HELPFUL RESOURCES To support families in need, we have pulled together a list of resources that can help you and your families. Pg1 of 7 ** These resources have no affiliation with ISCJ. Contact them at your own discretion. NAME OF ORGANIZATION HOW THEY CAN HELP? WEBSITE CONTACT INFO There are many programs that offer free baby stuff for low income families such as an infant car seat, Angie's Angel Help free formula, free diapers, etc. This website provides Network information about how to obtain these items and access various services. http://angiesangelhelp network.com/freeangie@angiesangelhelpnetwor baby-stuff-for-lowk.com income-families/ Bebe Bell Bebe BELL (Baby Equipment Lovingly Loaned) Equipment Lovingly provides cribs, car seats, strollers, high chairs, Loaned diapers, baby wipes, baby food, blankets and hats. To be eligible a person must meet financial guidelines that show http://www.aecdc.org/ limited resources. An initial phone call from the referral source starts the process. Catholic Charities Central Jersey Legal Services Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, uses the principles of quality, creativity, respect and http://www.ccdom.org/ empowerment as the guiding forces behind the agency's mission. Services Include: Basic Needs - This is a link to list of Making Ends Meet, Child Care, Counseling counties and services Services, Disaster Relief, Foster a Child, Home provider by Catholic Parent, Housing & Shelters, Immigration, Maternity Charities: Services, Out of Home Placement, Services http://www.ccdom.org/q Needing A Referral, Social Justice, Unity Square, uick-ref-chart Youth Services. Central Jersey Legal Services provides free legal help to low income people who live in Mercer, Middlesex and Union Counties. CJLS Provides Legal Assistance For: - Housing Problems - Eviction, foreclosure, rent collection, tenant repair issues, Section 8 and other public housing problems, and housing discrimination. - Family Matters - Help for victims of domestic violence. Divorce, child custody, support and visitation, family reunification, and DYFS actions. - Consumer Problems - Bankruptcy, collections, credit access, utility billing/shut-offs, unfair sales practices, and predatory http://www.lsnj.org/cjls/ lending. - Public Benefits & Employment - Benefits such as TANF, GA, SSI/SSD, and Food Stamps. Unemployment, improper job termination, employment discrimination, and pay or benefits withholding. - Health & Education - Medicaid/Medicare, Charity Care, prescription drug coverage, private insurance, and access to health care. School placement, special education, residency, and bullying. - Senior Citizens - Powers of attorney, wills, guardianships, nursing homes and other health care issues. Tel: 1-732-324-8200 Call or visit one of the offices between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to find out if you qualify for assistance. Mercer County 198 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08608 (609) 695-6249 Union County 60 Prince Street Elizabeth, NJ 07208 (908) 354-4340 Middlesex County 317 George Street #201 New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732) 249-7600 313 State Street #308 Perth Amboy, NJ 08816 (732) 324-1613 HELPFUL RESOURCES NAME OF ORGANIZATION HOW THEY CAN HELP? ** These resources have no affiliation with ISCJ. Contact them at your own discretion. WEBSITE Pg2 of 7 CONTACT INFO General information and questions, including volunteer inquiries: Phone: 609-396-9355 Fax: 609-482-4444 email@example.com IN TRENTON 123 East Hanover St., Trenton, NJ 08608 716 S. Clinton Ave., Trenton, NJ 08611 IN PRINCETON 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542 Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton Established to help secure the basic needs of food and shelter and promote longer-term stability Food Pantry Hours through hunger prevention and nutrition education, http://www.thecrisis 123 E. Hanover St., Trenton & 714 housing stability and homelessness prevention S. Clinton Ave., Trenton ministry.org services, workforce development, and driver’s M – F: 9:30am – 12 noon license restoration. (volunteers please arrive by 9:00) 61 Nassau St., Princeton (lower level of Nassau Presbyterian Church) M, W & Th: 1:30 – 4pm; T: 1:30 – 7pm Homelessness Prevention Hours 123 E. Hanover St., Trenton M: 9am – noon; W: 1 – 3pm; Th: 9am – noon 61 Nassau St., Princeton (lower level of Nassau Presbyterian Church) M, W, Th 1:30 – 3:30pm; T: 4 – 6pm DCF's Division on Women (DOW), Office of Domestic Violence Services (ODVS) funds 23 domestic violence programs and the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women. There is at least one http://www.state.nj. DCF-designated lead domestic violence program in us/dcf/women/dom Domestic Violence Tel: 1 (800) 572-SAFE (7233) each of the 21 counties that provides core services. Services estic/ The New Jersey Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline provides a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week confidential hotline for domestic violence victims and others seeking crisis intervention, information and/or referral services. A website that provides users with information on http://www.foodpan Food Pantries.org all the food pantries in New Jersey. Organized tries.org/ci/njwithin the city monmouth_junction A non-profit charity with its stated mission “To engage in activities that will uplift humanity”. The http://www.freechar Another alternative: itycars.org/ organization’s main focus is to provide free Free Charity Cars www.onlinecardonation.org donated vehicles to struggling families to assist them in their transition from dependency to selfsufficiency. Visit the website to sign up HELPFUL RESOURCES NAME OF ORGANIZATION HELP (Health Equipment Loan Program) HOW THEY CAN HELP? ** These resources have no affiliation with ISCJ. Contact them at your own discretion. WEBSITE Pg3 of 7 CONTACT INFO Helps provide a variety of equipment including wheelchairs, shower seats, walkers, canes, ez reachers. Use as long as needed. Arrangements for delivery can be made. $10 deposit required for most, $25 deposit required for wheelchairs & hospital beds. Both deposits returned when Anshe Emeth CDC equipment is returned. 222 Livingston Avenue http://www.drnj.org New Brunswick, NJ 08901 DONATIONS: accepts medical equipment. /atac/?p=629 Middlesex County & Franklin Township only Phone: (732) 296-9922 The food pantry hours for the HomeFront's mission is to end homelessness in Homefront office are Monday and Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, Thursday 9am-4:45pm resources and expertise of the community. Tuesdays from 12pm-7:45pm They help lessen the immediate pain of HomeFront homelessness and help families become self1880 Princeton Ave sufficient. HomeFront works to give people the Lawrenceville, NJ - 08648 skills and opportunities to ensure adequate incomes, and we work to increase the availability of http://www.homefr Phone: (609) 989-9417 ontnj.org Homefront adequate, affordable housing. Fax: (609) 989-9423 The Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC or EIC, is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain http://www.irs.gov/I requirements and file a tax return, even if you do ndividuals/Disabilitynot owe any tax or are not required to file. EITC IRS Disability filing reduces the amount of tax you owe and may give and-Earned-IncomeTax-Credit taxes you a refund. IRUSA established this special network—the Giving Grain Network— as a collective of emergency food service providers located across http://www.irusa.or Islamic Relief the country, providing groceries and other food Giving Grain Food items on a regular basis for individuals and families g/campaigns/givinggrain-network/ Network (IRUSA) in need. 4145 Route 1 South and Promenade Blvd Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852-0628 The Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) is an organization of Muslim Americans that provides Administration: 732-329-6995 religious, educational and social services to its Zakat Hotline: 732- 329-2020 Islamic Society of members, as well as to the community at large. firstname.lastname@example.org Central Jersey Some of the services include: counseling, Fax: 732-329-1988 (ISCJ) zakat/charity funds, islamic school, lectures, etc... http://iscj.org/ 295 Eggerts Crossing Road Lawarenceville, NJ- 08648 Tel: (609) 883-6755 Lawrenceville Neighborhood Service Center Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) Provides a food pantry. LSNJ coordinates the statewide Legal Services system, which provides free legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans for their civil legal problems. Through its work, LSNJ strives to secure substantive and procedural justice for those living in poverty. Pantry hours: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month: 12:30pm Currently no website 4:30pm Tel: 888-576-5529 You can also apply online at: https://lsnjlawhotline.org/ http://www.lsnj.org/ HELPFUL RESOURCES NAME OF ORGANIZATION ** These resources have no affiliation with ISCJ. Contact them at your own discretion. HOW THEY CAN HELP? WEBSITE The mission of the Middlesex County Board of Social Services is to administer Federal and State public assistance programs in a competent, compassionate and efficient manner. It's a public agency dedicated to serving the residents of Middlesex County, NJ. Programs Administered by the Middlesex County Board of Social Services include: Middlesex County Board of Social Services Pg4 of 7 CONTACT INFO New Brunswick Office 181 How Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 732-745-3500 or Toll Free at 1800-SOCIAL2 -Adult Protective Services -Boarding Home and Rooming House Services -Cash Assistance Adult (GA) -Cash Assistance Family (TANF) -Child Support -Children's Immunization Program -Food Stamps -Homeless Services -Investigative Department Medical Assistance Programs New Jersey Ease Refugee Resettlement Program Fraud Complaints 732-745-3733 LogistiCare 866-527-9933 To Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of an Adult, call 732-745-3635 or 1-800-792-8820 (You can apply for TANF, GA, Food Stamps & http://middlesexcwa. E-mail Inquiry: Medicaid) newark.rutgers.edu/ email@example.com A number of food pantries and non-profits in New Brunswick and Middlesex County New Jersey can provide free groceries and assistance to local residents. This website lists information on the local food banks to call for help, including their phone numbers and addresses. Many of the pantries do have limited hours, or certain conditions that need to be met by applicants, so you may want to call in advance. Many of the Middlesex food banks operate in churches or community centers. Therefore in addition to providing meals, groceries, and food in an emergency, these locations can often help with other needs, such as clothing or baby supplies. Most centers also have volunteers or case managers on site who can refer the low income to government assistance programs, such as WIC, TANF food Middlesex County stamps, or financial programs like LIHEAP or Food Pantries homeless prevention/rent help. NCADD is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to advocate on behalf of those affected by drug National Council on and alcohol addiction and their families. NCADD-NJ Alcoholism and operates the Substance Abuse Initiative (SAI). The Drugs (NCADD) SAI provides addiction and mental health clinical assessments and care coordination services to welfare recipients throughout the state of New Jersey. The purpose of the website is to provide useful New Jersey imfornation in regards to social services for people Community living in New Jersey. The website provides links for Resources energy assistance, child care and tax assistance. NJ Quitline (tobacco cessation NJ Quitline is a free telephone-counseling service for programs) smokers who are ready to stop. http://www.needhel ppayingbills.com/ht ml/food_pantries_in _middlesex_cou.htm Go to website for the many food l pantries in Middlesex County. Stephen Remley Director of Operations http://www.ncaddnj Tel: 609.689.0599 ext: 7003 .org/ firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.njcomm unityresources.info/ commres.html http://www.njquitlin e.org/ Tel: 866-657-8677 HELPFUL RESOURCES NAME OF ORGANIZATION Ozanam Family Shelter ** These resources have no affiliation with ISCJ. Contact them at your own discretion. HOW THEY CAN HELP? Agency dedicated to service, quality and outreach for members of the community, especially those who are poor, devalued and in need of help. Programs include Shelters and Traditional Housing. Have separate shelters for women, men and families This is an emergency shelter for homeless men providing temporary and emergency lodging, meals, physical and mental health assessments, crisis counseling, assistance with housing and employment, case management and referrals. WEBSITE Pg5 of 7 CONTACT INFO Phone: (732) 985-0327 https://www.women Address: shelters.org/det/oza 89 Truman Drive nam-family-shelter Edison, NJ 08817 Ozanam Men’s Shelter Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be homeless in http://www.homele Middlesex County, be willing to answer questions during screening process, agree to refrain from use of alcohol ssshelterdirectory.or and other drugs, be able to take care of themselves, be g/cgi22 Abeel Street willing to abide by shelter rules, and may not be a threat bin/id/shelter.cgi?sh New Brunswick, NJ 08901 elter=7853 to themselves, staff or other residents. (732)729-0850 He Cares We Care is committed to moving hurting families to a place of spiritual, emotional, financial and physical healing. They assist with immediate needs for Princeton Alliance food and clothing, Partnering with agencies to assist Princeton Alliance Church Church (PAC) He families threatened with utility shut off and/or eviction 20 Schalks Crossing Road http://www.princeto Plainsboro, NJ 08536 Cares We Care and Helping individuals and families with budgeting, nalliance.org/care 609.799.9000 -Ext: 11 Ministry single-parenting issues and career assistance PSEG provides information to payment assistance programs for those looking for help in need of paying https://www.pseg.c their bills. These include: LIHEAP (Low Income Home PSEG Payment Energy Assistance Program), NJ Universal Service Fund om/home/customer Assistant Programs (USF), PAGE (Payment Assistance Gas and Electric), _service/bill/help/pa yment_assist.jsp#an NJ Shares, and NJ Lifeline Credit Program. For more chor0 information access the website. PRAHD is dedicated to developing human potential and promoting self-sufficiency through programs designed to improve the social, economic, health and educational status of the community in a culturally sensitive environment. PRAHD's programs and services include: pre-school, tutoring and after school programs, summer Puerto Rican 100 First Street, Perth Amboy, youth recreation, youth work readiness program, Association for NJ housing assistance programs (foreclosure and pre/post Human purchase counseling), HIV/AIDS educational services, Development Tel: 732-442-1081 substance abuse prevention, employment and training for senior citizens, assisted transportation, language translation and interpretation, information and referrals, advocacy, home care for homebound and developmentally disabled individuals, disaster relief, food pantry, blindness prevention programs and numerous recreational, social and cultural activities. http://www.prahd.org/ Sadaqa House-shelter for women- is a women central Sadaqa House for resource center as well as an emergency home (not to Women exceed 30 day stay). It provides a quiet, comfortable living environment with shared bathroom and kitchen. Sadaqa House, Inc. http://shelterpress.c om/homelessshelters/singleadultwomen/sadaqahouse18 North 19th Street women.html#ixzz3cg East Orange, NJ, 07017 WM7yHU Phone: (973) 280-9109 HELPFUL RESOURCES NAME OF ORGANIZATION HOW THEY CAN HELP? ** These resources have no affiliation with ISCJ. Contact them at your own discretion. WEBSITE Pg6 of 7 CONTACT INFO The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is one of the largest charity organizations in the country. They are committed to providing social services, resources and financial assistance to the poor and needy across the United States. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Contact a catholic church. A non-profit that offers a unique style of personal list of churches can be found assistance with food, clothing, gasoline, medicine, rent, http://www.needhelp at utilities, and transportation to people facing economic payingbills.com/html/ http://www.needhelppayingbills saint_vincent_de_pau .com/html/state_aid_and_assis Saint Vincent de or emotional crises. People of all backgrounds and l_financia.html Paul religion can get assistance. tance_progr.html#local. SMILE is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization providing comprehensive social services for the poor urban communities in Passaic County, New Jersey. SMILE’s SMILE relief programs provide a free food pantry and health clinic. The free health clinic allows families to receive a 39 Hoover Avenue free check-up and even some specialty services such http://www.smileforc Passaic, NJ 07055 harity.org/ as dentistry, optometry, etc. Tel: (973) 440-9360 South Brunswick Social Services mission is to help the residents in South Brunswick deal with these situations and circumstances to the best of our abilities. Crisis intervention provides immediate assistance for those in South Brunswick http://www.sbtnj.net/ need. The Food Pantry, assistance with utility bills, rent Social Services index.asp?SEC=85EF9 LouAnne Wolf, Director of and food certificates are some of the services we provide. An application is completed for each recipient 07C-9FD0-4D19-8F64- Social Services and is updated during the year. All funds and food are 36D935DBDB2A&Typ Tel: 732 329-4000 ext. 7674 e=B_BASIC provided from donations email@example.com The State of New Jersey's Department of Children and State of New Families provides several hotlines and helplines based Jersey Department on different areas of need. Examples of such areas off Children and http://www.state.nj.u include Child Abuse Helpline, INfant Protection Families Helpline and many more. Visit the website to find out s/dcf/families/hotline Viait Website for specific (INFOLINES) s/ more about their specific services. contact information It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of Visit website to find a group near The Freecycle people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their www.freecycle.org you. Network own towns The Salvation Army operates 7,546 centers in New Brunswick: communities across the United States. These include http://www.salvation food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, armynj.org/newbruns anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children's wick The Salvation Army New programs. Visit the website to find more information Brunswick Corps The Salvation Army depending on which city in New Jersey you live in. 287 Handy Street Main: PO Box 5724 http://www.salvation New Brunswick, NJ 08901 They offer a variety of services such as Alcohol and armyusa.org/usn/abo Phone: (732) 545-1477 Drug Treatment, Casework Services, Emergency ut FInancial Assistance, Food and Nutrition Programs, Senior Services and more The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) feeds those Trenton soup who are hungry in the Trenton area and offers 72 Escher St, Trenton, NJ http://www.trentonso 08609 kitchen programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve upkitchen.org/ the quality of life of its patrons. Tel: (609) 695-5456 250 Livington Ave. 24 hour emergency domestic violence shelter. Hotline: New Brunswick, NJ - 08901 Women Aware 732-249-4504. Women Aware, Inc. has operated for (732) 249-4900 nearly 30 years as a comprehensive agency for victims http://womenaware.n et/ of domestic violence. Hotline: 732-249-4504. HELPFUL RESOURCES NAME OF ORGANIZATION Wafa House Women, Infants, and Children HOW THEY CAN HELP? ** These resources have no affiliation with ISCJ. Contact them at your own discretion. WEBSITE Pg7 of 7 CONTACT INFO Wafa House Inc. objective is to strength families through educating and empowering family members to build a better community. Services include: - A 24 hour toll-free Hotline - Advocacy - Social Services for victims - Workshops on recruitment of foster parents - Assistance in recruiting and training foster parents - Workshops on self improvement and education - Assistance towards continuing education - Family counseling - Counseling for victims - Play therapy counseling - Cultural sensitivity training to law enforcement & local agencies - Workshops for the youth - promoting peace amongst their peers - Training youth to become peer mediators in conflict resolution - Anger management referrals - Court appearance accompaniment - Interpreter & translator assistance - Outreach to help educate the public on http://www.wafahouse Tel: 1-800-930-WAFA(9232) understanding and addressing domestic violence .org - Crises intervention and prevention firstname.lastname@example.org New Jersey Office: 1-800-3283838 The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal Call to schedule an grants to States for supplemental foods, health care appointment. Applicants will be referrals, and nutrition education for low-income http://www.fns.usda.g advised about what to bring to pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to ov/wic/women-infants- the WIC appointment to help and-children-wic determine eligibility. age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. https://www.womensh elters.org/city.php?city Women's Shelters =Monmouth+JUnction &st=NJ&submit=Search Access this website for a list of women's shelter in NJ +for+city Zubaida Foundation 855 Big Oak Road, Yardley, PA 19067 Syed Ahmed Ali Afzal Tel: 267-566-2018 Soup Kitchen - Every 4th Saturday of the month (2:00pm to 4:00pm) at The Zubaida Foundation is a non-profit organization Zubaida Foundation registered in Yardley, Pennsylvania. It was - Every 2nd Sunday of the established in 2005. The foundation arranges and month (2:00pm to 4:00pm) at holds congregational prayers, educational programs, Zubaida Foundation and social activities, interfaith dialogues and peace - Every 4th Thursday of the efforts of all faith in conformity with the teachings of month (2:00pm to 4:00pm) Islam. Zubaida Foundation runs a food pantry, at North Penn Mosque, 600 provides Eid Basket for the needy and runs a Soup Maple Avenue Lansdale, PA zubaidafoundation.com 19446Zubaida Foundation Kitchen on the premises twice a month.