News

First Lady Tammy Murphy's Trenton Family Festival

December 08, 2018

Bring your family, friends, and kids for food, music, fund, and to learn how to access state, county, and local services and resources available to you, your family, and your community. 

Holiday Assistance Programs

December 13, 2018

Families who are having trouble affording food or gifts this holiday season may find relief from local resources. Whether you are looking for assistance or searching for a good place to make a holiday donation, our Holiday Assistance list is a great place to start. 

2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment Period

December 13, 2018

Open enrollment for the upcoming insurance year January 1 - December 31, 2019) begins on November 1, 2018, and ends on December 15, 2018. Find out more information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the open enrollment period. 

2018 - 2019 LIHEAP Season is Open!

December 13, 2018

The 2018-2019 LIHEAP season is officially open as of October 1, 2018. The application season will run from October 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019. Find your local application assistance agency to apply for this utility assistance benefit. 

Hurricane Florence

December 04, 2018

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJ OEM) is monitoring the current coastal storms. Find out more information on how to prepare for these storms by visiting the NJ OEM and FEMA disaster preparedness websites. You can also find updated storm information on the FEMA website.

National Preparedness Month (NPM)

October 18, 2018

September is recognized annually as National Preparedness Month (NPM). This provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year in case of an emergency or disaster.

Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. 

August 2018 Flooding

October 18, 2018

Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order on August 18 declaring a state of emergency in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic Counties. Find out more information on these storms and resources available for recovery. 

School Supplies

September 10, 2018

Many parents in our state find it difficult to afford necessary school supplies for their children. Thankfully, there are options available for assistance for financially strained families. Find out more information on where you can get free school supplies.

NJ Cooling Centers

September 26, 2018

When temperatures soar, check our list of Cooling Centers to keep you cool in the summer heat.

2018 Hurricane Season Begins

September 06, 2018

Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. Find out how to prepare and protect yourself and your family. 

Preparing for a Flood

June 29, 2018

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere. Learn how to prepare for a flood.

Have you met Alice?

October 18, 2018

ALICE is an initiative started by the United Way that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE is a hardworking member of the community who is employed yet does not earn enough to afford the basic necessities of life. Find out more by reading the full report.

Summer Camps

August 20, 2018

For parents working outside of their homes, finding summer childcare options that are affordable, safe and fun is essential. View our list of camp options that are typically lower cost and offer the same summer fun. Financial assistance is available at many of the locations listed. 

Hurricane Maria Evacuees Assistance

June 26, 2018

Find resources to assist you as you recover and relocate to New Jersey from Hurricane Maria.

**June 18, 2018, is the deadline to register for FEMA Assistance!!

Hurricane Disaster Assistance

September 06, 2018
Find resources to assist as you recover from a recent natural disaster as well as ways to help survivors.

Homeless in New Jersey

September 06, 2018

If you or someone you know is struggling with homelessness, you can find local shelter by calling 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148 and asking for help.

No-Heat Complaints

December 13, 2018

Based upon a document on tenants’ rights published by LSNJ, landlords must provide heat as required by the state codes and the local town or city ordinance. Landlords are required to provide heat from October 1 - May 1. 

Social Determinants of Health

March 20, 2018

Improving Health Outcomes takes Teamwork. NJ 2-1-1 provides a vital connection to community services and resources that are essential to good health.