COVID – 19 UPDATES

Find agency updates, helpful blogs & articles, and other resources HERE

RESOURCES

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.

Agency Updates

Click to see the latest information about agency programs & services.

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

See our latest blogs

Our team regularly shares their expertise, advise and resources through blogs. See the latest posts here.

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.

REGISTER NOW  Registration link valid for all future sessions

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

Outside Resources

Re-Opening Resources

Financial Assistance Resoures

Senior Support Resources

Mental Health Resources

Local, State & Federal Resources

Tackling Re-Entry & Re-Openings

Moving Past the Pandemic: A New Anxiety
Reducing Social Anxiety & Promoting Re-Engagement in Children (Pandemic Re-Entry)
NJ COVID Vaccine Tips (Facebook Group)
Common Good Initiative - Housing, Financial Assistance, Mental Health and Other Local Resources
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
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)

609-989-9417

Mercer County Financial Assistance: Arm in Arm (Housing and Utilities)

609-396-9355

Low-Income Energy Home Assistance
Financial Assistance for Hightstown/East Windsor Residents ONLY (Housing and Utilities)

609-443-4464

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. 

Important Reminders:

  1. Do not give out credit card or gift card id numbers to anyone.  
  2. 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.). 
  3. 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)
Wilf Transport

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

RideProvide

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

Learn More

Mental Health Support for Youth
How to Get Therapy When You Can't Leave the House

Read Now 

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

NEW APPOINTMENT FINDER (New Jersey) Click Here

List of NJ Vaccine Locations

NEW APPOINTMENT FINDER (Pennsylvania) Click Here

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
NJ Department of Labor: Information on Employee Benefits during COVID-19
Mercer County Testing Sites
Middlesex County Testing Sites
PennMedicine COVID-19 Hotline

1-833-983-1350

NJ Department of Health 24/7 Hotline

1-800-222-1222

NJ Poison Control Center and 211 Partnership

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