RESOURCES

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.

Current Operating Hours and Programs

Click to see the latest information of our program and service schedules.

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

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Our team is sharing their expertise to provide up to date information, advice and resources to help you through this crisis.

Community Weekly Webinars

WED JUN 3 Mental Health and Our Emotions

Wednesday, June 3 at 6:00 PM

Julie Harris, MSW Intern will explore our mental health and how to deal with our emotions in positive ways.

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or call in at 1-312-626-6799 and enter Webinar ID: 917 9332 3108

Grieving the Loss of "Normal"

The COVID-19 pandemic provokes a lot of emotions in us all – anxiety, stress, sadness, amongst others. However, it is also a time of collective sorrow. We are all losing something, particularly, our sense of predictability, control, justice, and the belief that we can protect our loved ones. Linda Kanner, LCSW discussed these emotions and how to cope with some of these losses.

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Pandemic Parenting: Tools for Now & After

Claire Brown, LSW addressed how parenting has demanded a new balance during COVID19 but also focus on strategies and approaches that can be used when the crisis has passed. 

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Seven Important Documents for Seniors

Andrea Gaynor, LCSW and geriatric care manager outlined key legal and medical documents that are critical  for planning. Understanding their significance is especially important In light of this pandemic.

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Practical Skills for Stress Management

Arlene Munoz, LSW, provided a short background on stress and led viewers through four coping skills that can be practiced daily to reduce ongoing stress and anxiety and provide immediate support in high stress situations.

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For Teens: Dealing with Loss and Missed Experiences

Julie Bond, LAMFT led a discussion for teens who are experiencing feelings of loss over missed experiences – from prom, to graduation ceremonies and gathering, to sporting events and concerts.

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#Don'tGetTooClose: What We Learn & How We Grow

Andrea Gaynor, LCSW presented the first in a Webinar Chat Series focusing on what we are learning about ourselves and what we can take away from this time. Andrea explored how this crisis has, and can continue to create opportunities for personal growth and relationships.

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For Teens: Managing Anxiety & Stress during the "New Normal"

Julie Bond, LAMFT presented for teens on how to understand and manage the anxiety and stress in dealing with the changes from home schooling and separation from peers.

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Addressing Anxiety During Covid-19

Shirley Bellardo, LCSW LCADC, Director of Clinical Services spoke about how to manage heightened anxiety during the challenging times and ways to cope.

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Honoring Holidays While Apart

Shirley Bellardo, LCSW LCADC, Director of Clinical Services and Beverly Rubman, Chaplain discussed how to cope with the emotional aspect of celebrating spring holidays when separated from family, friends and places of worship.

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Outside Resources

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

How to Make Sure you Receive Your Stimulus Check
JFCS Recommendations for Youth & Teens - Spring Break
Resources for Virtual Holiday Services: Passover, Easter and Ramadan
Where to buy Passover food online for 2020
Tips for Working from Home Effectively
Broadway Shows to Watch from Home
Help with Mercer Mask Project
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
PSEG Customer Updates

Resources for Older Adults

Medicaid Programs - A Summary
Guide for Caregivers during Coronavirus
Expert Advice on How to Live Under Restricted Movements
Additional Information Regarding Grocery Store Hours in NJ
RideProvide

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

CVS and Walgreens Pharmacies

Offering Free Delivery of prescriptions. Contact your location to make arrangements.

Transportation for Doctor/Medical Appointments ONLY (TRADE)
Boosting Morale of a Loved One Sheltered-in-Place/Quarantined
McCaffrey’s Food Market (Princeton and West Windsor location)

Open 6 – 7 AM daily for older adults/those with compromised immune systems or health conditions.

Target (all locations)

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.

Stop & Shop (all locations)

Open daily from 6 – 7:30 AM for older adults.

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.

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
Helping Children Cope
Helping Teens Cope with Anxiety During Coronavirus
Managing Anxiety During an Outbreak
Introduction to Meditation
Weathering the Storm – Special Free Content from Headspace
Coping with COVID-19 for First Responders
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

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
NJ Poison Control Center and 211 Partnership:

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

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