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NEW JERSEY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CONTACT US:

AS IT STATES BELOW IN THE DISCLAIMER – WE ARE NOT A SHELTER!

DISCLAIMER

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: http://www.211.org/

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
HTI EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE 05-14

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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.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

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.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DISASTER RELATED MATERIALS ARE NOW LOCATED ON OUR “NEW JERSEY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE” PAGE!

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Rx Drive-Thru Medicine Drop-off June 17 in Franklin
Safely dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.
Post Date: 05/31/2017 4:34 PM

FRANKLIN- Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano invites county residents to take advantage of the next Rx Mission Drive-in/Drop-Off Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Franklin Township Senior Community Center Parking Lot, located at 505 DeMott Lane, Somerset 08873 to safely dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. Please note that this is a new location in Franklin Township.

The Rx Mission Drive-in/Drop-Off is a medicine-collection program sponsored by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, the Somerset County Solid Waste Management Division and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (USDEA). The program is held in conjunction with all scheduled Somerset County Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events. This is a rain or shine event.

“The focus of this ongoing program is to protect the environment and get rid of unwanted, unused and outdated medicine, especially potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals,” said Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano.

“County residents have shown amazing support of this drop-off program, and our community and loved ones are safer because of their efforts,” he said. “In April, 105.46 pounds of medications were dropped off.”

Medications should be in their original packages with personal information such as name and address removed. The name of the medication should be visible. Illegal drugs, needles or sharps should not be brought to the drop-off.

“Leftover medicines pose serious safety and health threats and also raise environmental concerns when flushed down the drain or toilet because they can contaminate bodies of water, harm wildlife and end up in drinking-water supplies,” said Sheriff Provenzano.

“Prescription-drug abuse is the fastest-growing drug problem in the United States. Among youth, 7 of the top 10 abused substances are pharmaceuticals,” he said.

The USDEA reports that prescription drugs, including opioids and antidepressants, are responsible for more overdose deaths than street drugs such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines. Many teenagers mistakenly believe prescription drugs are “much safer” than illegal drugs and prescription painkillers are not addictive.

Residents also can take advantage of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office medicine collection drop box, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, no questions asked. The drop box is located on the lower level of the Somerset County Administration Building at 20 Grove St. in Somerville, near the entrance to the Sheriff’s Office.

For the convenience of residents, additional drop boxes are located at participating municipalities. Following are municipal 24/7 medicine drop-box locations that are part of the program: Bernards Township Police Department, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-(908) 766-1122; Branchburg Police Department, 590 Old York Road at Route 202 North, Branchburg, NJ 08876-(908) 526-3830; Franklin Township Police Department, 495 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873-(732) 873-2300; Hillsborough Township Police Department, 379 S. Branch Rd., Hillsborough NJ 08844-(908) 369-4323; and North Plainfield Police Department, 263 Somerset St., North Plainfield, NJ 07060-(908) 769-2937.

For more information regarding medicine collection in Somerset County, contact Capt. Steve SanAntonio at (908) 231-7168 or Sheriff’s Officer Nick Fazio at (908) 231-7140, ext. 9.

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Opiates & Marijuana Raise Risk Potential for Families
Free Workshop for Parents & Professionals (June 20)
Learn about the impact these substances are having on adolescents and what every family is up against.
Post Date: 06/12/2017 3:48 PM

HILLSBOROUGH –This highly-acclaimed workshop for parents and professionals will provide an overview of the impact opiates and marijuana extractions are having on adolescent behavior. Participants will learn how these substances are raising the risk potential for every family.

Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine invites adults age 18 and over to learn what every parent and professional is up against at this free workshop on Tuesday, June 20. The program will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Hillsborough Municipal Building, located at 379 South Branch Road.

Speaker John Kriger, of Kriger Consulting, will provide an informative overview of current trends and answer the following questions:

1. Why is Fentanyl so dangerous?
2. Are those who use these products at greater risk, than in the past; and if so why?
3. What are Budder, Shatter, Dab, Flakka and the Deep Web?
4. How are people becoming addicted to opiates and what are the risks?
5. What is Narcan and can it actually protect someone from an overdose?

This program is sponsored by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the county Department of Human Services, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the Safe Communities Coalition of Hunterdon and Somerset.

An Echo Dot was donated by Safe Communities Coalition of Hunterdon and Somerset as a door prize.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Sorensen at Sorensen@co.somerset.nj.us or (908) 704-6305.

POSTED 06-15-17
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FREEZING & DEHYDRATING WORKSHOP

June 20, 2017 – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Participants will learn to freeze vegetables, fruit and other foods, as well as how to use a dehydrator to dry herbs, vegetables & fruit. Each participant will make a freezer jam and take home a sample. Class will be held at 310 Milltown Rd. in Bridgewater.

Class speaker: Daryl Minch, FCHS Educator and FCHS Master Food Preservers.

The cost of the workshop is $15 per person. Pre-payment is required. Registration is due by Friday, June 16, 2017. Class size is limited. Receipt of payment will confirm your spot.

Any questions regarding registration should be emailed to lconley@co.somerset.nj.us or call 908-526-6295. Checks should be made out to “FCHS Advisory Council.”

Family & Community Health Sciences is a division of Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE). For more information about RCE visit: http://somerset.njaes.rutgers.edu

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Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off June 17 in Somerset

FRANKLIN – Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Patrick Scaglione, recycling liaison, invites residents to take advantage of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off events to clean up household hazardous waste items that accumulate around the home.

The next Household Hazardous Waste drop-off for Somerset County homeowners and farmers is Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Franklin Township Senior Community Center Parking Lot, located at 505 DeMott Lane, Somerset 08873. Please note that this is a new location in Franklin Township.

No registration is necessary, but proof of Somerset County residency is required. The program is free to county residents.

Household hazardous waste includes banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake fluids, wet-cell car batteries, motor oil (2-gallon maximum), fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs, ammonia-based cleaners, gasoline, kerosene, mercury switches, oil-based paints, pool chemicals, propane tanks and rechargeable and button-cell batteries.

For more information on types and quantities of materials accepted, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at (908) 231-7031, email solidwaste@co.somerset.nj.us or visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/HHW

At the April HHW drop-off, 539 county residents participated. Approximately 70,220 pounds of hazardous materials were dropped off for proper disposal. In addition, 440 gallons of used motor oil, 165 gallons of antifreeze, 44 propane tanks and 48 wet-cell batteries were collected and recycled.

No tires, electronics (computers and televisions), infectious waste, gas cylinders, smoke detectors, air conditioners and dehumidifiers are accepted. This drop-off is for residents only. No commercial vehicles are allowed and no 55-gallon drums are accepted.

Residents can dispose of tires at First Saturday of the Month Drop-off events at the Somerset County Recycling Center in Bridgewater. For more information, call the Recycling Center at (732) 469-3363 or go to www.co.somerset.nj.us/1stSat

For information about recycling electronics, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/e-waste, contact the Somerset County Road Division at (908) 541-5021 or email roaddiv@co.somerset.nj.us. For information about Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events, go to www.co.somerset.nj.us/HHW or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at (732) 469-3363.

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06-17-17

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POSTED 05-04-17
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CHERRY HILL, NJ

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SENIOR WALKS/HIKES (55 Years and Older)
Location: Kay Evans House at Croft Farm- 100 Bortons Mill Road;
NO SIGN UP REQUIRED
Call Gaye Pino 856-661-4800 if you have questions.

Mondays 9:30-10:30 AM: Starting April 3- Start your week with a brisk hike in one hour, and hike along the trails. Wear walking shoes and bring water and bug spray. Rain or other bad weather cancels.
Hike led by Caryl Fick.

Wednesdays 6:00 PM: Starting April 5- For those who prefer an evening walk/hike we will be leaving from the Kay Evans House at Croft Farm, and hike along the Cooper River Park trails. Wear walking shoes and bring water and bug. If you are coming from work there is a place to change into walking clothes and there are picnic tables if you would like to bring food to have after the walk. Rain or other bad weather cancels. Hike led by Valerie Danzey.

Wednesday 6:00 PM: Starting April 5- If you would prefer a slower walk there will be one on the track at Challenge Grove Park. Walk led by Marie.

These Walks/Hikes are a wonderful opportunity to stay fit in the beautiful nature of Cherry Hill and meet wonderful new people.

UPDATED 05-26-17
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Advocating for Your Special Needs Kid in School
Getting through the red tape is tough, but you have more rights than you think.
By Laura Waters

http://www.njfamily.com/Advocating-for-Your-Special-Needs-Kid-in-School/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=327%20-%20Advocating%20for%20Your%20Special%20Needs%20Child%20in%20School&utm_content=327%20-%20Advocating%20for%20Your%20Special%20Needs%20Child%20in%20School+Version+A+CID_d08d09f4863fe8491950344a83591679&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software%20Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=READ%20THE%20STORY

POSTED 03-27-16
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THROUGHOUT NEW JERSEY!
Project Medicine Drop
Drop Box Locations

The effort to stop the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs begins at home – and must include the opportunity for New Jersey consumers to dispose of their unused medications safely and securely at any time throughout the year.

With New Jersey’s Project Medicine Drop (NJPMD), we are placing secured drop boxes in the headquarters of local police departments. Consumers from anywhere in New Jersey can visit the boxes seven days a week, to drop off unneeded and expired medications – and keep them away from those at risk of abusing them.

The drop boxes accept solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, inhalers, and pet medications. They cannot accept syringes or liquids.

For the hours of availability and other information, contact the police departments or call the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs at (800) 242-5846.

http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/Pages/locations.aspx

POSTED 03-27-17
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MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

POSTED 03-01-17
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Dear Artist, Crafter, Vendor:

The 2017 Application Form (click here) is available for our 28 large, outdoor,
high-quality Street Fairs and Craft Shows throughout New Jersey.
You may choose the shows that are convenient for you.

Click HERE to view the 2017 Application Form and print it.
We accept checks, money orders, and all major credit cards.

You can also visit our website at http://www.StreetFairs.org

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Kindest regards,
Darryl Walker
Office of Street Fairs
Street Fairs LLC
http://www.StreetFairs.org
908-654-1400

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ

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C O M M U N I T Y H E A LT H R E S O U R C ES

FREE and CONFIDENTIAL Pregnancy Screenings for Women in the Mercer County, NJ Region!!

Eden Autism- 06-23-2016

Posted 06-08-16
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Encouraging Kids Family Resource Center

Located in New Jersey

Supervised Visitation Services Now Available
Safe, secure, monitored visitation for non-custodial parents.
On-site Evening, Weekend / Holiday Schedules available

Call 609-848-1400 or info@encouragingkids.org

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New Jersey FamilyCare (NJFC)
Managing Agency New Jersey http://www.state.nj.us

Program Description
New Jersey FamilyCare (NJFC) is a federal and state funded health insurance program created to help New Jersey’s uninsured children to have affordable health coverage. It is not a welfare program. NJFC is for hard-working families who cannot afford to privately pay the high cost of health insurance. Eligibility is based on family size and monthly income. Assets are not considered when determining eligibility. NJFC is a comprehensive health insurance program that will provide many if not all of your child’s health care needs. A sample of the services provided by NJFC are: physician services, preventive health care, emergency medical care, inpatient hospital services, outpatient hospital services, laboratory services, prescription drugs, eyeglasses, dental services in most cases, emergency transportation, mental health services, plus many more.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of New Jersey, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), and a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $39,095
2 $52,955
3 $66,815
4 $80,675
5 $94,535
6 $108,395
7 $122,255
8 $136,115
*For households with more than eight people, add $13,860 per additional person.

Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state’s program information for details.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
If you are interested in applying for New Jersey FamilyCare, the entire application process can be completed through the mail. All enrollment packets contain postage free envelopes. Calling the number below and giving your name and address will allow our office to mail an application to your home:
1-800-701-0710

You can also download an application by visiting our website at: http://www.njfamilycare.org/apply.aspx

Or if you would like to have face-to-face contact with someone, you may select one of the many outreach and enrollment sites listed by county:
http://www.njfamilycare.org/need_help.aspx

The outreach and enrollment sites also have applications available if you choose to personally obtain one. If you need help completing your application, you may call and speak to a Health Benefits Coordinator at 1-800-701-0710.

Once you have copies of all the required documentation and your application is completed and signed, place everything in the prepaid postage return envelope provided and drop it in the mail. That’s all there is to it.

Program Contact Information
For more information on New Jersey FamilyCare, please call 1-800-701-0710 or visit the following website: http://www.njfamilycare.org/index.html

Updated 11-07-13

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New Jersey School Breakfast and Lunch Program
Managing Agency New Jersey http://www.state.nj.us

Program Description
The School Breakfast Program provides funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious breakfast to students each day. Similarly, the goal of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is to protect the health and well-being of the nation’s children by providing nutritious school meals every day. NSLP provides funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious school lunch. Schools receive Federal funds for each breakfast and lunch served, provided that the meal meets established nutrition standards.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New Jersey and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under).

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,257
2 $28,694
3 $36,131
4 $43,568
5 $51,005
6 $58,442
7 $65,879
8 $73,316
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your child’s school. A listing of your state’s schools can be found here:
http://education.state.nj.us/directory/pub.php

Program Contact Information
For information on the New Jersey School Breakfast and Lunch Program please visit: http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/divisions/fn/childadult/school.html
For additional information, call the Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs at: 609-984-0692

Updated 10-08-13

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New Jersey Summer Food Service
Managing Agency New Jersey http://www.state.nj.us

Program Description
The New Jersey Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need throughout the summer months when they are out of school. Sponsors provide free meals to a group of children at a central site, such as a school, park, low-income housing complex, community center, or camp. They receive cash subsidies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for each meal and snack they serve and for their documented administrative and operating costs. Sponsors may also receive donated commodities from the USDA.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New Jersey.

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,257
2 $28,694
3 $36,131
4 $43,568
5 $51,005
6 $58,442
7 $65,879
8 $73,316
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for the Summer Food Service program, contact the site nearest you:
http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/divisions/fn/childadult/staffdirectory.html

Program Contact Information
To learn more about the New Jersey SFSP, please visit the program website: http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/divisions/fn/childadult/school.html
For additional information on the New Jersey SFSP, please call the Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs at: 609-292-4498

Updated 08-20-13

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We have just received this:

Good afternoon all-

Governor Christie wanted to express his appreciation for all that you and the members of your organization do in our communities. I have attached a note from him recognizing your efforts. Please feel free to pass it along to your membership and anyone who deserves recognition as a volunteer.

Thank you and best wishes for continued success.

Thank You Note from Governor Christie

May 7th 2013

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New Jersey Weatherization Assistance Program
Managing Agency New Jersey http://www.state.nj.us

Program Description

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Housing and Community Resources administers the Weatherization Assistance Program designed to promote energy conservation in low-income households.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New Jersey.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $22,340
2 $30,260
3 $38,180
4 $46,100
5 $54,020
6 $61,940
7 $69,860
8 $77,780
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,920 per additional person.

If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for this program, please contact your local administering agency at the following location:
http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/localagencies.html

Program Contact Information
For more information on the Home Weatherization Assistance program, please call the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs at: 609-292-6140

Updated 06-12-12

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New Jersey Food Stamp Program
Managing Agency New Jersey http://www.state.nj.us

Program Description
New Jersey administers the Federal Food Stamp program, which enables eligible low-income individuals and families to receive cash benefits to help pay for food. The County Welfare Agency determines eligibility.

Individuals and families who are deemed eligible will receive their Food Stamp benefits within 30 days of submitting an application. Under certain situations, emergency benefits may be issued within just a few days.

Clients who are already receiving Food Stamp benefits may reapply by filing an application for re-certification by the 15th day of the last month of their current certification period.

Recipients of Food Stamps and WFNJ/TANF, the state cash assistance program for families, receive their benefits through the “Families First” card (Electronic Benefits Transfer System). Currently, clients of WFNJ/GA, the state cash assistance program for individuals and childless couples, access their Food Stamps through the Families First card but receive cash assistance by check.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of New Jersey and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). For either group, you must also have an annual household income of less than $14,079 if one person lives in the household; $18,941 if two people live in the household; $23,803 if three people live in the household; $28,665 if four people live in the household; $33,527 if five people live in the household; $38,389 if six people live in the household; $43,251 if seven people live in the household; or $48,113 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,862 for each additional person in the home.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for Food Stamps, please visit the New Jersey Department of Human Services website:
http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dfd/programs/njsnap/

Program Contact Information
For more information about this program, please visit: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/programs/njsnap/index.html
For more information, dial the Food Stamp Hotline: 1-800-792-9773

Updated 05-21-12

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The Veterans Intervention Program
Substance abuse counseling for veterans and their families

Services provided by Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Services with the support of the Mercer County
Office on Addictions Services.

VIP services are private and confidential. We have no connections with the Department of Defense nor the
Veterans Affairs.
Fees are on a sliding scale.
Inability to pay is not a barrier to receiving services.
Whenever possible, insurance plans will be accepted.
For an appointment, please call 1-800-360-7711 www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are the longest combat operations since Vietnam.
Returning home from a war zone can present immense challenges. Signs related to the stressors from war and
returning home can include: using alcohol and other drugs, angry outbursts, anxiety, trouble concentrating,
depression, nightmares, and troubled relationships.
Our Alcoholism/Addictions service offers the Veterans Intervention Program (VIP) providing substance abuse
treatment to Mercer County Reservists and National Guard Members who have served in Operation Enduring
Freedom or Operation Noble Eagle. Services with trained counselors are provided in collaboration with the
Mercer County Office on Addiction Services and include:
• Individual, family, and group counseling
• When indicated for those in treatment with us, psychiatric evaluations and medication follow-up
• Referrals to programs supporting veterans and their families

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NERRC is one of six Regional Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Center provides special education technical assistance to help state education agencies improve their systems of early intervention, special education and transition services for children with disabilities. Find more resources
for parents and educators in your state.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/new_jersey/education

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Tommy Williams’ Camden Street Ministry:

This ministry gives out gently-used, clean household goods, toys, and clothing to help meet the needs of the people they present the Gospel to. Please give items you would like to donate to Wendy McDermott, 1-856-546-0344

New Covenant Community Church | 255 Edgewood Ave | Audubon | NJ | 08106

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Provides information, education, support and advocacy for families and professionals.
Serves all New Jersey residents with autism, including pre-school age children, youth ages 3-21, young adults
ages 14-21 and adults.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/new_jersey/education

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Program Description
New Jersey’s welfare reform program, Work First New Jersey (WFNJ), was initiated in April 1997, following the
passage of sweeping Federal reforms in 1996, known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity
Reconciliation Act. Under the Act, the Federal program for families became known as Temporary Assistance to
Needy Families (TANF). Under the supervision of the NJ Division of Family Development (DVD), WFNJ provides
temporary cash assistance and many other support services to families through the TANF program. WFNJ
emphasizes work as the first step toward building a new life and a brighter future. Our goal is to help people
get off welfare, secure employment and become self-sufficient through job training, education and work
activities.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of New Jersey, either pregnant or
responsible for a child under 19 years of age, a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have
low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to
become unemployed.

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
There are 21 county welfare agencies within New Jersey who administer the TANF program. To determine
whether you are eligible for Work First New Jersey benefits and to apply, contact your county welfare agency.
A complete list of the agencies is available by clicking on the link below:
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/programs/foodstamps/cwa/index.html

Program Contact Information
For more information, please visit our web site at:
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/programs/workfirstnj/

Managing Agency
New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us

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Program Description
The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants,
and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive
educational, health, nutritional, and social services. Parents play a large role in the programs, both as primary
educators of their children and as participants in administering the programs locally. Both programs provide
pre-literacy and literacy experiences in a multi-cultural environment. Parents are also provided social
services, including assistance with childcare. Services are also available to migrant and seasonal farm worker
families.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of New Jersey, you must be a
parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child who is too young for public school and your household’s
annual income before taxes must not exceed $10,830 if one person lives in the household; $14,570 if two
people live in the household; $18,310 if three people live in the household; $22,050 if four people live in the
household; $25,790 if five people live in the household; $29,530 if six people live in the household; $33,270 if
seven people live in the household; $37,010 if eight people live in the household; and $40,750 if more than
eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $3,740 for each additional person in the home.

If you do not meet these criteria, you may still qualify if you are a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident
whose financial status is low income or very low income, who is under-employed, unemployed or about to
become unemployed, facing pregnancy, less than 19 years of age yourself, or the parent or primary caregiver
for children under the age of 19 years. Other qualifications may apply.

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
The Head Start Locator provides a searchable database of Head Start programs. To apply for this program
please visit the following website, which will direct you to the Head Start office nearest to you:
http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/HeadStartOffices

Program Contact Information
You can visit the New Jersey Head Start-State Collaboration Office at:
http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hsd/SCO/StateCollaborati.htm#NewJersey

You may also contact Department of Human Services, Office of Early Care and Education by calling at:
609-292-4469

Managing Agency
New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us

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Program Description
New Jersey WIC Services provides supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant,
breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to the age of five. WIC
services include nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and
support, immunization screening and health care referrals.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of New
Jersey, pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman, infant or child up to 5 years of
age and: (1) are individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk;
and, (2) meet an income standard, or are determined automatically income eligible. A
person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit
programs, such as the Food Stamp Program, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for
Needy Families, automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this
benefit.
Application Process
To apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/wic/localagencies.shtml

Program Contact Information
Please see the following Web Site for the income standard or maximum income limit for WIC eligibility:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/howtoapply/incomeguidelines.htm

For more information on New Jersey WIC, please visit the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services website
at:
http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/wic/index.shtml

If you have questions about the program or if you would like to schedule an appointment with a local WIC state
agency representative, call the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services at:
609-292-9560

Or call toll-free a local WIC agency at:
866 446-5942

Managing Agency
Department of Health and Senior Services (NJ)
http://www.state.nj.us

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Program Description
The Special Milk Program (SMP) encourages the consumption of milk by children in order
to foster good health and academic achievement. The Special Milk Program may not be
operated in a school or institution, which is also participating in the National School
Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program. The exception is for the sponsors
participating in the Split Session Kindergarten Milk program. The Split Session
Kindergarten Milk Program allows for the serving of milk to children enrolled in the Split
Session Kindergarten programs, where they do not have access to the National School
Lunch Program.
General Program Requirements

Any child in a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program can get
milk. Schools may elect to offer free milk to low-income children. In order to qualify for
this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of New Jersey, your household’s
annual income before taxes must not exceed $20,036 if one person lives in the
household; $26,955 if two people live in the household; $33,874 if three people live in the
household; $40,793 if four people live in the household; $47,712 if five people live in the
household; $54,631 if six people live in the household; $61,550 if seven people live in the
household; and $68,469 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $6,919 for each
additional person in the home.

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
To apply for the Special Milk program, directly contact your child’s school, camp, or child care institution to
find out if it participates in the Special Milk Program.

The Federal agency Child Nutrition Programs manages this program and provides state contact information
here:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Contacts/StateDirectory.htm

Additionally, your state education agency can also provide you with more information about the program.
http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/divisions/fn/childadult/school_milk.html

Program Contact Information

You may also contact your local school district if you have other inquiries regarding the program.

You can call the New Jersey Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs if you would like to learn more about Special
Milk at:
609-984-0692

Managing Agency
New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us

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Millhill Child and Family Development Corporation is a nationally certified center
renowned for providing high quality early childhood education and services for the entire
family. As an expansion of its Social Services program, we now offer a Saturday Parenting
On Program Days Participants Receive:
• Bus Transportation for parents & children 18months-5yrs old
• Child Care with Educational, Therapeutic &Recreational goals.
• Parent Stipend for Participation

Breakfast and Lunch
Upon Completion
Parents Receive:

Formal Graduation and Certificate of Achievement
FAMILY SUCCESS IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY!
Millhill Child and Family Development Corporation
Please call with referrals and questions
101 Oakland Street
Trenton, J 08618

www.millhillcenter.org
609-989-7333 ext 22
Program focusing on improved parenting skills and parent empowerment.
Millhill’s Parent Empowerment Group is a 12 week intensive Parenting Group (6 weeks) and Life Skills class (6
weeks) for families with open DYFS cases that will meet on two alternating Saturday mornings per month from
9:30-11am. After group sessions, parents/caregivers and children will come together to share a meal which will
both reinforce skills learned in group but also build nurturing and family cohesion.
Participants will gain:
• Increased knowledge of child development
• Awareness of appropriate expectations for children
• Increased knowledge of alternatives of physical punishment
• A change in views regarding the use of corporal punishment
• An increase in empathic awareness of children’s needs.
Children will have the opportunity to continue their respite day with therapeutic play and excursions into the
community. Parents who successfully complete the program may be identified as Parent Mentors who will then
serve as informal supports for the next cohort.
Introducing Millhill’s
Therapeutic Intervention Respite and Parenting Program!

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