COVID-19 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.

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.

Atlantic County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

Atlantic County COVID-19 drive-thru testing for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s Rx on the following dates - 4/16, 4/21 and 4/23. Located behind the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing, 10 AM–1 PM, by appointment. Please click link to schedule.
 

Atlantic County COVID-19 News

Latest news and alerts in Atlantic County.

Atlantic County's Virtual Emotional Support and Learning Opportunities

MHANJ in Atlantic County’s Virtual Emotional Support and Learning Opportunities

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.

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.

Cape May COVID-19 Updates

Learn more about Cape May specific information and alerts.

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 Food Bank of New Jersey, Food Resources

If you need additional food assistance, our SNAP Outreach team can help you apply or recertify for SNAP benefits. Please call our SNAP hotline for assistance over the phone: 800-609-3663

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 Alert NJ - Android

COVID Alert NJ App is being made available by the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) to complement New Jersey’s comprehensive COVID-19 contact tracing effort. COVID Alert NJ is a free and secure mobile phone app

COVID Alert NJ App - Apple

COVID Alert NJ App is being made available by the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) to complement New Jersey’s comprehensive COVID-19 contact tracing effort. COVID Alert NJ is a free and secure mobile phone app

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 Students With Disabilities: What You Need to Know

The FAQ contains essential information for parents, guardians, caregivers, and advocates to understand the educational rights of students with disabilities during this time of virtual learning. Issues such as the implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEP), lack of access to technology, the legality of waivers, and considerations regarding compensatory education are all addressed in this publication.

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.

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.

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. https://apps.performcarenj.org/CYBERPortal/Production/Default.aspx 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.

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

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Desalojos Residenciales: Lo Que Los Propietarios De Viviendas Necesitan Saber

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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. 

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

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

Emergency Child Care Application, Atlantic 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 Application, Cape May 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
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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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

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.

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 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.

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.    

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.

Legal Services of New Jersey Coronavirus Update

Learn about the Covid-19 impact on court procedures, access to government assistance, and more.

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.

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 Advocacy, Services, and Programs in Atlantic County

MHANJ in Atlantic County
609-652-3800

The MHANJ's county-based services and sessions with families and individuals continue via telephone and online. This includes programs such as Intensive Family Support Services, Peer Outreach Support, Wellness Centers, Support Groups, socialization, and educational initiatives and many others. For information, click on the desired county below or call the number provided.

MHANJ New Jersey Hope and Healing Virtual Calendar of Free & Public Support Groups

The NJ Hope and Healing support group meetings in November are held via Zoom. To access, please use the link and password for each event.

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 Life as a College Student during COVID-19

This is an open forum and support group for current college students to discuss topics such as self-isolation, emotional struggles, and time management.  It is ongoing Friday evenings @ 5:00 p.m. Through Zoom:  Meeting ID 98344908458                Password  209772

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

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

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

New Jersey Reentry Corporation Services for Pandemic Clients English and Spanish

New Jersey Reentry Corporation Services for Pandemic Clients

NJRC Locations and Telephone Numbers

NJRC 24/7 Hotline

Registration Form for Pandemic Relief

Addiction Treatment

Telemedicine

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 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
866-202-4357
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.

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.

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.

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.

Parents of College Students Discussion & Support Group during COVID-19

This is a discussion & support group that meets Mondays in October from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. to talk about keeping college students safe, the stressors of fall semester during COVID, paying full tuition for online courses and living at home vs. on campus.  Zoom meeting ID:  86997496142 password:  981708

Parents of College Students Discussion & Support Group during COVID-19

This is a discussion & support group that meets Mondays in October from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. to talk about keeping college students safe, the stressors of fall semester during COVID, paying full tuition for online courses and living at home vs. on campus.  Zoom meeting ID:  86997496142 password:  981708

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.

Residential Evictions: What Homeowners Need To Know

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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

School-Age Tuition Assistance Program

The New Jersey School-Age Tuition Assistance Program will provide tuition assistance to parents/caretakers with school-age children (5 to 13 years old) in need of child care due to schools’ remote learning schedules this fall as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The tuition assistance will be directly paid to your selected licensed or registered child care provider from September 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020 based on the hours of care needed. Applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted. 

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.

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 

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 the 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.

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.

think of us Child Welfare COVID-19 Command Center

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

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.

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.

URGENT INFORMATION FOR NEW JERSEY TENANTS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

- 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.

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