Covid-19 Info

Official NJ Dept. of Health info

Official source for NJ Dept. of Health Information:

COVID-19 Resources
Housing Assistance & Counseling: Foreclosure Prevention & Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance Program (from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency) and Free housing counseling:; 855-647-7700.
Vaccination Records: NJ Department of Health COVID vaccination records: NJ Docket, a secure and free smartphone app..

Help & Assistance

Apply for NJ SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, on the state website. For a list of local food pantries, call 211 or visit  

Child care subsidy
Lower-income families may be eligible for a child care subsidy if they are working, in training or in school. Visit

Utility assistance program (LIHEAP)
You may be eligible for help with heating and cooling bills through the Home Energy Assistance Program. Visit the state website. 

JCP&L Energy Assistance Hub
Need help finding bill assistance programs that you qualify for? Use this tool to easily explore which assistance programs might be available to you. Just visit to get started.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Monmouth County has partnered with New Jersey SHARES to help provide up to 18 months of utility assistance to income-eligible tenants due to hardships caused by COVID-19 through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. More information. 

Health insurance
New Jersey residents who received at least one week of unemployment benefits in 2021 are eligible for nearly free health coverage at the Get Covered NJ website.

Free job training courses
Visit for more than 5,000 free Skillsoft courses in information technology, business analysis, customer service, project management, digital literacy and more.

NJ 211
Call 211 or visit to search for local resources near you to help with housing, food, child care, mental health, substance use, legal or health resources.

RAINE Foundation 
The RAINE Foundation – Reaching All In Need Everyday – focuses on children and families.. Contact the Hazlet-based group by visiting or the Facebook Page.

St. John's UMC Food Pantry
Weekly food distribution on Thursdays between 5:30 and 7 pm. The pantry is located in the rear of the church at 2000 Florence Ave., Hazlet and serves everyone. If you would like to donate food, the church will gratefully accept donations on weekdays in the rear drop-off, between 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.