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.
Need to talk? Connect During Drop-in Hours
Drop-In Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 10 AM – 12 PM / Tuesdays & Thursdays 5 – 7 PM
Call in to 609-987-8100 and Dial 0 to be connected to available counselor.
Tackling Re-Entry & Re-Openings
How To Return to Work Post-Pandemic
Re-Entering Society after COVID: Understanding Our Emotions
Moving Past the Pandemic: A New Anxiety
Reducing Social Anxiety & Promoting Re-Engagement in Children (Pandemic Re-Entry)
NJ COVID Vaccine Tips (Facebook Group)
How To Deal With Reopening Anxiety As COVID-19 Restrictions End
Reopening Anxiety Is Real, Tips on How to Handle It
NJ Guidelines & Resources for Re-Opening
Common Good Initiative - Housing, Financial Assistance, Mental Health and Other Local Resources
CDC Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated Individuals
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