Connect with a Rutgers University Social Work Student Intern at the Library, by phone, by email, or by virtual appointment.

If you or a loved one are facing hardships due to the pandemic or other circumstances, the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) can help. Since 2017, SCLSNJ has partnered with interns from Rutgers School of Social Work to connect Library customers to resources.

Social work interns are available at the Bound Brook, North Plainfield, and Somerville branches; for the first time, in-person at the Manville branch; and for the convenience of all Library customers, also available remotely.

Contact Veronica Delmonte, Bound Brook Library Social Work Intern

Click here to book an appointment with Veronica at the Bound Brook Library
Email: vdelmonte@sclibnj.org
Phone: (908) 458-8400 x 2131 (Leave a voicemail)
Hours of Availability: Mondays 4–7 p.m.; Tuesdays 4-7 p.m.; Wednesdays 3–6 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Video Appointment Booking Coming Soon

Contact Cathryn Salladin, Manville Library Social Work Intern:

Click here to book an appointment with Cathryn at the Manville Library*
* Please note that Cathryn will not be present at Manville Library in person. The Library System has arranged equipment in a private space so you may connect with Cathryn through a Google Meet session.
Email: csalladin@sclibnj.org
Phone: (908) 458-8400 x 2281 (Leave a voicemail)
Hours of Availability: Mondays 2-4 p.m.; Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 1-4 p.m.; Thursdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Video Appointment Booking Coming Soon

Contact Jessica Jerez, North Plainfield Library Social Work Intern:

Click here to book an appointment with Jessica at the North Plainfield Library
Email: jjerez@sclibnj.org
Phone: (908) 458-8400 x 2384 (Leave a voicemail)
Hours of Availability: Mondays and Tuesdays 3-7 p.m. at the North Plainfield Library; Wednesdays by video chat and phone from 3-7 p.m..
Video Appointment Booking Coming Soon

Contact Isabelle Gunn, Somerville Library Social Work Intern:

Click here to book an appointment with Isabelle at the Somerville Library
Email
: igunn@sclibnj.org
Phone: (908) 458-8400 x 2482 (Leave a voicemail)
Hours of Availability: Mondays 4-8 p.m.; Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Fridays* 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Last Saturday of the month 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
*Please note that I will not be available the last Friday of the month.
Video Appointment Booking Coming Soon

Connect directly with local resources listed below for additional support and guidance.

Office on Aging and Disability Services  The Office on Aging and Disability Services is reachable by phone at 908-704-6346 or toll-free 1-888-747-1122. The office serves residents of Somerset County who are 60 years or older or 18 + living with a disability. Callers will get asked to leave their name, phone number, and a brief message; calls will be returned as soon as possible. Their team will listen, screen, and assist the caller with accessing services. In many cases, the caller will have to be screened through their office for service eligibility for state and local programs.

Pioneer Family Success Center can be reached by phone at (908) 722-4400, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Pioneer Family Success Center is a program of EmPoWER Somerset, a local nonprofit organization. They offer the community connections to helpful resources in Somerset County, NJ and bring families together through free events, programs, and activities. 

Social Services During the current health emergency the Agency will operate on reduced hours. The Franklin office can be reached by phone at 732-846-6499 and the Somerville office can be reached at 908-526-8800. Both offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. The North Plainfield office is temporarily closed.