Township of Readington, New Jersey


Christine Dey, Director

The Social Services Office is available to anyone in the Readington Township community. Regular office hours are between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Emergency services are available at all times.

We provide a variety of services to residents including assessment, information about programs and referral to community resources, including Readington Starfish. In addition, we offer help with applying to programs such as PAAD, Lifeline, Home Energy Assistance, Senior Tax freeze and many more. For information call the Social Services Office.

  • The Food Pantry will provide emergency food packages to families in need. Donations are accepted all year long. Readington Area Starfish holds food distributions at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and the Fourth of July.
  • Readington Starfish assists Township residents with emergency needs. Call to discuss your situation in confidence.
  • Need Transportation?
    Call the Hunterdon County LINK at 1-800-842-0531. 

Happy New Year,

Readington Township Social Services wishes to THANK everyone who participated in our
Holiday Adopt a Family Program. This year 172 individuals were generously remembered by Santa and the community members of Readington Township! Families, individuals with disabilities and seniors were recipients of wonderful, thoughtful and caring gifts that reflected a true balance between their needs and their special wishes.

Your response and generosity for our community was overwhelming. Thank you to all our Secret Santas for your donations of clothing, food, toys, gift cards and even Christmas trees to help make this holiday season a very joyous occasion. Your contributions put many smiles on many faces.

A big heartfelt thank you to the Bishop Edward T. Hughes Knights of Columbus Council #15540, St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church, who again made a special donation of children’s coats in support of Coats for Kids. This allowed children to receive brand new winter coats just in time for the cold winter months.

It is always difficult to capture exactly what your generosity meant to our recipient families. They were touched by the knowledge that they are not alone with their challenges and that there is hope. Even though you could not experience their appreciation firsthand our families wrote notes to express their appreciation and thanks. As is our tradition, we wish to share some of them with you.

“Dear Secret Santa, I want to take some time to thank you so very much for all the wonderful Christmas gifts for our family. You truly went above and beyond to make our Christmas extra special. It truly touched our hearts knowing that there is such generosity and kind people in the world. Our Christmas this year will put big smiles on our faces - especially my sons. All their wishes have come true because of your thoughtfulness. I cannot begin to thank you enough. Things have been very challenging this past year and you have helped make things easier. So once again thank you very much.”

“To my Santa, thank you for all the wonderful things that I got for Christmas. I particularly liked the items with the ‘Seabee’ logo on them. I also liked the sneakers and gift cards-I shall put them to good use. Thank you for not forgetting us.”

“I just wanted to thank you for everything. I was literally speechless. Thank you to everyone I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year from my whole family.”

“Just sending you a heartfelt thank you for the wonderful Christmas gifts I received from the Holiday Gift Match. The blanket, sweater, shirt and scarf has made my Christmas real special. These holiday gifts are deeply appreciated.”

“Thank you for my wonderful gifts. I love love love my new sheets. They are so comfortable to sleep on.”

“Thank you so much for all the gifts-they will sure keep us warm during the winter. We appreciate everything. Happy Holidays.”

Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year!!

Social Services
8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
509 Route 523
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889

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Phone: (908) 534-4051
Fax: (908) 534-5909
Address: 509 Route 523
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889