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2018 Hurricane Season Begins

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

Have you met Alice?

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.

Preparing for a Flood

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

Summer Camps

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

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!!

NJ Warming Centers

Code Blue notifications and resources opened in response to severe cold or storm events change as quickly as the weather. This listing reflects information most recently received.

Homeless in New Jersey

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

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.

Social Determinants of Health

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

Hurricane Disaster Assistance

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

Utility Assistance Programs

The utility assistance programs that are funded by the state and federal government were created to help low-income residents with their heating and medically necessary cooling bills.

School Supplies

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

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