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Special Child Health Services Division 

Special Child Health Services assists in the procurement of coordinated and comprehensive services for children, birth through age 21, who have a chronic health condition, disability or developmental delay. Assistance includes, but is not limited to:

  • Informal Counseling & referral
  • Assessment of family & child needs
  • Assistance with health & educational services
  • Crisis resources
  • Case management & monitoring

Assists in acquiring the following:

  • Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund regarding astronomical medical bills of children.
  • Early Intervention Services
  • Sliding-scale fees for hearing aides, prostheses and pulmonary pharmaceuticals for clients whose insurance does not cover such items.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Model Waivers for medically fragile children
  • Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF)


The Cumberland County Department of Human Services HELP/AYUDA brochure lists Cumberland County agencies by services offered, and the phone numbers to reach them
Cumberland County Human Services HELP brochure

Resources for families in Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund

NJ Parent Link

New Jersey Early Intervention System


Statewide Parent Advocacy Network

Cumberland/ Gloucester/ Salem Family Support Organization

NJ Division of Disability Services

Robin’s Nest

NJ Department of Children and Families link to hurricane resources for children

Center for Disease Control link to developmental checklists

Disability Rights New Jersey

NJ FamilyCare

The Center for Parent Information & resources

National Organization for Rare Disorders

NJ State Department of Special Education


Contact: Elizabeth Thomas, (856) 327-7602