JFCS RESOURCE PAGE
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.
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:
- Addressing Anxiety during COVID-19 (aired Sunday, March 29) with Shirley Bellardo, LCSW LCADC, Director of Clinical Services
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
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
Make an Impact from home! Help with the Mercer Mask Project
Financial Community Resources
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
FirstEnergy Customer Information Including Options for Bill Payments
PSEG Customer Updates Including Suspension of Shut-offs during this time
Resources for Older Adults
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.
RideProvide will resume rides on 3/30/2020, but is taking questions by phone: 609-452-5144
Mental Health Resources
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)
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
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.