Emergencies - Dial 9-1-1
For immediate assistance in an emergency situation, dial (or ask someone to dial) 9-1-1, from any phone.
Non-emergency Social Service Helpline - Dial 2-1-1
From nj211.org: "2-1-1 is the gateway to health and social services, government assistance, and local community resources. Callers can find assistance for everything from healthcare to housing, shelters to food banks, legal aid to counseling. In the aftermath of a natural disaster or crisis, remember that 2-1-1 is a good source for support services and recovery assistance. 2-1-1 service is free and available throughout New Jersey 24 hours a day 7 days a week from any traditional or wireless phone as well as from TTY equipment. There is multi-lingual access, and all calls are confidential."
- The Bridge is not responsible for the information listed on nj211.org. Clicking this link will take to you to a site outside of The Bridge domain.
State of NJ: Human Services Site
From state.nj.us/humanservices: "The New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) is the largest state agency in New Jersey. It serves about 1.5 million New Jerseyans, or about one of every six state residents. DHS serves seniors, individuals and families with low incomes; people with mental illnesses, addictions, developmental disabilities, or late-onset disabilities; people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind; parents needing child care services, child support and/or healthcare for their children; and families facing catastrophic medical expenses for their children..."
- The Bridge is not responsible for the information listed on state.nj.us/humanservices. Clicking this link will take to you to a site outside of The Bridge domain.
NJHelps: Self-screening & Numerous Resources for NJ programs
From njhelps.org: "The NJ Helps Services Home Page is designed to give consumers a "one-stop" shopping resource for the wide range of programs, information and services provided by the Department of Human Services and its partners, to assist individuals, families and communities in throughout the State of New Jersey. While you are here, please take a few minutes to find out if you qualify for more than 28 state and federal programs that can help you find housing, employment, child care, health insurance, prescriptions, pay for food and much more..."
- The Bridge is not responsible for the information listed on njhelps.org. Clicking this link will take to you to a site outside of The Bridge domain.
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