Additional Support and Assistance
If you need help beyond what our programs offer, these programs may be able to provide resources and/or referrals.
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FEDERAL FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA): Job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.
NEW JERSEY FAMILY LEAVE ACT (NJFLA): Job-protected leave to care for a loved one.
NEW JERSEY SECURITY AND FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT ACT (SAFE): Job-protected leave to handle matters related to sexual and domestic violence.
PREGNANT OR HAVE CHILDREN UP TO AGE 5? You may be eligible for assistance, including nutrition and food help. Dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 and ask for the Help Me Grow Central Intake Hub in your county.
AFFORDING GROCERIES: Call 1-800-687-9512. Under changes to a federal rule, weekly unemployment benefits do count as income for SNAP eligibility, however, the additional weekly $300 payments which expired September 4, 2021, called Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), did not count as income. Learn more here.
CHILD CARE: Call 1-800-332-9227
HEAD START: Promotes school readiness of infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children.
FAMILY SUCCESS CENTERS: Help families with the essentials through in-person and virtual support programs, including safe delivery of basic necessities, social services referral, health services referral, job readiness and life skills training.
EARLY INTERVENTION: The first three years of life are important developmental years in maximizing a child's future potential. If you are concerned that an infant or toddler may be experiencing developmental delays, contact Early Intervention System at 888-653-4463. The call is toll-free for New Jersey residents.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR HEALTH INSURANCE: 9 in 10 enrolling in health insurance at Get Covered New Jersey, the state’s official health insurance marketplace, qualify for financial help to lower costs. Enroll at GetCovered.NJ.gov.
AFFORDING HEALTH CARE COVERAGE: Call 1-800-701-0710
CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH/ADDICTION TREATMENT AND SUPPORT can be found through the Children’s System of Care, NJ’s public behavioral health system for youth.
MENTAL HEALTH & EMOTIONAL SUPPORT: Call 866-202-HELP or 973-870-0677 for ASL videophone.
ADDICTION TREATMENT AND RECOVERY: Call 844-REACHNJ
COVID19 VACCINATION: Contact the NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with help in more than 240 languages) or visit covid19.nj.gov/finder to find a vaccination site or schedule an appointment.
DCAID: Take a quick two-minute survey to determine if you are eligible for New Jersey assistance programs.
APPLY FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE: The New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II (CVERAP-II) is a rental assistance program designed to provide relief to low- and moderate-income households residing in the State of New Jersey that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
RENTERS, ARE YOU PROTECTED? EVICTION PROTECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE: Depending on your household's income level and specific circumstances, you may also be eligible for protection from eviction or removal through December 31, 2021, and other assistance and services. To take advantage of these protections, you must complete an Income Self-Certification Form to certify your income.
ENERGY ASSISTANCE: The Universal Service Fund (USF) helps make energy bills more affordable for low-income customers. If you are eligible, USF can lower the amount you have to pay for natural gas and electricity.
EMERGENCY HOUSING ASSISTANCE: Contact one of our partnering community-based agencies in your county.
FORECLOSURE AND HOUSING COUNSELING SERVICES: Renters, who may be concerned with eviction, and homeowners who need counseling to help prevent possible foreclosure, can contact participating housing counselors in each county. Counseling is available now and can be provided remotely
DOMESTIC / SEXUAL VIOLENCE SERVICES FOR ALL GENDERS: Call 609 888-7164
SUPPORT FOR OLDER NJ RESIDENTS: Call 877-222-3737
NJ 211: A statewide information and referral service for a wide variety of health and human services. Search the online resource database at www.nj211.org or dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 for live assistance.