STAY INFORMED OF COVID-19 GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS, PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
For current information & help with basic needs, read our COVID-19 web pages or dial 2-1-1. For alerts/updates, text NJCOVID to 898-211. Live help on COVID-19 information is available. Speak to a healthcare professional at 1-800-962-1253.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.