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COVID-19 Helplines and Resources

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I hope this comprehensive listing of COVID-19 Helplines and Resources, compiled by the NJ Assembly Republicans, is of help to you and your families during this time. If you are a veteran, see the post of services for you: https://aswdecrocenj26.com/2020/04/20/veteran-resources-during-covid-19/.

COVID-19 HELPLINES AND RESOURCES

NJ COVID-19 Information Hub: covid19.nj.gov

General COVID-19 Questions: 2-1-1 (24/7)

Medical COVID-19 Questions: 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)

Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts

Covid-19 Tracker:nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml

Testing Site Locator:  covid19.nj.gov/search.html?query=Testing+Centers+in+NJ

Symptom Tracker: self.covid19.nj.gov/

Donations

Housing for Medical Volunteers: https://covid19.nj.gov/forms/housing

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): covid19.nj.gov/forms/ppedonations

Volunteers

Volunteer health professional/medical/clinical skills:covid19.nj.gov/volunteer

Accelerated temporary licensing for out of state healthcare professionals:  

njconsumeraffairs.gov/Pages/Accelerated-Temporary-Licensure.aspx

Other Volunteers:nj.gov/state/volunteer-in-nj.shtml

NJ Dept. of Labor: nj.gov/labor

Unemployment Benefits

Apply: myunemployment.nj.gov or
North Jersey: 201-601-4100
Central Jersey: 732-761-2020
Southern Jersey: 856-507-2340

Worker Protections: nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml  or myleavebenefits.nj.gov/

Jobs Portal for Both Job Seekers and Businesses Hiring: jobs.covid19.nj.gov

Employers:  nj.gov/labor/employer-services/business/covid.shtml

Businesses Assistance

Federal Business Loans – U.S. SBA loan programs for businesses & non-profits

sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19

disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

faq.business.nj.gov/en/articles/3789809

SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or  disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

State Business Assistance

assistance.business.nj.gov or call 609-858-6767

NJEDA hotline, 1-800-JERSEY-7, open from 8 am to 9 or cv.business.nj.gov.
NJEDA team member 609-858-6767 or contactus.njeda.com 

NJ Business Action Center (BAC): 1-800-JERSEY-7 or nj.gov/state/bac/ 

Healthcare Coverage: nj.gov/governor/getcoverednj, www.healthcare.govwww.njfamilycare.org, 1-800-701-0710

NJ Department of Banking and Insurance COVID-19: state.nj.us/dobi/covid/index.html

COVID-19 & Health Insurance Frequently Asked Questions: state.nj.us/dobi/covid/faq.html

Food (SNAP), Cash Assistance, Health Insurance: NJHelps.org

Food Assistance

SNAP: 800-609-3663

Community Food Bank Headquarters: cfbnj.org/findfood or 908-355-3663

Southern Branch: 609-383-8843

NJHelps.org

hungerfreenj.org/coronavirus/ or 201-568-1804 

USDA National Hunger Hotline: 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE

Food Banks that serve each county: nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/fn/pdf/EFO%20%20Listing.pdf

Child Care Services for Essential Workers: childcarenj.gov/Child-Care-for-COVID-19 or 1-800-332-9227

Child Care Costs Support: childcarenj.gov/Emergency

Support Services Hotlines

Child Abuse/Neglect: 1-877-NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873)

Domestic Violence: 1-800-572-SAFE (7233)

Addiction and Counseling: 844-REACH-NJ (844-732-2465)

Substance Abuse/Addiction: 1-844-276-2777

Family Helpline: 1-800-843-5437

First Responders: 1-800-968-1242, www.njdcisr.org

Cop2Cop: 1-866-267-2267

Firefighters: 1-732-499-9250

NJ Crisis Intervention Response Network for Police, Fire and Rescue: 609-394-3600

Crisis Text Line: Text NJ to 741741

2nd Floor Youth Helpline: 1-888-222-2228

Mental Health Cares: 1-866-202-HELP (4357)

NJ Suicide Hotline: 1-855-654-6735

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 973-870-0677

Worker2Worker Helpline: 1-855-327-7842

Mortgage and Rental Assistance

Consumer Hotline: 1-800-NJHOUSE

Foreclosure, Pre-Foreclosure and Eviction Counseling by County (NJHMFA):njhousing.gov/foreclosure

Banks Providing Mortgage Relief:state.nj.us/dobi/covid/mortgagerelief/index.html

Housing Assistance and Locals

hnjdca-housing.dynamics365portals.us/en-US/

NJ – 211: nj211.org/

nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/covid19housingassistance.html

Codes: nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/alerts 

Construction: nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/alerts/pdfs/COVID_memo.pdf

UCC construction forms for local enforcement agencies: nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/resources/constructionpermitforms.html

Gov Connect- News for Local Government Officials: nj.gov/govconnect/news/general/

Local Finance Notices: nj.gov/dca/divisions/dlgs/resources/local_fin_notices.html

Veterans

Federal:  va.gov/coronavirus

Operating status of local VA locations: va.gov/find-locations

Veterans Crisis (800) 273-8255 or VeteransCrisisLine.Net/Chat or text 838255

Deaf and hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889

New Jersey:  nj.gov/military/veterans/covid19-info-for-veterans.shtmlor 609-530-4600

NJ Veterans Benefits 888-865-8387 or VBB@dmava.nj.gov

Crisis Intervention: 609-235-5959

Vets4Warriors: 855-838-8255

NJ Vet2Vet: 866-VETS-NJ4 (866-838-7654)

Vet Call Center: 877-927-8387

State Student Loans:  NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (NJHESAA) phone lines are down during COVID-19 Emergency, send email: client_services@hesaa.org

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Deadline is extended from April 15th to June 1st

Repayment relief options: hesaa.org/Pages/RAPandHIARPInfo.aspx

Loan Deferments

Unemployment: hesaa.org/Documents/Relief%20Options/Unemployment.pdf

Temporary total disability: hesaa.org/Documents/NJCLASSTempDisabilityForm.pdf

Financial hardship: hesaa.org/Documents/Relief%20Options/Financial%20hardship.pdf

Higher Education – Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE)

Guidance for colleges/universities: nj.gov/highereducation/documents/pdf/index/3-16-2020COVID-19_HigherEducationGuidance.pdf

Institutions submit waivers to hold in-person instruction for select courses such as clinical rotations, etc.):  nj.gov/highereducation/documents/pdf/index/OSHE_Waiver%20Process_3.17.20.pdf

Federal Stimulus Checks: irs.gov or  Information about the Federal Economic Impact Payment – Stimulus Check

NJ Income Tax Refund Status: state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/checkrefundstatus.shtml

NJ Transit

Customers and employee protections: njtransit.com/COVID19

NJT weekday rail schedules: njtransit.com/sa/sa_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=ServiceAdjustmentTo&AdjustmentId=9792

Notary Information

Business filing, notary, or apostilles/international notarization: state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/ or 609-292-9292

Report Violations

Scams or suspected price gouging: 973-504-6420 or njconsumeraffairs.gov

Hoarding of Hydroxychloroquine or drugs in short supply: nj.gov/lps/ca2/bme/complaintform/complaints.htm

Business remaining open: covid19.nj.gov/forms/violation

Census: 2020census.gov/en.html (Questionnaire), nj.gov/state/census.shtml (NJ Census website)

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission: Facilities remain closed through April 27, 2020. Online services continue to operate. All driver licenses, non-driver IDs, vehicle registrations, and inspection stickers expiring before May 31 have been extended two months. Most renewals, replacements, address changes, etc. can be processed at state.nj.us/mvc/

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