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Lead Poisoning and Remediation Programs

August 15, 2019

Lead poisoning can have serious detrimental health effects on children, adults and pets. Learn more about this and special remediation programs underway in Hudson and Essex County.  

Help Me Grow

August 12, 2019

Learn how this free, confidential service connects families with young children to local family support services. 

Summer Meals for Kids

August 05, 2019

The Summer Food Service Program helps keep kids from going hungry. Find a site in your area.

Diabetes Management and Prevention

August 12, 2019

You may have prediabetes and not even know it. Diabetes management and prevention classes could save your life. Find local resources that can help.

Happy 2-1-1 Day!

February 18, 2019

Happy 2-1-1 Day! Real-time 2-1-1 data now available. 

Give Kids a Smile 2019

February 01, 2019

An annual program initiated by the American Dental Association in 2003 called Give Kids a Smile is scheduled for Friday, February 1 at locations in every county in New Jersey, providing needy children throughout the state with access to free dental care.

2019 US Government Shutdown

February 21, 2019

NJ 2-1-1 is committed to helping our communities impacted by the federal government shutdown. Furloughed federal employees and government contractors in need of social services and individuals with questions about the availability of public benefits can call 2-1-1 to get help. 

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 26, 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 16, 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. 

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. 

2019 Hurricane Season Begins

June 18, 2019

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

Have you met Alice?

June 18, 2019

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

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.

Summer Camps

August 12, 2019

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!!

Homeless in New Jersey

April 15, 2019

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.