Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The Morris County Department of Human Services has unveiled a new website, http://www.morrishumanservices.org, which is designed to make information about the department’s many services easier to find.

Frank Pinto, department director, said the new site consolidates all of the previous Human Services sites into one site whose focus is “citizen-centric.”

“Citizens will find the new site to be rich in resources,” Pinto said. “While the site includes links to our county government programs such as aging, disability, mental health and jobs skills training, it also has links to services from the Federal government, state government and our expansive group of non-profits.”

Services are organized by category in the left navigation column. “Knowing who provides a service can be confusing, so we’ve included the county’s specific role,” Pinto said.

There is an A – Z service list that some may find more convenient. “However, if an individual knows what he or she is looking for, our site search will find it quickly,” Pinto said.

According to Pinto, the top navigation features a government link, a description of the department’s various divisions and volunteer advisory boards and a comprehensive resource and publications list.

Another feature is an entirely new Upcoming Events calendar.

“In one place, someone can now find county human services and affiliated non-profit sponsored events,” he said. “With one click, those agencies can add an event to their calendar, sign up for a reminder by email or text message and share event information with friends.”

Pinto noted the new Department of Human Services site also scales to a smartphone or tablet.

The new site was designed in-house by Jamie Klenetsky, web designer in the Morris County Office of Public Information.

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