LINCROFT, N.J. -- When Hurricane Sandy survivors need face-to-face help, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is the place to go. From Cumberland to Sussex, customer service representatives are ready to help in many ways and in multiple languages.
Thirty DRCs are now open seven days a week. Hours today until Thanksgiving are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (except for Bay Head, which is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while its curfew remains in effect.)
All DRCs will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will reopen Friday, Nov. 23, with new hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., except for Bay Head, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Meet face-to-face with representatives from the New Jersey Office of Emergency Services (NJOES), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other government and volunteer agencies to learn about:
- Housing assistance and rental resources.
- The status of an application.
- Letters from FEMA.
- SBA’s disaster loan programs and how to complete a loan application.
- Multilingual assistance.
- Strengthening a home.
- Counseling services.
- Other resources that may be available.
FEMA does not distribute cash, checks, debit cards or vouchers at recovery centers.
New Jersey DRCs are in the following locations:
Atlantic County Atlantic County
Atlantic City Convention Center Hamilton Mall
1 Convention Blvd., Room 201 4403 Blackhorse Pike (Route 322)
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Bergen County Burlington County
Bergen County Plaza Burlington Center Mall
1 Bergen Plaza, 4th Floor 2501 Burlington – Mount Holly Road
Hackensack, NJ 07652 Suite 215
Burlington, NJ 08016
Camden County Cape May County
Public Works Building Cape May Courthouse Public Library
2311 Egg Harbor Road 30 Mechanics St.
Lindenwold, NJ 08021 Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210
Cape May County Cumberland County
Ocean City Community Center Emergency Management Agency Office
1735 Simpson Ave. 637 Bridgeton Ave., Lower Level
Ocean City, NJ 08226 Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Essex County Gloucester County
Willing Heart Community Care Center Government Services Building
555 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. 1200 North Delsea Dr.
Newark, NJ 07103 Clayton, NJ 08312
Hudson County Hudson County
Adjacent to Office Depot Jersey City Museum
59 Washington St. 350 Montgomery St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030 Jersey City, NJ 07302
Hunterdon County Mercer County
Hunterdon County Mercer County Community College
Department of Public Safety Annex 1200 Old Trenton Road
77 Park Ave. West Windsor, NJ 08550
Flemington, NJ 08822
Middlesex County Monmouth County
Sayreville Senior Center Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center
423 Main St. 945 Hwy. 36
Sayreville, NJ 08872 Leonardo, NJ 07737
Monmouth County Monmouth County
Belmar Municipal Building Union Beach Municipal Building
601 Main St. 650 Poole Ave.
Belmar, NJ 07719 Union Beach, NJ 07735
Morris County Ocean County
Morris Plains Community Center Old Township Building
51 Jim Fear Drive 775 East Bay Ave.
Morris Plains, NJ 07950 Stafford, NJ 08050
Ocean County Ocean County
Bay Head Fire Station #1 Bell Crest Plaza Store Front 4C
81 Bridge Ave. 953 Fischer Blvd.
Bay Head, NJ 08742 Toms River, NJ 08753
Ocean County Passaic County
Brick Township Civic Center Passaic County Department of Health
270 Chambers Bridge Rd. 317 Pennsylvania Ave.
Brick, NJ 08723 Paterson, NJ 07503
Salem County Somerset County
Penns Grove EMS Building Somerset County Human Services
25 East Griffith St. 27 Warren St.
Penns Grove, NJ 08069 Somerville, NJ 08876
Sussex County Union County
Sussex County Community College Chisholm School Community Center
1 College Hill Road 100 S. Springfield Ave.
Newton, NJ 07860 Springfield, NJ 07081
Union County Warren County
Plainfield Senior Citizen’s Franklin Township Municipal Building
Service Center 2093 Route 57
400 E. Front St. Broadway, NJ 08808
Plainfield, NJ 07060
In addition to the DRCs, there are also SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) to serve business customers. SBA customer service representatives are available at BRCs to provide one-on-one help to business owners seeking disaster assistance for losses. They are at the following locations, until further notice:
Atlantic County Bergen County
Richard Stockton College Bergen Community College
Small Business Development Center Small Business Development Center
35 South Martin Luther King Blvd. 355 Main St., Room 121
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hours: Mon - Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cape May County Essex County
Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Rutgers University
13 Crest Haven Road Small Business Development Center
Cape May, NJ 08210 25 James St.
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Newark, NJ 07102
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hudson County Middlesex County
Small Business Development Center John F. Kennedy Library
New Jersey City University 500 Hoes Lane
285 West Side Ave., Suites 189 - 191 Piscataway, NJ 08854
Jersey City, NJ 07305 Hours: Mon. - Sat.10 a.m. to 5 p.m
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monmouth County Ocean County
Brookdale Community College Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
765 Newman Springs Road Stafford Heritage Park Train Station and Rail Car
Bankier Library, Room 246 (SBDC) (Across from Manahawkin Lake between RT 9 and
Lincroft, NJ 07738 RT 72)
Hours: Mon- Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. West Bay Ave.
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Hours: Mon – Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Passaic County Union County
William Paterson University Kean University - SBDC
Small Business Development Center Business One-Stop Service – The Incubator
131 Ellison St. 320 Park Ave.
Paterson, NJ 07505 Plainfield, NJ 07060
Hours: Mon- Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours: Mon- Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All BRCs will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov.22.
Renters, homeowners and businesses that do not need one-on-one assistance do not need to visit a center. They can apply for an SBA disaster loan online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
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