Resources

Our Resource List is sorted into the following categories
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GENERAL
CHILDCARE
DEVELOPMENTAL and other DISABILITIES
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
FINANCE
FOOD
FURNITURE and HOUSEHOLD GOODS
HEALTHCARE
HOUSING
RELEASE FROM PRISON
SENIORS
UTILITIES


GENERAL

OrganizationPhoneWebsiteComments
211 New Jersey211www.NJ211.org  Searchable database
NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA)609-490-4550https://njdca.onlinepha.com/en-US/Rental and eviction assistance Screen for eligibility
Norwescap
Headquarters
350 Marshall Street
Phillipsburg, NJ
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Local office
120 Finderne Ave # 4, Bridgewater, NJ
  https://norwescap.org/ Housing and energy help, early childhood education, employment, and financial empowerment
Social Services
Somerset County Field Office 630 Franklin Blvd #110 Somerset, NJ
732-846-6499  www.njhelps.orgSNAP (food stamps) TANF (temporary assistance to needy families) /GA (general assistance) NJ Family Care/Medicaid
Veteran’s Benefits 888-865-8387https://www.nj.gov/military/veterans/benefits-resourcesHousing, employment, health care

CHILDCARE

OrganizationPhoneWebsiteComments
Department of Children and Families855-463-6323 Toll free helpline: 877-652-2873https://www.nj.gov/dcf/Report child abuse  
HOPES855-654-6737www.hopes.orgBefore and after school childcare

DEVELOPMENTAL and other DISABILITIES

OrganizationPhoneWebsiteComments
Alternatives908-685-1444https://www.alternativesinc.org/Offers residential and day programs
Benchmark Human Services908-829-3553http://benchmarkhs.com/Offers residential and day services.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health859-599-6400https://www.devereux.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=nj_indexResidential and vocational services
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVR) Somerville908-704-3030https://www.tricountyresourcenet.org/search/division-of-vocational-rehabilitation-services-hunterdon-county/Employment / Training Behavioral / Mental Health Intellectual /Developmental needs
Easterseals, NJ732-257-6662https://www.easterseals.com/nj/Opportunities for those with disabilities
NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities888-832-9173https://nj.gov/humanservices/ddd/Information about support programs
Shannon Daly Memorial Fund908-229-5460https://www.shannonfund.org/ Funds for those experiencing childhood illness
Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability908-704-6346https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/human-services/aging-disability-servicesInformation about services including meals on wheels
The ARC of Somerset County 908-725-8544https://www.thearcofsomerset.org/Offers academic, adult and respite services

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

OrganizationPhoneWebsiteComments
National Domestic Violence Hotline800-799-7233 or Text START to 88788https://www.thehotline.org/ 
Safe + Sound Somerville, NJ24 Hour Text or Call Hotline: 866-685-1122 Office Phone: 908-359-0003https://www.safe-sound.org/Services to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, and their families
Women Aware Hotline732-249-4504https://womenaware.net/Housing, counseling, advocacy

FINANCE

OrganizationPhoneWebsiteComments
Benevolent Society of 1st Baptist of Lincoln Gardens732-839-2425 Leave message 732-828-2009 main numberhttps://fbcsomerset.com/ministries/ 
Catholic Charities Bridgewater Family Service Center908-722-1881https://ccdom.org/somerset-family-financial-stabilizationRental subsidies Childcare services Counseling Immigration services
Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)800-829-1040 IRS toll free helphttps://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit-eitcIf you qualify, you can use the credit to reduce the taxes you owe – and maybe increase your refund.
NJ Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)888-895-9179 609-292-6400www.njeitc.orgMust file for federal EICT
Norwescap Family Loan908-454-7000 ext. 1116https://norwescap.org/financial-empowerment/family-loan/Low-cost, bank approved loans for low-income individuals and, those with less than perfect credit ratings.
United Way Somerset County732- 247-3727https://www.unitedway.org/local/united-states/new-jersey/united-way-of-central-jerseyTax preparation, disaster relief
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)888-227-7669 Call for local sitehttps://www.nj211.org/nj-free-tax-assistance-locationsFree tax assistance

FOOD

OrganizationPhoneWebsiteComments
Franklin Food Bank
24 Churchill Rd., Somerset, NJ
732-246-0009 x 110 Call to make appointmenthttps://franklinfoodbank.org/Client Choice Program
Franklin Township Public School Free and Reduced Cost Meals732-873-2400, Ext. 505 or Ext. 337 for assistance.https://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=2107111944278016&page=mainMust be income eligible Must apply for 2022-2023 school year.
Salvation Army
287 Handy St. New Brunswick
732-545-1477https://easternusa.salvationarmy.org/new-jersey/new-brunswick/Food pantry, social services
WIC
Women, Infants, and Children
800-328-3838https://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/wic/Funds for income eligible women who are pregnant, post-partum, and infants and children up to five years old.
Zarephath Christian Church Foodbank-My Neighbor’s Pantry732-560-4001https://www.zarephath.org/outreach/mnm/Open: Thursdays10:00AM-1:00PM Saturdays10:00AM-12:00PM

FURNITURE and HOUSEHOLD GOODS

OrganizationPhoneWebsiteComments
Giving Network
Somerville
908-927-9001https://givingnet.org/As of 09/16/2022, agency  has NOT reopened after pandemic
Goodwill NYNJ
Store 509 W Union Ave.
Bound Brook, NJ
732-469-2815https://www.goodwillnynj.orgThrift store: used and donated clothing
Habitat for Humanity Restore 110 N Main St.
Manville, NJ 
908-458-9770  https://rvhabitatrestore.orgUsed furniture, appliances
Muslims for Humanity ICNA Relief
1320 Hamilton St Suite 107, Somerset, NJ
703-509-9143https://www.icnarelief.org/nj/specialty-pantry/Specialty pantry: Diapers, hygiene, and baby supplies

HEALTHCARE

OrganizationPhoneWebsiteComments
Church Based Mental Health Service732-867-8647- call and leave VMhttps://www.southriverfirstreformedchurch.org/mental-health-resourcesHelpline for anyone looking to connect with a counselor
Hospital Payment Assistance formerly known as Charity Care866-588-5696https://www.nj.gov/health/charitycare/Assistance for inpatient and outpatient care at acute care hospitals
NJ Family Care
formerly known as Medicaid
800-701-0710www.njfamilycare.orgPublicly funded health insurance plan
PAAD  800-792-9745.https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/services/paad/Pharmaceutical assistance to the aged and disabled
Prescriptions888-793-6765 Access to free, or nearly free, prescription medicines for low-income or uninsured NJ residents
Zarephath Health Center732-537-0737http://www.zhcenter.org/Free health care for the uninsured. Sign in Monday and Thursday at 9AM, Wednesday at 5PM
Zufall Community Health Services908-526-2335https://www.zufallhealth.orgWomen’s health and counseling program – tailored to women from adolescence to menopause and beyond.

HOUSING

OrganizationPhoneWebsiteComments
Central Jersey Housing Resource Center908-446-0036www.cjhrc.org  Rental resources, affordable housing application
Community Development – Somerset County908-541-5756https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/human-services/community-developmentInformation about agencies, that assist with rent, emergency shelter, transitional housing, food, mental health services, veteran’s services, domestic violence, and first-time homebuyers.
Franklin Housing Authority
25 Parkside Somerset, NJ
732-545-9430  https://www.ftha.org/    Administers Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) /Section 8 Programs.
HOME of Somerset County Formerly known as: IHN Interfaith Hospitality Network908-704-1920https://www.homescnj.org/Provides a continuum of care for homeless families with children. Professional services are supplemented by a large community faith support network. 
HomeSharing, Inc.908-526-4663https://homesharing.org/Matches those seeking housing with those who offer housing for additional income or services
NJ Housing Resource Center877-428-8844https://nj.gov/njhrcSearchable registry of affordable and accessible housing units 
Norwescap Homelessness Prevention908-454-7000    www.norwescap.org 
Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity908-704-0016https://rvhabitat.org/Helps families build their own homes, alongside volunteers, and pay an affordable mortgage
Somerset County Bureau of Housing 908 -707 -9010https://www.nj211.org/state-housing-assistance-programsSection 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)
Somerset County Rental Assistance908-541-5756www.co.somerset.nj.usMust be current with rent to get assistance

RELEASE FROM PRISON

OrganizationPhoneWebsiteComments
Reentry Coalition of NJ609-706-7233https://reentrycoalitionofnj.org/ 
Trade SchoolsN/Ahttps://www.trade-schools.net/articles/jobs-for-felonsInformation about jobs for felons
Volunteers of America: Correctional Re-entry856- 854-4660https://www.voa.org/correctional-re-entry-services 

SENIORS

OrganizationPhoneWebsiteComments
Handyman Program Somerset County908-704-6358https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/human-services/volunteer-servicesFree home repair services for seniors
Social Security
Suite 200
500 Jersey Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901
800-772-1213www.ssa.govMuch business can be done online.

UTILITIES

OrganizationPhoneWebsiteComments
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)877- 384-2575https://www.affordableconnectivity.gov/Helps eligible families pay for internet services
Comcast Internet EssentialsN/Ahttps://internetessentials.com/$9.95/month with no annual contract and free equipment
Lifeline800-792-9745https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/lifelinedetail.html  Provides a $225 annual benefit in the form of a credit on utility bills for eligible beneficiaries >65
Norwescap LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance  Program) & USF (Universal Service Fund)PHILLIPSBURG
908-454-4778  
BRIDGEWATER
908-685-3033
https://norwescap.org/housing-community-development/norwescap-housing-and-energy-services/   www.energyassistance.nj.govAssists low-income individuals and families with heating and cooling costs
NJ SHARES  866-657-4273www.njshares.org.Helps with energy, water, and telecommunications
PAGE Program732- 982-8710http://www.njpoweron.org/Assistance for power and electric Apply for USF first
PSE&G800-357-2262https://nj.pseg.com/Arrears and minimum payment information
Winter Termination Program NJ Board of Public Utilities800-624-0241 Protects customers from having water, wastewater, gas or electric shut off between November 15 and March 15 of each year.
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