New Jersey State and Local Level Referrals
When a disaster occurs, local governments often work together with community leaders and organizations to provide on-the-ground emergency management. You may also reference our national-level referrals list.
Please contact us with questions or corrections.
For reference, the local resources we list provide disaster recovery services in the categories noted below.
For reference, see the full list of disaster recovery service categories covered in the below local resource list.
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New Jersey State and Local Level Referrals
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|Category||Entity||Type of Assistance||Telephone Number|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disability||New Jersey Department of Human Services - Division of Disability Services||Information on state and public resources for people with disabilities.||888-285-3036|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disability||New Jersey Department of Human Services - Division of Deaf & Hard of Hearing||May provide information to programs and services for the deaf and hard of hearing individuals.||800-792-8339 in NJ|
609-588-2648, unable to verify phone numbers.
|Aging Services||New Jersey Department of Human Services: Aging Services||May provide information to programs and services for the farming community and individuals.||800-792-8820|
|Agricultural Aid||New Jersey State of the Farm Service Agency||May provide information to programs and services for the deaf and hard of hearing individuals.||609-587-0104|
|Agricultural Aid||New Jersey USDA Rural Development||May provide information on programs that may be available: low interest home loans, and community loans. For families living in rural areas.||856-787-7700|
|Consumer Services||Consumer Protection Section||Provides information on scams, filing customer complaints, licenses, registrations, and other information||800-242-5846 (in state), unable to verify phone number.|
|Crisis Counseling||New Jersey Disaster Mental Health Helpline||Provides phone numbers and links to other agencies that may provide assistance for mental health concerns.||866-202-4357|
Online directory for local emergency services
|Crisis Counseling||CONTACT of Burlington County||Crisis line serving Burlington County. Website offers additional support and resources.||856-234-5484|
|Disaster Specific Information||TBD|
|Disaster Unemployment Assistance||New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development: Unemployment Insurance||This assistance provides weekly beneﬁt payments to those out of work. Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) may be able to provide assistance to those that lost their job or self employed and were affected by a disaster.||21 phone numbers listed on the website under the Need Help, Contact Us, By Phone, for the list.|
|Essential Needs||New Jersey Department of Human Services: Family Development||Provides information on several programs and links to apply for them.||211, unable to verify phone number.|
|Essential Needs||NJ Helps||The website provides information on programs and links to apply for online.||211, unable to verify phone number.|
|Essential Needs||New Jersey Department of Health: Women, Infants, and Children's Program (WIC)||Provides information on public health and nutrition program.||800-328-3838|
|Essential Needs||Homeless Hotlines||Provides and effort to ensure that those experiencing homelessness have a safe place to stay.||211, unable to verify phone number.|
|Essential Needs||Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties||Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance.||211, unable to verify phone number.|
|Essential Needs||Community Food Bank of New Jersey||Provides a way to locate food assistance near you.||211, unable to verify phone number.|
|Essential Needs||Mercer Street Friends||Provide a range of integrated services that build community, nurture self-worth and independence, and offer resources for children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and its lasting effects.||609-396-1506|
|Family & Protective Services||New Jersey Department of Children and Families||Provides information on how and when to report child abuse/neglect.||877-652-2873|
|Family & Protective Services||New Jersey Adult Protective Services||Provides information on how to report if a person 18 years of age or older is the subject of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation.||Contact information to the Adult Protection Services is posted on the website.|
|Financial Assistance||New Jersey Division of Family Development||Provides leadership and supervision to the public and non-profit agencies that deliver financial assistance and critical safety net services to individuals and families in New Jersey||800-792-9773|
|Health Care Services||New Jersey Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services||Provides information and links to various programs that may be able to help low- to moderate- income adults and children.||800-356-1561|
|Health Care Services||NJ Family Care||May provide information that will help qualified New Jersey residents of any age access to affordable health insurance.||800-701-0710|
|Housing Information||Department of Human Services: Housing||May provide information that will help its consumers find the type of housing best suited for their needs - accessibility, supportive services, transitional housing||211, unable to verify phone number.|
|Housing Information||New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency||Provides funding for affordable home ownership and housing opportunities for New Jersey residents. There are several links to various programs.||800-654-6873|
|Housing Information||New Jersey Housing Resource Center||Provides various resources and information on housing for New Jersey residents.||877-428-8844|
|Insurance||New Jersey: Department of Banking and Insurance||Consumers can file for assistance if they need help with a banking, insurance or real estate issue/complaint.||800-446-7467|
|Legal Services||New Jersey State Bar Association||Provides information and links for referrals that may be able to provide legal assistance.||732-249-5000|
|Legal Services||Legal Services of New Jersey||Provides advice, information, and referrals to low-income people in civil legal matters.||888-576-5529|
|Legal Services||Volunteer Lawyers for Justice||Provides free legal services to people with certain civil (non-criminal) legal issues.||973-645-1955|
|Roadside Assistance & Conditions||New Jersey Department of Transportation : 511 Travel Information||Provides links, maps, and camera view of road conditions and information through traffic advisories, interactive map and cameras.||511, unable to verify phone number.|
|Tax Preparation||New Jersey Department of Taxation||Provides information and contact information to various programs concerning state tax information and possible assistance.||609-292-6400|
|Veterans Services||New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs||Provides links and information on programs and services that may be available for New Jersey residents that served in the Armed Forces.||NJ Vets Benefits: |
NJNG Crisis Line:
Vets Crisis Line:
VET Call Center:
|Vital Statistics||New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission||Provides information and links of vehicle registrations, titles, plates, insurance, inspections, drivers license, electronic voter registration and many other services.||609-292-6500, unable to verify phone number due to extremely high call volume.|
|Vital Statistics||New Jersey - Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration||Provides information on Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates, and other services.||866-649-8726|
|Volunteer||VOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DEPLOY|
Referrals Last Updated: April 2021