Coronavirus Updates and Resources

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

  • 21 Theatre-Related Online Resources for Kids and Families to Get You Through COVID-19

    A list of remote classrooms, virtual craft and dance workshops, celebrity bedtime stories, and much more.

  • 2-1-1 NJ

    Looking for resources in NJ check out 2.1.1. Phone, chat, or text options available.

  • 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.

  • APA COVID-19 Information and Resources

    This resource page is continually updated by APA for psychologists, health-care workers, and the public.

  • Are You in Need of PPE?

    Liquid Church, which has multiple locations throughout NJ, is committed to serving children and adults with special needs. They heard that agencies are having trouble getting PPE. So, they secured 40,000 PPE to help meet the needs of DSPs and the disability community, free of charge. Liquid Church will help deliver items safely and free of charge to help DSPs stay safe.

  • Arts and Music Activities for Children and Families While They are at Home

    Arts and music activities for children and families while they are home, provided by Amanda's Easel creative arts therapists. 

  • Asbury Park Dinner Table

    Asbury Park Dinner Table, a registered 501(c)3 charity, was founded in March of 2020 in response to the economic crisis hitting the City of Asbury Park, an unintended consequence of keeping the public safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The link is directed to the distribution points. For more information, call  732-757-6412. [email protected]

  • 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.

  • Autism Speaks COVID-19 (coronavirus) information and resources

    Autism Certification Center (ACC) and Autism Speaks are teaming up to make 30+ hours of online video learning resources available at no cost for the autism community. Now through June 1, 2020, get free access to the Foundations of Evidence-Based Strategies courses with over 30 hours of video-based content.

  • Best Podcasts for Kids Staying In: Funny, Smart, and Scientific Podcasts

     Mommy Poppins has rounded up their favorite kid-friendly podcasts that provide quality content the whole family can appreciate. All of these are easily accessed through smartphones, tablets, or computers, so get ready for hours of entertainment and even some learning opportunities. Most are even free!

  • 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.

  • Caring for children and adolescents with autism during COVID-19

    APA and Autism Speaks present a webinar designed to help parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with autism connect with each other as they continue to navigate life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 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 (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers

    Most likely, dementia does not increase risk for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, just like dementia does not increase risk for flu. However, dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase risk.

  • Coronavirus Social Narrative

    I have created a FREE Coronavirus Social Narrative to help alleviate fears and anxiety many children may be experiencing at this time.

  • COVID-19 and Autism in NJ

    A central hub of coronavirus resources for the autism community.

  • 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 and the Public Charge Rule: What We Know

    There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding who can seek medical assistance in the middle of this pandemic. In an attempt to help sort out and provide accurate information, MCOHA has put together key resources available.

  • COVID-19 Communication Rights Toolkit

    With Printable Patient Accommodations Request Form
    Available in English & Spanish

    Patients with the coronavirus who need communication tools and supports due to speech-related disabilities face greater risks of discrimination and isolation during this pandemic. Your legal and civil rights to access your communication supports do not go away during an emergency, in quarantine, or in the hospital!

  • COVID-19 Disability Form

    This fillable pdf form was developed by Michelle Ballan, Ph.D. and Christina Perri, Stony Brook University with input from ER physicians and families, and designed to reduce healthcare barriers for patients with IDD.  Having this form, and the accompanying documents noted on page 2 of the form, will help to alert ER physicians to necessary and proper communication with the patient with IDD and his/her needs and wishes.

  • 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.

  • COVID-19 FAQ & Resources for Practitioners

     NASW-NJ is actively working to stay abreast of emergency orders, laws, and procedures that are being implemented to address this rapidly evolving situation. We are also working to create resources and supports for the social work community in New Jersey and across the nation. We will update this page as new information becomes available. 

  • COVID-19 Good Grief Resources & Updates

    Good Grief has moved its programs to virtual platforms and other modalities for communication and support. Please call 908-522-1999 to enroll, or for peer support contact the Family Coordinators.


    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 Resources for Individuals Who Are Undocumented or Uninsured

    The State of New Jersey is focused on ensuring that all people, regardless
    of immigration status and/or whether or not they have health insurance, are
    protected from the outbreak and receive appropriate testing and treatment.
    You should talk to a medical professional about when and how to seek
    testing and treatment.

  • COVID-19 Testing Centers

    Community-Based Testing Sites are for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. In order to be eligible for testing, individuals must be current New Jersey residents and experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. Priority will be given to symptomatic individuals experiencing cough, fever (99.6F or above) and shortness of breath.

  • COVID-19 Videos from MTM

    To keep pace with the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, you need resources you can count on. The National Council’s Strategic Partner, MTM Services, has created a series of FREE short videos with tips that will help you continue to serve the customers who need you most while you are operating from home.

  • 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.

  • CSOC Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services

    Out of an abundance of caution, PerformCare recommends that eligibility applications for CSOC intellectual and developmental disability services (including Summer Camp Services) be submitted online through the Family Portal. Completing the application(s) online will also process faster at this current time. Coronavirus update: The best way to apply for Summer Camp Services and eligibility for intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) services through CSOC is through our online Family Portal. Get more information about the summer camp services and the (I/DD) application. The Summer Camp Services application deadline has been extended to May 30, 2020.

  • CuriOdyssey First Friday Family Nights

    Admission to CuriOdyssey's new Virtual First Friday Family Nights via Facebook Live is free. No Facebook account required - this public link will work for anyone. 8:30 PM EST.

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DSBA) COVID-19 Resources

    We are bringing you new wellness tools, coping tips and inspiring stories from people across the country. Drop in often for podcasts, profiles and special resources we’ve gathered just for you.

  • Desalojos Residenciales: Lo Que Los Inquilinos Necesitan Saber

    El presente documento es únicamente de carácter informativo, no pretende ser un asesoramiento jurídico y no sustituye la consulta con un abogado sobre hechos y circunstancias específicos. Este documento no constituye una solicitud, y su uso de este documento no crea ninguna relación de abogado-cliente entre usted y Lowenstein Sandler.

  • Desalojos Residenciales: Lo Que Los Propietarios De Viviendas Necesitan Saber

    El presente documento es únicamente de carácter informativo, no pretende ser un asesoramiento jurídico y no sustituye la consulta con un abogado sobre hechos y circunstancias específicos. Este documento no constituye una solicitud, y su uso de este documento no crea ninguna relación de abogado-cliente entre usted y Lowenstein Sandler.

  • Designated Support Person Permitted for a Patient with Disabilities

    The NJ Department of Health (DOH) issued the hospital visitation policy for people with disabilities effective April 25, 2020. DOH now considers a designated support person essential to patient care for people with disabilities. As a result, hospitals must allow a designated support person to be with the individual during hospitalization.

  • 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.

  • Drugs & Alcohol Are No Way to Cope – Try These Tips Instead

    Addiction experts from Hackensack Meridian Health offer the following guidance for anyone to better manage the pressures associated with coronavirus that might lead to the abuse of drugs or alcohol.

  • Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (Proxy Directive)

    A proxy directive is a document you use to appoint a person to make healthcare decisions for you in the event you become unable to make them yourself. This document goes into effect whether your inability to make healthcare decisions is temporary because of an accident or permanent because of a disease. 

  • Economic Impact Payments for Americans experiencing homelessness

    Americans without a permanent address qualify for a one-time $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. No income is required to claim the payment. Sign up by using the free online tool at

  • Emergency Child Care Application, Monmouth County

    The state is launching an Emergency Child Care Assistance Program (ECCAP) to help support child care costs when a parent or guardian is an essential employee.

    • List of emergency child care centers
    • Guidance for approved emergency child care assistance program
  • Emergency Child Care Assistance for Essential Employees Extended Through May

    Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson and Children and Families Commissioner Christine Beyer today announced the state will continue to help pay for child care for essential employees as defined in Executive Order 110 through at least the end of May.

  • Emergency Childcare and Subsidy

    The NJ Emergency Child Care Assistance Program (ECCAP) has been created to help support child care costs when a parent or guardian is an essential employee, regardless of your income. The Department of Human Services’ Division of Family Development administers the program.

  • Emergency Funding for COVID-19 Pandemic

    The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities has modified an existing contract with The Arc of New Jersey in response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic. The Arc of NJ will be processing requests from any individuals with I/DD, their families and any qualified community-based organizations that provide supports to people with developmental disabilities, who are affected by the statewide Coronavirus response. Beneficiaries must be New Jersey residents.

  • 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.

  • Essential Healthcare Workers Support Group

    Join Harmony Bay Wellness on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. EST on Zoom for a free, clinician-led online video support group for essential healthcare workers. Joining the call is free, easy, and does not require an RSVP. If you are unable to join by video, there is an option to join by phone only as well.

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

  • Free Counseling for those who have tested positive for COVID-19

    NJ Center for the Healing Arts offers free counseling for those that have tested positive for COVID19 [AND] do not have a health insurance policy. To schedule a first appointment, you can contact us by phone at (732)747-2944, email [email protected], or send a text to (732)800-1615.

  • 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 Doctor Video Visits for Adults Over 65

    Convenient Care NOW by Hackensack Meridian Health brings the quality care and expertise of Hackensack Meridian Health without having to travel to an office. Promo Code: HMHFREE

  • Free Emergency Financial Planning Virtual Consultations

    The XY Planning Network (XYPN), an organization of fee-only financial advisers, has more than 90 members available to help people with free emergency financial planning virtual consultations.

  • Free Transportation for Asbury Park Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic

     EZ Ride, a non-profit organization offers free rides to Asbury Park Residents to go for medical appointments and grocery shopping using Lyft/Uber for as long as funding is available during the pandemic. Included are details on how to access transportation. For more information, call customer service: 201-939-4242. 

  • 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]

  • Fulfill's textline -Text

    Fulfill is the premier resource to find food pantries and soup kitchen/pantry updates.  "FindFood"Text message system is available: Text "FINDFOOD" OR "COMIDA" (all one word, no space, ALL CAPS) to 888-918-2729. The text message system responds in both English and Spanish. 

  • Funerals in a Pandemic: Navigating a New Normal

    Funerals plays a critical role in our lives. Funerals help children and adults adjust to a new normal without a loved one and they support our grief and mourning. Funerals are rituals that we as humans need.

    With that in mind, Good Grief has released “Funerals in the Time of a Pandemic” to create public awareness and understanding of the importance of memorializing family and friends. The 10-part podcast series and accompanying resource book provides tools for individuals and families to create meaningful rituals at home while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

  • 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.

  • Give Essential: A Matching Platform for Support of Essential Workers

    The platform, called Give Essential, is simple. Resources come from five different categories: COVID-19 protection, like gloves and masks, personal care and hygiene products, feminine products, kids activities, and gift cards. The gift cards can come from a range of places, from gas stations to grocery subscriptions. Donors fill out a similar form that asks for contact information and the choice for which resources they want to donate.

  • Habcore: COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

    HabCore – providing emergency relief up to $1,000. Call 732-544-1975 x. 1 or visit

  • Hope for New Mothers: A Virtual Support Group for Pregnant and New Moms

    Hope for New Mothers is a virtual support group for pregnant and new moms living in northern New Jersey with babies up to one year old.

    Esperanza Para Madres es un grupo de apoyo virtual para embarazadas y madres con bebés de hasta un año.

  • How NJ FamilyCare is Working to Support New Jerseyans' Health Care Needs During the Coronavirus Emergency

    As a result of the Department’s policy actions in response to the coronavirus: No one will lose their Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage during the emergency,, no Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollee will have to pay copays for COVID testing or office visits related to COVID testing, no Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollee will have to pay premiums during the emergency, and  no Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollee will have to go through a prior authorization process for any hospitalization. 

  • How to Ask for Help in Your Job Search During COVID-19 (Email Templates Included!)

    It’s never easy to figure out exactly what to say when you’re asking for help in your job search, and it’s especially difficult when you’re trying to be sensitive during a pandemic. So to get you started, we’ve put together several templates for emails and other kinds of networking messages.

  • In Place App

    The In Place App was created as a tool to help people make safer, smarter decisions during outbreaks and times of mass danger. Interactive maps from crowdsourced information provide indications of areas to avoid, early warnings of problems developing, and an easier way to connect with people needing help the most.

    Community chat rooms and messaging features make it easier to connect with like-minded people in your community who want to stay safe while making a difference.

  • Instructive Directive (Living Will)

    An instruction directive is a document you use to tell your physician and family about the kinds of situations you would want or not want to have life-sustaining treatment in the event you are unable to make your own healthcare decisions.  You can also include a description of your beliefs, values, and general care and treatment preferences.

  • 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.    

  • Interim Guidance on Breastfeeding and Breast Milk Feeds in the Context of COVID-19

    This interim guidance is intended for healthcare providers who care for breastfeeding women and infants who receive breast milk feeds in the context of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and the transmission of other viral respiratory pathogens.

  • Is Your Child in crisis?

    Know the signs. All kids have bad days. But, trauma and life-changing events can create lasting challenges. Extreme behavior problems that continue for more than six months could indicate a need for help. Don’ t wait to get help! For free real-time de-escalation and emergency counseling, call the Children’s System of Care at 1-877-652-7624.

  • JBJ Soul Kitchen & Foundation 

    JBJ Soul Kitchen & Foundation With locations in Red Bank, Toms River and at Rutgers University-Newark, JBJ Soul Kitchen is now serving only take-out and delivery, for in-need community only, and has reduced its hours. See the schedules here. 732-731-1414. [email protected] 

  • Jersey Shore Dream Center COVID-19 Response

    Jersey Shore Dream Center has a mobile unit. If you or anyone you know is in need of food, please e-mail [email protected] 

  • Jersey Shore Food Not Bombs

    Jersey Shore Food Not Bombs distributes free vegan and mostly organic food on Sundays 3-4 PM by the Asbury Park Train Station (Cookman & main

  • LGBTQ Youth and Family Support Group

    Join us online every Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 pm for an opportunity for parents and youth to receive support in a safe and welcoming environment. Youth will attend the "Your Authentic Self Group" while parents attend the PFLAG Jersey Shore Group simultaneously. 

  • Linguabee Free VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) at Test Sites for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

    Linguabee is offering free VRI services to Deaf people at remote test sites where an interpreter would otherwise be unavailable.

  • Listening Hearts and Minds Support Groups

    Listening Hearts and Minds are virtual support groups for women of childbearing age.  Not just for women in recovery, but for women that are just struggling with issues during this time. These groups are co-facilitated by experienced counselors.

  • 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]

  • Lyft and New Jersey Nonprofits Partner to Make Transportation Available to Local Communities

    Lyft will provide complimentary access to transportation for various groups across the Garden State needing assistance, including senior citizens, domestic violence survivors, military veterans, and others. The partnership is a LyftUp initiative, Lyft’s comprehensive effort to expand transportation access to those who need it most

  • Mental Health Association in New Jersey's Virtual Support and Learning Opportunities

    Don’t let COVID-19 get you down! Many who are used to leaving home every day for work, social gatherings, religious services and school may be feeling anxious, isolated or bored. Many benefit greatly from support groups and individual emotional health sessions usually held in-person.  The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) can help!

  • Mental Health Association of NJ Call Lines

    Various call lines for mental health issues.

  • Mental Health Videophone Support Available to Assist Sign Language Users During COVID-19 Outbreak

    A free emotional support helpline is now available to deaf and hard of hearing New Jerseyans feeling the emotional and mental toll of COVID-19.

  • MHA's Community Food Resource List

    A list of local food resources for Monmouth County that is updated weekly by MHA of Monmouth County.

  • Monmouth Arts List of COVID-19 Resources

    Monmouth Arts is recognized as the County’s primary “Arts Responder.” An Arts Responder is an organization that prepares for and responds to the needs of the arts community in emergency situations by providing essential services to artists, arts organizations, and arts-related businesses, including information gathering and dissemination, financial assistance, and advocacy. During times of crisis, Monmouth Arts’ job is to connect the arts community to vital information, resources, and emergency funding. We have created a thorough list of online resources, including funding assistance, emergency information, and general information for artists, arts organizations, nonprofits, and educators. 

  • Monmouth County DOH Hotline offers COVID-19 related Emotional Support through MHA

    Monmouth County residents in need of COVID-19 related emotional support can contact the Monmouth County Department of Health hotline at 732.845.2070. After initial contact with DRCC at the hotline, anyone in need of additional support will be directed to call Mental Health Association of Monmouth County at (732) 542-6422  to be connected to a licensed professional. MHA Monmouth County will answer calls live Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.

  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

    In May, 2020 the New Jersey Department of Health began receiving reports of a multiystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) that may possibly be associated with COVID-19. Most patients who have presented with this syndrome have tested positive for COVID-19 or corresponding antibodies.

  • My Child Is In Crisis! Who Do I Call?

    IF THERE IS INJURY OR THREAT OF INJURY, DIAL 911. If your child has been impacted by depression, trauma, violence, defiant behavior, and/or drug or alcohol use, call the NJ Children’s System of Care at 1-877-652-7624. It is open 24/7/365.

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

    Avoiding public spaces and working remotely can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for many survivors, staying home may not be the safest option. We know that any external factors that add stress and financial strain can negatively impact survivors and create circumstances where their safety is further compromised.

  • Navigating the New Normal: Parents Edition

    Noggin asked the Surgeon General of California and other leading experts how to handle the stress of the pandemic on little kids. With help from Jamie-Lynn Sigler, a mom and superstar host, and parents just like you, this 20-minute special will help answer questions you have about your kid’s health and learning during this challenging time.

  • 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 Centro de información de COVID-19

    Llamada (Preguntas generales COVID-19) : 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
    Call (Medical COVID-19 Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
    Envía un mensaje de texto con NJCOVID al 898-211 para recibir alertas

  • NJ Career Network Coaching Community

    NJ Career Network Coaching Community is connecting people who are providing career advice/coaching to NJ residents in a variety of settings, working together to develop our coaching skills, share promising practices, and work on common challenges and problems. All levels of experience are welcome!

  • NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs COVID-19 page

    DMAVA Operations: Please note that our response may be delayed more than normal, but we will be diligent in providing our continued support and assistance to our State’s Veterans and Servicemembers.

  • NJ DOL has New Tool for Unresolved Unemployment Issues


    The NJ DOL has a new tool you can use to email the Unemployment Division with inquiries or tickets that have an unresolved issue:

  • NJ Family Success Centers COVID-19 Resources for Kids

    This resource sheet is focused on children with tips and resources to help our youngest cope.

  • NJ Health Supplemental COVID-19 Healthcare Facilities

    Three field medical stations (FMS), regionally located in the northern, central and southern parts of the state, provide up to 1,000 beds to increase capacity and assist hospitals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The FMS have been set up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Jersey National Guard, New Jersey State Police and the Office of Emergency Management and will be staffed by medical professionals contracted and hired by the State and supplemented by the federal Medical Task Force. 

  • NJ Mental Health Cares

    Get Help Now
    Available 8:00 am-8:00 pm, 7 days a week

    NJMentalHealthCares is New Jersey's behavioral health information and referral service. Our staff of behavioral care specialists use their experience and understanding of the behavioral health system to provide emotional support for issues related to COVID-19 and other mental concerns.

  • NJ property tax bills can be pushed back a month under Murphy's latest coronavirus

    The executive order Murphy announced permits municipal governments to extend the grace period for property tax payments until June 1. Under state law, local governments are allowed to offer residents only a 10-day grace period.

  • NJDHS Novel Coronavirus Information

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

  • NJPAC in Your Living Room

    NJPAC in Your Living Room is a curated collection of past Arts Center performances, content from our partners, educational videos for children and much more.

  • NJTV Learning Live, a new series of on-air instruction

    Kids in grades 3-6 can tune in to NJTV from 9:00 am-1:00 pm for on-air classes, taught by some of New Jersey’s finest public school teachers.  Hosted by Kimberly Dickstein Hughes, recipient of the 2019-2020 State Teacher of the Year Award.

  • Nourish Asbury Outdoor Food Pantry

    Beginning Friday June 5,2020 Every Friday from 11am-1pm Fresh produce, meat and eggs For more information call  Jewish Family & Children’s Service  732-774-6886 

  • Ocean County Library Supplies Parents, Caregivers With Online Educational Tools

    Parents and caregivers taking a pivotal role in their children’s education at home have a deep reservoir of support in the Ocean County Library’s online learning services, free with a valid Library card.

  • OHEL Launches Thera-Zoom, a Tele-Mental Health Support Service, Now Available Nationally

    OHEL is equipped to offer no-cost virtual tele-support sessions in brief but impactful 15-minute increments. This will enable anyone struggling with the current crisis to get help, anytime, anywhere. A 15-minute check-in with a qualified mental health professional will be a breakthrough service to aid in coping, anxiety management and other pressing conditions.  To access a session between 10AM-12PM EST & 8-10PM EST  go to or call us at (800) 603-OHEL.

  • On-Demand Resources to Help You Manage During COVID-19: Find a Therapist

    Ready to connect and talk to someone?  Search our database of Licensed Clinical Social Workers.  You can search by insurance type, areas of expertise and more.  

  • 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.

  • One Stop Shop Child Care Resources COVID-19 Information

    This site contains: DCF Guidance for Child Care, Department of Health updates, provider resources, parent resources, podcasts from the Committee for Economic Development, SBA and business resources, community resources, and more.

  • Online AA Meeting Directory

    This is a statewide directory of several AA, NA, and related groups with contact information for virtual meetings and/or questions and support.

  • Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    This resource will help you think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect your family—both physically and emotionally—and what you can do to help your family cope.

  • Passport Health

    Passport Health is now doing drive-thru COVID-19 testing for NJ residents 65 years and over with Medicare. For an appointment, please call (732) 345-0029 or (800) 741-0504. 

  • PBS KIDS Is Teaching Kids How to Thank Essential Workers

    Its new campaign, Thank the Neighbors, aims to educate kids about the importance of community and provide them with resources to share their gratitude for teachers, healthcare professionals and other essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • PFLAG Jersey Shore Support Meetings Online


    PFLAG Jersey Shore was formed in 2004 and serves Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey. Our main role in the community is hosting monthly support meetings (one for all LGBTQ topics and one exclusively for transgender topics) that provide comfort, information and discussion about LGBTQ issues in a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental environment. 

  • POAC Live Online Events

    At this time of social distancing, POAC is offering daily and weekly Live Events such as: Story time, Yoga, Zumba, Music, Parent Support Groups, Webinars and much more. Check our schedule and join us today without a registration.

  • Pro Bono Financial Planning: Counseling from the Financial Planning Association

    The Financial Planning Association is the principal membership group for Certified Financial Planners (CFPs). It now has a roster of more than 60 volunteer CFPs around the country on its site. They’re providing short-term guidance to those who need it due to the pandemic. You can call or email to set up a meeting.

  • Pro-Bono Financial Assistance

    Members of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) are making themselves available to those in need. This effort is offered alongside the NY Times and offers people whose incomes are in jeopardy access to basic information about unemployment, tax waivers, lender moratoriums and other things that can help them stay afloat during this challenging time.

  • Pronunciator's self-directed online COVID-19 language course in 101 languages

    Pronunciator’s self-directed online COVID-19 language course in 101 languages (full list below)  teaches vocabulary (e.g. “quarantine,” “pandemic,” etc.) and phrases (e.g. “I’m having difficulty breathing,” “Is it an emergency?”, etc.) relevant to the COVID-19 crisis. 90 home languages are supported.

    The course is meant to assist both the general public and healthcare providers when communicating across multiple languages.

    Each course consists of 142 instructional phrases, and is designed to be completed in 2 weeks of daily study.

  • Quarantine Activities for Families - STEM

    Provides science museum virtual visits, activities, and a guide to learning programming with children.

  • Quarantine Ideas for Families - Aquariums

    Virtual tours of aquariums around the world.

  • Quarantine Ideas for Families - Making a Home Schedule

    Keeping a regular learning schedule for kids and teens is a must. Here are popular schedules based on age and ability.

  • Quarantine Ideas for Families - Mindfulness Activities for Kids

    Mindfulness activities for kids in the classroom. Mindfulness worksheets and printables that help build coping skills and self-control.

  • Quarantine Ideas for Families - Podcasts

    This list includes age-appropriate podcasts for everyone, from young children to seniors. 

  • Quarantine Ideas for Families - Space

    Space themed activities for children and families. Enjoy storytime from space, learn how to become an astronaut,  tour space museums, and explore the stars and constellations.

  • Quarantine Ideas for Families - Theater Arts

    Ten theater ideas for the stars in your family. Chose from Hamilton, Count Basie Theater, the Algonquin, and more. Free and low-cost options available.

  • Quarantine Ideas for Families - Zoo Cams

    Virtually visit zoos throughout the world, with live cams of your favorite animals and facebook live events.

  • RAINE Foundation COVID-19 Response

    Here is what RAINE is doing during the current crisis. Please inbox us here if you can help, donate or volunteer! Every little bit helps!

    1. Callers - if you would like to assist us by checking on a senior who is alone, let us know. We will assign you someone to call on a regular basis.
    2. Meal delivery. We are working with local restaurants to prove nutritious meals to families. Some families need volunteers to deliver them. Safety training is required for this project before you can help!
    3. FLAG Group - We are working with a new group FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group). They are providing meals to front line health care and first responders.
    4. Lunch Program. Children who typically receive lunch from their school are still receiving meals, however, many need delivery. Again - training is required.

    If you are in need of assistance contact RAINE at 732-865-3555 or [email protected]

  • Rent and Evictions in the COVID-19 Crisis

    PAY YOUR RENT, if you are able to pay it. Rent is not canceled. However, Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 128, signed on April 24, 2020, allows tenants to apply their security deposit to the rent they owe during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and 60 days after.

  • Residential Evictions: What Homeowners Need To Know

    This document is for informational purposes only, is not intended as legal advice, and does not substitute for consulting with a lawyer about specific facts and circumstances. This document does not constitute a solicitation, and your use of this document does not create any attorney-client relationship between you and Lowenstein Sandler.

  • Residential Evictions: What Tenants Need to Know

    This document is for informational purposes only, is not intended as legal advice, and does not substitute for consulting with a lawyer about specific facts and circumstances. This document does not constitute a solicitation, and your use of this document does not create any attorney-client relationship between you and Lowenstein Sandler.

  • Resources for Caregivers of Individuals With Autism

    Listed below are resources that are designed to assist both the individual with autism and his or her caregivers.

  • RWJ Barnabas All Recovery Meetings

    All Recovery Meetings are facilitated by trained and certified IFPR Peer Recovery Specialists and provide social support for those seeking or maintaining recovery, as well as family members, friends and supporters of those who have been influenced by substance use

  • SAMHSA Disaster Helpline

    Disaster Distress Helpline
    Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746

  • Single Parenting During the Coronavirus Crisis

    Strategies for managing when you’re going it alone

  • Smithsonian Science Education Center With Support of the World Health Organization Launches New COVID-19 Guide for Youth

    The Smithsonian Science Education Center, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)—a partnership of 140 national academies of science, engineering and medicine—has developed “COVID-19! How can I protect myself and others?,” a new rapid-response guide for youth ages 8–17. The guide, which is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, aims to help young people understand the science and social science of COVID-19 as well as help them take action to keep themselves, their families and communities safe.

  • SNAP and WFNJ Updates During Coronavirus

    During this public health crisis, we are making the application process for SNAP food assistance simpler by removing some parts in the process. 

  • State of New Jersey COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal.

    Search for jobs by industry, location, and more.

  • 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 Class that Can: Coronavirus

    The Class that Can by Riya Jain and JJ Vulopas will help you explain the novel coronavirus to your children. NJ Family provides exclusive access to this new COVID-19 book for kids

  • The HealthWell Foundation's COVID-19 Fund

     The HealthWell Foundation's COVID-19 Fund provides up to $250 in assistance with ancillary costs associated with COVID-19 - costs associated with delivered food, medication, diagnostics, transportation, and telehealth as a result of COVID-19 risk or incidence.  Grants awarded through the fund will provide reimbursement assistance to at-risk or quarantined individuals for delivered food, medication, telehealth copays, and transportation costs associated with COVID-19. Accepting phone applications only: (800) 675-8416

  • The New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC)

    The New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children is commonly known as WIC. WIC is a successful public health nutrition program that provides wholesome food, nutrition education, and community support for income-eligible women who are pregnant and post-partum, infants and children up to five years old.

  • 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. 

  • The Ultimate Guide for Working at Home With Kids

    Curated directory of activities includes hundreds of activities that parents can filter by age, screens, parental involvement, and more. Our directory grows daily as parents submit creative ideas to keep the whole family thriving.

  • The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County Offers Emergency Child Care to Essential Workers

    The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is responding again to meet additional emergency needs during the COVID-19 crisis. Families of first responders and other essential workers in the community can now turn to the Y for emergency child care.

  • Tips for Families: Coronavirus • ZERO TO THREE

    The following resources offer tips for families including age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and activities for young children experiencing social distancing.

  • 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.

  • United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties' Financial Success Center Network is now offering FREE virtual tax preparation!

    In partnership with Fulfill, FREE virtual tax prep is now available for households in Monmouth and Ocean counties with annual incomes of $56,000 or less, or individuals earning $35,000 or less.

    For more information, please email [email protected] or call 732-414-6745.The Federal and NJ State tax filing deadlines have been extended to July 15, 2020.

  • Unstuck: 10 Things to Stay Safe and Sane During the Pandemic

    10 worksheets from Bonnie Zucker PsyD and Magination Press, an imprint of the American Psychological Association to help you get through the pandemic, and feel unstuck! Deals with sadness and grief, boredom, gratitude, and more!

  • 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.

  • Virtual Summer Camps

    This is a compilation of over a dozen virtual summer camps, both free and low cost.

  • VNA Children & Family Institute Nurse Community Care Coordinator

    VNA Children & Family Institute Nurse Community Care Coordinator  Connects County residents with health and social services Contact [email protected] 

  • When Your World is Already Upside Down- Supporting Grieving Children and Teens During the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis

    The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. These are just a few tips for supporting grief for yourself and your family during this health crisis. For additional tips on supporting grieving children and teens, please visit our website

  • YMCA Fresh Produce Distribution

    Fresh Produce Distribution. Free fresh produce kits containing items like apples, potatoes,onions, lettuce and more. PDF Flyer

  • Your Economic Impact Payment/Stimulus Payment

    If you have a valid Social Security number, are not claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return and make less than $75,000 adjusted gross income ($150,000 for a couple – see for details), then you are entitled to the full $1,200 individual payment ($2,400 for a couple).