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Need Help After the Storm? Visit a Disaster Recovery Center

Release date: 
November 19, 2012
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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          

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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