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Last Updated: 03/30/2022

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Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Health Services | VA New Jersey Health Care | Veterans Affairs
  • Student veterans
  • This page outlines the types and locations of supports for veterans, including physical and mental health care, housing, and other social services
  • Review the available programs to identify the one(s) that meet your needs. Click the "Learn more" and connect with a care coordinator link (if available) or use the "Make an appointment" or "Register for care" buttons at the top of the page to connect with the identified program(s).

NJ Helps: Public Benefits Eligibility Screener & Application

  • NJHelps
  • All students
  • A combined eligibility screening & application portal for TANF, General Assistance, SNAP, and Medicaid benefits
  • Click "Get Started!" under the Screen heading to complete a brief eligibility screening. The screening will check your eligibility for NJFamilyCare/Medicaid, SNAP (food assistance), and WorkFirst New Jersey (WFNJ) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and General Assistance (GA). At the conclusion of the screening, you can complete an application for these programs by clicking the "Get Started!" button under each program title. You can also complete an application by clicking "Get Started!" under the "Apply" button instead. This will direct you to a page where you can also apply for each program by clicking the "Get Started!" button under each program title.

New Jersey Department of Human Services: Supportive Assistance to Individuals and Families (SAIF)

  • Department of Human Services | SAIF - Supportive Assistance to Individuals and Families Program (nj.gov)
  • Individuals and families on WFNJ welfare who have reached the five-year time limit and do not qualify for an exemption
  • An additional safety net for individuals and families who have reached the five-year time limit for Work First New Jersey welfare and do not qualify for an exemption. Provides intensive case management alongside benefits, such as cash payments, childcare, and transportation for up to 24 months
  • Contact your County Welfare Office (or County Board of Social Services) or your Municipal Welfare Office to obtain an application. Complete and return to the same location. Contact information for County Boards of Social Services can be found here: https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/njsnap/home/cbss.shtml

The City of Jersey City: Resident Response Center

HOPES

  • Benefits and Assistance | HOPES
  • Students in Hudson, Union, and Somerset Counties
  • HOPES offers a benefits enrollment center that provides one-on-one benefits counseling and application assistance with SNAP, prescription assistance, LIHEAP, SafeLink phone service, and other utilities.
  • Review the programs & eligibility criteria and then call the contact person for your county using the phone number provided, at the bottom of the webpage, to begin the application process.

North Hudson Community Action Corporation

  • Social Services | North Hudson Community Action Corporation (nhcac.org)
  • Students in Hudson County
  • Provides assistance with housing via emergency shelter, homeless prevention financial assistance, and rapid re-housing. Also offers emergency food vouchers, tax preparation assistance, and assistance with immigration and naturalization.
  • Click on the drop-down arrows to review available programs. Identify the program(s) that meet your needs & contact them using the phone number listed with that program.

United Progress Inc.

  • Home - United Progress, Inc. (unitedprogressinc.org)
  • Students in Mercer County
  • UPI offers a food pantry, emergency utility assistance, and homelessness prevention services.
  • Connect with the Point of Contact for the program(s) that meet your needs using the phone number or email provided.

PRAB

  • Social Services – PRAB
  • Students in Middlesex County
  • PRAB offers services in English and Spanish. They connect households with utilities assistance, home weatherization, and homelessness prevention resources. They offer early childhood care, after school programs, and youth mentoring. They assist households in accessing healthcare, public benefits, legal assistance, wage recovery, and public benefits, and they provide a food pantry. They also provide individuals and families with support on immigration issues.
  • Click the + symbols next to the Multi-Services Center (MSC) and Boaz Immigration & Counseling Program boxes to learn more about the support they offer. For the program(s) that meet your needs, follow the instructions listed under the heading "To Receive Services, You Must:" at the bottom of each program's entry.

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs: Family Assistance Center

  • Family Assistance Centers (nj.gov)
  • Servicemembers and their families
  • Provides servicemembers and their families with acess to a variety of supports, including benefits support, information about grants & loans, emergency financial assistance, community supports, legal assistance, and crisis intervention
  • Review the available programs to identify the one(s) that meet your needs. Click the Contact the FACS box on the right side of the page to locate the center most convenient for you. Contact them the listed phone number or email.

Jewish Family & Children's Service: The Rhona Fischer Family Assistance Program

  • Rhona Fischer Family Assistance Program - JFCSSNJ - We give help. We give hope.
  • Students in Souther New Jersey
  • This program provides case managment to families that includes benefits access, emergency financial assistance, and legal aid. They also offer kosher food pantries for individuals and families as well as veterans assistance
  • Click the Request Service E-Form box on the left side of the page & complete the form.

New Jersey OneApp

  • NJOneApp : Home (state.nj.us)
  • All students
  • A screening and application portal for SNAP, TANF, and general assistance.
  • Click the Screen button in the Screen for Services box to determine which resources you may qualify for. Click the Apply button in the Apply for Services box to instead go directly to the application. Review the information on the application screen and prepare any required documents or information. Then, click the Start button at the bottom of the page to begin and complete the application.

Bergen County: HEARTS Program

  • HEARTS: Homeless Family Services (bergen.nj.us)
  • Students in Bergen County
  • The HEARTS program includes a coordinated intake for families experiencing homelessness, which connects them to public benefits, food assistance, childcare support, and legal support. The program also includes temporary emergency shelter for families who are experiencing homelessness or about to lose their housing. For families receiving TANF, the HEARTS program also offers BRIDGE temporary housing for a maximum of one-year. This housing includes case managment and the development of a housing permanency plan. Participants are required to contribute 30% of their income to rent.

Fulfill NJ

  • Get Help - Fulfill NJ
  • Students in Ocean and Monmouth Counties
  • Fulfill NJ offers food pantries (including mobile pantries), child food programs, SNAP and healthcare enrollment assistance, and tax refund assistance.
  • Click the icon for the program(s) that meet you needs. Review any listed eligibility criteria and follow the listed steps to schedule an appointment and/or complete an application.

Bridges: Project Connect

  • PROJECT CONNECT – Bridges Outreach, Inc.
  • Students experiencing homelessness in Newark, Irvington, and Summit
  • A program for homeless clients, providing case management services that include rental & utilities assistance, ID assistance, SNAP & Medicaid enrollment assistance, medical transportation, legal aid, mental health care, and veterans' services

New Jersey ResourceNets

  • New Jersey ResourceNets by County - Bergen ResourceNet
  • All students
  • This page links to ResourceNet search portals for each county. Within the search portals, individuals can locate a variety of basic needs resources within their communities, including food, housing, childcare, and transporation.
  • Click the link for your county to go to their ResourceNet page. Click Advanced Search under the search bar to for a full list of resource categories. Click the one(s) that meet your needs & filter by location(s) convenient for you. Identify the resource(s) best suited for your situation by clicking on each profile in the search results. Contact the organization using the phone number listed in their profile.

Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs

  • Get Help | Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs (mcoha.org)
  • Students in Morris County
  • Provides assistance with utilities, home weatherization, youth education, free eye screenings, notary & translation services, immigration consultations, and transporation
  • Click on the arrows to review available programs. Identify the program(s) that meet your needs & follow the included instructions to contact the program(s) or complete an application.

HomeFront

  • HomeFront NJ | Break the Cycle of Poverty
  • Students in Central New Jersey
  • Homefront offers an array of services, including case management; a food pantry; a clothing closet; emergency, transitional, and permanent housing; after school and summer youth programming; and emergency assistance.
  • At the top of the page, hover over the arrow next to Need Help?. Click the category or categories that meet your needs. On each category page, click the + next to each program and follow the instructions to contact the program or complete an application.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton

  • Services - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton (catholiccharitiestrenton.org)
  • Students in Burlington, Mercer, Ocean, and Monmouth counties
  • A variety of supports are offered, including homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, and transitional housing; SNAP assistance; food, clothing, and household goods pantries; tax prepartion; and immigration assistance.
  • Click the box for the service(s) that meet your needs. Review the individual programs available & use the contact information listed for each to begin the intake process.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark

  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark (ccannj.com)
  • Students in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties
  • A variety of supports are offered, including transportation assistance, immigration and refugee assistance, housing, youth education, case management, and mental health care.
  • Click on your county for a list of available services, and then click the link for the service(s) that meet your needs. Contact the service(s) using the phone number listed on their page.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Camden

  • Catholic Charities (nxcli.net)
  • Students in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties
  • A variety of supports are offered, including food, clothing, and furniture pantries; housing assistance; counseling, case management, refugee and immigration support; and veteran services.
  • Hover over the arrow next to Services at the top of the page. Click the category or categories that meet your needs. Identify the program(s) that meet your needs and contact using the phone number listed on the program page (if available). If no phone number is listed, use the phone number provided here to contact.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen

  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen - Perth Amboy, NJ (ccdom.org)
  • Students in Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, and Warren counties
  • A variety of supports are offered, including childcare, counseling, immigration services, emergency shelter, and permanent housing.
  • Hover over the Our Services tab at the top of the page and click Services By County at the bottom of the list. Click your county to go to their page. Some counties provide details about specific programs, others link directly to a contact form. In both cases, a list of program types is available on the left side of the page, either for more information or to input into the contact form. Complete the contact form or follow specific contact instructions on a service page to begin the application process.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Paterson

  • Catholic Family and Community Services (CFCS) - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Paterson - Clifton, New Jersey (ccpaterson.org)
  • Students in Sussex, Morris, and Passaic counties
  • A variety of supports are offered, including food pantries, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, early childhood education, a teen after school program, homelessness prevention and rapid-rehousing, case management, and immigration services.
  • Click the categories and navigate to specific programs using the menu on the left side of the screen. Identify the program(s) that meet your needs and contact them using the listed information to begin the application process.

Sussex County

  • Resource Directory (searchable) - Sussex County
  • Students in Sussex County
  • A searchable portal for resources located within Sussex County, including food pantries, housing, childcare, mental health, utilities assistance, and other benefits
  • Click the + symbol next to each category to see specific programs. Click the + symbol next to each program for a brief description. Contact the program(s) that meet your needs using the information listed in their entry.

Impact Passaic

  • Impact Passaic - Connecting People and Programs
  • All students
  • A database searchable by ZIP Code that locates local resources for food, housing, transportation, health, legal aid, and more
  • Input your ZIP Code into the search bar. Hover over the images at the top of the page for specific program types. Click a program type for a list of all programs. Review the program details and contact the one(s) that meet your needs by following the instructions listed under Next Steps.

The Hoboken Shelter

  • Services 1 — Hoboken Homeless Shelter (hobokenshelter.org)
  • Students in Hudson County
  • A directory of Hudson County resources for housing, utilities and financial assistance, physical and mental health, legal aid, food, and more
  • Click the program categories on the lefthand side to jump to that section of the page. Contact the program(s) that meet your needs using the contact information listed in their entry.

United Way

  • United Ways in New Jersey | United Way Worldwide
  • All students
  • This page links to each United Way in New Jersey. Each location has different services, however, common services include free tax assistance, housing assistance, food assistance, and more.
  • Review the list to identify the United Way most convenient for you. Click on their name to visit their profile. From there, you can visit their website to learn more about their programs or contact them using the phone number listed.