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.

  • Adv. Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship: Interest Form

    NJIT, in partnership with the US Department of Labor, is providing Advanced Manufacturing training for veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses at no cost to the participant.

  • Advisory: New Dates Added! **FREE** Covid-19 Testing for the Asbury Park Community at AP Transportation Center

    **FREE** Covid-19 Testing for the AP Community at Transportation Center
    Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and The Grunin Foundation have partnered to bring FREE Covid-19 testing to Asbury Park.
    No appointment is necessary, simply walk up during the testing times and a health professional will conduct the test. You do not need to be symptomatic to be tested. The test consists of a nasal or oral swab.
    Tests will be given on a first come/first served basis while supplies last. To be tested, all you will need to do is fill out a lab form that includes your date of birth and your contact information.

  • Antibody Testing for First Responders

    Hackensack Meridian Health is offering antibody testing to our valued First Responders including, Police, Fire and EMS. The test is being offered at selected HMH Medical Group offices and Hospitals to any first responder who has not previously been tested. You do not have to be an existing patient or have insurance to participate in this program.

  • APA COVID-19 Information and Resources

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

  • Apps for Students With Special Needs

    Favorite digital tools; what follows includes some of their recommendations, but it is just the tip of the iceberg of what is available. Remember, as with any tool, what may work wonders for some students will only frustrate others. Customization is key with any app, so adults and educators should be prepared to put in some time learning the apps themselves or how to make modifications in the settings. Many apps come with great teacher-made materials; look for video tutorials, lesson plans, and extension activities.

  • 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

  • Cop 2 Cop - The Confidential HelpLine for New Jersey Law Enforcement Officers

    24 hour Helpline for law enforcement and their families 1-866-267-2267.  You’ll speak with someone thoroughly trained to handle problems unique to law enforcement. It could also be a retired law enforcement officer who is now a clinical professional. Or perhaps it will be a retired officer working as a Peer Supporter. From a Peer Supporter, you’ll get honest, straightforward support and customized service from someone who has lived the life, who has served and understands the rigors and pressures you face everyday.

  • 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 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP)

    Open Enrollment Period: Monday, July 6, 2020, at 9:00 am until Friday, July 10, 2020, at 5:00 pm. Only one (1) pre-application per household will be accepted. The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will extend reasonable accommodations to disabled individuals, and persons who have limited English proficiency on a case-by-case basis and will take into consideration the disability and the need(s) of the individual(s) or those households without internet access.

  • 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.

  • COVID-19 Guidelines for Schools and the Impact on Kids With Food Allergies and Asthma

    There are several resources schools can use to protect students and staff with food allergies and asthma during COVID-19 policy changes.


    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 Quiz

    With so much information coming out daily about the coronavirus and COVID-19, it’s hard to keep up, but important to know the facts.

    Test your knowledge, and share this quiz with family, friends and colleagues.

  • 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 at the Red Bank Family YMCA

    VNACJ CHC is now staffing drive-thru and walk-up, saliva-based testing at the Y for area residents concerned they may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Residents interested in being tested at the Red Bank Family YMCA should call VNACJ CHC at 732.294.2540 for a telehealth screening or go to the website to determine if they qualify for testing. The test site at the Red Bank Y, located at 166 Maple Ave., is open by appointment only from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

  • 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! How Can I Protect Myself and Others?

    COVID-19! How Can I Protect Myself and Others? will help you, and your community, understand the science of the virus that causes COVID-19 and other viruses like it. It will help you to figure out how this virus is impacting or affecting you or may impact you in the future. It will help you to understand the actions that you can take to keep yourself and your community safe. Grades 3-8

  • 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.

  • COVID-19: Key Questions to Ask Before School Reopen

    To guide these discussions and to ensure that various needs of families and students are taken into consideration, here are key questions you may want to ask district leaders about school reopening.

  • 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.

  • CVERAP Application Deadline Has Been Extended Through July 17, 2020

    The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may be eligible for a maximum of up to six months of emergency rental assistance.

  • 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.

  • DOH Issues Visitation Guidance for Nursing and other facilities

     On June 19, New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner, Judith Persichilli, issued Executive Order No. 20-017 Standards and Protocols for Visitors and Facility Staff.

    The order provides social distancing visits at long-term care homes, long-term care facilities, pediatric transitional care homes, assisted living residences, comprehensive personal care homes, and assisted living programs.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol

    FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested.


    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 COVID-19 testing for residents in Eatontown, Ocean Township, Neptune City and Tinton Falls

    Vin Gopal Civic Association is partnering with the Grunin Foundation to do no cost covid-19 testing for residents in Eatontown, Ocean Township, Neptune City and Tinton Falls. We selected these four towns because we have not seen any testing efforts done there yet by the county or state.

    Special thanks to the Borough of Eatontown, Township of Ocean and Borough of Neptune City for giving us space to do this and promoting for their residents to get tested. We are also doing it in Tinton Falls at a private office location located on Apple Street. Thank you to the local business for providing us the space.

    There is no cost for any resident of the four towns. For anyone who has any questions, please e-mail [email protected]

  • 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 Headspace Plus for the Unemployed

    The current state of unemployment in America and the UK has become an alarming crisis. To help those affected, we’re offering a full year of Headspace Plus for free.* Discover meditation and mindfulness tools to help you feel less stressed, more resilient, and kinder to yourself.

  • 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.

  • Free Virtual Summer Camps For Summer 2020

    For families who want to keep their children's education growing over the summer but are worried about being able to afford it, here are some completely free online summer camps to keep your child's mind active and continuously expanding their knowledge. 

  • Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Stimulus Payments and ABLE Accounts

    The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities along with Disability Rights New Jersey, The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, and NJ Division of Disability Services has compiled a document of frequently asked questions about COVID-19 Stimulus Payments and ABLE Accounts (pdf)

  • 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

    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.

  • Going Forward: Best Practices and Considerations for Non-Profit Reopening

    This FREE compilation guide covers many factors you may want to consider, such as workplace safety, human resource issues, and more, with plenty of links to more detailed information.  

  • 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. 

  • Healthflix

    HealthFlix is a series of free online classes from international leaders in health, wellbeing, psychology and lifestyle, designed to help us all cope in this time of global crisis and beyond. Watch all videos on our YouTube Channel. 

  • 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.

  • How to Prepare for a Video Appointment with Your Mental Health Clinician

    Many mental health clinicians now offer appointments via video. A video session allows you to access care even if you cannot visit your provider in person.

  • How your family can make the most of an unusual summer

    Marla Meyers, Executive Director, Jewish Family & Children’s Service offers some suggestions to help parents make the most of this unprecedented time. In exploring these ideas, remember that you are the best judge of what is safe and age-appropriate for your children.

  • Hurricane season 2020 and COVID-19

    June 1 is the official start of hurricane season, and now is a great time to make a plan to deal with weather emergencies. Especially because this year, we have the added concern of the COVID-19 pandemic, including what you need to know if you have to go to a shelter.

  • Hurricane season 2020 and COVID-19

    June 1 is the official start of hurricane season, and now is a great time to make a plan to deal with weather emergencies. Especially because this year, we have the added concern of the COVID-19 pandemic, including what you need to know if you have to go to a shelter.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Long Branch Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Calendar

    Free testing sites beginning July 25th will be: City Hall, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, and Jerry Morgan Park in Long Branch.  Dates and times vary.

  • 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.

  • 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 America 2020 Back to School Toolkit

    Mental Health America (MHA) has developed its 2020 Back to School Toolkit with this and more in mind to help students, parents, and school personnel navigate the uncharted waters of COVID-19.

  • 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.

  • MHANJ and NJ Hope and Healing Groups by Day of the Week Summer 2020 Calandar

    Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) and NJ Hope and Healing Groups are free. In most cases and unless otherwise noted, no reservation is required. Host Contact Information - Please allow at least one business day for call-backs as many are working remotely:

  • MHA's Community Food Resource List

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

  • MHTTC Pandemic Response Resources including recorded webinars

    MHTTC products and resources that can be useful when coping with the effects of widespread public health crises. A compilation of resources from other reputable organizations is also available.

  • 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 Back to School: Trauma Informed (free) Online Learning Experience for ALL Members of School Community

    The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide has developed a FREE online learning experience to bring Trauma-Informed Care into the post-COVID-19 school environment.

  • 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

  • NIDA's Toolkit for Out of School Time

    NIDA’s Toolkit for Out of School Time offers science-based activities and resources on drug use and addiction for educating teens during out of school time (OST). The OST setting—before and after school, in the summer, or any time teens attend a supervised program outside of the typical school time—offers a unique opportunity for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning.

  • 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 DOL Unemployment Unresolved Issue Form

    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 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 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. 

  • Pilgrim Baptist Church in Red Bank Hosts Free COVID 19 Testing

    Pilgrim has been selected to host (in parking lot)  Free Covid-19 Testing!!!  Pilgrim is one of 6 sites that were selected throughout the county, due in part to our:  history of community activism/outreach and our work as a warming center during the winter months.  Testing will begin the week of July 20 and is being sponsored by the County of Monmouth and a local Testing Company.  All we have to provide is the outdoor space (parking lot), tables and trash cans.  All sanitation and disinfecting will be done by the Testing Company and their staff. 

  • 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.

  • Radical Resilience: Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing Self Care & Restoration Toolkit

    This toolkit offers tangible, accessible ways to support holistic health and well-being through its strategies for embodiment, self-compassion and community care. Practice these tools on your own and in community with others. May these practices generate grace, hope, healing and many moments of joy in each and every day

  • RAINE Foundation COVID-19 Response

    RAINE assists the community by checking on a senior who is alone,  meal delivery and providing meals to front line health care/first responders, as well as delivering lunches from school to children. If you are in need of assistance contact RAINE at 732-865-3555 or [email protected]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rise with Hope Podcast

    What started as a livestream for individuals battling substance abuse and their families has transitioned into a new weekly podcast. HOPE Sheds Light, based out of Toms River, is a family-focused nonprofit that has been supporting those impacted by addiction. It was founded by three men whose sons lost their battle with substance abuse. The podcast, "Rise with HOPE," is available on all platforms.

  • 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.

  • Summer Activity Guide (Theme 2)

    This summer activity guide offers 150 activities, organized by four different age groups.The Summer Activity Guide has been developed for the 50 State Afterschool Network with leadership from the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network to engage and support children and youth nationwide.

  • Supported Employment COVID-19 Resources

    Includes a list of resources that has been curated to focus on the most critical employment issues at this time 

  • SW Helper Mobile App

    SWHELPER has launched its mobile app which is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. The SWHELPER mobile app was created to help people in crisis locate resources in their local area quicker. SWHELPER App Recognized by the US Department of Health and Human Services as a community resource

  • 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 Covid nine TEEN Project

    The Covid NineTEEN project provides FREE teen-led activities and one-on-one tutoring meant to support elementary school students. Our teen mentors help keep children motivated and take stress off of parents.  We are a group of motivated teen mentors for elementary school children to help them fill their time and continue to flourish despite the uncertainty of the outside world. Parents sign up for our weekly newsletter and the weekend prior, an email is sent with the activities and timing for the week (also available digitally on our website, updated weekly). After filling out the attached Google Form in the email or website, an email is sent to the parent with the Zoom link.

  • 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 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 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 Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education

    Throughout this public health emergency, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has been in near constant contact with educators and stakeholders, hearing the field’s concerns through daily site visits, weekly stakeholder meetings, and discussions with a standing committee of nearly two dozen chief school administrators. Beyond this ongoing engagement, the NJDOE convened approximately 50 education and community organizations, met with over 300 chief school administrators, and surveyed nearly 300,000 parents/guardians to inform the development of this reopening plan. Sticking true to the adage “nothing about us, without us,” this plan reflects the NJDOE’s best efforts to deliver reopening solutions by and for New Jersey educators and families.

  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disperses Resources in Response to the Nation's Civil Unrest

    As tensions across the country continue to increase, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released general disaster response and recovery information. A list of materials includes those focused on general mental health and substance use-related needs after incidents of violence and civil unrest. The resources from SAMHSA also contain separate sections with resources for faith-based communities and spiritual leaders; children, youth, parents and other caregivers, and schools; and disaster responders.

  • 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.

  • Toolkit for Young Adults: 15 to 21

    CDC has produced a series of factsheets for young adults, ages 15-21. The factsheets cover a variety of topics, including what test results mean, how to stay safe at the pool or beach, how to wear a face covering and other preventive measures.

  • 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!

  • Update to Policies and Practices for the NJ Early Intervention System

    The Department of Health has provided an update for Early Intervention Services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This update includes policies for evaluations and assessments, compensatory services, IFSPs, and service environments.


    - There is currently an eviction moratorium until November 1, 2020. That means that you cannot be evicted (locked out of your home) until after November 1, 2020, except in rare circumstances. This date may be shortened or extended by the Governor.
    - Rent is still due. If you can, you should continue to pay your rent in order to avoid eviction when the moratorium ends.
    - Even though there is an eviction moratorium, your landlord may still be able to file an eviction complaint against you in court. However, most landlord/tenant trials are currently on hold which means that most trials will not be scheduled until further notice.
    - Although most landlord/tenant trials are currently not taking place, some counties are scheduling virtual (online) settlement conferences between landlords and tenants to give landlords and tenants the opportunity to settle their cases. These settlements are VOLUNTARY which means that you DO NOT have to settle your case. If you do not want to settle your case, just tell the court staff that you do not want to settle and you can then leave the virtual conference. Your case will be set for trial when the courts start holding trials again. At that point, you may still have an opportunity to settle your case.
    - Unless the court finds that there is some kind of emergency, the eviction moratorium prevents lockouts until November 1, 2020 even if tenants have agreed to move out sooner and even when a non-emergency court order authorizes removal of a tenant. You should call the police if your landlord tries to lock you out or turns off your water or power to try to force you to leave.
    - You should seek legal advice if you have any questions regarding your rights as a tenant. If you cannot afford an attorney, you can contact a legal services organization such as Legal Services of New Jersey at (888) 576-5529, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice at (973) 943-4754, the Community Health Law Project (for individuals with disabilities) at (973) 275-1175, or the City of Newark’s Office of Tenant Legal Services (if you are a Newark tenant) at (973) 877-9424.

  • 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.

  • Vaccination Guidance During a Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused healthcare providers to change how they operate to continue to provide essential services to patients. Ensuring immunization services are maintained or reinitiated is essential for protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks and reducing the burden of respiratory illness during the upcoming influenza season.

  • 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] 

  • Wearing a Face Mask: A COVID-19 Social Story for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Wearing a Face Mask: A COVID-19 Social Story for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities can help readers understand why face masks are important for themselves and others to wear. Supporters of people with I/DD can also use this resource to discuss the importance of face masks by printing or sharing with the person on a computer screen, tablet, or smartphone.

  • 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).