Children's Health Insurance Program


Services provided:

  • Free or low cost insurance

  • For children and teens, up to 19 years of age

  • Parents may qualify for coverage as well

  • Enrollment is open year around

CHIP Covers:

  • Routine check-ups

  • Immunizations

  • Doctor visits

  • Prescriptions

  • Dental and vision care

  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital care

  • Laboratory and X-ray services

  • Emergency services


  • Hudson County

  • Union County

  • Somerset County


  • If you are eligible for CHIP, provide current proof of income, for 4-weeks (paystubs or notarized letter from employer)

  • Proof of income is used for allocating our grants

Special Programming:

  • Educational opportunities for teenage youth

  • Workshops, hands-on activities, and discussion groups

  Currently, HOPES offers:

  • Leadership in Training (LIT) club in Hoboken* 

  • College Readiness in Plainfield* 

*Opportunities subject to change depending on funding sources.  

Contact Us About Children's Health Insurance Program

Hudson County

Barbara Reyes

Community Programs Supervisor

1-855-OK-HOPES ext 1012


 Bimonthly Family Game Night:

  • Strengthen the bonds of families and friendship

  • Fun filled night of games and activities 

  • A theme or holiday focus, such as Giving Thanks, Winter Wonderland, etc.

  • Check out our calendar for the next event


  • Hoboken

Contact Me About Game Night and Special Programming

Mary Caldwell

Community Programs Specialist

1-855-OK-HOPES ext 1108


Adrianna Machado

Union and Somerset Counties

Adrianna Machado

Community Programs Advocate

1-855-OK-HOPES ext 1016

Funded by Hoboken Family Alliance and generous donors. Sponsored in part by Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro & Freeholder Anthony Romano.

Our partnership with CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services), helps us reach more families in Hoboken, Plainfield, and Somerset, to sign up for CHIP!