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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.

Access & DisabilitiesDisaster UnemploymentInsurance
Aging ServicesEnvironmentLegal Services
Agricultural AidEssential NeedsRoadside Assistance 
Animals/PetsFamily & Protective ServicesStudents
CitizenshipFinancial AssistanceTax Preparation
Consumer ServicesHealth Care ServicesVeterans Services
ContractorsHousingVital Statistics
Crisis CounselingIdentity TheftVolunteer

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New Jersey State and Local Level Referrals

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CategoryEntityType of AssistanceTelephone Number
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilityNew Jersey Department of Human Services - Division of  Disability ServicesInformation on state and public resources for people with disabilities. 888-285-3036
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilityNew Jersey Department of Human Services - Division of  Deaf & Hard of HearingMay 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 ServicesNew Jersey Department of Human Services: Aging ServicesMay provide information to programs and services for the farming community and individuals.800-792-8820
Agricultural AidNew Jersey State of the Farm Service AgencyMay provide information to programs and services for the deaf and hard of hearing individuals.609-587-0104
Agricultural AidNew 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 ServicesConsumer Protection Section Provides information on scams, filing customer complaints, licenses, registrations, and other information800-242-5846 (in state), unable to verify phone number.
973-504-6200
Crisis CounselingNew 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 CounselingCONTACT of Burlington CountyCrisis line serving Burlington County.  Website offers additional support and resources.856-234-5484
Disaster Specific  InformationTBD  
Disaster Unemployment AssistanceNew Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development: Unemployment InsuranceThis 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 NeedsNew Jersey Department of Human Services: Family DevelopmentProvides information on several programs and links to apply for them. 211, unable to verify phone number.
877-746-5211
Essential NeedsNJ HelpsThe website provides information on programs and links to apply for online. 211, unable to verify phone number.
877-746-5211
Essential NeedsNew Jersey Department of Health: Women, Infants, and Children's Program (WIC)Provides information on public health and nutrition program.  800-328-3838
Essential NeedsHomeless HotlinesProvides and effort to ensure that those experiencing homelessness have a safe place to stay.211, unable to verify phone number.
877-746-5211
Essential NeedsFood Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. 211, unable to verify phone number.
877-746-5211
732-918-2600
Essential NeedsCommunity Food Bank of New JerseyProvides a way to locate food assistance near you. 211, unable to verify phone number.
877-746-5211
Essential NeedsMercer Street FriendsProvide 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 ServicesNew Jersey Department of Children and FamiliesProvides information on how and when to report child abuse/neglect.  877-652-2873
Family & Protective ServicesNew Jersey Adult Protective ServicesProvides 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 AssistanceNew Jersey Division of Family DevelopmentProvides 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 Jersey800-792-9773
  
Health Care ServicesNew Jersey Division of Medical Assistance and Health ServicesProvides 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 InformationDepartment of Human Services: HousingMay provide information that will help its consumers find the type of housing best suited for their needs - accessibility, supportive services, transitional housing211, unable to verify phone number.
877-746-5211
Housing InformationNew Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance AgencyProvides funding for affordable home ownership and housing opportunities for New Jersey residents. There are several links to various programs. 800-654-6873
Housing InformationNew Jersey Housing Resource CenterProvides various resources and information on housing for New Jersey residents.877-428-8844
InsuranceNew 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 ServicesNew Jersey State Bar Association Provides information and links for referrals that may be able to provide legal assistance.732-249-5000      
Legal ServicesLegal Services of New JerseyProvides advice, information, and referrals to low-income people in civil legal matters.888-576-5529
  
Legal ServicesVolunteer Lawyers for JusticeProvides free legal services to people with certain civil (non-criminal) legal issues.973-645-1955
Roadside Assistance & ConditionsNew 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 PreparationNew Jersey Department of TaxationProvides information and contact information to various programs concerning state tax information and possible assistance.609-292-6400
Veterans ServicesNew Jersey Department of Military and Veterans AffairsProvides links and information on programs and services that may be available for New Jersey residents that served in the Armed Forces.NJ Vets Benefits: 
888-865-8387
NJNG Crisis Line:
609-235-5959
Vets Crisis Line:
800-273-8255
Vets4Warriors:
855-838-8255
NJ VET2VET:
866-838-7654
VET Call Center:
877-927-8387
Vital StatisticsNew Jersey Motor Vehicles CommisionProvides 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 StatisticsNew Jersey - Bureau of  Vital Statistics and RegistrationProvides information on Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates, and other services.866-649-8726 
VolunteerVOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DEPLOY  

Referrals Last Updated: April 2021