Additional Resources & Support
If you have exhausted your unemployment benefits or are not eligible, or you need additional support, the following resources may be available to you.
EMPLOYMENT & JOB TRAINING: View job openings, take no-cost credentialed online courses, receive one-to-one support.
DISPLACED HOMEMAKER PROGRAMS: Short-term education and training to help individuals who were unpaid homemakers and who are now entering or reentering the paid workforce to become economically self-sufficient.
WORKPLACE RIGHTS: All NJ workers have protections under the law.
PREGNANT OR HAVE CHILDREN UP TO AGE 5? You may be eligible for assistance, including nutrition and food help. Dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 and ask for the Help Me Grow Central Intake Hub in your county.
AFFORDING GROCERIES: Call 1-800-687-9512. Under changes to a federal rule, weekly unemployment benefits do count as income for SNAP eligibility, however, the additional weekly $300 payments which expired September 4, 2021, called Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), did not count as income. Learn more here.
CHILD CARE: Call 1-800-332-9227
HEAD START: Promotes school readiness of infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children.
FAMILY SUCCESS CENTERS: Help families with the essentials through in-person and virtual support programs, including safe delivery of basic necessities, social services referral, health services referral, job readiness and life skills training.
BENEFITS FOR HEALTH ISSUES, PREGNANCY, BONDING, AND CAREGIVING: Depending on the amount of unemployment benefits you’ve already collected, you may be eligible for Disability or Family Leave During Unemployment benefits.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR HEALTH INSURANCE: New Jerseyans who received one week of unemployment compensation in 2021 may be eligible for nearly free coverage through the end of the year through Get Covered New Jersey, the state’s official health insurance marketplace.
AFFORDING HEALTH CARE COVERAGE: Call 1-800-701-0710
CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH/ADDICTION TREATMENT AND SUPPORT can be found through the Children’s System of Care, NJ’s public behavioral health system for youth.
MENTAL HEALTH & EMOTIONAL SUPPORT: Call 866-202-HELP or 973-870-0677 for ASL videophone
ADDICTION TREATMENT AND RECOVERY: Call 844-REACHNJ
COVID19 VACCINATION: Contact the NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with help in more than 240 languages) or visit covid19.nj.gov/finder to find a vaccination site or schedule an appointment.
DCAID: Take a quick two-minute survey to determine if you are eligible for New Jersey assistance programs.
APPLY FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE: The New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II (CVERAP-II) is a rental assistance program designed to provide relief to low- and moderate-income households residing in the State of New Jersey that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
RENTERS, ARE YOU PROTECTED? EVICTION PROTECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE: Depending on your household's income level and specific circumstances, you may also be eligible for protection from eviction or removal through December 31, 2021, and other assistance and services. To take advantage of these protections, you must complete an Income Self-Certification Form to certify your income.
ENERGY ASSISTANCE: The Universal Service Fund (USF) helps make energy bills more affordable for low-income customers. If you are eligible, USF can lower the amount you have to pay for natural gas and electricity.
EMERGENCY HOUSING ASSISTANCE: Contact one of our partnering community-based agencies in your county.
FORECLOSURE AND HOUSING COUNSELING SERVICES: Renters, who may be concerned with eviction, and homeowners who need counseling to help prevent possible foreclosure, can contact participating housing counselors in each county. Counseling is available now and can be provided remotely.
SUPPORT FOR OLDER NJ RESIDENTS: Call 877-222-3737
SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES: Call 888-285-3036
DOMESTIC / SEXUAL VIOLENCE SERVICES FOR ALL GENDERS: Call 609 888-7164
NJ 211: A statewide information and referral service for a wide variety of health and human services. Search the online resource database at www.nj211.org or dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 for live assistance.