corporation receives Affordable Housing Trust Fund grant

    (Deptford, NJ)—Director Frank J. DiMarco announces the Gloucester County Housing Development Corporation will receive an Affordable Housing Trust Fund grant of $4,200,000. Read on...
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    Gloucester County Animal Shelter adoption hours expanded

    (Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners is expanding adoption hours at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter beginning Monday, January 31. Read on...
  40. Rabies Clinics offered from January 2021- April 2021

    Dates announced for 2022 Free Rabies Clinics

    (Clayton, NJ) The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services and Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) have announced the dates for the 2022 Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic. Read on...
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    Rabies Advisory – Rabid Raccoon in West Deptford Township

    (West Deptford Township, NJ) – Residents in the vicinity of 31 Lynn Drive, West Deptford Township should be aware that a raccoon tested positive on January 18, 2022. There were no animals or humans exposed. Read on...
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    Full kennels at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter

    (Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter’s kennel is full of animals looking for their forever homes! Read on...
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    Congratulations to our 2021 Hole-in-One Golfers

    It’s always a great day at the Pitman Golf Course, but especially when a golfer achieves a once-in-a-lifetime goal. Read on...
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    Rowan University announces School of Veterinary Medicine on the campus of county college

    Rowan University is establishing the first school of veterinary medicine in New Jersey. Read on...
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    Gloucester County honors Jean Giampola with renaming of County Bridge Number 3-F-18

    The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners joined by Paulsboro Councilmembers gathered to rename County Bridge Number 3-F-18 in honor of Jeanne Giampola. Read on...
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    Gloucester County Animal Control Rescues Bald Eagle

    The Gloucester County Animal Control Division received a call on Saturday, December 11 in South Harrison Township regarding a sick or injured Bald Eagle. Read on...
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    Gloucester County held annual Wreaths of Remembrance Ceremony on December 4

    (Monroe Township, NJ)—On Saturday, Dec. 4, we honored the men and women who defended our country's freedom at the annual Wreaths of Remembrance Ceremony at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Read on...
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    Protect yourself and others this holiday season with a FREE Flu Shot

    The Gloucester County Department of Health is offering free flu clinics through the end of the year for all Gloucester County residents. Read on...
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    Gloucester Dream Park offers therapeutic riding program

    (Logan Twp., NJ)—The Gloucester County Dream Park offers a riding program for children and adults with developmental, physical, and mental/ emotional challenges. Read on...
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    County Fire Marshal advises safety precautions this holiday season

    As the holidays near, Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and County Fire Marshal would like to advise residents of safety precautions while decorating. Read on...
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    Gloucester County Animal Shelter’s celebrates Annual Open House

    (Clayton, NJ) - The Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) held their annual Open House on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Read on...
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