Social Services

SOMA Case Manager:
Renee Peters ,MSW (973) 986-4321;

Renee Peter, SOMA Older Adult Case Manager: Bio  

Government Aid for Seniors

For a comprehensive listing of government programs for older Americans, go to

NJ Department of Human Services/Division of Aging
NJ Save: NJ Save is an online application to help low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities save money on Medicare premiums, prescription costs, and other living expenses. For more information of to download an application, go to:

Programs Accessed Through NJ Save:
Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD)
Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program
Lifeline Utility Assistance
Medicare Savings Programs (SLMB & QI-1)
Medicare Part D's Low Income Subsidy (LIS, also known as "Extra Help")
Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD)

The application is also used to screen individuals for numerous savings and assistance programs including:
Universal Service Fund (USF)
Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Finally, individuals who qualify for PAAD and Lifeline Utility Assistance through NJ Save may also be eligible for:
Property Tax Freeze
Reduced Motor Vehicle Fees
Low-Cost Spaying/Neutering

Energy Efficient Upgrades
The NJ State program Comfort Partners provides low-income residents, including renters, with free energy efficiency upgrades to reduce their monthly bills.  For information on applying for this program, call (800) 915-8309 or click here: Comfort Partners