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 branch Social Work intern

Click here to book an appointment with Veronica at the Bound Brook branch, over the phone, or via video chat.
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.

Contact Cathryn Salladin, Manville branch Social Work intern:

Email: csalladin@sclibnj.org
Phone: (908) 458-8400 x 2281 (Leave a voicemail)
Hours of Availability: Temporarily unavailable.

Contact Jessica Jerez, North Plainfield branch Social Work intern:

Click here to book an appointment with Jessica at the North Plainfield branch, over the phone, or via video chat.
Email: jjerez@sclibnj.org
Phone: (908) 458-8400 x 2384 (Leave a voicemail)
Hours of Availability: Mondays and Thursdays 3-7 p.m. by video chat and phone; Tuesdays at the North Plainfield branch from 3-7 p.m..

Contact Isabelle Gunn, Somerville branch Social Work intern:

Click here to book an appointment with Isabelle at the Somerville branch, over the phone, or by video chat.
Email
: igunn@sclibnj.org
Phone: (908) 458-8400 x 2482 (Leave a voicemail)
Hours of Availability: Mondays 4-7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Fridays* 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; First Saturday of the month; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
*Isabelle will not be available the first 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.