Coronavirus Updates and Resources

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

  • 12 Step Virtual Resources

    Virtual 12-Step Meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and Related Groups

  • 21 Theatre-Related Online Resources for Kids and Families to Get You Through COVID-19

    A list of remote classrooms, virtual craft and dance workshops, celebrity bedtime stories, and much more.

  • 2-1-1 NJ

    Looking for resources in NJ check out 2.1.1. Phone, chat, or text options available.

  • A Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide for New Jerseyans

    Compiled by the Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker. PDF format. For questions or to get help from Senators Booker’s office, please call (973) 639-8700.

  • APA COVID-19 Information and Resources

    This resource page is continually updated by APA for psychologists, health-care workers, and the public.

  • APA's Magination Press Story Time

    Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 PM ET. Feelings of anxiety, stress, and grief can be difficult for children to navigate. Join APA’s Magination Press authors for readings of their books designed entertain while helping kids understand and cope with these feelings using emotional support tools.

  • Are You in Need of PPE?

    Liquid Church, which has multiple locations throughout NJ, is committed to serving children and adults with special needs. They heard that agencies are having trouble getting PPE. So, they secured 40,000 PPE to help meet the needs of DSPs and the disability community, free of charge. Liquid Church will help deliver items safely and free of charge to help DSPs stay safe.

  • Arts and Music Activities for Children and Families While They are at Home

    Arts and music activities for children and families while they are home, provided by Amanda's Easel creative arts therapists. 

  • Autism Grants For Families

    ACT Today! grants are designed to provide access to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Grant payments will be made directly to pre-approved treatment providers, assessors or materials vendors.

  • Autism Speaks COVID-19 (coronavirus) information and resources

    Autism Certification Center (ACC) and Autism Speaks are teaming up to make 30+ hours of online video learning resources available at no cost for the autism community. Now through June 1, 2020, get free access to the Foundations of Evidence-Based Strategies courses with over 30 hours of video-based content.

  • Best Podcasts for Kids Staying In: Funny, Smart, and Scientific Podcasts

     Mommy Poppins has rounded up their favorite kid-friendly podcasts that provide quality content the whole family can appreciate. All of these are easily accessed through smartphones, tablets, or computers, so get ready for hours of entertainment and even some learning opportunities. Most are even free!

  • Caring for children and adolescents with autism during COVID-19

    APA and Autism Speaks present a webinar designed to help parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with autism connect with each other as they continue to navigate life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • CDC lists 6 new symptoms associated with COVID-19

    The U.S. Centers for Disease control and Prevention released an expanded list of COVID-19 symptoms Monday, including the loss of a sense of smell.

    Health officials said research into the highly contagious coronavirus showed that certain symptoms showed up in most patients between 2 -14 days after exposure to the virus.

  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Food Resources

    If you need additional food assistance, our SNAP Outreach team can help you apply or recertify for SNAP benefits. Please call our SNAP hotline for assistance over the phone: 800-609-3663

  • Community Health Law Project

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals with disabilities need legal assistance. If you are a person with a disability and need legal help, please call the telephone number of the office that is closest to you. (flyer)

  • Computer Request / Application

    Computers with Causes and Giving Center are here to help!
     

  • Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC)

    Computers for low income Individuals, Non-Profits, Libraries, Schools & Faith Based Organizations

  • Conversations from Quarantine #2: ? How the Stimulus Bill (Economic Impact Payment) Affects SSI & More

    Wednesday, MAy 13, 3-4pm -To discuss issues for people with mental illness regarding COVID stimulus payments from the federal government.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers

    Most likely, dementia does not increase risk for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, just like dementia does not increase risk for flu. However, dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase risk.

  • Coronavirus Social Narrative

    I have created a FREE Coronavirus Social Narrative to help alleviate fears and anxiety many children may be experiencing at this time.

  • COVID-19 Ancillary Costs: The HealthWell Foundation a COVID-19 Fund

     The HealthWell Foundation just announced a COVID-19 Fund that provides up to $250 in assistance with ancillary costs associated with COVID-19. Grants awarded through the fund will provide reimbursement assistance to at-risk or quarantined individuals for delivered food, medication, telehealth copays, and transportation costs associated with COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 and Autism in NJ

    A central hub of coronavirus resources for the autism community.

  • COVID-19 and Residential Mortgage Relief

    Under this initiative, the Governor announced that New Jerseyans who are struggling with the COVID-19 crisis may be eligible for the following relief upon contacting their financial institution:

    • 90-day grace period for all mortgage payments
    • Relief from fees and charges for 90 days
    • No new foreclosures for 60 days
    • No credit score changes for accessing relief
  • COVID-19 and the Public Charge Rule: What We Know

    There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding who can seek medical assistance in the middle of this pandemic. In an attempt to help sort out and provide accurate information, MCOHA has put together key resources available.

  • COVID-19 Communication Rights Toolkit

    With Printable Patient Accommodations Request Form
    Available in English & Spanish

    Patients with the coronavirus who need communication tools and supports due to speech-related disabilities face greater risks of discrimination and isolation during this pandemic. Your legal and civil rights to access your communication supports do not go away during an emergency, in quarantine, or in the hospital!

  • COVID-19 Emergency Financial Help - Credit Counseling

    Counselors are available around the clock to assist if you are experiencing financial hardship during this time. The NFCC has put together resources to help you manage your finances, as we all navigate these uncertain times together.

  • COVID-19 FAQ & Resources for Practitioners

     NASW-NJ is actively working to stay abreast of emergency orders, laws, and procedures that are being implemented to address this rapidly evolving situation. We are also working to create resources and supports for the social work community in New Jersey and across the nation. We will update this page as new information becomes available. 

  • COVID-19 Good Grief Resources & Updates

    Good Grief is moving its programs to virtual platforms and other modalities for communication and support. In addition, we are still enrolling newly bereaved families, who may begin programs as soon as our centers reopen. Please call 908-522-1999 to enroll.

  • COVID-19 Resources for Individuals Who Are Undocumented or Uninsured The

    The State of New Jersey is focused on ensuring that all people, regardless
    of immigration status and/or whether or not they have health insurance, are
    protected from the outbreak and receive appropriate testing and treatment.
    You should talk to a medical professional about when and how to seek
    testing and treatment.

  • COVID-19 Testing Centers

    Community-Based Testing Sites are for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. In order to be eligible for testing, individuals must be current New Jersey residents and experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. Priority will be given to symptomatic individuals experiencing cough, fever (99.6F or above) and shortness of breath.

  • COVID-19 Videos from MTM

    To keep pace with the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, you need resources you can count on. The National Council’s Strategic Partner, MTM Services, has created a series of FREE short videos with tips that will help you continue to serve the customers who need you most while you are operating from home.

  • COVID-19, Unemployment Insurance, and People with Disabilities

    This fact sheet details common questions that we have received about Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and Unemployment Insurance. Because Unemployment Insurance is a state-federal partnership, state unemployment programs vary substantially, and this fact sheet does not attempt to provide details on different state systems.

  • CSOC Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services

    Out of an abundance of caution, PerformCare recommends that eligibility applications for CSOC intellectual and developmental disability services (including Summer Camp Services) be submitted online through the Family PortalOpens a new window. Completing the application(s) online will also process faster at this current time.

  • CuriOdyssey First Friday Family Nights

    Admission to CuriOdyssey's new Virtual First Friday Family Nights via Facebook Live is free. No Facebook account required - this public link will work for anyone. 8:30 PM EST.

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DSBA) COVID-19 Resources

    We are bringing you new wellness tools, coping tips and inspiring stories from people across the country. Drop in often for podcasts, profiles and special resources we’ve gathered just for you.

  • Desalojos Residenciales: Lo Que Los Inquilinos Necesitan Saber

    El presente documento es únicamente de carácter informativo, no pretende ser un asesoramiento jurídico y no sustituye la consulta con un abogado sobre hechos y circunstancias específicos. Este documento no constituye una solicitud, y su uso de este documento no crea ninguna relación de abogado-cliente entre usted y Lowenstein Sandler.

  • Desalojos Residenciales: Lo Que Los Propietarios De Viviendas Necesitan Saber

    El presente documento es únicamente de carácter informativo, no pretende ser un asesoramiento jurídico y no sustituye la consulta con un abogado sobre hechos y circunstancias específicos. Este documento no constituye una solicitud, y su uso de este documento no crea ninguna relación de abogado-cliente entre usted y Lowenstein Sandler.

  • Designated Support Person Permitted for a Patient with Disabilities

    The NJ Department of Health (DOH) issued the hospital visitation policy for people with disabilities effective April 25, 2020. DOH now considers a designated support person essential to patient care for people with disabilities. As a result, hospitals must allow a designated support person to be with the individual during hospitalization.

  • Does Public Charge Apply To You?/¿Está Afectado Por La Regla De Carga Pública?

    In New Jersey, we want to make sure you and your family have access to affordable groceries and health care without fear. The new Public Charge final rule from the federal government may apply to you, and this quick guide can help you make informed decisions for your family.

    En New Jersey, queremos asegurarnos que usted y su familia tengan acceso a comida y cuidado de salud asequible sin miedo. La nueva regla final de Carga Pública del gobierno federal puede aplicarle a usted. Esta guía informativa le puede servir para tomar decisiones para su familia.

  • Drugs & Alcohol Are No Way to Cope – Try These Tips Instead

    Addiction experts from Hackensack Meridian Health offer the following guidance for anyone to better manage the pressures associated with coronavirus that might lead to the abuse of drugs or alcohol.

  • Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (Proxy Directive)

    A proxy directive is a document you use to appoint a person to make healthcare decisions for you in the event you become unable to make them yourself. This document goes into effect whether your inability to make healthcare decisions is temporary because of an accident or permanent because of a disease. 

  • Emergency Child Care Application, Cumberland County

    The state is launching an Emergency Child Care Assistance Program (ECCAP) to help support child care costs when a parent or guardian is an essential employee.

    • List of emergency child care centers
    • Guidance for approved emergency child care assistance program
  • Emergency Child Care Application, Gloucester County

    The state is launching an Emergency Child Care Assistance Program (ECCAP) to help support child care costs when a parent or guardian is an essential employee.

    • List of emergency child care centers
    • Guidance for approved emergency child care assistance program
  • Emergency Child Care Application, Salem County

    The state is launching an Emergency Child Care Assistance Program (ECCAP) to help support child care costs when a parent or guardian is an essential employee.

    • List of emergency child care centers
    • Guidance for approved emergency child care assistance program
  • Emergency Child Care Assistance for Essential Employees Extended Through May

    Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson and Children and Families Commissioner Christine Beyer today announced the state will continue to help pay for child care for essential employees as defined in Executive Order 110 through at least the end of May.

  • Emergency Childcare and Subsidy

    As part of the emergency, the state is launching an Emergency Child Care Assistance Program (ECCAP) to help support child care costs when a parent or guardian is an essential employee, regardless of your income. The Department of Human Services’ Division of Family Development will administer the program.

  • Emergency Funding for COVID-19 Pandemic

    The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities has modified an existing contract with The Arc of New Jersey in response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic. The Arc of NJ will be processing requests from any individuals with I/DD, their families and any qualified community-based organizations that provide supports to people with developmental disabilities, who are affected by the statewide Coronavirus response. Beneficiaries must be New Jersey residents.

  • Energy Assistance Programs

    If you’re having trouble affording your utility bills, there are many options for help. There are different customer assistance programs that are available in New Jersey.

  • Essential Healthcare Workers Support Group

    Join Harmony Bay Wellness on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. EST on Zoom for a free, clinician-led online video support group for essential healthcare workers. Joining the call is free, easy, and does not require an RSVP. If you are unable to join by video, there is an option to join by phone only as well.

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  • Free Counseling for those who have tested positive for COVID-19

    NJ Center for the Healing Arts offers free counseling for those that have tested positive for COVID19 [AND] do not have a health insurance policy. To schedule a first appointment, you can contact us by phone at (732)747-2944, email [email protected], or send a text to (732)800-1615.

  • Free Counseling from and AFCPE® certified professional

    The Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE), along with the Wells Fargo Foundation and the nonprofit military assistance group Yellow Ribbon Network, is now offering free virtual counseling and coaching sessions to people who’ve experienced a negative change in income and/or budget due to the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Free Doctor Video Visits for Adults Over 65

    Convenient Care NOW by Hackensack Meridian Health brings the quality care and expertise of Hackensack Meridian Health without having to travel to an office. Promo Code: HMHFREE

  • Free Emergency Financial Planning Virtual Consultations

    The XY Planning Network (XYPN), an organization of fee-only financial advisers, has more than 90 members available to help people with free emergency financial planning virtual consultations.

  • Free Resources to Keep the Kids Learning and Entertained During Coronavirus Shutdowns

    Instead of turning on the TV or letting them watch YouTube all day, entertain the kids with these free, engaging resources.

  • Funerals in a Pandemic: Navigating a New Normal

    Funerals plays a critical role in our lives. Funerals help children and adults adjust to a new normal without a loved one and they support our grief and mourning. Funerals are rituals that we as humans need.

    With that in mind, Good Grief has released “Funerals in the Time of a Pandemic” to create public awareness and understanding of the importance of memorializing family and friends. The 10-part podcast series and accompanying resource book provides tools for individuals and families to create meaningful rituals at home while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

  • Get Covered New Jersey

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information: If you have lost employer coverage or income, you may be able to enroll in coverage now through a Special Enrollment Period. Make sure you check with your employer or current health plan first about any options they are providing related to COVID-19 before you sign up for new coverage. Free or low-cost coverage is also available through NJ FamilyCare for those who qualify.

  • Guidance for Providers of Home and Community Based Services Operating Under Contract with the New Jersey Department of Children and Families

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, DCF is working to relax usual operating requirements to permit flexibility that preserves quality of service for clients while promoting the ability of both clients and service providers to adhere to necessary social distancing practices. These guidelines are effective immediately. Circumstances are changing rapidly, and additional guidance will be released as needed.

  • Hope for New Mothers: A Virtual Support Group for Pregnant and New Moms

    Hope for New Mothers is a virtual support group for pregnant and new moms living in northern New Jersey with babies up to one year old.

    Esperanza Para Madres es un grupo de apoyo virtual para embarazadas y madres con bebés de hasta un año.

  • How NJ FamilyCare is Working to Support New Jerseyans' Health Care Needs During the Coronavirus Emergency

    As a result of the Department’s policy actions in response to the coronavirus: No one will lose their Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage during the emergency,, no Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollee will have to pay copays for COVID testing or office visits related to COVID testing, no Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollee will have to pay premiums during the emergency, and  no Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollee will have to go through a prior authorization process for any hospitalization. 

  • How to Ask for Help in Your Job Search During COVID-19 (Email Templates Included!)

    It’s never easy to figure out exactly what to say when you’re asking for help in your job search, and it’s especially difficult when you’re trying to be sensitive during a pandemic. So to get you started, we’ve put together several templates for emails and other kinds of networking messages.

  • How To Keep Your Sparkle During a Dull Pandemic: Exploring Positive Strategies to Cope with New Stressors

    The lives of children and adults were changed in an unexpected way as the COVID-19 pandemic began and social restrictions were put in place. Schedules have been completely altered as families remain confined to their homes, trying to adjust to new routines. Abrupt changes to routines are difficult for everyone and sometimes cause an increase in stress/anxiety or a depressed mood. In this presentation, NeurAbilities neuropsychologist and licensed professional counselor, Sara M. Shane, Psy.D. (a.k.a. “Dr. Sparkles”), will guide participants on a path to help cope during this pandemic by introducing coping strategies, those based in cognitive behavioral therapy principles, to decrease stress levels and improve overall mood.

  • If your child is in crisis, GET HELP!

    Social distancing can create a feeling of isolation from friends and support systems. For children and youth with behavior disorders or mental health diagnoses, COVID-19 may heighten their anxiety and distress. NJ’s free Mobile Response services provide safe, real-time emergency counseling and therapies, 24/7/365 Don’t wait! Call the Children’s System of Care at 1-877-652-7624.

  • In Place App

    The In Place App was created as a tool to help people make safer, smarter decisions during outbreaks and times of mass danger. Interactive maps from crowdsourced information provide indications of areas to avoid, early warnings of problems developing, and an easier way to connect with people needing help the most.

    Community chat rooms and messaging features make it easier to connect with like-minded people in your community who want to stay safe while making a difference.

  • Instructive Directive (Living Will)

    An instruction directive is a document you use to tell your physician and family about the kinds of situations you would want or not want to have life-sustaining treatment in the event you are unable to make your own healthcare decisions.  You can also include a description of your beliefs, values, and general care and treatment preferences.

  • Interfaith Neighbors COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

    The Emergency Fund can be used for utilities, repairs, food and medicine, insurance payments and other essential living expenses. Anyone in need of immediate assistance can call the office at (732) 775-0525 and leave a detailed message. Please note that due to the high volume of calls, your call may not be returned on the day it is received.    

  • Interim Guidance on Breastfeeding and Breast Milk Feeds in the Context of COVID-19

    This interim guidance is intended for healthcare providers who care for breastfeeding women and infants who receive breast milk feeds in the context of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and the transmission of other viral respiratory pathogens.

  • Is Your Child in crisis?

    Know the signs. All kids have bad days. But, trauma and life-changing events can create lasting challenges. Extreme behavior problems that continue for more than six months could indicate a need for help. Don’ t wait to get help! For free real-time de-escalation and emergency counseling, call the Children’s System of Care at 1-877-652-7624.

  • Linguabee Free VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) at Test Sites for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

    Linguabee is offering free VRI services to Deaf people at remote test sites where an interpreter would otherwise be unavailable.

  • Lyft and New Jersey Nonprofits Partner to Make Transportation Available to Local Communities

    Lyft will provide complimentary access to transportation for various groups across the Garden State needing assistance, including senior citizens, domestic violence survivors, military veterans, and others. The partnership is a LyftUp initiative, Lyft’s comprehensive effort to expand transportation access to those who need it most

  • Mental Health Association in New Jersey's Virtual Support and Learning Opportunities

    Don’t let COVID-19 get you down! Many who are used to leaving home every day for work, social gatherings, religious services and school may be feeling anxious, isolated or bored. Many benefit greatly from support groups and individual emotional health sessions usually held in-person.  The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) can help!

  • Mental Health Association of NJ Call Lines

    Various call lines for mental health issues.

  • Mental Health Videophone Support Available to Assist Sign Language Users During COVID-19 Outbreak

    A free emotional support helpline is now available to deaf and hard of hearing New Jerseyans feeling the emotional and mental toll of COVID-19.

  • My Child Is In Crisis! Who Do I Call?

    IF THERE IS INJURY OR THREAT OF INJURY, DIAL 911. If your child has been impacted by depression, trauma, violence, defiant behavior, and/or drug or alcohol use, call the NJ Children’s System of Care at 1-877-652-7624. It is open 24/7/365.

  • National Council On Aging (NCOA) launches COVID-19 Community Response Fund

    The Fund will provide grants to qualified local nonprofits that are meeting the critical needs of older adults, allowing them to stay safe, secure, and healthy in their own homes during the crisis. Grants also will be provided to organizations targeting underserved populations, including women, people of color, LGBTQ, low-income, and rural individuals who are at greatest risk of being admitted to a hospital or nursing home or dying as a result of COVID-19.

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

    Avoiding public spaces and working remotely can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for many survivors, staying home may not be the safest option. We know that any external factors that add stress and financial strain can negatively impact survivors and create circumstances where their safety is further compromised.

  • Navigating the New Normal: Parents Edition

    Noggin asked the Surgeon General of California and other leading experts how to handle the stress of the pandemic on little kids. With help from Jamie-Lynn Sigler, a mom and superstar host, and parents just like you, this 20-minute special will help answer questions you have about your kid’s health and learning during this challenging time.

  • NDI Launches Financial Resilience Center

    National Disability Institute (NDI)'s Financial Resilience Center provides resources to help those with disabilities and chronic health conditions navigate financially through the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Need supplies? Have some to donate? These N.J. college students found a way pair you up.

    The platform, called Give Essential, is simple. Resources come from five different categories: COVID-19 protection, like gloves and masks, personal care and hygiene products, feminine products, kids activities, and gift cards. The gift cards can come from a range of places, from gas stations to grocery subscriptions. Donors fill out a similar form that asks for contact information and the choice for which resources they want to donate.

  • New Jersey Centro de información de COVID-19

    Llamada (Preguntas generales COVID-19) : 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
    Call (Medical COVID-19 Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
    Envía un mensaje de texto con NJCOVID al 898-211 para recibir alertas

  • NJ Career Network Coaching Community

    NJ Career Network Coaching Community is connecting people who are providing career advice/coaching to NJ residents in a variety of settings, working together to develop our coaching skills, share promising practices, and work on common challenges and problems. All levels of experience are welcome!

  • NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs COVID-19 page

    DMAVA Operations: Please note that our response may be delayed more than normal, but we will be diligent in providing our continued support and assistance to our State’s Veterans and Servicemembers.

  • NJ DOL has New Tool for Unresolved Unemployment Issues

    NEW EMAIL REPORTING FORM

    The NJ DOL has a new tool you can use to email the Unemployment Division with inquiries or tickets that have an unresolved issue:

  • NJ Grants Legal Immunity to COVID-19 Health Care Providers

    New Jersey’s hospitals and health care professionals responding to the coronavirus are now largely protected from legal liability if a patient is injured or dies while under their care during the current  pandemic crisis, according to a law Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday.

  • NJ Health Supplemental COVID-19 Healthcare Facilities

    Three field medical stations (FMS), regionally located in the northern, central and southern parts of the state, provide up to 1,000 beds to increase capacity and assist hospitals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The FMS have been set up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Jersey National Guard, New Jersey State Police and the Office of Emergency Management and will be staffed by medical professionals contracted and hired by the State and supplemented by the federal Medical Task Force. 

  • NJ Mental Health Cares

    Get Help Now
    866-202-4357
    Available 8:00 am-8:00 pm, 7 days a week

    NJMentalHealthCares is New Jersey's behavioral health information and referral service. Our staff of behavioral care specialists use their experience and understanding of the behavioral health system to provide emotional support for issues related to COVID-19 and other mental concerns.

  • NJ property tax bills can be pushed back a month under Murphy's latest coronavirus

    The executive order Murphy announced permits municipal governments to extend the grace period for property tax payments until June 1. Under state law, local governments are allowed to offer residents only a 10-day grace period.

  • NJDHS Novel Coronavirus Information

    Aging Services. Child Care, Developmental Disabilities, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Mental Health and Addiction Services, etc.

  • NJPAC in Your Living Room

    NJPAC in Your Living Room is a curated collection of past Arts Center performances, content from our partners, educational videos for children and much more.

  • NJTV Learning Live, a new series of on-air instruction

    Kids in grades 3-6 can tune in to NJTV from 9:00 am-1:00 pm for on-air classes, taught by some of New Jersey’s finest public school teachers.  Hosted by Kimberly Dickstein Hughes, recipient of the 2019-2020 State Teacher of the Year Award.

  • Ocean County Library Supplies Parents, Caregivers With Online Educational Tools

    Parents and caregivers taking a pivotal role in their children’s education at home have a deep reservoir of support in the Ocean County Library’s online learning services, free with a valid Library card.

  • OHEL Launches Thera-Zoom, a Tele-Mental Health Support Service, Now Available Nationally

    OHEL is equipped to offer no cost virtual tele-support sessions in brief but impactful 15-minute increments. This will enable anyone struggling with the current crisis to get help, anytime, anywhere. A 15-minute check-in with a qualified mental health professional will be a breakthrough service to aid in coping, anxiety management and other pressing conditions. As the situation continues to unfold, OHEL is here for you and with you during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ohelfamily.org/covid19  or call us at (800) 603-OHEL.

  • On-Demand Resources to Help You Manage During COVID-19: Find a Therapist

    Ready to connect and talk to someone?  Search our database of Licensed Clinical Social Workers.  You can search by insurance type, areas of expertise and more.  

  • One Simple Wish COVID-19 Response

    One Simple Wish Those that have aged out of foster care already face homelessness and poverty at rates far exceeding the general public. Many are without the safety net of a family or community of support. As schools close, many do not have access to the technology needed for remote learning. Groceries, Gas Cards, laptops, Tablets, Educational tools, etc.

  • One Stop Shop Child Care Resources COVID-19 Information

    This site contains: DCF Guidance for Child Care, Department of Health updates, provider resources, parent resources, podcasts from the Committee for Economic Development, SBA and business resources, community resources, and more.

  • Online AA Meeting Directory

    This is a statewide directory of several AA, NA, and related groups with contact information for virtual meetings and/or questions and support.

  • Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    This resource will help you think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect your family—both physically and emotionally—and what you can do to help your family cope.

  • Passport Health

    Passport Health is now doing drive-thru COVID-19 testing for NJ residents 65 years and over with Medicare. For an appointment, please call (732) 345-0029 or (800) 741-0504. 

  • PBS KIDS Is Teaching Kids How to Thank Essential Workers

    Its new campaign, Thank the Neighbors, aims to educate kids about the importance of community and provide them with resources to share their gratitude for teachers, healthcare professionals and other essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • POAC Live Online Events

    At this time of social distancing, POAC is offering daily and weekly Live Events such as: Story time, Yoga, Zumba, Music, Parent Support Groups, Webinars and much more. Check our schedule and join us today without a registration.

  • Pro Bono Financial Planning: Counseling from the Financial Planning Association

    The Financial Planning Association is the principal membership group for Certified Financial Planners (CFPs). It now has a roster of more than 60 volunteer CFPs around the country on its site. They’re providing short-term guidance to those who need it due to the pandemic. You can call or email to set up a meeting.

  • Pro-Bono Financial Assistance

    Members of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) are making themselves available to those in need. This effort is offered alongside the NY Times and offers people whose incomes are in jeopardy access to basic information about unemployment, tax waivers, lender moratoriums and other things that can help them stay afloat during this challenging time.

  • Pronunciator's self-directed online COVID-19 language course in 101 languages

    Pronunciator’s self-directed online COVID-19 language course in 101 languages (full list below)  teaches vocabulary (e.g. “quarantine,” “pandemic,” etc.) and phrases (e.g. “I’m having difficulty breathing,” “Is it an emergency?”, etc.) relevant to the COVID-19 crisis. 90 home languages are supported.

    The course is meant to assist both the general public and healthcare providers when communicating across multiple languages.

    Each course consists of 142 instructional phrases, and is designed to be completed in 2 weeks of daily study.

  • Quarantine Activities for Families - STEM

    Provides science museum virtual visits, activities, and a guide to learning programming with children.

  • Quarantine Ideas for Families - Aquariums

    Virtual tours of aquariums around the world.

  • Quarantine Ideas for Families - Making a Home Schedule

    Keeping a regular learning schedule for kids and teens is a must. Here are popular schedules based on age and ability.

  • Quarantine Ideas for Families - Mindfulness Activities for Kids

    Mindfulness activities for kids in the classroom. Mindfulness worksheets and printables that help build coping skills and self-control.

  • Quarantine Ideas for Families - Space

    Space themed activities for children and families. Enjoy storytime from space, learn how to become an astronaut,  tour space museums, and explore the stars and constellations.

  • Quarantine Ideas for Families - Theater Arts

    Ten theater ideas for the stars in your family. Chose from Hamilton, Count Basie Theater, the Algonquin, and more. Free and low-cost options available.

  • Quarantine Ideas for Families - Zoo Cams

    Virtually visit zoos throughout the world, with live cams of your favorite animals and facebook live events.

  • Rent and Evictions in the COVID-19 Crisis

    PAY YOUR RENT, if you are able to pay it. Rent is not canceled. However, Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 128, signed on April 24, 2020, allows tenants to apply their security deposit to the rent they owe during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and 60 days after.

  • Residential Evictions: What Homeowners Need To Know

    This document is for informational purposes only, is not intended as legal advice, and does not substitute for consulting with a lawyer about specific facts and circumstances. This document does not constitute a solicitation, and your use of this document does not create any attorney-client relationship between you and Lowenstein Sandler.

  • Residential Evictions: What Tenants Need to Know

    This document is for informational purposes only, is not intended as legal advice, and does not substitute for consulting with a lawyer about specific facts and circumstances. This document does not constitute a solicitation, and your use of this document does not create any attorney-client relationship between you and Lowenstein Sandler.

  • Resources for Caregivers of Individuals With Autism

    Listed below are resources that are designed to assist both the individual with autism and his or her caregivers.

  • RWJ Barnabas All Recovery Meetings

    All Recovery Meetings are facilitated by trained and certified IFPR Peer Recovery Specialists and provide social support for those seeking or maintaining recovery, as well as family members, friends and supporters of those who have been influenced by substance use

  • SAMHSA Disaster Helpline

    Disaster Distress Helpline
    Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746

  • Single Parenting During the Coronavirus Crisis

    Strategies for managing when you’re going it alone

  • Smithsonian Science Education Center With Support of the World Health Organization Launches New COVID-19 Guide for Youth

    The Smithsonian Science Education Center, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)—a partnership of 140 national academies of science, engineering and medicine—has developed “COVID-19! How can I protect myself and others?,” a new rapid-response guide for youth ages 8–17. The guide, which is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, aims to help young people understand the science and social science of COVID-19 as well as help them take action to keep themselves, their families and communities safe.

  • SNAP and WFNJ Updates During Coronavirus

    During this public health crisis, we are making the application process for SNAP food assistance simpler by removing some parts in the process. 

  • State of New Jersey COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal.

    Search for jobs by industry, location, and more.

  • The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities Information and Resources Related to COVID-19

    The Boggs Center, as New Jersey’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and New Jersey’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, has compiled a selection of resources from New Jersey and across the country that may be useful to the disability community across the state. 

  • The Class that Can: Coronavirus

    The Class that Can by Riya Jain and JJ Vulopas will help you explain the novel coronavirus to your children. NJ Family provides exclusive access to this new COVID-19 book for kids

  • The On It Foundation

    The On It Foundation is a National 501(c )(3) public non-profit that provides free computers, computer training and Internet to low-income families with students in grades K-12 that receive a free or reduced school lunch, attend a public school and reside within the United States. 

  • The Ultimate Guide for Working at Home With Kids

    Curated directory of activities includes hundreds of activities that parents can filter by age, screens, parental involvement, and more. Our directory grows daily as parents submit creative ideas to keep the whole family thriving.

  • Tips for Families: Coronavirus • ZERO TO THREE

    The following resources offer tips for families including age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and activities for young children experiencing social distancing.

  • Utility Assistance

    New Jersey's public electric and gas utilities have agreed to suspend service shutoffs.  Click below for further information for utility customers, including eligibility for home energy assistance and how to apply.

  • Virtual Summer Camps

    This is a compilation of over a dozen virtual summer camps, both free and low cost.

  • Ways YOU Can Help the COVID-19 Response

    We all can make a difference for the healthcare teams working on the frontlines to protect us during the COVID-19 response. Many local healthcare facilities have started donation drives with their communities to donate supplies including personal protective equipment. Please give if you can!

  • When Your World is Already Upside Down- Supporting Grieving Children and Teens During the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis

    The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. These are just a few tips for supporting grief for yourself and your family during this health crisis. For additional tips on supporting grieving children and teens, please visit our website www.dougy.org

  • Wifi Resources

    Comcast
    Offering Internet Essentials package free for low-income customers for 60 days
    https://www.internetessentials.com/

    Optimum & Suddenlink
    866-200-9522 to enroll in Optimum region
    888-633-0030 to enroll in Suddenlink region
    Ask for the sales department and let them know you wish to qualify for the free service because you do not have wifi and it's needed for work/school.

    Spectrum
    To enroll in Spectrum, call 844-488-8395. Some companies, once they approve the free service, will deliver the equipment needed to access the internet and Wi-Fi.

    XFinity
    Everyone can now access 1.5 million out-of-home Xfinity WiFi hotspots for free: These hotspots are normally located in business areas, retail locations, and transit areas.

  • Your Economic Impact Payment/Stimulus Payment

    If you have a valid Social Security number, are not claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return and make less than $75,000 adjusted gross income ($150,000 for a couple – see www.irs.gov for details), then you are entitled to the full $1,200 individual payment ($2,400 for a couple).