The Salem County Inter Agency Council of Human Services (IAC) was formed in 1968 by area social service agencies to improve communication, better address human service needs, and prevent duplication of services.
In 1981 the State of New Jersey recommended the establishment of Human Services Advisory Councils (HSAC) in all 21 counties to plan and coordinate human services on a local level.
The Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders designated the Inter Agency Council as the Human Services Advisory Council for Salem County. As such, IAC became responsible fore comprehensive human service planning, review and comment on human services funding proposals, preparation of allocation plans and review of existing service contracts. The IAC also fostered coordination among local, state and national public and private organizations serving the citizens of Salem County New Jersey.
Community based human services planning and advocacy remains a major function of the Inter Agency Council; however, there has been much expansion in the past 30 years. The IAC also provides the administration for the Salem County Comprehensive Emergency Assistance System (CEAS), the FEMA Food and Shelter Program and several other social service programs in the County.