HURRICANE SANDY INFORMATION:

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This page provides links to websites that offer resources to the community.

Administration for Children & Families

This website has a wide range of topics and information for families; ranging from child abuse and neglect to adoption and foster care.

www.acf.hhs.gov

 

African Hispanic Immigration Organization (AHIO)

AHIO assists people of all nations with issues such as: immigration law and removal proceedings, immigration court representation services, domestic violence and child abuse services, anti-trafficking assistance and citizenship assistance programs, asylees/refugees programs, and legal assistance programs. 

http://ahiolaw.org                 

 

American Friends Service Committee

American Friends Service Committee is committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. They educate people on how to put a stop to problems happening in their community and around the world.

http://afsc.org

 

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is an emergency response organization that aids victims of natural disasters, members of the military and their families, and is the largest provider of blood in the U.S. The American Red Cross provides material items and may include feeding, shelter, clean-up kits, comfort kits and financial assistance.  

www.redcross.org

 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Helps communities protect their health by providing information on diseases and prevention. The CDCP provides health information on topics such as injury, violence and safety, workplace safety and help, diseases and conditions.

www.cdc.gov

 

Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF)

CSF offers tuition assistance to parents with children attending private school in grades K-8.

www.scholarshipfund.org

 

Community Food Bank of New Jersey

Distributes food and groceries, provided education and training, and has programs to help low-income people meet their basic needs.http://www.njfoodbank.org/

 

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Federal agency that tracks recalled products which can cause harm to community.

www.cpsc.go

 

Division of Child Protection and Permanency - DCP&P (formerly DYFS)

DCP&P is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect.  If necessary they arrange for the child's protection and the family's treatment. To report suspected child abuse and neglect, please call 1-877-NJ-ABUSE (1-877-652-2873)

http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/about/divisions/dcpp/

 

ED Pubs

The ED Pubs website has over 6,000 free publications on it by the U.S. Department of Education. These publications include: brochures, CD-ROMs, grant applications, newsletters, posters, research reports, videotapes, and financial aid products.

www.edpubs.gov

 

El Centro Hispano Americano

El Centro Hispano Americano helps immigrants and refugees in New Jersey with legal services, advocacy, social service referral, community education and organizing, and cultural programs.

www.elcentronj.org

 

Elizabethtown and Gas

Offer programs that help low-income individuals and families with energy use, such as energy assistance and weatherization programs.

www.elizabethtowngas.com

 

Ending Childhood Hunger

Become a champion to end hunger! To learn what you can do to ensure no child in our country goes hungry visit www.endhungernj.org

 

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

Assist refugees and immigrants by offering protection and help. Services can include trauma counseling, art therapy, legal advice, and humanitarian assistance.

www.hias.org

 

Horizon NJ Health

Are your children without health insurance? They don't need to be! The NJ FamilyCare Advantage program offered through Horizon NJ Health can help.

www.horizonnjhealth.com

 

Human Rights First

This agency recognizes human rights and the laws that promote human rights. They play an active role in stopping hate crimes and different forms of bias.

www.humanrightsfirst.org

 

Inmate Finder

Inmate finder allows the public to get basic information about inmates in NJ correctional facilities. The New Jersey Department of Corrections updates this information on a biweekly basis to ensure that it is complete and accurate as possible.

https://www6.state.nj.us/DOC_Inmate/inmatefinder?i=I

 

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

KIND serves children who are facing the US immigration system alone. They make sure these children are treated fairly and that their rights are protected and respected.

www.supportkind.org

 

NJ 2-1-1

NJ 2-1-1 can help you find resources in your community like day care facilities, shelters, affordable housing units, social services, employment training programs, senior services, medical insurance, and more.

www.nj211.org

 

NJ FamilyCare

The State of NJ provides affordable health insurance for children and certain low-income parents/guardians.

www.njfamilycare.org

 

 

NJ Health Link

New Jersey HealthLink provides instant-access to valuable health care information. It gives details about health care services and eligibility, as well as contact names and phone numbers. It covers topics such as alcohol services, prescription drugs, nutrition and wellness, transportation services, assisted living and more.

www.nj.gov/njhealthlink

 

NJ Housing Resource Center

NJHRC helps NJ residents to find and list affordable housing. It also helps people with disabilities find housing options, and obtaining housing information and links.

www.njhousing.gov

 

NJ Poison Control

NJ Poison Control Center is the state's only poison control center that serves NJ residents through its free 24/7 emergency and information hotline. http://www.njpies.org/

 

NJ SNAP (Food Stamps)

Formerly Food Stamps, NJ SNAP is the new name for the nutrition assistance program to help low-income individuals and families buy the groceries needed to eat healthy.

www.njfoodstamps.com

 

Prevent Child Abuse NJ

Prevent Child Abuse NJ is dedicated to preventing all forms of child abuse. They offer tips for parent (articles/brochures) as well as programs and trainings.

www.preventchildabusenj.org

 

Prevention Links

Prevention Links works to educate the community about the effects of drugs, alcohol, and violence. They also have programs geared for elementary, middle and high school students.

http://preventionlinks.org

 

Proceed Inc

PROCEED provides many services to Union County families which address the following topics: HIV/AIDS, homelessness, unemployment, home repair, utility payment, and substance abuse. Most of the services are free or based on income.

www.proceedinc.com

 

Sex Offender Search

New Jersey law authorizes the Division of State Police to make available to the public over the Internet information about certain sex offenders required to register under Megan's Law.

www.state.nj.us/njsp/info/reg_sexoffend.html

 

Shaping NJ

This state program aims to promote healthy lifestyles. It does this by educating the public about being physically active, and eating healthy. It also gives information about how to find recreational facilities and nutritious foods where they live, work, learn and play. Its goal is to fight obesity and chronic disease prevention.

www.shapingnj.gov

 

Social Security Online Services

Get help with retirement, disability, Medicare, survivors, business services, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

 www.ssa.gov

 

UCEDC is dedicated to stimulating economic growth for New Jersey small buisness. They provide business loans, techical assistance and offer an Entrepreneurial Training Initiative for those looking to start a business in Union County.

www.ucedc.com

 

UC First Alert Network

Sign-up to receive alerts of major crisis and emergencies in Union County. The UC First Alert Network delivers important emergency alerts, notifications by email account, cell phone, pager and smartphone/PDA. http://www.ucfirstalert.org/index.php?CCheck=1

 

Union County, New Jersey

This website provides local town information on the community, weather, sports, entertainment, shopping, real estate, and rentals.

http://ucnj.org/

 

United Way of Greater Union County

United Way of Greater Union County works with local government, businesses, non-profits, faith-based groups and residents to improve community conditions. They are committed to helping children succeed, fostering self-sufficiency, improving health and fostering strong healthy and vibrant families. 

www.uwguc.org

 

 

Employment Websites

 

Below are links to websites which list jobs available, help job-seekers find services that will help to overcome barriers to employment and provide resume writing tips.

 

Career Builder

http://careerbuilder.com

 

Career One Stop

http://careeronestop.org

 

Monster

www.monster.com

 

Job Connection Services

www.jobconnectionservices.com

 

NJ Employment

www.state.nj.us/nj/employ

 

NJ Jobs

www.nj.com/jobs

 

Proceed

www.proceedinc.com

 

Unemployment

http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/ui/ui_index.html

 

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