COVID-19 News & Updates

Monmouth County residents can call 732-542-6422, Monday- Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for guidance, resources, mental health support, or just someone to talk to. Residents can connect to a licensed counselor who can provide up to 6 telephone emotional support sessions, more information here.

Financial Assistance

2-1-1 NJ

Looking for resources in NJ? Check out 2.1.1. Phone, chat, or text options available. Every day we connect people to daycare facilities, shelters, affordable housing units, social services, employment training programs, senior services, medical insurance, and more. Learn about our resource database, help center, and website.

A Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide for New Jerseyans

Compiled by the Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker. PDF format. For questions or to get help from Senators Booker’s office, please call (973) 639-8700.

Autism Grants For Families

ACT Today! grants are designed to provide access to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Grant payments will be made directly to pre-approved treatment providers, assessors or materials vendors.

Broadband Providers Keep Americans Connected

This is a list from the FCC of broadband providers that have relaxed their data usage limits in appropriate circumstances and have taken steps to promote remote learning and telehealth at no extra cost to consumers.

Community Health Law Project

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals with disabilities need legal assistance. If you are a person with a disability and need legal help, please call the telephone number of the office that is closest to you. (flyer)

Computer Request / Application

Computers with Causes and Giving Center are here to help!

Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC)

Computers for low income Individuals, Non-Profits, Libraries, Schools & Faith Based Organizations

Coronavirus Resources for Dance Studios

Includes:  General Health & Safety — Town Hall Meetings — Digital Dance Business — Stuck at Home — Financial Health

COVID-19 and Residential Mortgage Relief

The State of New Jersey is working to lessen the financial impact of COVID-19 on residents who are struggling to pay their mortgage and bills. This page provides guidance regarding the moratorium on foreclosures and where to find help.

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Help - Credit Counseling

Counselors are available around the clock to assist if you are experiencing financial hardship during this time. The NFCC has put together resources to help you manage your finances, as we all navigate these uncertain times together.


This guide was developed by the Monmouth County ADRC (Aging Disability Resource Center) to assist Monmouth County residents obtain information about resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This guide will be regularly updated as new resources are added and the status of current resources change.

COVID-19, Unemployment Insurance, and People with Disabilities

This fact sheet details common questions that we have received about Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and Unemployment Insurance. Because Unemployment Insurance is a state-federal partnership, state unemployment programs vary substantially, and this fact sheet does not attempt to provide details on different state systems.

Does Public Charge Apply To You?/¿Está Afectado Por La Regla De Carga Pública?

In New Jersey, we want to make sure you and your family have access to affordable groceries and health care without fear. The new Public Charge final rule from the federal government may apply to you, and this quick guide can help you make informed decisions for your family.

En New Jersey, queremos asegurarnos que usted y su familia tengan acceso a comida y cuidado de salud asequible sin miedo. La nueva regla final de Carga Pública del gobierno federal puede aplicarle a usted. Esta guía informativa le puede servir para tomar decisiones para su familia.

Educator compiles resources for non-English speakers on COVID-19

CDC and COVID-19 resources for your use in multiple languages. If you can contribute more languages not seen here, please email [email protected] with the additional links.

Employment and Assistance Resources for NJ Community College Students and Community Members Affected by the Coronavirus

The NJ Council of Community Colleges compiled this list of useful resources to help people find employment, learn about unemployment benefits and economic assistance for businesses, and connect with other means of assistance

Energy Assistance Programs

If you’re having trouble affording your utility bills, there are many options for help. There are different customer assistance programs that are available in New Jersey.


Find Low-Cost Internet Service and Computers in Your Area

Financial Recovery Initiative of MonmouthACTS

The Financial Recovery Initiative organizes a structure at the County level to make connections among local communities, families and individual residents and government funding opportunities and other organizations providing financial support.


United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties’ Financial Success Center Network is here to help! FREE phone-based/ virtual services

Free Counseling from and AFCPE® certified professional

The Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE), along with the Wells Fargo Foundation and the nonprofit military assistance group Yellow Ribbon Network, is now offering free virtual counseling and coaching sessions to people who’ve experienced a negative change in income and/or budget due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Free Virtual Benefits Screenings for Limited-Income Adults & Adults With Disabilities

United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties is offering FREE virtual benefits screenings for limited-income older adults & adults with disabilities. Our Benefit Enrollment Centers have trained staff that utilize a web-based tool to determine eligibility and benefits, like prescriptions, utilities, groceries, healthcare and more! See flyer for more information.

Fulfill of Monmouth and Ocean COVID-19 Response

Fulfill of Monmouth and Ocean is available to help families in financial need. Phone:732-918-2600 Fax:732-918-2660 [email protected]

Get Covered New Jersey

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information: If you have lost employer coverage or income, you may be able to enroll in coverage now through a Special Enrollment Period. Make sure you check with your employer or current health plan first about any options they are providing related to COVID-19 before you sign up for new coverage. Free or low-cost coverage is also available through NJ FamilyCare for those who qualify.

Habcore: COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

HabCore – providing emergency relief up to $1,000. Call 732-544-1975 x. 1 or visit Apply for for a wide range of needs; rent, groceries, utilities. 

Interfaith Neighbors COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

The Emergency Fund can be used for utilities, repairs, food and medicine, insurance payments and other essential living expenses. Anyone in need of immediate assistance can call the office at (732) 775-0525 and leave a detailed message. Please note that due to the high volume of calls, your call may not be returned on the day it is received.    

LD11 Recovery

11th Legislative District in the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly has built this website to be a tool to you and your family during these difficult times. This site contains resources for COVID-19, small businesses, employees and workers, independent contrators, self-employed workers, sole proprietors, and help with household expenses.

Lunch Break COVID-19 Response 

Lunch Break: (732) 385-3971 121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard, Red Bank, NJ. Lunch Break has been given an emergency fund to assist those impacted by the COVID-19 virus. [email protected] While Lunch Break continues to process the many applications received in Phase II of our COVID-19 Emergency Program, we are unable to open up Phase III for additional applications until TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020.

Monmouth County Department of Health COVID-19 website
MVC (Motor Vehicle Commission Licensing Centers & Vehicle Centers

In order to maintain social distancing, some agencies have been designated as Licensing Centers and some as Vehicle Centers. All Vehicle Centers are open by appointment only. No walk-ins are allowed at Vehicle Centers. Currently, walk-in services are only available at Licensing Centers for: • Permits • New IDs/Licenses • Name Changes• Red Decals. All other transactions at Licensing Centers are available by appointment only.

NDI Financial Resilience Center

National Disability Institute (NDI)'s Financial Resilience Center provides resources to help those with disabilities and chronic health conditions navigate financially through the COVID-19 crisis.

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
Call (Medical COVID-19 Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts

New Jersey Reentry Corporation Services for Pandemic Clients English and Spanish

New Jersey Reentry Corporation Services for Pandemic Clients

NJRC Locations and Telephone Numbers

NJRC 24/7 Hotline

Registration Form for Pandemic Relief

Addiction Treatment


NJ Human Services Commissioner Reminds Residents & Providers About Assistance & Funding Opportunities

Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today reminded residents about available assistance programs and help lines, while also encouraging child care and Medicaid providers to pursue available funding opportunities.

NJ SNAP: Using your EBT Card to Access P-EBT Benefits

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT about Pandemic EBT/School Meal Assistance: If you received a new green EBT card recently with “Way2Go” written on it, do not ignore it or destroy it! The cards are part of pandemic assistance from September, and do not look like a regular EBT card. They may even appear to have expired on December 30, but they are not expired. The card is legitimate and should have funds loaded onto it for much-needed food assistance. Contact the LSNJLAW hotline at 1-888-LSNJ-LAW (1-888-576-5529) for more information

NJDHS Novel Coronavirus Information

Aging Services. Child Care, Developmental Disabilities, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Mental Health and Addiction Services, etc.

One Simple Wish COVID-19 Response

One Simple Wish Those that have aged out of foster care already face homelessness and poverty at rates far exceeding the general public. Many are without the safety net of a family or community of support. As schools close, many do not have access to the technology needed for remote learning. Groceries, Gas Cards, laptops, Tablets, Educational tools, etc.

Remote Learning Center at Boys & Girls Club

Clubhouses will be open during school hours to support children's remote learning. Supervision by youth development professionals. Help with tech and printing needs. Help with following schedules and meeting deadlines. Breakfast and lunch are available. Scholarships are available. Deep cleaning daily.

Rental Assistance for all Monmouth County Resident during COVID - 19 AFTER WORKING FAMILIES ONLY

Rental Assistance for all Monmouth County Resident during COVID - 19 AFTER WORKING FAMILIES ONLY, no section 8, low -income housing, SSI or SSD, Utilities until March 2021, Free furniture for new residents ( new mattresses), food cards, gas cards.

Sustain and Serve NJ Grant Program Supports Restaurants via Bulk Purchases

Under the Sustain and Serve NJ program, eligible organizations can receive grants of at least $100,000 to support prospective costs associated with the bulk purchasing of meals from New Jersey-based restaurants. The program will be open to any eligible entity, including 501(c) non-profit organizations, that are legally registered to do business in New Jersey and are in good standing with the Department of Labor and the New Jersey Division of Taxation. Applications for the program are now open and must be submitted by 11:59:59 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021.

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities Information and Resources Related to COVID-19

The Boggs Center, as New Jersey’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and New Jersey’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, has compiled a selection of resources from New Jersey and across the country that may be useful to the disability community across the state. 

The Impact of COVID-19 on Social Insurance and Benefit Programs

As states begin to open, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact individuals with disabilities who regularly access a series of public benefits. It also raises a variety of questions about the impact of the various federal and state legislative and administrative actions on these benefits. 

The On It Foundation

The On It Foundation is a National 501(c )(3) public non-profit that provides free computers, computer training and Internet to low-income families with students in grades K-12 that receive a free or reduced school lunch, attend a public school and reside within the United States. 

think of us Child Welfare COVID-19 Command Center

This Command Center houses resources and guidance for foster care individuals and organizations affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

United Way of Monmouth & Ocean FREE phone-based/virtual services

Contact the Financial Success Center (FSC) Network. A trained Financial Coach will help you determine what benefits you are eligible for, work on a budget, and directly connect you with community resources. Call or email [email protected] or 732-414-6745 and leave a message.

Utility Assistance

New Jersey's public electric and gas utilities have agreed to suspend service shutoffs.  Click below for further information for utility customers, including eligibility for home energy assistance and how to apply.