Housing Assistance & Counseling: Foreclosure Prevention & Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance Program (from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency) and Free housing counseling: www.njerma.com; 855-647-7700.
NJ PCR Tests: For NJ Department of Health and Vault Medical Service free PCR test requests, https://learn.vaulthealth.com/nj/.
Federal Rapid Tests: Request up to four free tests per home, www.COVIDTests.gov.
Vaccinations for the Homebound: For in-home vaccination information, visit www.covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax ; 855-568-0545.
Vaccination Records: NJ Department of Health COVID vaccination records: NJ Docket, a secure and free smartphone app..
Mental Health Resources: Department of Children and Families mental health support resources page for youth, for parents, and for educators, www.covid19.nj.gov/youthhelp.
Help & Assistance
Child care subsidy
Lower-income families may be eligible for a child care subsidy if they are working, in training or in school. Visit childcare.gov.
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 https://bit.ly/33Vw9mW 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.
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 http://nj.metrixlearning.com/ for more than 5,000 free Skillsoft courses in information technology, business analysis, customer service, project management, digital literacy and more.
Call 211 or visit nj211.org to search for local resources near you to help with housing, food, child care, mental health, substance use, legal or health resources.
FOOD Help in Hazlet
The RAINE Foundation – Reaching All In Need Everyday – focuses on children and families.. Contact the Hazlet-based group by visiting RAINEFoundation.com or the Facebook Page.
St. John's UMC Food PantryWeekly 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. No questions asked. The pantry is supported by local stores and bakeries as well as Fulfill, which receives donations from Costco and Saker Shoprite.
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.
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