The past year has presented challenge after challenge as the entire world faced the COVID-19 pandemic. As we move towards a return to “normal,” JFCS understands there will continue to be challenges faced at the individual, family, and community levels, and we are here to share Help, Hope, and Healing for all who need it.
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
Community Webinars & Virtual Events
UPCOMING WEBINARS & VIRTUAL GROUPS
Zoom Group: Social Support Group (For Older Adults)
THURSDAYS at 9:30 AM
Drop-in to connect and share with others who are feeling the emotional and psychological impacts of isolation during COVID-19 restrictions. Shirley Bellardo, LCSW, LCADC (Director of Clinical Services) will help facilitate the conversations, provide resources and advice. There is no formal structure, you are invited to speak, listen, and learn.
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VIEW PAST WEBINARS
Special Program Good Neighbors, Bad Times – Revisited, Author Presentation & Discussion Watch Now
Mortars Without Borders: A Taste of Passover: Watch Now
Special Program Hidden in Berlin, Author Presentation & Discussion: Watch Now
Celebrating Confidence, Seeing Beyond the Mirrior: Body Image & Self Confidence: Watch Now
An Introduction to Meditation: Watch Now
Let’s Talk About Therapy: Watch Now
Holiness at Home: Observing the High Holidays Outside of the Synagogue: Watch Now
How to Develop Emotional Resilience: Watch Now
Mental Health and Our Emotions: Watch Now
Grieving the Loss of Normal: Watch Now
Pandemic Parenting: Tools for Now & After: Watch Now
Seven Important Documents for Seniors: Watch Now
For Teens: Dealing with the Loss of Missed Experiences: Watch Now
Practical Skills for Stress Management: Watch Now
For Teens: Managing Stress & Anxiety in the “New Normal”: Watch Now
Addressing Anxiety During COVID-19: Watch Now
Honoring the Holidays While Apart: Watch Now
What We Learn & How We Grow: Watch Now
Tackling Re-Entry & Re-Openings
Financial Community Resources
Budget-Friendly Recipes from our Dietitian
Trenton Area Free Food Distributions
Emergency HOME Trenton Based Rental Assistance
Searching for a food bank or food pantry near you?
Cooking Tips for Pantry Basics (Budget Friendly)
Mercer County Financial Assistance: HomeFront (Housing Only)
Mercer County Financial Assistance: Arm in Arm (Housing and Utilities)
Low-Income Energy Home Assistance
Financial Assistance for Hightstown/East Windsor Residents ONLY (Housing and Utilities)
Resources for Older Adults
JFCS Resources for Seniors
PSRC Vaccine Navigators (Help Navigating Vaccine Registration)
Avoid Scam Calls for Gift Cards
People pretending to be investigators from an Amazon fraud team are very persuasive in convincing people to buy several thousand dollars’ worth of gift cards in stores and then providing the caller with the gift card account information.
Many people are screening calls, which we encourage you to do. Sometimes the scammers are able to manipulate the caller id number to appear local, which may fool you to let your guard down.
- Do not give out credit card or gift card id numbers to anyone.
- Be wary of callers pretending to be family members (the “grandparent scam”– a grandchild was in an accident and the lawyer needs money to resolve the problem quickly, or that the grandchild is in a hospital and needs money for treatment, etc.).
- Remember that Social Security, IRS and other government agencies do NOT place phone calls to collect delinquent payments.
Medicaid Programs - A Summary
Senior in Need of Food?
Transportation for Doctor/Medical Appointments (TRADE)
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
Mental Health Associate NJ Call/Text Line & Resources
1-866-202-4357 or text NJHOPE to 51684
Available 7 days/week, 8 AM – 8 PM
Mental Health Support for Youth
How to Get Therapy When You Can't Leave the House
And remember, JFCS now offers Drop-In Hours Monday – Friday for a 30-minute consult with a counselor. We continue to accept new patients for teletherapy. Call us at 609-987-8100.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Resource Guide
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)
Online AA Resource & Meetings
Local, State and National Resources For COVID-19
Vaccination Sites & Registration
NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Top Questions About Getting COVID-19 Vaccine
NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Page
Mercer County Division of Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard
FEMA Offers Assistance for Funeral Costs
NJ Department of Labor: Information on Employee Benefits during COVID-19
Mercer County Testing Sites
Middlesex County Testing Sites
PennMedicine COVID-19 Hotline
NJ Department of Health 24/7 Hotline
NJ Poison Control Center and 211 Partnership
Call 2-1-1 or Call (24/7) 1-800-962-1253