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Social Services and Health - New Jersey


Advocates for Children of New Jersey


Newark based advocacy for children: education, law, welfare, and other issues.

Alternatives, Inc.


Services for people with developmental disabilities or mental illness as well as for homeless persons, at risk-teens, and others with special needs.


Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey

The Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey united with New Jersey Citizen Action’s family of organizations. The Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey is a statewide network committed to fighting poverty in New Jersey by empowering partners, educating the community, and advocating for solutions.


Arc of New Jersey


Advocacy by "a group of parents who had a vision of building a better quality of life for people with mental retardation and their families"; nineteen chapters operate throughout the state.


Community Blood Services


Blood drives, services, cholesterol information, links.


Community Food Bank of New Jersey


How to contribute to food pantries that help meet the nutritional needs of poorer people in our state.


Community Health Law Project


Legal counseling and representation for elderly and disabled persons.


County Health Rankings


The rankings show a clickable U.S. map and search  showing the health factors and health outcomes of each county and/or state.


Domestic Violence - State of New Jersey



Domestic Violence Advocacy Center



The Essex County Smart Book: A Resource Guide for Going Home (2019 edition)


Pre- and post-release guide for inmates with practical instructions on everything from obtaining forms and other documents, basic needs, education, finding a job, reconnecting with family, and expunging your record.


Homeless Information: New Jersey


Contains information on help hotlines, shelters, rental assistance programs, food banks, legal assistance, and more.


Housing Resource Guides for NJ Counties

Compiled by the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey. Includes housing, health, mental health, and other resources.


Hyacinth Foundation


Services for people infected and affected by HIV.


Legal Services of New Jersey


"Free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters" (domestic violence, health care, immigration, etc.); includes a directory of offices.


Legal Services of New Jersey - Domestic Violence



Mental Health Association in New Jersey


Emergency referrals, recovery resources, advocacy, agencies, etc.


Michael Swayze's Community Resources Blog


A site for social workers, New Jersey residents, and energy consumers.



Screen online to see if you and your family qualify for Health and Social Services, apply for the services, and check the status of your application.


New Jersey Aging and Disability Resource Connection


Search by category, area, or ZIP code for disabled and senior services including day care centers, senior centers, support groups, places to apply for state and federal assistance programs, hospice programs, housing assistance, tax preparation assistance, transportation, and more.


New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence


A nonprofit organization offering support and shelter for women and their children.


New Jersey Community Resources


Directories with subjects ranging from non profit organizations, child care, energy assistance, seniors, child care, tax assistance, public benefits and more. 


New Jersey Department of Children and Families


Statistics and information on child welfare


New Jersey Department of Health


Vital records / statistics


New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities


Allows users to search for providers by name or services, and filter results further by services, provider location, location type, etc.


New Jersey Drug Policy Alliance

The Drug Policy Alliance is committed to changing drug policy and reform.


New Jersey - Homeward Bound Homebuyer Mortgage Program



New Jersey's Public Health Data Resource

The New Jersey Department of Health's State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD) System provides access to public health datasets, statistics, and information on the health status of New Jerseyans.


New Jersey Student Health Survey Reports


Statistics on student health in NJ


New Jersey Utility Assistance Programs


NJ Ease or New Jersey Easy Access, Single Entry is an initiative to connect senior citizens with services.


New Jersey Gay Life


Announcements and news; directory of businesses, organizations, and services; links, etc.


New Jersey Hospital Association


Links to most local hospitals.


New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse


Directory of self-help groups for people suffering mental health problems; supplemented by guidance in starting and maintaining therapy groups.


New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services


Services, regulation, educational material for health topics, projects, care facilities, statistics, directory of offices, etc. To find a center to get vaccinated for the swine flu (H1N1 virus), please follow this link http://www.state.nj.us/health/flu/findflushot.shtml, and click on the "find a shot link" on the right hand side. 


New Jersey State Department of Human Services


Wide array of programs for children and families, people with disabilities, mental health, and health care provision.


New Jersey Tenants Organization


"Our continuing goal is to expand our rights and gain better enforcement of the pro-tenant laws we have already won": mission, activities, and links. 


New Jersey's Physician and Podiatrist Profile

Find information for over 32, 000 medical doctors, osteopathic physicians and podiatrists from around the State.


NJ 211


"2-1-1 creates one easy access point to the health, human services, community resources, and government assistance people need every day, as well as in times of crisis. Search the database on line, call 2-1-1 from a telephone, or chat LIVE with a 2-1-1 specialist."


NJ Helps


"NJHelps is a free and easy guide for you to determine what programs and assistance for which you and your family may be eligible. NJHelps will tell you where to go for help and what to bring with you, after you have answered a few basic questions. NJHelps can also provide you with contact information and links to valuable resources available throughout the State. NJHelps cannot guarantee that you qualify for these programs. You must still apply for help by contacting and filling out the required forms for each program."


State of New Jersey--Senior Services


State services and programs, with a directory of offices and a toll-free telephone hotline number.


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: New Jersey


Consumer protection, communities, empowerment zones, business opportunities, local links, etc.


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