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COVID-19 SUPPORT RESOURCES

The onset of COVID-19 has significantly disrupted lives throughout the state of New Jersey.
The following is a list of websites providing help.

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 Websites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://cdc.gov

Learn more about the COVID-19 pandemic and how to combat it using this highly informative website.

Official Site of the State of New Jersey
https://nj.gov/

This website provides a portal to government programs designed to help those impacted by the current crisis.  It includes housing assistance programs and information for businesses.  It also contains up to date information on the status of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey and the regulations surrounding it.

New Jersey Unemployment
https://myunemployment.nj.gov

File your application for unemployment on this helpful Department of Labor and Workforce Development website.  It includes downloadable guides for those applying for unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and information on training programs for job seekers.

New Jersey Job Openings during the COVID-19 Pandemic
https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov

Searchable by industry, company and geographic location, this website lists jobs currently available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
https://www.nj.gov/labor/

Helpful for both employers and employees, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development website provides support for New Jersey businesses as well as current information on applying for benefits during the pandemic.  In particular, it breaks down the many different ways COVID-19 can disrupt lives in New Jersey and the benefits available for each scenario.

U.S. Small Business Administration:  COVID-19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resource
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

This informative website includes guidance and support for businesses and employers as they operate in the restrictive environment created by COVID-19.  It provides referrals to funding options available to businesses during these difficult times and links to local assistance.

 

Additional Help Can Be Found At:

 

Division of Temporary Disability and Family Leave Insurance
https://myleavebenefits.nj.gov/

The Division of Temporary Disability and Family Leave Insurance website contains information designed to help those who need to take time off due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other family issues.  It also explains the many different types of aid, both federal and state that are available in New Jersey and how to apply for them.  Small businesses and other employers can access useful information here.

New Jersey Helps
https://www.njhelps.org/

New Jersey Helps, which is run by the Department of Human Services, allows you to self- screen for Medicaid and other social services provided by the state.  It also provides links to additional programs designed to help those in need. 

New Jersey Medicaid
https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmahs/clients/medicaid/

800-356-1561
To find out if you qualify for Medicaid, visit this highly informative website.  It includes links to other government websites, as well as, information on additional health benefits for those who qualify.

New Jersey Family Care
www.njfamilycare.org/default.aspx

800-701-0710
New Jersey Family Care is New Jersey’s publically funded health insurance program.  It provides free or low cost medical insurance to New Jersey residents of any age who qualify.  The Family Care website includes information on eligibility requirements, including specific information for immigrants, plan descriptions and links to additional resources.

Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance
https://hs.morriscountynj.gov/ota/

973-326-7800
The Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance provides a variety of services to Morris County residents who qualify, including assistance with food and finances, as well as, medical and social services.

NORWESCAP
https://norwescap.org/

(908) 454-7000 x1110
NORWESCAP provides a diverse variety of emergency services to the public, including food and financial assistance.

New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Hotline (SNAP)
https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/njsnap/index.shtml

800-687-9512
SNAP is a government program which provides free food for those in need.  This website includes links to other programs which are designed to provide educational, social, financial and medical support during these difficult times.

Interfaith Food Pantry and Resource Center
http://mcifp.org/news/coronavirus-faq/

973-538-8049
The Interfaith Food Pantry and Resource Center provides food to Morris County families in need as well as referrals to other useful services.  The website also includes links to more obscure resources such as programs providing assistance for refugees, support specifically designed for senior citizens and low cost internet access for low income families.

New Jersey Mental Health Cares
https://www.njmentalhealthcares.org/

1-866-202-HELP (4357)
If you are feeling overwhelmed by the pandemic, this website provides a list of resources designed to help you cope.  A phone number is provided for those in need of immediate assistance.

 National Alliance on Mental Health
https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

800-950-NAMI
NAMI supports, educates and advocates for people affected by mental illness.   This highly informative website includes support groups for individuals and families and resources for those experiencing a mental health crisis.

NJEA
https://njea.org/covid-19

As schools throughout the state remained closed, this website provides guidance and support for teachers trying to navigate the uncharted waters of remote teaching during a crisis.