Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – This will ONLY bring you to the correct information center in the area code within the very same City/Town in the County & State you purchased/acquired your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to:


For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:


Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.



OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.


Thank you!




AN ACT concerning birth certificates and amending R.S.26:8-63.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

1. R.S.26:8-63 is amended to read as follows:

Free certified copies. 26:8-63. The State registrar shall: a. Furnish a certification or certified copy of a birth, marriage, civil union, domestic partnership, fetal death or death certificate without fee in the prosecution of any claim for public pension or for military or naval enlistment purposes; and b. Furnish the United States Public Health Service without expense to the State, microfilm or photocopy images of birth, marriage, civil union, domestic partnership, fetal death and death certificates without payment of the fees prescribed in this article; and c. Furnish a certified transcript of any entry in the records of the New Jersey State census without fee for certification in the prosecution of any claim for public pension, for military or naval enlistment purposes; and d. Furnish without fee upon request for administrative use by any city, State or federal agency a certified transcript of any New Jersey State census entry, or a certification or certified copy of a birth, death, fetal death, marriage, civil union or domestic partnership certificate; and e. Furnish without fee upon request a certified copy of a veteran’s death certificate to the veteran’s legal representative, the executor or administrator of the veteran’s estate, or to a family member authorized to obtain a copy of the death certificate pursuant to subsection a. of R.S.26:8-62. No more than one copy of a veteran’s death certificate may be provided without fee pursuant to this subsection; all other copies of the death certificate shall be subject to the statutory fee; and f. Furnish without fee upon request by a homeless person a certified copy of the person’s birth certificate, provided that the person submits the request through a social worker or the coordinator of the emergency shelter for the homeless where the person is temporarily residing. The request shall be transmitted on the emergency shelter’s letterhead and shall include the shelter’s employer identification number and an attestation by the coordinator that the person requesting the certificate is currently homeless and residing at the shelter or the request shall be submitted on the social worker’s agency or professional practice letterhead and shall include the agency’s or the professional practice’s employer identification number and an attestation by the social worker that the person requesting the certificate is currently homeless. A certified copy of a birth certificate furnished pursuant to this subsection shall be transmitted to the social worker or coordinator who transmitted the request. No more than one certified copy of a birth certificate furnished to a homeless person pursuant to this subsection shall be provided without fee; all other copies of the birth certificate shall be subject to the statutory fee. As used in this section: “Fee” includes, but is not limited to, any search, certification, processing, authentication, standard shipping, or other fees that would ordinarily be assessed to furnish a certified copy of a certificate or transcript; and “Homeless person” means a person without a domicile who is unable to secure permanent and stable housing as determined by a social worker or the coordinator of an emergency shelter for the homeless established pursuant to P.L.1985, c.48 (C.55:13C-1 et seq.).
P.L.2016, CHAPTER 98 2

2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Approved January 9, 2017.


POSTED 03-01-17


Emergency Food Pantry is now Accessible for People with Disabilities at

Christ Care Unit Missionary Baptist Church

TRENTON Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Commissioner Jennifer Velez today announced that a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to highlight the new accessible entrance to the Christ Care Unit (CCU) Missionary Baptist Church Emergency Food Pantry, 238 Sicklerville Road , Sicklerville.

POSTED 07-25-12


Are you having difficulty making your mortgage payment because you have lost your job or because your employment income has been reduced? Are you looking for work but need short-term assistance to help you keep your home until you can find it? Or are you making your mortgage payments without a problem now but have arrearages due to a recent period of unemployment or underemployment? Help may be available through New Jersey HomeKeeper.

New Jersey HomeKeeper provides financial assistance to New Jersey homeowners who have a track record of making their mortgage payments on time but are now at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure as direct result of unemployment or underemployment. The assistance is in the form of a 0% interest rate, deferred-payment second mortgage loan. The loan proceeds may be used to cover arrearages and/or a portion of the homeowner’s monthly mortgage payment, including property taxes, property insurance, and mortgage insurance. Homeowners may be eligible for up to $48,000 in assistance for a period of up to 24 months.

New Jersey HomeKeeper is funded through a federal grant from the United States Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund awarded to States most impacted by unemployment and underemployment.

Click in the “Eligibility” tab above and see if you might be eligible for the program. A link to the online application will be available there!


New Jersey Assistance Programs


1. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)– 1-800-510-3102
2. The Universal Service Fund (USF) – 1-800-510-3102
3. NJ SHARES (NJS) – 1-866—njshares
4. NJ Lifeline – For Seniors and Disabled- 1-800-792-9745
5. Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses (TRUE) Grant – 1-855-465-8783

Verizon’s Communications Lifeline – Low-income residents and Seniors, 50% discount. 1-877-652-9426.

New Jersey American Water – Assistance with water bill for low-income individuals1-877-652-9426.
United Water Cares – No income guideline. – 1-888-942-8080 0r

Energy Conservation
NJ Comfort Partners – Installation of energy efficiency measures, education and counseling for low-income households. 1-888-773-8326

For More Information

Please Contact: Tarry Truitt, Communications and Project Manager, or 609-844-1008.


Trenton, NJ:

The Crisis Ministry is pleased to announce the new Crisis Ministry at Bethany Presbyterian Community Center , 400 Hamilton Ave. in Trenton . The new Client Choice food pantry features a balanced selection of foods and is open every Friday from 9am to 12noon. Customers are asked to bring a form of identification and proof address for all residing in their home. For more information, please call the Crisis Ministry at 609-396-9355 or email Mark Smith, Food Services Director, at

Posted 10-18-11


New Energy Program Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses (TRUE)
PSE&G customers can receive a one-time TRUE grant of up to $1,500 (depending on the balance owed) towards their PSE&G bill. The maximum grant is $750 for electric and $750 for gas service, depending on your balance owed. Funds will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

To be eligible you must:
Be past due with your electric or gas account; and utility service not disconnected.
Have paid at least four payments of $25 in the last six months. Three payments must be made 30 days before application; and
Not be eligible or received LIHEAP or USF in the last year; and
Annual income per client household size must fall within the following range:

Household Size

1 Person – Minimum Income $21,672, Max Income $57,120

2 Person – Minimum Income $29,160, Max Income $69,853

3 Person – Minimum Income $36,636, Max Income $85,397

4 Person – Minimum Income $44,112, Max Income $103,034

5 Person – Minimum Income $51,600, Max Income $109,934

6 Person – Minimum Income $59,076, Max Income $116,834

7 Person – Minimum Income $66,552, Max Income $123,734

8 Person – Minimum Income $74,040, Max Income $130,634

9 Person – Minimum Income $81,516, Max Income $137,534

For more information about TRUE Grant assistance, please call toll-free 1-855-465-8783 or (732) 389-2204. You can also visit or our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Crisis Ministry Homelessness Prevention Update:

General Information
Monday-Thursday: 9-12 p.m. and
Wednesday: 2-4 p.m, Closed on Fridays
Walk-ins welcome!
We are available to evaluate emergency situations and to offer advice during any of these times.
Back Rent, Mortgage and Security Assistance: Walk in anytime during office hours, speak to with a client
assistant and complete an intake. Please note that cases are subject to review for threat of homelessness and
UTILITIES are only being addressed through our lottery list. To have your name put on the list, you must have a
shut off notice. If that is the case, please call 396-9355 ex. 29 and leave your information. Drawings are done
TWICE a month. You will only be called if you are selected. The list recycles every month, so if you do not hear
from us call back and get on the new month’s list.

*If you or anyone in your household receives: GA,TANF or SSI, YOU MUST go to Mercer County Board of Social
Services FIRST, either to get Emergency Assistance (EA) or a denial letter.


A free housing service that helps people find a room, house or apartment that best suits their needs. Search by rent amount, accessibility features, housing vouchers and more. Also has information about moving costs, assisted living facilities, help for people who are homeless and financial assistance to help pay rent.

For more information visit this link:


Lambertville Food Pantry
The Lambertville Food Pantry is sponsored by the Delaware Valley Interfaith Council of Churches and is serving over 1000 people in the greater Lambertville area every month.

The Lambertville Food Pantry is located on Gordon Lane behind St. John’s Catholic Church. The operating hours are from 2 to 4pm on Wednesdays and 10am to 12pm on Saturdays.

Over the past few months the demand at the food pantry has grown at record rates and it appears that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future. We urge you to support the Lambertville Food Pantry at every opportunity, and in every way that you may find possible.

For more information on how you can lend your support contact Don Griffin at 215-862-7006.



NJ SHARES funding is available for heating assistance. NJ SHARES guidelines cap eligibility for energy
assistance grants at 400% of FPL. Applicants over 65 years of age and/or recipients of Social Security Disability
with households of two or less members will be eligible for NJS if the household income maximum is $70,000
annually or $5,833 monthly. The applicant must show proof of age and/or the federal SSD benefit. NJ SHARES
grant amounts remain at $700 for heating source (natural gas, oil, propane) and $300 for electric service with
the exception of electric heat clients – who can receive up to $700 for electric heat.

To be eligible for NJ SHARES the clients must not be eligible for the Universal Service Program (USF) or the
Low Income Home Energy Program (LIHEAP)AND the applicant’s gross monthly income must NOT exceed 400
percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Clients applying for help with gas and or electric bills must have made a
good faith payment of $100 or more within 90 days prior to applying for NJ SHARES.


Agency Services Fees
American Credit Alliance
23 South Warren St
Trenton, NJ 08608
CM Contact: Joy Franklin
Help to avoid foreclosure:
– Help CL understand available options so they can make informed choices.
– Help negotiate repayment plan with lender
– Assist with loan modification
– Debt Management Counseling
For seniors, explore feasibility of reverse mortgage counseling.
Note: If FHA loan, lenders must participate in loan mitigation process.
Sliding scale ($75), but no one turned away.

English, Spanish,
Russian, French
Isles, Inc.
CM: Contact: Lathea Morris Help to avoid foreclosure:
– Help CL understand available options so they can make informed choices.
– Help negotiate repayment plan with lender
– Assist with loan modification
– Debt Management Counseling
For seniors, explore feasibility of reverse mortgage counseling.
No charge for foreclosures

$25 fee for credit counseling

English ONLY
New Jersey Citizen Action
118 W. State St
Trenton, NJ 08608
Loan Crisis Counseling (help to avoid foreclosure):
Reverse Mortgage Counseling
Home Improvement Counseling
Note: Spanish spoken in their Newark and Passaic offices.

Submit online application. Loan counselor will return call within two days. (You can help CL do this.) www.
No fee

Consumer Credit Counseling
1931 Nottingham Way
Hamilton NJ 08619 Financial Counseling, Debt Management Program, Housing Counseling, Credit Advice,
Educational Programs, Representative Payee Program, Bankruptcy Counseling and Education
No fee for foreclosure counseling appt (2hrs)
No fee

1-888-379-0604, x16

Homeownership Preservation Foundation
Hotline: 888-995-HOPE HUD certified counselors 24/7. counseling and mediation with lender.

Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America
‘Best Mortgage’ Program, Foreclosure Prevention, HUD-certified counselors, workshops.


The distribution takes place in Camden, Salem and Woodlyn, PA in partnership with the Camden
Area Health Education Center Inc., Fresh For All distributes fruits and vegetables from
9:30 to 10:30am every Tuesday at St. John Baptist Church, 400 N. 30th St., Camden.

Volunteers are needed to work two to three hours and help with food distribution. For more
information about the program or to become a volunteer, call 215-339-0900 ext 238 or visit:




602 GREENWOOD AVE, TRENTON NJ 08609 609-396-8900



When you have these items with you, it shows the prospective landlord you are serious about attaining stable
housing. You will not waste time to go back there if you are ready in the first place. Be prepared to have to fill
out the application there and then!

• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Valid Photo Drivers License or Valid Photo State ID Card
• Most Recently Dated Medicaid/Medicare Card
• A current Decision Letter from your local Board of Social Services Office Services or Social Security, Food-stamps, stating the amounts you are receiving.
• Should you be disabled, a copy of your most current Med-1 Form from your County Social Services Office or your Social Security Decision Letter stating your disability.
• Proof of any and all of the programs that you are attending.
• Hospital’s Charity Care Papers



2016 Hudson County Resources to Prevent & End Homelessness

2016 Resource Guide–final

POSTED 01-13-16


Oxford House – Absecon, Men, 809 New Jersey Ave, Absecon, NJ 08201
(609) 383-1305

Oxford House – Ocean, Men, 5013 Winchester Ave, Ventnor, NJ 08406
(609) 487-5999

Oxford House – Ventnor, Men, 5015 Winchester Ave, Ventnor, NJ 08406
(609) 487-3132

Oxford House – Winchester, Women, 308-310 Hampshire Dr, Ventnor, NJ 08406
(609) 823-4919

Atlantic City Rescue Mission – Single Shelter, Family Shelter, Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program, Job Training,
Counseling, 2009 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 (609) 345-5517

Atlantic County Women’s Center – Domestic Violence Shelter, Job Training
PO Box – 311, Northfield, New Jersey 08225 (609) 646-6767

Atlantic County Youth Shelter – Runaway Youth Shelter
Shore Rd., Northfield, New Jersey 08225 (609) 646-6767

Covenant House of New Jersey – Single Shelter, Family Shelter, Soup Kitchen Feeding Program, Job Training,
Counseling, 929 Atlantic Avenue , Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 (609) 348-4070

Institute For Human Development – Single Shelter, Counseling
1315 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 (609) 345-4035

Salvation Army – Single & Fam Shelter, Drop In Day Ctr, Job Training, Counseling
22 S. Texas Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 (609) 344-0660/345-8078

Foundations – Transitional Housing
PO Box 829, Pomona, New Jersey 08240 (609) 348-0615

Family Development Center – Family Shelter
1421 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 (609) 348-8335

Egg Harbor City Moravian Church, 235 Boston Avenue, Egg Harbor City, hosts the Community Food Pantry for
Egg Harbor City, NJ, giving out food once a month on the fourth Wednesday of a month, and also in
emergencies for people’s needs. We serve the Egg Harbor City area.

Atlantic City Presbyterian Mission Council, Rev Robert Higgs, 609-344-5080

Atlantic City WIC Program – City Hall, 1st Floor, 1301 Bacharach Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 347-5656

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 1333 Atlantic Avenue Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (609)
345-6700 Ext. 2701 FAX : 609-343-2374

Community Development is an umbrella organization dedicated to the well being of all citizens of the county.
This department administers the Work First New Jersey welfare reform program and works closely with the
courts to establish and enforce the financial obligations of non-custodial parents. In addition to its workforce
development programs, this department strives to coordinate its efforts with those of state and city
governments, as well as other social service organizations. It attempts to solve the problems of TANF, Food
Stamp and Medicaid recipients, as well as problems with housing and emergency assistance.
Hours of Service – Our offices are open Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Office Locations County Office Building 1333 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (609) 348-3001


Food Pantries:

St. Mary’s Church Food Pantry
22 Lakeside Ave
Pompton Lakes, NJ
Phone: 973-831-4442

Wayne Interfaith Food Network
c/o Wayne Township Dept of Social Services
Wayne, NJ
Regina Parks: 973-694-1800 ext 3281

Center Food Action NW
281 Campgaw Rd, #C2
Mahwah, NJ
Phone: 201-934-5085

Social Service Association of Ridgewood
6 Station Plaza
Ridgewood, NJ
Phone: 201-444-2980

Northside Food Pantry
Wyckoff Reformed Church
580 Wyckoff Ave
Wyckoff, NJ
Phone: 201-891-1782

Interfaith Food Pantry
540 W. Hanover, #A
Morristown, NJ
Phone: 973-538-8049

Overflow Shelter @ Wyckoff Reformed Church – Bergen County

Our Church, in cooperation with other Churches in the area, provides meals and overnight accommodation for
homeless individuals and families. They come to us from urban areas spend the night and are returned to their
jobs and neighborhoods the following morning.

Any one wishing to help w/program should contact Kristi Droppers, through the Church office 201-891-1782

Oxford House – East Rutherford, Men, 231 Hackensack St, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
(201) 507-8424

Center For Food Action – Emergency Rental Assistance
192 W. Demarest Ave., Englewood, New Jersey 07631 (201) 569-1804

Community Action Program – Drop-In Center/Warner House/Ladder Project, Single Shelter, Soup
Kitchen/Feeding Program, Job Training, Counseling, 67 Orchard Street, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
(201) 488-5100

The Bergen County Homeless Shelter, 214 State Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601; (201) 488-5100
38-bed emergency shelter (30-men, 8-women); 10-bed overflow run by the Inter-Religious Fellowship for the
Homeless (20-beds from December -March); 24-unit family shelter and 22-unit MICA shelter

Community Action Program – Family Shelter, Job Training, Counseling
40 Passaic Street, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601

Bergen Cty CAP Family Service – Single Shelter, Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
241 Moore Street, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601 (201) 489-2449

Inter-Religious Fellowship – Family Shelter, Transitional Housing, Domestic Violence Shelter, Soup
Kitchen/Feeding Program, Counseling
479 Maitland Ave, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666 (201) 833-8009

Mid-Bergen Community Mental Health Center – Transitional Housing
610 Industrial Ave., Paramus, New Jersey 07652 (201) 265-8200

Shelter Our Sisters – Family Shelter, Transitional Housing, Domestic Violence Shelter, Soup Kitchen/Feeding
Program, Job Training, Counseling
405 State Street, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601 (201) 836-1075

Comprehensive Behavioral Health Care – Mo/Hotel Referral, Transitional Housing
516 Valley Brook Ave, Lyndhurst, New Jersey 07071 (201) 935-3322

Spring House/Bergen County Dept. of Health Services – Transitional Housing
327 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, New Jersey 07652 (201) 261-3582

Salvation Army – Counseling
89 State Street, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601 (201) 342-6531

West Bergen Mental Health Care – Transitional Housing, Job Training, Counseling
120 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450 (201) 444-3550

Women’s Right’s Information Center, (Shared Housing is a transitional housing arrangement for some, for
others it may be permanent arrangement) 108 West Palisade Ave., Englewood, NJ 07631 (201) 568-3942 Ask
for Angel



Oxford House – Peachfield, Men, 34 Peachfield Ave, Willingboro, NJ 08046
(609) 835-1812

Oxford House – Westside, Men, 241 Conover St, Burlington, NJ 08016 (609) 239-8699

Oxford House/Willingboro, Men, 5 Bloomfield Lane, Willingboro, (609) 871-4175

Burlington County Action Program – Single & Family Shelter, Transitional Housing, Soup Kitchen/Feeding
Program, Job Training, Counseling, 718 Route 130 South , Burlington, New Jersey 08016 (609) 386-5800

Delaware House – Runaway Youth Shelter, Job Training, Counseling
25 Ikea Drive, West Hampton, New Jersey 08060 (609) 267-9339

Drenk Behavior Health Ctr – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Prog, Job Training, Counseling
795 Woodlane Road, Suite 300, Mt.Holly, NJ 08060 (609) 261-7672

AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey – Motel/Hotel Referral, Transitional Housing, Drop In Day Center, Job
Training, Counseling, 100 Essex Avenue, Suite 300, Bellmawr, New Jersey 07031 (856) 933-9500

Christian Caring Center, 378 Lakehurst Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08068 (609) 893-0700

The Affordable Homes Group, 96 Rancocas Rd, Mount Holly, NJ 08060; (609) 261-4571
The Salt & Light Company partners with Transitional Housing Services to provide 40-units of scattered-site
affordable housing at 34 different housing sites.

Board of Social Services, Human Services Facility, 795 Woodlane Rd, Mt. Holly 08060-3316 (609) 261-1000

Burlington County WIC Program, Raphael Meadow Health Center, 15 Pioneer Boulevard,
Westampton, NJ 08060 (609) 267-4304

**SOUP KITCHEN & CLOTHES GIVEAWAY** Most Mondays at 12-noon until 1:30 p.m.,

Ladle of Love, is a soup kitchen operating at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 145 W. Broad St., Burlington City,
every Wednesday from 4-6PM. No restrictions on who they serve – whoever walks in the door. All are welcome
every Wednesday for a hot meal & good company. We occasionally also have books, clothing, magazines,
personal care items, loaves of bread, etc. to take home.



Site: 801 Burlington Avenue, Delanco, NJ 08075
Mail: Catholic Charities, 383 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618
Phone: 856-764-6945 x 16
Hours: Office – Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Pantry – Mon-Thur: 9am-11am 1pm – 4pm, Tues 1pm –4pm
Contact: Bonnie Jordan, Program Director
This site provides a pantry, an emergency shelter, rent, mortgage and utility assistance, holiday programs and
Food Needs: non-perishable, fresh and frozen food
Volunteer Needs: drivers to pick up food, packers from 1-4pm

First Pentecostal Prayer of Faith Church will be opening a food pantry at their Hamilton Twp. location within the next few months or so. In order to receive start-up funding; the Pastor is requesting families in need register asap. More details will follow when dates and times are finalized.
To register a family for this food pantry please contact:
Rev. Arthur Naylor
Fax: 609-291-9413


Site: 61 Route 70 East, Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 856-983-0607
Hours: Office – Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm
Pantry – Thurs: 9:30am-11pm & Tues:1-3pm appointment needed for emergency food
Contact: Janet Ruoff
This site provides a pantry, clothing on request and referral, and a single woman and child program.
Food Needs: non-perishables, Thanksgiving & Christmas items
Special Needs: Contact the church.


Site: 125 Garden Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Mail: 212 Independence Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048
Phone: 609-267-3134
Hours: 3rd Tues of each month
Contact: Melissa Davenport
This site provides a food pantry.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: food packers
Special Needs: storage space, funding


Site: 35 Garden Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Phone: 609-267-0330
Hours: Mon & Fri: 12-1pm
Contact: Shirley Steinmetz
This site provides a lunch program and a holiday program.
Food Needs: canned or fresh meats & vegetables and any other non-perishables
Special Needs: volunteer with vehicle to pick up food every 3rd Thurs of month


Site: 260 High Street, Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
Phone: 609-267-9600
Fax: 609-267-3580
Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 1am-1pm; Mon: 6-8pm; Thurs: 6:30-8:30pm
Contact: Merry Marcellino
This site provides disbursement of food and funds for utilities and rent, advocacy, referrals, and prayers.
Food Needs: tuna, vegetables, soups, canned meats, rice, cereal, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, jelly
Volunteer Needs: home visitors, center volunteers
Volunteer Requirements: age 18 or older, orientation
Special Needs: funding, storage space


Site: 228 Mt. Laurel Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 856-638-0110
Hours: Office – 7am-5pm 365 days
Contact: Pat Lasusky, Director
This site provides a shelter at participating churches and a day program for the homeless.
Food Needs: non-perishables, milk, bread, prepared meals
Volunteer Needs: day program & shelter volunteers, receptionist
Volunteer Requirements: age 18 or older or accompanied by parent


520 Medford Lakes Road, Tabernacle Township, NJ 08088
Phone: 609-268-0005
Hours: 24 hour phone hotline, home visits by appt
Contact: Ranee Padano
This site provides a pantry, social services, and short term financial assistance for rent, heat, utilities, and
medical needs.
Food Needs: frozen foods, non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: volunteers to provide services and to pack food Volunteer Requirements: Saint Vincent de
Paul Society is a Catholic lay organization, but welcomes all to assist in the ministry of serving the poor and
Special Needs: funding


Site: 133 East Union Street, Burlington, NJ 08016
Phone: 609-387-3183
Hours: Food Distribution – 3rd Thurs 6:30-8pm
Contact: Leila Bright
Food Needs: Non-perishables
Special Needs: Funding


Site: 483 St. Mary Street, Burlington, NJ 08016
Phone: 609-387-1518
Hours: Tues: 11:30am-12:30pm
Contact: Caretha Holmes
This site provides a pantry; clients may pick up food once a month.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Special Needs: funding


Site: 132-136 East Broad Street, Burlington, NJ 08016
Phone: 609-747-9333
Hours: Mon: 9am-9pm; Sat: 9am-4pm
Contact: Rev. Hilda J. Covington
This site provides a pantry(MON –FRI 9-6PM) , clothing, social services, and counseling.
Food Needs: non-perishables especially canned meats and cereals
Volunteer Needs: fund raisers, grant writers
Special Needs: transportation to pick up food, funding


Site: 150 East 2nd Street, Burlington, NJ 08016 609-417-5314
Fax: 609-386-2314
Hours: Pantry – Mon: 10am-1:00pm; Fri: 3:00pm
Soup Kitchen – Mon: 11am-1:30pm
Food Needs: perishables, non-perishables, especially meat, holiday items
Special Needs: funding, storage space, bath towels, wash cloths, furniture, clothing in good condition, personal
care items


Site: 215 Locust Street, Beverly, NJ 08010
Phone: 609-880-3025 or 609-239-4411
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Contact: Rev. Leroy Scott
This site provides a food pantry(SAT. 10-12), emergency food(PLEASE CALL) , and clothing.
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: fundraisers
Volunteer Requirements: people of all ages eligible to volunteer
Special Needs: funding to build a community development center


Site: 378 Lakehurst Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015
Mail: PO Box 385, Pemberton, NJ 08068
Phone: 609-893-0700
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm
Contact: Cathy Goodson
This site provides a food panty(MON-SAT 10-2:30) , and lunch program & thrift store.
Food Needs: fresh, frozen and non-perishable food
Special Needs: children’s clothing, adult large size clothing, men’s casual clothing, funding for a new building


Site: 22 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015
Phone: 609-893-3246 x29
Hours: 2nd & 4th Thurs of each month: 11am-12:30pm & 1:30-3pm
Contact: Bud Cooper
Food Needs: non-perishables
Volunteer Needs: Contact site.
Special Needs: Contact site


Site: Corner of Ellis & Conover Street, Burlington, NJ 08016
Phone: 856-222-9671
Hours: every 3rd Tues of the month
Contact: Marie Harvey
This site provides a pantry.
Food Needs: pasta, fresh and canned vegetables, meat.

Family Success County Food Banks

Site: 45 High Street, Mt. Holly, N.J.
Phone: 609-267-4001
Food Pantry: vegetables
Hours: Tuesdays 9:00am

Angel Food Ministries

Various locations throughout the County
Offers various food packages for $22.00 and up
Website: or call 609-265-8838
For help find a location.


Site: 4151 Route 130 S, Edgewater, N.J. 08110
Phone: 215-220-1929
Food Pantry: fresh fruit & vegetables bring your own bags or boxes
Hours: 1:30-2:30pm

Jacob’s Chapel AME Church

316 Elbow Lane, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 856-235-7900
Food Pantry: milk, eggs, chicken, can vegetables and soups
Hours: 1st Wed 6-7pm, 2nd Sat 10-11am, 3rd Wed 6-7pm, 4th Sat 10- 11am
Emergency: out of food please call main number


Bellview Oxford House has change the name to Women in Transtion.We have also moved to 1421 Ormond
Street Camden, NJ 08105. The house present has 4 spot available for women in recovery that want to be in a
safe environment.

Oxford House – Barrington, Men, 12 Lawrence Ave, Barrington, NJ 08007
(856) 547-4785

Oxford House – Clementon, Men, 58 Blackwood Rd, Clementon, NJ 08021
(856) 784-7813

Oxford House – Elm Ave, Men, 230 East Elm Ave, Lindenwold, NJ 08021
(856) 782-1214

Oxford House – Evesham, Men, 207 N.E. Atlantic Ave, Magnolia, NJ 08049
(856) 344-2180

Oxford House – Hiddenway, Men, 221 W. Linden Ave, Lindenwold, NJ 08021
(856) 435-8230

Oxford House – Hilltop, Men, 108 Hilltop Court, Cherry Hill, NJ 08001
(856) 751-3837

Oxford House – Point of Woods, Men, 21 Darien Dr, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 751-0696

Oxford House – Stratford, Men, 318 Columbia Ave, Stratford, NJ 08084
(856) 435-7708

Oxford House – Vassar, Women, 50-52 Vassar Rd, Audubon, NJ 08106
(856) 546-1750

Oxford House – Woodlynne, Men, 108 Evergreen Ave, Oaklyn, NJ 08107 (856) 962-8415

Camden County Women’s Center – Domestic Violence (856) 227-1234

Camden Peace Mission – Single’s Shelter, 1634 Broadway, Camden, New Jersey 08104 (856) 365-0938

Cathedral Kitchen – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program, 642 Market St, Camden, NJ 08102 (856) 964-6771

COSTAR Drop-In Center, 530 Cooper Street, Camden, New Jersey 08102 (856) 541-1700

Group Homes of Camden Co. Inc. – Single’s Shelter, Runaway Youth Shelter, Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program,
Job Training, Counseling for Primarily Youth 18-23
35 South 29th Street, Camden, New Jersey 08105 (856) 541-9283

Camden County OEO – Motel/Hotel Referral, 538 Broadway, Camden, New Jersey 08103 (856) 964-6887

Cloud 9/Volunteers of America – Runaway Youth Shelter
Jefferson House, Lakeland Complex, Blackwood, New Jersey 08102 (856) 225-5000

Evangelism Today Christian – Job Training & Education Center
1658 Mt. Ephraim, Camden, New Jersey 08102 (856) 541-7977

Faith Tabernacle Church – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
553 Spruce Street, Camden, New Jersey 08102 (856) 365-1153

Food Bank of Southern New Jersey – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
1361 Walnut Street, Camden, New Jersey 08103 (856) 963-3547

Frank’s Place at Trinity Lutheran Church – Drop-in Day Center
523 Stevens Street, Camden, New Jersey 08103 (856) 963-3547

New Visions Community Services/Frank’s Place – Homeless Men, Women & Children, 523 Stevens Street,
Camden, New Jersey (856) 963-0857

Good Samaritan Center – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
325 Market Street, Camden, New Jersey 08101 (856) 963-0857

Leaven House – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
523 State House, Camden, New Jersey 08102 (856) 966-4596

Mt. Olive SDA Church 800 Chelten Ave, Camden, NJ 08104 (856)365-6108

Salvation Army – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
915 Haddon Avenue, Camden, New Jersey 08103 (856) 338-1700

SUCUS – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
146 Black Horse Pike, Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey 08059 (856) 456-1121

St. Vincent DePaul – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
17 Clementon Road, Berlin, New Jersey 08009 (856) 767-7391

Your Food Shelf – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
1500 Federal Street, Camden, New Jersey 08105 (856) 365-6475

North Camden Land Trust – Transitional Housing
644 North State Street, Camden, New Jersey 08102 (856) 966-4596

State Street Housing – Transitional Housing
532 State Street, Camden, New Jersey 08102 (856) 365-4400

My Brothers Keeper – Singles and Transitional Housing
40 York Street, Camden, New Jersey 08102 (856) 365-1336

Steininger Center of Camden County – Motel/Hotel Referral, Singles Shelter
19 East Ormond Avenue, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034 (856) 428-1300

Volunteers of America – Family Shelter
408 Pine Street, Camden, New Jersey 08102 (856) 854-4660

Volunteers of America/Jefferson House – Singles Shelter
Lakeland Complex, Blackwood, New Jersey 08102 (856) 225-5000

Women Against Rape/Haven, PO Box 346, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108 (856) 856-7800

VOADV/Anna M. Sample House, Homeless Women, Children & Fam, 408 Line St, Camden, NJ (856) 963-0430

VOADV/The Althea R. Wright Vision of Hope Center – Men, 271 Atlantic Av, Camden, NJ(856) 966-0909

Respond, Inc. – Path Day Center for Homeless Men, 816-818 North 5th St, Camden, NJ (856) 365-6597

YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association of Camden County) – Shelter for homeless victims of domestic
violence & women w/children in crisis.
710 West Laurel Road, Stratford, New Jersey (856) 435-6606, Ext. 541

Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council, 1989 Route 70 E, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Daughter’s of Zion Transitional Living, 2800-02 Thompson St, Camden, NJ 08105, is a 8-bedroom home for
women and children. Phone: (856) 963-0200; emer# 302-275-2500

Camden County WIC Program – Mt. Ephraim Plaza, 2600 Mt. Ephraim Ave, Camden, NJ 08104 (856) 225-5050

Blackwood United Methodist Church, Broadway, Camden, (856) 227-9191

Catholic Charities Social Services, 1845 Haddon Avenue, Camden, (856) 756-7943

Woodland Presbyterian Church, Rev. Floyd L. White III, (856) 963-7538

Your Food Shelf, 1500 Federal Street, Camden, (856) 365-6475

Homestead Help Ministry
Dan Lloret is available to help you resolve your home and auto repair needs. If you have anything from
appliances to broken house items to auto repair, Dan is available to help you find the economical solution. If he
cannot fix it, he will help guide you through the process to make good affordable choices. This is a ministry and
is free of charge, however donations are accepted. Contact Dan Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm at 609-405-
2465. E-mail anytime at


Oxford House – Bayside, Men, 1600 West Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226 (609) 398-9099

Oxford House – The Gardens, Men, 1024 Central Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226 (609) 398-4011

Oxford House – Victorian, Women, 825 Wesley Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226 (609) 399-1559

Coalition Against Rape and Abuse – Dom Violence Shelter
DN-638, Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08102 (609) 463-0947


Cumberland County Women Center – Family Shelter
PO Box 921, Vineland, New Jersey 08360 (609) 825-3144

Cumberland Family Shelter – Family Shelter
6140 Mays Landing Road, Vineland, New Jersey 08360 (609) 825-3144

Hendricks House Inc. – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
542 North West Blvd., Vineland, New Jersey 08360 (609) 692-6012

Martin Luther King Academy – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
633 Elmer Street, Vineland, New Jersey 08360 (609) 692-6012

Spirit and Truth Ministries – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
1668 Maurice River Parkway, Vineland, New Jersey 08360 (609) 692-2603

St. Vincent DePaul Society – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
46 Central Ave., Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302 (609) 451-6472

Tri County Community Action Agency – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
110 Cohansey Street, Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302

Tri-County WIC Program, 10 Washington Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302 (856) 451-5600


Oxford House – Hazelwood, Men, 68 Hazelwood Rd, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(973) 680-5504

Oxford House – Montclair, Men, 21 Irving St, Montclair, NJ 08024
(973) 746-4294

Oxford House – W Orange, Men, 1393 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 731-7607

Roseville Presbyterian Church – Soup Kitchen/Feeding program
36 Roseville Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07107 (973) 483-3361

Choices, Inc. – Transitional Housing
169-173 Roseville Ave., Newark, New Jersey 07107 (973) 481-1889

First Hopewell Baptist Church – Check on services available
525 Orange Street, East Orange, New Jersey 07107 (973) 485-8100

Lighthouse Community Services – Family Shelter, Drop-in Day Center, Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program:
487 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102 (973) 802-1802

Salvation Army Cornerstone House – Singles Shelter, Family Shelter, Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program: 13
Fullerton St, Montclair, New Jersey (973) 744-3312

Apostle’s House – Family Shelter, Transitional Housing
16-24-Grant Street, Newark, New Jersey 07104 (973) 482-6609

Elizabeth Avenue Weequahic Presbyterian – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
761 Elizabeth Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07112 (973) 923-5655

Isaiah House – Family Shelter, Transitional Housing, 238 N. Munn Ave., East Orange, New Jersey 07018

NCC Harmony House – Transitional Housing, 278-282 S. Orange Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103 (973)

Newark Emergency Services for Families – Motel/Hotel Referral, Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program:
982 Broad St, Newark, New Jersey 07102 (973)643-5727

St. Ann’s – Family Shelter: 103 16th Ave, Newark, NJ 07102 (973)242-6646

St Rocco’s Outreach Center – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
712 Springfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07102 (973) 371-5266

YMWCA of Newark/Vicinity – Family Shelter
600 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07103 (973) 624-8900

St. Mary’s Church – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
528 Martin Luther King Blvd., Newark, New Jersey 07103 (973) 643-4800

St. Rocco’s – Family Shelter, Drop-in Day Center
355 South 6th Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102 (973) 242-7242

Salvation Army – Singles & Family Shelters, Feeding Program
13 Trinity Place, Montclair, New Jersey 07042 (973) 744-3312

American Rescue Workers Mission – Singles Shelter, Drop-in Day Center
84 Magazine Street, Newark, New Jersey 07103 (973) 344-3450

Covenant House – Runaway Youth Shelter
14 William Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102 (973) 621-8705

Essex County Family Violence Program –
755 South Orange Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07106 (973) 484-4446

Interfaith Hospitality Network – Family Shelter
117 Irvington Ave., So. Orange, NJ 07079 (973) 313-0011

Mt. Calvary Mission – Family Shelter
1114 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07103 (973) 621-2873

Goodwill Rescue Mission, 79 University Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103 (973) 621-9560
Emergency services include on-site meals, drop-in center, emergency shelter for men, clothing distribution and
Newark Homeless Healthcare.
Recovery Program offers a nine-month, non-medical residential Recovery/Discipleship program for men. This is
a comprehensive program of Christian education with a Learning Center offering: academic enrichment
(including literacy training & GED prep), computer literacy, life skills and a job placement program. Bible
classes, counseling and work therapy are other major components of the program.
Community Outreach: (1) “Bread of Life” – brings bread, cakes and other food staples and toiletries to senior
citizens, disabled and low income housing residents in the area. (2) Clothing & Furniture Assistance Program.
(3) Holiday Outreaches.

Missionaries of Charity – Family Shelter, Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
60 Jay Street, Newark, New Jersey 07103 (973) 483-0165

Mt. Zion Baptist Church – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Programs
208 Broadway Street, Newark, New Jersey (973) 482-1915

Safehouse – PO Box 1887, Bloomfeild, New Jersey 07003 (973) 759-2154

United Community Corp. – Singles Shelter
31 Fullerton Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102 (973) 642-0181

Mt. Pleasant Missionary – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
100 Montgomery Street, Newark, New Jersey 07103 (973) 642-7771

First Timothy Church – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
215 Chancellor Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104 (973) 673-6435

Community Hope United Freewill Baptist- Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
368 Hawthorne Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103 (973) 375-3945

Clinton Avenue Presbyterian Church – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
761-Clinton Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07102 (973) 372-9012

Messiah Baptist Church – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
13 Oak Street, East Orange, New Jersey 07018 (973) 676-7374

Catholic Community Services, 1160 Raymond Blvd, Newark, New Jersey 07102 (973) 596-4040

The Restoration Center, 300 South 12th Street, Newark, New Jersey 07103

Offender Aid & Restoration, 535 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102

East Orange WIC Program, 444 Williams St, East Orange, NJ 07017 (973) 395-8960

Newark WIC Program, 110 William Street, Newark, NJ 07102 (973) 733-7604

UMDNJ WIC Program, Martland Building (GA-06), 65 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07107 (973) 972-3416

Jubilee C.D.C. at Christ Church, 393 Washington Ave, Belleville, (973) 751-0616

In My Sister’s House, In to you list of transitional housing shelters. available to women, specifically reentering
society following a recent incarceration or domestic violence. we are located at 716-718 S. 15th street Newark,
NJ 07103 973-925-7100 ph/fax 973-925-7111 contact Gesele Moton, Program Director


Oxford House – Billings Ave., Men, 729 Billings Ave, Paulsboro, NJ 08066 (856) 816-5416

Oxford House – Cedar Broadway, Women, 10 Cedar Ave, Westville, NJ 08093 (856) 456-9565

Oxford House – Sicklerville, Men, 52 Stone Hollow Dr, Sicklerville, NJ 08081 (856) 262-0931

Oxford House – Summit, Women, 632 Summit Ave, Westville, NJ 08093 (856) 456-1271

Oxford House – Westville, Men, 200 Delsea Dr, Westville, NJ 08093 (856) 742-8282

Oxford House – Woodbury, Men, 323 Morris St, Woodbury, NJ 08096 (856) 845-8698

Lighthouse Community, Inc. – Transitional Housing
682 N. Broad Street, Woodbury, New Jersey 08096 (609) 856-1761

People Against Spouse Abuse, PO Box 755, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028
(609) 881-9536 or (609) 881-3335

Together Inc. – Motel/Hotel Referral, Runaway Youth Shelter
7 State Street, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028 (609) 881-7052

Tri-County CAP – Transitional Housing
143 West Broad Street, Bridgeton, New Jersey 08032 (609) 451-6330

Volunteers of America – Family Shelter
Road 1 Box 269A, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028 (609) 881-5550

Volunteers of America – Motel/Hotel Referral, Single Shelter, Transitional Housing
St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Church Street, Thorofare, New Jersey 08086

Housing Authority of Gloucester County, (856) 853-1190 Waiting list is CLOSED

Gloucester County WIC Program, 160 Fries Mill Road, Turnersville, NJ 08012
(856) 262-4100


Oxford House – Jersey City, Men, 332 Princeton Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 433-2520

Catholic Community Services/Anthony House – Family Shelter, Transitional Housing, Drop-in Day Center
246 Second Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 (201) 420-1070

Catholic Community Services/Franciska Residence,
Family Shelter, Transitional Housing, Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
615 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 (201) 653-3366

Catholic Community Services/Neuville Housing – Transitional Housing
619 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 (201) 656-5771

Square Meal – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
46 Fairview Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306 (201) 332-0864

North Hudson, CAC – Motel/Hotel Referral, Transitional Housing
507 26th Street, Union City, New Jersey 07087 (201) 866-2388

Seton House – Transitional Housing
181 Carteret Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305 (201) 451-6199

Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC) (formerly St. John’s Shelter) –
Single Shelter, Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
108 36th Street, Union City, NJ 07087 (201) 348-8150

Lutheran Social Services -St Paul’s Family Shelter, Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
657 Bergen Avenue, Union City, New Jersey 07087 (201) 348-8150

Hoboken Clergy Coalition Shelter, Singles Shelter, Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
300 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030 (201) 656-5069

YWCA Battered Women’s Prog, 270 Fairmont Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306 (201) 333-5700

Youth Consultation Service – Runaway Youth Shelter
45-Clifton Place, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306 (201) 627-2111

Inter-Religious Fellowship for the Homeless – Motel/Hotel Referral, Soup Kitchen, Feeding Program: One
Highland Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306 (201) 627-2111

York Street Project – St. Joseph’s Transitional Home
81 York Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 (201) 413-9280

YWCA of Bayonne – 259 Avenue A, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002 (201) 339-2330

Let’s Celebrate – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
One Highland Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306 (201) 433-5438

Congregate Meal of Hyacinth – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
183 Bayview Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306 (201) 433-1134

Corpus Christi Ministries – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
PO Box 16057, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Salvation Army Adult Rehab. Center – Transitional Housing
248 Ere Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 (201) 653-3071

Hudson County American Red Cross – Motel/Hotel Referral, Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program: 26 Greenville
Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305 (201) 433-3100

Sister Cabrini Soup Kitchen, Kenmare Alternate School – Motel/Hotel Refs Also
89 York Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 (201) 451-8225 ext. 155

Jewish Family Counseling – Motel/Hotel Referral, Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
1050 Kennedy Blvd., Bayonne, New Jersey 07002 (201) 436-1299

Bayonne American Red Cross – Motel/Hotel Ref, Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
7 West 9th Street, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002 (201) 436-8600

North Hudson WIC Program, 5301 Broadway, Lower Level, West New York, NJ 07093 (201) 866-4700
The North Hudson WIC Program also offers a food pantry, clothing and special events during the Christmas
Holidays – Truly a blessing to the community!!!

Jersey City WIC Program, 201 Cornelison Ave, 2nd Flr, Jersey City, NJ 07304 (201) 547-6842


Hunterdon Youth Services – Runaway Youth Shelter
322 Highway 12, Flemington, New Jersey 08822 (908) 782-0848

Interfaith Hospitality Network – Family Shelter
10 East Main Street, Flemington, New Jersey 08822 (908) 782-2490

Women’s Crisis Services – DV Shelter, 47 East Main St, Flemington, NJ 08822 (201) 788-7666

Flemington Borough 2 William Street 1BR apt $708/mo (low income) Apps are avail at the Flemington Borough
Municipal Bldg & Library weekdays fr 9am-4pm or by mail by calling Hunterdon Cty Housing Corp @ 908-806-
4196 Dir: Main St to William St.

Lambertville Food Pantry
The Lambertville Food Pantry is sponsored by the Delaware Valley Interfaith Council of Churches
and is serving over 1000 people in the greater Lambertville area every month.
The Lambertville Food Pantry is located on Gordon Lane behind St. John’s Catholic Church. The operating
hours are from 2 to 4pm on Wednesdays and 10am to12pm on Saturdays.
Over the past few months the demand at the food pantry has grown at record rates and it appears that this
trend will continue for the foreseeable future. We urge you to support the Lambertville Food Pantry at every
opportunity, and in every way that you may find possible.
For more information on how you can lend your support contact Vic Lance at 215-862-1191 or Don Griffin at



Mercer County Board of Social Services 609-989-4683 Back Rent/Mortgage
Utilities, Financial Aid, Food Stamps, Referrals, Housing


Children’s Futures’ West Ward Family Support Center (located at 1100 West State Street) provides a
food pantry for local residents from 10 a.m. until noon on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 11 a.
m. until 1 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, or to learn how you can volunteer to make up
packages for distribution or unload deliveries for the food pantry, call the center at 989-1395.





1st Sunday: Rescue Mission @98 Carrol St @ 11AM
2nd Saturday: Church of Christ, 434 N. Clinton Ave. 11:30am
2nd Sunday: Rescue Mission @ 98 Carrol St.: 11AM
3rd Saturday: St. Mary’s @ Warren & Banks Sts. Two Seatings: 11AM and 12:15PM
3rd Sunday: Rescue Mission @98 Carrol St @ 11AM
4TH Saturday: St. Mary’s @ Warren & Bank Sts. Two Seatings: 11AM and 12:15PM
4th Sunday: Rescue Mission @ 98 Carrol St: 11AM
4th Sunday: Sacred Heart, 343 S. Broad St @ 1PM


Oxford House – Carnegie, Men, 31 Carnegie Dr, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-1448

Oxford House – Cuyler Ave, Men, 1114 Hamilton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08629 (609) 278-0115

Oxford House – Kingston, Men, 4361 Highway 27, Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 751-0278

American Red Cross – Motel/Hotel Referrals
1650 Pennington Road, Trenton, New Jersey 08610 (609) 538-8166

Anchor House – Runaway Youth Shelter
482 Centre Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08611 (609) 396-8329

Catholic Charities – Motel/Hotel Referrals
47 N. Clinton Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey 08638 (609) 538-8156

Rescue Mission of Trenton – Men’s/Women’s Shelter
Carroll Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08604 (609) 695-1436

Christ Episcopal Church – Food Pantry, Clothing Closet
Hamilton/Whitaker Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey 08611 (609) 394-8926

Doorway to Hope, Inc. – Transitional Housing
827 East State Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08609 (609) 396-5579

Exchange Club of Princeton – Transitional Housing, Soup Kit/Feeding Program
PO Box 6094, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648

Lifeline Emergency Shelter – Family Shelter
300 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey 08609 (609) 392-7665

Loaves and Fishes/St. Mary’s Church – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
Perry/N. Warren Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08618 (609) 466-9290

Stepping Stones Commons Amani House – VOA
27 North Clinton Ave., Trenton 518-520 MLK Blvd., Trenton
609-989-9265 609-393-3168

Sudan II (Women Only) Tabor House (Men Only)
Contact Sonya 1000 & 1002 S. Broad St., Trenton
609-672-6831 Gez at 609 456 8857

Last Chance Recovery Trenton Treatment Center
917 S. Broad St., Trenton 56 Escher Street, Trenton
609-394-1600 609-392-2822

Catholic Charities offers Transitional Housing Services in Mercer and Burlington Counties to assist persons
with mental illness in attaining stable and independent housing.
Info: Mercer County (609)890-2527 Burlington County (609)386-8853

Trenton WIC Program – 222 East State Street, Trenton, NJ 08609

Trinity Cathedral Food Distribution Program Saturday, Nov 18th and every other Saturday after
From 9-10AM with proper ID & proof of County Assistance, 801 West State Street, Trenton, NJ
(609) 392-3805 for information


Bethany Presbyterian Church, 400 Hamilton Ave, Trenton (609) 393-6318
Phoebe’s Pantry is now open the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.
Food distributed 9:00-10:00AM (Doors open 8:00)
The Swap Shop’s hours have changed:
Tues 1:00-2:00PM, Wed 3:00-4:00PM and during pantry hours

**Trenton Deliverance, 100 South Clinton Ave. Trenton NJ.08609,
provides 100’s of food basket during the Thanksgiving Holiday, throughout the year they provide food weekly to
those in need, they provide brand new clothing and house appliances to the community,
Trenton Deliverance provide mentoring to the youth as well as substance abuse and marital counseling.
The Church number is 609-888-1391.

***Princeton Deliverance Center’s, 301 Southard Street, Trenton, N.J. 08609. Every Wednesday except the lst
Wednesday of each month at 12:30PM food is given out and every Fri at 9:30AM – Noon food is given out.

Adath Israel Congregation has a food drop bin in its lobby. They collect donations for both TASK (Trenton Area
Soup Kitchen) & the Kosher food pantry run by the Jewish Federation. Their address is:
1958 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville, (609) 896-4477

St. James/Lifeties, Barbara Walzer, Pennington, (609) 883-7448

Princeton Young Achievers, Warren D. Schuster, Princeton, (609) 924-5601

East Trenton Center/Habitat For Humanity, Patricia Ross, (609) 393-8009

Isles, Marty Johnson, (609) 393-5656

Mercer Street Friends Food Cooperative, Phyllis Stoolmacher, (609) 396-1506

New Jersey Agricultural Society, Joni Eliott, (609) 394-7766

Rescue Mission of Trenton, MaryGay Abbott-Young, (609) 396-2183

Trenton After School Program, Tina Blackledge, (609) 947-4679

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, 72½ Escher Street (609) 695-5456


United Progress, Inc. Our agency does provide emergency services and our number is 609-392-2161.
The services provided are as follows:

Emergency Food every day but Thursday between 9am and 12pm. We provide utility,
backrent/mortgage/security assistance, nutritional counseling, and employment assistance. We also have an
HIV case manager and Post TANF outreach worker on staff. Our client service hours are between 9am and 2:
30pm Mon.-Thur. and 9am to 12:30pm on Friday. Our business hours are Mon.-Fri. 9am to 4:30pm.


Interfaith Hospitality Network of Mercer County, Laurie Langbein, (609) 396-8849

The Bromley Neighorhood Civic Center of Hamilton Township is a facility designed and dedicated to providing
services and programs that will enrich the lives of its citizens. Located in a newly renovated firehouse adjacent
to the border of the City of Trenton, the center has developed and continues the planning of programs and
activities that are essential services to low and moderate income residents of Hamilton Township.

Catholic Charities @ 132 N. Warren St., Trenton. We are open Mon. Tues. Thurs. & for food. The doors open at
9am and it is first come basis. We close for lunch and open again at 1pm till about 4pm. Again first come basis
and we may have to stop the line from forming if there are too many clients and it is close to the time we close
the office

Jewish Family and Children’s Service 609-987-8100 – Jewish Family & Children’s Service encourages you to
take steps to strengthen yourself before life’s problems become overwhelming. With stronger coping skills you
can better face the challenges of life’s events and transitions. Check out our Family Life Education classes and
groups serving the Jewish and non-Jewish communities.

New Jersey Network of Behavioral Healthcare Services

A Unit of the Princeton Healthcare System*
905 Herrontown Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
1 (800) 242-2550
12 Step Chemical Dependency Treatment Life Skills
Acute Care Adolescent Detox & Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
Medicaid, Commercial Ins., & Self-Pay

In conjunction with Vantage Health System
35D Piermont Road, Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647
1 (201) 784-6490
12 Step Chemical Dependency Treatment Life Skills
Family Program School & Recreational Programming
Residential Care Adolescent Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
*State & County funding (Ocean and Monmouth)
SJI Funding and NJDWI/DUI Initiative Funding
Commercial Ins. & Sliding Scale fee

Shirin Zarqa-Lederman (609) 208-1019

Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Gloucester, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Salem, Atlantic & Cape May
Counties. These facilities have consulting contracts with Liberty Behavioral Management Corp.



Oxford House – East Brunswick, Men, 7 Buck Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (732) 257-0541

Oxford House – Kendall Park, Women, 45 Donald Park, Kendall Park, NJ 08824 (732) 297-5970

Oxford House – Milltown, Women, 255 Milltown Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (732) 353-6111

Oxford House – Route 527, Men, 1643 Englishtown Rd, Old Bridge, NJ 08857 (732) 234-6600

Catholic Charities Ozanam Family Shelter, 89 Truman Dr, Edison, NJ 08827 (908) 985-0327

Salvation Army – Single Shelter, 337 State Street, PO Box 613, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 (908) 826-7040

Women Aware Inc – DV Shelter, PO Box 312, New Brunswick, NJ (908) 937-9525

Trinity Episcopal Church Food Pantry – Trinity Church, 650 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, NJ 07095 732-634-7422
A three-day supply of emergency food is provided on a once a month basis. Please call, speak clearly, so that
food packages may be prepared ahead for Thursday pick-up.

Trinity Church Soup Kitchen – Same address as above. A substantial hot lunch is provided to anyone who
shows up – no questions asked. 732-634-7422 ext. 5

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Spotswood, NJ
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and St. Peter’s Community Development Corporation, a non-profit organization
serving as an Outreach ministry of the church, host weekly hot meals every Wednesday evening at 6pm.
Guests must arrive by 6:30pm to be served. We also have a food pantry, C.U.P. (Churches United for People).
Visitors may contact the office at 732-251-2449 to inquire; food pantry is available once
a month. Finally, we have a Thrift Shop which sells adults and children’s clothing and accessories, household
items, baby items, etc. If you can think of it, we probably have it. Hours are Tuesday & Thursday from 10am –
2pm, Wednesday evenings after dinner, and Saturday from 10am – 1pm. Donations to the Thrift Shop are
accepted during Thrift Shop hours only.

Donations- Food pantry & Dinner donations are accepted during office hours and Sunday. Monetary donations
to the church or the Community Development Corp. are also accepted & greatly appreciated.

We are located on the corner of Main St. and Devoe in Spotswood, NJ. Our telephone number is (732)251-2449.
Website is
Please click on links for more information.


Oxford House – Bradley Beach, Men, 601 Ocean Park Ave, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
(732) 774-0705

Oxford House – 4th Ave, Men, 410 4th Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 (732) 988-7232

Oxford House – Freehold, Men, 64 Brown Ave, Freehold, NJ 07728 (732) 409-9951

Oxford House – Howell, Men, 18 Laurel Court, Howell, NJ 07731 (732) 276-5454

Oxford House – Loch Arbor, Men, 7 Evergreen Pl, Loch Arbor, NJ 07711 (732) 531-1294

Oxford House – Matawan, Men, 7 Johnson Ave, Matawan, NJ 07747 (732) 583-3672

Oxford House – Spring St, Men, 31 Spring St, Freehold, NJ 07728 (732) 462-7270

Oxford House – Woodbrook, Men, 25 Woodbrook Dr, Marlboro, NJ 07747 (732) 970-499

Checkmate, Inc. – Singles Shelter, PO Box 277, Building 417, Fort Monmouth, NJ 07703 (732) 542-8264

Interfaith Neighbors, Inc. – Transitional Housing
1208 Main Street, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712 (732) 775-0525

Woman’s Center of Monmouth County – DV Shelter, One Bethany Road, Building-3/Suite 42, Hazlet, New Jersey
07730 (732) 264-4111

Saint Marks Soup Kitchen, 247 Carr Avenue, Keansburg, New Jersey 07734 (732) 495-5227

VNA of Central Jersey WIC Program, 888 Main Street, Belford, NJ 07718

St. James’ Church, 300 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740 (732)222-1411
Food Pantry Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 1-3PM; then Sats 7-10PM

Freehold Open Door, Jeanne L. Yaecker, Freehold, (732) 780-1089

Project Paul, Ed Cook, Keansburg, (732) 787-4887


Oxford House – Morristown, Men, 16 Jardine Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960 (973) 998-4778

Eric Johnson Trans House, 44 South St, Morristown, NJ 07960 (973) 326-9636

Faith Kitchen – Trinity Lutheran Church
123 East Blackwell Street, Dover, New Jersey 07801 (973) 366-2821

Hope House Homesharing – Transitional Housing
19-21 Belmont Avenue, Dover, New Jersey 07801 (973) 761-5555

Interfaith Council for the Homeless – Family Shelter
51 Washington Street, Morristown, New Jersey 07960-6811 (973) 644-2757

Jersey Battered Women’s Service, PO Box 363, Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950 (973) 455-1910

Market Street Mission – Singles Shelter, 9 Market St, Morristown, NJ 07960 (973) 538-0431

Morris County Youth Shelter, 320 West Hanover Ave, Parsippany, NJ 07054 (973) 285-2970

Homeless Solutions, Inc. – Family Shelter, 540 East Hanover Ave, Suite 100, Morristown, NJ 07960-0282 (973)

Salvation Army – Morristown – Singles Shelter
95 Spring Street, Morristown, New Jersey 07960-0900 (973) 539-2700

Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown, 36 South Street, Morristown feeds every Sunday throughout Friday;
and at 70 Maple Ave., Morristown every Saturday. (973)267-0709


Ocean County WIC Program, 175 Sunset Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08754. (732) 341-9700 Ext. 7520
or (800) 342-9738

Church of Grace and Peace, 1587 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, NJ. Call for appointment: 732-349-1550.
(This same church also does food distribution in Seaside Heights, but I don’t know where or when. You could
call the same number above and talk to Diana or Allison.)

The House of Blessing, Lakewood, NJ. 732-942-1541 (You’ll have to call them to check the address & hours.
The person you need to talk to is Pat.)

Saint Gregory’s, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ Please call for info: 732-892-8105

Epiphany House – Runaway Youth Shelter & Family Shelter
373 Brighton Ave, PO Box 3308, Long Branch, New Jersey 07740 732-775-0720

Oxford House – Bay Lea, Women w/Children House, 1501 Parkview Blvd.,
Manchester, NJ 08757 (732) 849-5065

Oxford House – Brick, Men, 127 Hollywood Ct., Brick, NJ 08723 (732) 262-6446

Oxford House – Cardinal Court, Women, 42 Cardinal Court, Lakewood, NJ 08701
(723) 276-5424

Oxford House – Women w/Children House, 21 Disney Dr, Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 240-1256

Oxford House – Hearthstone, Men, 854 Hearthstone Dr, Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 276-5437

Oxford House – Lakewood, Men, 8 Henry St, Lakewood, NJ 08722 (732) 367-5028

Oxford House – Lookout St, Men, 452 Compass Ave., Beachwood, NJ 08722
(732) 281-0105

Oxford House – Madison Court, Women, 307 Madison Court, Brick, NJ 08724
(732) 458-3593

Oxford House – Rockefeller Park, Men, 1200 Medina Rd, Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 942-7170

Oxford House – So Toms River, Men, 51 Lakeview Ave, South Toms River, NJ 08757
(732) 240-9535

Oxford House – West Ridge, Men, 24 West Ridge Rd, Toms River, NJ 08753 (732) 341-4559

Ocean’s Harbor House – Runaway Youth Shelter, 2445 Windsor Ave, PO Box 622, Toms River, NJ 08753 (908)

Providence House – Runaway Youth Shelter, PO Box – 104, Toms River, NJ 08754

St. Stephen’s Church – Singles Shelter, 367 Route 9, Waretown, NJ 08758 (609) 698-8561

Transitional Housing Program – Department of Community Affairs
1510 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, New Jersey 08753 (908) 255-0828

America’s Keswick, Whiting, NJ; (908) 350-1187


Eva’s Kitchen, 96 Hamilton Avenue, Paterson, New Jersey 07505 (201) 526-6220

Eva’s Sheltering Programs – Family Shelter, 38 Elm Street, Paterson, NJ 07505

Eva’s Sheltering Program – Men’s Shelter
389 Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey 07505 (201) 742-2262

Father English Community Center – Project Youth Haven
435 Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey 07501 (201) 881-0280

Hispanic Information Center – Runaway Youth Shelter
270 Passaic Street, Paterson, New Jersey 07501 (201) 881-0280

Passaic Information Center – Motel/Hotel Referrals
270 Passaic Street, Passaic, New Jersey 07055 (201) 779-0260

Passaic County Women’s Center – Transitional Housing, DV Shelter
PO Box 244, Paterson, New Jersey 07513 (201) 88-1450

Paterson Coalition for Housing – Transitional Housing
262 Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey 07505 (201) 684-5998

Paterson Task Force/Hilltop Haven – Family Shelter
36-38 Circle Drive, Paterson, New Jersey 07522 (201) 279-2333

Paterson Task Force – Motel/Hotel Referrals
155 Ellison Street, Paterson, New Jersey 07505 (201) 279-2333

Path Program – Clinic for the Mental Health Services/Drop in Day Center
9 West Broadway, Paterson, New Jersey 07505 (201) 345-5748

Salvation Army of Passaic – Singles Shelter, Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program
550 Main Street, Passaic, New Jersey 07505 (201) 779-1155

St. Joseph’s Hospital – Harbor House Transitional Housing
703 Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey 07503 (201) 977-2000

Hispanic Multi-Purpose Service Center, 45 East 21st Street, Paterson, NJ 07504 (201) 684-3320

St. Paul’s Community Services, Inc. – Singles Shelter and Transitional Housing
449-456 Van Houten Street, Paterson, New Jersey 07055 (201) 278-7900

St. Peter’s Haven – Family Shelter, 390 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011 (201) 546-3406

St. Peter’s Haven – Soup Kitchen/Feeding Program, 9-11 North 1st St, Paterson, NJ 07522 (201) 790-0887

Strengthen Our Sisters – DV, PO Box U, Hewitt, NJ 07480 (201) 728-0007

Youth Consultation Services – Runaway Youth Shelter
384 Broadway, Newark, New Jersey 07104 (201) 429-8411 or (201) 482-4291

Passaic County Interfaith Hospitality Network, Paterson, NJ; (973) 247-9300

St. Joseph’s WIC Program, 703 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07503 (973) 754-4575 or (800) 427-3244

Passaic WIC Program, 199 Madison St, Passaic, NJ 07055, (973) 365-5620


Community Outreach, Inc. – Transitional Housing
168 East Broadway, Salem, New Jersey 08079 (609) 935-2940

Open Door Outreach, Inc. – Family Shelter
55 Walnut Street, Penns Grove, New Jersey 08069 (609) 299-9638

Salem Cty DV Women’s Services, Salem, New Jersey 08079 (609) 935-6655

Oasis Kitchen, P.O. Box 993, 424 E Broadway, Salem, NJ 08079 (609) 935-1815

Tri-County Action Agency – Transitional Housing, 14 New Market Street, Salem, NJ 08079 (609) 395-8919

Inte Agency Council of Human Services, 98 Market Street, Salem, New Jersey (856) 935-7510


THE CRAWFORD HOUSE, P.O. Box 255, Skillman, NJ 08558 – (908) 874-5153
Crawford House provides residential treatment for New Jersey women in early recovery from the disease of
alcohol and drug addiction.

Alternatives, Inc. – Franklin Transitional House
558 Madison Avenue, Somerset, New Jersey 08873 (908) 685-1444

Somerset County OPENINGS!!!!!
1. Transitional Housing Program
(Several available slots)
• Homeless: (i.e. living in shelter, on the street, in placement subsidized by emergency assistance funds, etc.)
• Receive SSI or General Assistance (GA)
• Must be a resident of Somerset County
Program Description
The Transitional Housing program provides housing, comprehensive support services, and employment assistance to individuals
who have demonstrated an inability to acquire and/or maintain permanent housing . Services include but are not limited to: daily
living skills, supportive counseling, money management, career training, and transportation.
Please note: This is not a “supervised” program and does not provide medication monitoring. Individuals that require intense
supervision, structure and/or whose illness is severe would likely not benefit from this program. Clients should be able to function
independently with minimal assistance.
• Staff are on site 7 days a week; 9:00 am – 10:00 pm Monday to Friday; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Saturday and Sunday to provide
support to the clients.
Additional Note: Individuals in danger of becoming homeless will not be eligible. Documentation of homelessness and disability must
be produced.
2. Permanent Housing: HUD/McKinney Programs
(4 available slots)
• Must be CHRONICALLY HOMELESS as per U.S. HUD definition (see below)
• Mental Illness – AXIS I diagnosis
• Must meet U.S. Dept. of HUD’s very low or low income guidelines
Chronically Homeless Definition: An unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has either been homeless
for one (1) consecutive year, OR, at least four (4) episodes of homelessness within three (3) years.
Additional Note: Individuals in danger of becoming homeless will not be eligible. Documentation of homelessness and disability must
be produced.
Warren County
3. Permanent Housing – Shelter +Care Program and Lease Based Subsidies
(5 slots total)
• Homeless or Chronically Homeless
• Mental Illness – Axis I diagnosis
• One slot available for apartment at Belvidere Square apartments (must be homeless)
• 4 slots available for scattered site placement (must be chronically homeless)
Services for all Permanent Housing Programs
• Supportive Counseling/Clinical Services
• Transportation
• Assistance with financial planning
• Assistance with activities of daily living
• Recreational opportunities
• Clinical Support
• Consumers who exhibit a pattern of seriously aggressive or physically acting out behavior or present an imminent danger to
self, others or property
• Consumers with a history of criminal felony conviction such as :
Arson, Assault – Physical and/or Sexual, Drugs – Trafficking/Possession of CDS on School Property, Theft – Car and/or Carjacking,
Endangering the Welfare of a child, Kidnapping,
Manslaughter – Aggravated 1st & 2nd , Murder, Armed Robbery or Burglary with Elements,
Terroristic Threats, Unlawful Possession of Weapons, Stalking, Sexual Offenses,
Repeated Violent Crimes within 5 past years from date of referral
• Consumers with any medical condition that requires skilled medical/nursing services
Consumers who refuse to comply with the terms of the program services agreement
Alternatives, Inc. Community Support Program- Provides clinical case management designed to service graduates of the
Transitional Housing Program as well as other individuals who are consumers of mental health services referred by other
community sources. The program’s overall goal is to provide case management support to individuals living independently that need
assistance in maintaining their housing as well as to provide linkage to community resources and entitlement programs that have a
direct impact on preventing crisis and repeat hospitalization. Services include assistance with daily living skills, financial planning,
medication monitoring, supportive counseling, career planning, transportation and recreation. 600 First Ave. Raritan NJ 08869, (908)
685-1444 ext 248 Nicole Zenner

Alternatives, Inc. Transitional Housing III, 224 Charlotte Avenue, Somerset, New Jersey 08873
(908) 685-1444 XT. 248 Lynn Kovich

Alternatives, Inc. Transitional Housing I – Warehouse Apartments
New Street, Somerville, New Jersey 08876 (908) 685-1444

Catholic Charities – Motel/Hotel Referrals
540-550-Route 22 East, Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807 (908) 722-1881

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County – Family Shelter
98 West End Avenue, PO Box 575, Somerville, New Jersey 08876 (908) 704-1920

Lyons VA Medical Center – Domiciliary Operations – Transitional Housing
Knollcroft Road, Lyons, New Jersey 07939 (908) 647-0108

Resource Center for Women & Their Families
95 Foothill Road, Boundbrook, New Jersey 08805 (908) 302-2545

Samaritan Homeless Interim Program (SHIP) – Ship’s Gallery and Ship Drop in Center, Soup Kitchen/Feeding
Program, 48 West High Street Somerville, New Jersey 08876 (908) 725-3260

Somerset Home of Temporarily Displaced Children – Runaway Youth Shelter
PO Box 6871, 49 Brahma Ave, Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807 (908) 536-6605

Volunteers of America – Agape House – Family Shelter
128 East Main Street, Somerville, New Jersey 08876 (908) 707-9753

Fish Homeless Program – Family Shelter
PO Box 170, Dunellen, New Jersey 08812 (908) 356-0081

Plainfield YMCA – YMCA Emergency Services
518 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, New Jersey 07060 (908) 756-6060

Days & Hours of Operation
For Food Distribution to Clients
• Monday through Thursday Noon until 3:00 PM
• Friday and Sunday Closed all day
• Saturday 10:00 AM until Noon
For Food Deliveries
• Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM until Noon
• Friday and Sunday Closed all day
• Saturday 10:00 AM until Noon
Staff Office Hours
• Only Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
• Saturday and Sunday Closed all day
Other Scheduled Closures
• We are closed on all national/legal holidays and during periods of inclement weather.
• Weather related closings are announced on WMGQ and WCTC (If in doubt, an advance call is suggested.)
What We Provide
Bag Sizes, Contents, Weight & Value
The amount of food we provide in each package is a function of each client’s family size and is intended to
provide that number of people approximately three days supply of food staples for that number of people. We
provide “standard” bags of food in family sizes of 1 person, 2/3 people, 4/5 people, 6/8 people and 9 or more
people. The types of food are the same in all package sizes, but again, the quantity, size, weight and estimated
value of the bag(s) size(s) varies as a function of the client’s family size. Except for fresh eggs, produce, bread,
frozen poultry/meats, etc., all food items distributed are nonperishable. We do not knowingly distribute foods
such as canned foods in damaged or rusted metal containers, or any containers with significantly outdated
The following is typical of what a family/household of 4 or 5 people would receive on a visit to our food bank:
• Vegetables, 3 Cans
• Soups, 3 Cans
• Pastas, 1 Lb.
• Tomato/Pasta Sauces, 1 Can
• Peanut Butter, 1 Jar Jelly, 1 Jar
• Tuna Fish, 2 Cans Cereal, Cold or Hot, 1 Box
• Fruit, 2 Cans Fruit Juices, 1 Can
• Rice, 1 Lb. Powdered Milk, 2 Qts.
• Fresh Eggs, ½ Doz. Bread/Rolls/Bagels, 3-4 Loaves
• Butter, 1 Lb. (When available)
• Cookies/Bakery Items (When available)
Holiday Extras
During the 3 to 4 week period preceding special holidays, we try to provide our clients with additional food items
that are commonly used during holiday celebrations. Before Easter/Passover we distribute extra fresh eggs,
small hams, and matzos. Before Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day, we distribute frozen or fresh
hot dogs and/or hamburgers and rolls. Before Thanksgiving we distribute frozen or fresh turkeys or chickens,
and before Christmas/Hanukkah we distribute turkeys and/or small hams again. When these items are
unavailable, we may provide a gift certificate redeemable in a local supermarket to assist a family in purchasing
holiday food items. During these periods, and at other times when they are available, we distribute other
holiday foods, such as cranberry sauce, canned sweet potatoes, yams, pickles/olives, stuffing, etc.
We currently receive limited types and amounts of food commodities originating from the United States
Department of Agriculture. The commodities are distributed only to clients eligible under federal government
rules, and are in addition to the donated or purchased food types and amounts we normally distribute to all
clients. Commodity eligibility criteria are established by the federal government. We are required to periodically
verify that clients to whom we wish to distribute commodities meet the federal government’s criteria, and we
must maintain records of proof of eligibility that are periodically subject to audit by government representatives.
Clients are eligible for commodities if they present clear evidence to us that they receive assistance under any
one of the following programs:
• Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
• Food Stamps
• Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
• Medicaid
• SSI/Disability Insurance
If clients are not receiving assistance under any one of the above programs, they may still be eligible to receive
commodities from us if they provide clear evidence to us that their total family/household income is currently
no higher than the amount indicated for their family/household size in the table below, from all income sources
such as:
• Earned Income (Salary/Wages)
• Unemployment Benefits
• Unemployment Disability Benefits
• Social Security Pension Benefits
• Medicare (Health Benefits for Clients at least 65 years old)
If you feel you qualify according to the table, it will be necessary for you to present verification from at least
two consecutive pay/benefit periods.
(Note – The eligibility table will open in a separate pop up window. WebTV Users Click Here)
Special Dietary Items
When possible, we try to accommodate clients’ special dietary problems or family situations, by addition or
substitution of some standard food items when:
• Clients call our office in advance to inform us of their special need, and
• We have their type(s) of special food needs available.
Examples of special food items typically include: low-salt foods, low-sugar foods, low-fat foods, baby foods and
canned baby formula. In addition, we occasionally distribute a few fresh fruits, cakes, cookies, flour,
seasonings and condiments, when available.
Thank you Franklin Food Bank!


Domestic Abuse Services Inc, PO Box 805, Newton, NJ 07860 (201) 875-1121

Samaritan Inn, Inc. – Transitional Housing
103 Route 23, Hamburg, New Jersey 07419 (201) 827-8911

Birth Haven Inc – Runaway Youth Shelter
PO Box 50, Andover, New Jersey 07821 (201) 579-7979

Amazing Grace Mission, 13 Woodland Rd, Sussex, NJ 07461; (973) 875-6358


Having the right information is the key to getting the right kind of help.
Need help looking for a job? Need emergency food? Need emergency shelter?
Using our ministry’s database, we can put you in contact with various local,
regional and state agencies and groups in New Jersey that can provide assistance to you.
While no single ministry can do everything, through our database,
we will try to get you the help you need.

If you are having difficulties, contact us.
Mailing address: P. O. Box 116, Vauxhall, N.J. 07088
Telephone: (908) 436-1130


In order to receive food pantry assistance from the listed resources you may be required to show original photo
ID, proof of address, Social Security cards for all family members, rent receipts, proof of income, plus specific
“official documents” or “proof of need.”

Oxford House – Mountainside, Men, 1000 Springfield Ave, Mountainside, NJ 08753
(908) 233-8130

Alternative Living Program – Single & Family Shelter, Transitional Housing
118 Division Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201 (908) 352-2966

Interfaith Council for the Homeless – Single & Family Shelter, Transitional Housing, Drop-in Day Center, PO Box
569, 120 W7th St, Plainfield, NJ 07061-0569 (908) 753-4001

Proceed, Inc–Transitional House, 815 Elizabeth Av, Eliz, NJ 07201 (908)351-7727

Repheal’s Life House – Trans House, 231 Court St, Eliz, NJ 07201 (908)354-4750

Salvation Army of Elizabeth – Singles Shelter, 1018 East Grand St, Elizabeth, NJ 07201 (908) 352-2886

Salvation Army of Plainfield – Singles & Family Shelter, Drop-in Day Center,
615 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, New Jersey 07060 (908) 355-9622

YMCA of Plainfield – Single & Family Shelter
518 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, New Jersey 07060 (908) 756-6060

YMCA of Eastern Union County – Family & DV Shelter
1131 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201 (908) 355-9622

Trinitas WIC Program
1124 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201 (908) 994-5141

Plainfield WIC Program, 510 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060 (908) 753-3397

Plainfield Community Outreach, Geoffrey Dunham, Plainfield, (908) 756-1520

Second Presbyterian Church, Dawn Mandela, Rahway, (732) 636-8838

Presbyterian Church of Westfield, Carolyn R. Felder, Westfield, (908) 233-0301

The First Presbyterian Church, 42 Broad St, Elizabeth, (908) 353-1518 is an extremely busy ministry offering a
soup kitchen serving a hot meal along w/desert & coffee. They also provide clothing and offer information for
housing options. They are reach out to people infected w/HIV, w/Friday evening service, a hot meal & medical

Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 739 Seminary Ave., Rahway 07065 offers a soup
kitchen, food pantry and thrift shop.

Generally food pantries are able to provide assistance once each calendar month, and those services must be
separately by at least 4 weeks, even if a new month has begun.

The Hope Center Food Pantry, 1181 East Broad St, (908) 352-8778 Contact: Karen Storz. Hours: Regular Food
Pantry-Saturdays 11 am-2pm. Pantry assistance available monthly, at least four weeks apart. One pantry per
household. Exceptions to Saturday hours made for emergencies. (Mon. through Fri closed on Wed) Written
referrals appreciated. Walk-ins also helped.

The Hope Center offers referrals for Detox and Rehab placement & other food pantries. Resource lists are
maintained for recovery meetings, meal sites and pantries, churches, clothing, housing, employment &
utility/rental assistance. Encouragement, prayer & a listening ear are provided.

Emergency Food Pantry Referrals
All emergency referrals: Referring agency must have client’s complete documentation on file to issue a
referral. Phone or fax first w/number of adults & children. Send person w/written referral.

Union Baptist Church, 1088 E. Grand St at Madison Ave, (908) 527-8064 Use parking lot stairs Call: Food Pantry
Team (fax 289-7607) Mon 10am-Noon & Tues 10am-Noon.

Greater Mt. Teman AME, 160 Madison Ave. (908) 351-2625 Call First – Contact: Viola
Hours: Tuesday and Friday 10am-11am. (Emergency)

First Baptist Ch Prince & Union Ave, (908) 352-0519 Hrs: Thurs (not first week) 4pm-7pm.



Agape Community Kitchen. First Presbyterian Rectory, 42 Broad St (at Caldwell Place) – every Wed 5-6pm

Greater Mt. Teman AME Church – 160 Madison Avenue, 4th Sat of the month at 11am

House of Mercy, 1122 East Grand St (at Jefferson Ave) – 4th Sun/month starting at noon.

St. Joseph’s Social Service Center, 118 Division St, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:15 am.

Union Baptist Church, 1088 East Grand St (at Madison Ave), 3rd Sat/mo at 11am-1pm.

Food Pantries -Registered, Not Neighborhood Specific – Recipients must provide complete documentation to
receive pantry services.

Greater Mt. Teman Ave 160 Madison Ave, (908) 351-2625 Contact: Viola (Fax 351-1302). Hours: 3rd Tuesday,
10am-12 noon. Emergency referrals: Exceptions to hours made for emergencies. Phone first and then send
person with written referral.

United Methodist Church CMI Food Pantry, 477 Madison Ave. Next to Jefferson Daycare. (908) 620-0041
Contact: Marcenyne Raosseau. Hours:2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10am.-12 noon. Send the person with written

Salvation Army, 1005 East Jersey Street (908) 352-7057. Contact: Captain Santiago Hours: Monday – Friday 930
am. 4pm. except last 10 working days, then open 3-4pm. Picture ID, SS cards, and proof of address, income and
rent required to receive assistance.

Registered and Neighborhood Specific – In addition to providing documentation to receive food pantry services,
recipients must reside in the neighborhood served by the providing organization.

Elizabeth Port Presbyterian Center, 184 Magnolia Street at 1st Street, (908) 351-4850 Contact: Susan Burnam.
Hours: Mon, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2pm-4pm beginning on the 15th of each month. Food Box: Monthly food
program: Groceries for $13 cash/food stamps & 2 hours community service.

St. Joseph’s, 118 Division Street, (908) 352-2989 or 352-2966 Contact: Carlos or Lila. Hours: last two Tuesdays
of each month. Phone first and send person with written referral.

St. Mary of The Assumption, 155 Washington Street, (908) 352-5154 Contact: Bill Crowley. Hours; 3rd, 4th and
5th Tuesdays, 9am.-11am. Neighborhood: Bayway, North Elizabeth and Elmora Areas. Entrance on Race Street.
Baby food and diapers occasionally available.

St. Patrick’s 215 Court Street, (908) 354-0023 Contact: Ann Borden
Hours: 3rd and 4th Tuesdays, 9am-10:30am.

(973) 868-6007 – ALL SERVICES ARE FREE!


This includes dishes, cooking items, small appliances, bedding, towels, tables, chairs, beds.
Items may be brought to our facility when we are open, Contact them for times.
They will pick up items that fit in a car quickly. Items that require a truck will be scheduled.
Large items that have limited use (eg. pianos, refrigerators, washers/dryers) will be listed and picked up only
when a need is located. They also accept: Clothes (Please sort into men’s, woman’s, children and babies and
label the bags). Books (not sexually explicit, encyclopedias, or text books)
Magazines (especially National Geographic, Scientific American, etc)
Medical supplies (walkers, crutches, bath chairs)
Food (Canned and dry goods)





American Red Cross/Warren Chapter – Motel/Hotel Referrals
115 Greenwich Street, Belvidere, New Jersey 07823 (908) 475-2770

American Red Cross/Phillipsburg Center – Motel/Hotel Referrals
675 Corliss Avenue (908) 454-3841

Domestic Abuse & Rape Crisis Center, PO Box 423, Belvidere, New Jersey 07823

600 Elder Avenue, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 (908) 454-1210 or(800) 527-0125

NORWESCAP, Patricia Apgar, Phillipsburg, (908) 454-4322


New Jersey WIC Local Agencies (866)- 44 NJ WIC (toll free) (446-5942)

(800) 328-3838 (24 hour referral line)
Please remember that the primary qualifications for receiving W.I.C. Are:
1. You are currently pregnant
2. The age of you child(ren) are under 5
3. or you are within 1-year of the end of your pregnancy
4. meet financial guidelines
NOTE: Gentlemen that have custody of their children are also urged to apply. Thank You!


New Jersey Energy Assistance
Information on energy assistance programs for low income families and individuals:
LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP). This program helps pay for heating costs and
may cover certain medically-necessary cooling expenses. Even if your heat is included in your rent, you may
qualify. APPLICATIONS FOR LIHEAP MAY BE SUBMITTED BETWEEN November 1, 2007 through March 30, 2008.
UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND (USF). This program was created by the State of New Jersey to help make energy
bills more affordable for low income customers. If you are eligible, USF can lower the amount you have to pay
for natural gas and electricity. USF ACCEPTS APPLICATIONS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND.

Click on the items below for more information:
• General brochure about LIHEAP and USF (MS WORD version)
• Full-color brochure on LIHEAP and USF (pdf version)
(Clic aquí para el folleto en español)

• LIHEAP/USF Fact Sheet, Income Guidelines & Application Agencies

• Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about USF (MS WORD version)

• Click here to download the Application form in Excel format.
• Click here to download the Application form in pdf format.
• Click here for Instructions for completing the Application form
• Click here for Required Documents that must be submitted as part of your application
Note: Please submit the completed application to your Local Application Agency.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Universal Service Fund (USF)

Do you need help with your energy bills?

The New Jersey
Universal Service Fund (USF) and
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program – (LIHEAP) can help.

There are now two important utility assistance programs available to eligible households: USF and LIHEAP. This
brochure provides information about these programs and about several other energy assistance programs that
may also be helpful.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
LIHEAP is a program that helps you pay your heating costs. Even if your heat is included in your rent, you may
qualify. LIHEAP takes applications from November 1 to March 30.

You are eligible for LIHEAP if:
• Your household income is less than or equal to 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (see chart).

The Universal Service Fund (USF)
USF is a program created by the State of New Jersey to help make energy bills more affordable for low-income
customers. If you are eligible, USF can lower the amount you have to pay for your gas and electric bill. USF
accepts applications all year.

You are eligible for USF if:
• Your household income is less than or equal to 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (see chart).
• You are paying at least 3 percent of your yearly income on electric bills or at least 3 percent of your yearly
income on gas bills. If you have electric heat in your home, you must be paying more than 6 percent of your
yearly income on electricity.

For more information about these programs, call toll-free:

USF Hotline: 1-866-240-1347

LIHEAP Hotline: 1-800-510-3102


You can apply for USF and LIHEAP with one application. You may be eligible for both programs. If you sign up
between November 1 and March 30, you will be applying for LIHEAP and USF. During the rest of the year, you
only can sign up for USF.

To find out where you can obtain and file an application, call 1-800-510-3102. You can also get applications
from the website of:


LIHEAP: Benefits are normally paid once a year, during the heating season. Additional benefits may be available
at other times during the year. The amount of the benefit is based on household income and size, fuel type and

USF: Monthly benefits are based on household income and the amount of your annual electric and natural gas
bills. The benefit will appear as a credit on your utility bill.


You can learn more about other energy assistance programs by calling the toll-free numbers below:

NJ Lifeline 1-800-792-9745
Helps with gas and electric bills for disabled or senior homeowners and renters with limited incomes.

NJ SHARES 1-866-NJSHARES (657-4273)
Helps with gas and electric bills for people facing a temporary financial crisis.

New Jersey Comfort Partners 1-888-773-8326
Helps qualified low-income households lower natural gas and electric bills through energy education, the
installation of energy efficiency measures, and repairing or replacing heating and cooling equipment.

Jeanne M. Fox
President of the New Jersey
Board of Public Utilities

“Hard working families should not have to choose between paying their energy bills and paying for other daily
needs like food, rent and medical care. We created USF to help ensure that New Jersey families no longer need
to make that choice.”
– Jeanne M. Fox
President of the New Jersey
Board of Public Utilities

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