As the world continues to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, here in our community, JFCS commits to sharing Help, Hope & Healing during these challenges times. This page will be regularly updated with information, resources, articles, and tools to help all work through the impact of this global health crisis.

JFCS Operating Hours/Programs: Click to see the latest information of our program and service schedules.

Introducing Community Webinars with JFCS Team Members! We will be hosting weekly webinars with members of JFCS staff covering a range of topics to help cope with the effects of COVID-19. 

  • Thursday, April 2 5:30 PM Honoring the Holidays While Apart with Shirley Bellardo, LCSW LCADC, Director of Clinical Services and Beverly Rubman, Chaplain Follow Link or Call in at 1-312-626-6799 and enter Webinar ID: 902 241 228

See Recordings of Previous Community Webinars:

Utilize Phone “Drop-In” Hours (starting Monday, March 30) During designated blocks each day, our counselors will be available for one-on-one support by phone. Call in to 609-987-8100 and Dial 0 to be connected to available counselor.

Drop-In Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 10 AM – 12 PM / Tuesdays & Thursdays 5 – 7 PM

Dealing with the Impact of COVID-19…Visit our Blog for Regular Posts about how to deal with fear of the unknown, concerns for older adults, and more.

Outside Resources: Below we will continue to update with links to support the health, comfort, socialization and engagement of all.

Keeping Active & Engaged Through Social Distancing/Shelter-in-Place & Work from Home

Resources for Virtual Holiday Services: Passover, Easter and Ramadan

Where to buy Passover food online for 2020

Make an Impact from home! Help with the Mercer Mask Project

Tips for Working from Home Effectively

Broadway Shows to Watch from Home

55 Things for 55+ Adults to do at Home

At-Home Work Out Options to Stay Active

Virtual Tours of National Parks

Free Online Classes Offered by Planet Fitness

Mercer County Library Virtual Options

Financial Community Resources

Unemployment Survival Kit

Mercer County Financial Assistance: Arm in Arm (Housing and Utilities) 609-396-9355

Mercer County Financial Assistance: HomeFront (Housing only) 609-989-9417

Financial Assistance for Hightstown/East Windsor Residents ONLY (Housing and Utilities) 609-443-4464

Updates from Trenton Water Works

FirstEnergy Customer Information Including Options for Bill Payments

PSEG Customer Updates Including Suspension of Shut-offs during this time

Resources for Older Adults

Guide for Caregivers during Coronavirus

Expert Advice on How to Live Under Restricted Movements

Boosting Morale of a Loved One Sheltered-in-Place/Quarantined

McCaffrey’s Food Market (Princeton and West Windsor location) will be open 6 – 7 AM daily for older adults/those with compromised immune systems or health conditions. 

Stop & Shop (all locations) effective Thurs March 19, will be open daily from 6 – 7:30 AM for older adults.

Target (all locations) on Wednesdays will reserve the first hour of operation for older adults/those with compromised immune systems or health conditions. Target also offers Drive-Up orders to be placed, where a team member will deliver your order to the car in the parking lot. You can also enroll in Shipt, the same-day delivery service specific to Target stores.

Whole Earth Center Princeton: Monday – Saturday 8 AM – 9 AM seniors only, Sunday 9 – 10 AM seniors only. Number of shoppers in store limited to 50 at a time. The stores asks those who bring their own bags to also bag their items to limit contact for employees. 

CVS and Walgreens Pharmacies offering Free Delivery of prescriptions. Contact your location to make arrangements.

Additional Information Regarding Grocery Store Hours in NJ

Transportation for Doctor/Medical Appointments ONLY (TRADE)

RideProvide will resume rides on 3/30/2020, but is taking questions by phone: 609-452-5144

Wilf Transport – Available for Non-emergency Medical Transport (Regular Doctor’s Appointments, Dialysis and More) Call: 732-735-6120 or Email: Transport@WilfCampus.org

Mental Health Resources 

Sharsheret: Covid-19, Caregiving And Cancer: Strategies For Caregiving From A Distance And Managing Self-Care

Helping Teens Deal with Anxiety During COVID-19

National Alliance on Mental Illness Resource Guide

How to Protect Your Mental Health During the Chaos of Coronavirus

Talking to Your Kids about Coronavirus

Managing Anxiety During an Outbreak

Introduction to Meditation

Weathering the Storm – Special Free Content from Headspace

Coping with COVID-19 for First Responders

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the face of Uncertainty

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Hotline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

If you are forced to quarantine in an unsafe environment – resources including: National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 / New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-572-SAFE (7233)

Helping Children Cope

Helping Teens Cope with Anxiety During Coronavirus

Local, State and National Resources For COVID-19

Mercer County Testing Site Opening March 31 at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. The testing center is by appointment only for symptomatic Mercer County residents age 18 or older who have a prescription from their primary health care provider (PCP). If you are symptomatic for COVID-19 and want to be tested, contact your PCP.

PennMedicine COVID-19 Hotline 1-833-983-1350

NJ Department of Health 24/7 Hotline 1-800-222-1222

NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Page

Mercer County Division of Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

NJ Department of Labor: Information on Employee Benefits during COVID-19

General Questions about COVID-19… NJ Poison Control Center and 211 Partnership:

Call 2-1-1 or Call (24/7) 1-800-962-1253

NOTE: If someone in your household is sick, an effective disinfectant for surfaces is diluted, unexpired household bleach. 1/3 Cup (5 TBS) unexpired bleach per gallon of water has been shown to be an effective against coronavirus.