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Bloomfield Department of Health Offering Services to Help Residents get through COVID-19 Crisis

By rlsmetro on

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department is offering a number of critical services to residents to aid them in navigating the COVID-19 crisis. Residents requiring assistance may call the department at 973-680-4017 and leave a voicemail, including their name and telephone number, so that a social worker can call them back.

The Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department can help residents with all of the following:

Food stamp applications

Food pantry information

Food shopping for senior/disabled residents

Health insurance applications

Unemployment applications

Utility assistance programs

Rental assistance

Mental health services

Wellness services

Senior services

“From the beginning of this crisis, our Health and Human Services Department has done an admirable job helping our residents get through this,” said Mayor Michael Venezia.

“I implore all of our residents that need assistance to reach out to the department because they are here to help them in any way that they can.”

Bloomfield residents are also able to take advantage of the emergency food pantry, which is open every Friday from 5:00-6:00 pm at the Carteret Elementary School parking lot located at 158 Grove Street. Supplies are limited and the food pantry is open regardless of weather.

“Our department is doing everything in our power to help Bloomfield residents during this unprecedented time we are going through,” said Health Director Karen Lore.

“So many people are struggling to get through this crisis and it is our job to help ease their burden as much as we can. Please feel free to reach out to us if there is anything that we can assist you with.”