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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:


NJ COVID-19 Information Hub:

General COVID-19 Questions:  (24/7)

Medical COVID-19 Questions: 

Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts


Testing Site Locator:

Symptom Tracker:


Housing for Medical Volunteers:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):


Volunteer health professional/medical/clinical

Accelerated temporary licensing for out of state healthcare professionals:


NJ Dept. of Labor:

Unemployment Benefits

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

Worker Protections:  or

Jobs Portal for Both Job Seekers and Businesses Hiring:


Businesses Assistance

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

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

State Business Assistance or call 609-858-6767

NJEDA hotline, 1-800-JERSEY-7, open from 8 am to 9 or
NJEDA team member 609-858-6767 or 

NJ Business Action Center (BAC): 1-800-JERSEY-7 or 

Healthcare Coverage:,,, 1-800-701-0710

NJ Department of Banking and Insurance COVID-19:

COVID-19 & Health Insurance Frequently Asked Questions:

Food (SNAP), Cash Assistance, Health Insurance:

Food Assistance

SNAP: 800-609-3663

Community Food Bank Headquarters: or 908-355-3663

Southern Branch: 609-383-8843 or 201-568-1804 

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

Food Banks that serve each county:

Child Care Services for Essential Workers: or 1-800-332-9227

Child Care Costs Support:

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,

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)

Banks Providing Mortgage

Housing Assistance and Locals

NJ – 211:



UCC construction forms for local enforcement agencies:

Gov Connect- News for Local Government Officials:

Local Finance Notices:



Operating status of local VA locations:

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

Deaf and hard of hearing: 

New Jersey: 609-530-4600

NJ Veterans Benefits 888-865-8387 or

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:

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

Repayment relief options:

Loan Deferments


Temporary total disability: 

Financial hardship: 

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

Guidance for colleges/universities:

Institutions submit waivers to hold in-person instruction for select courses such as clinical rotations, etc.):

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

NJ Income Tax Refund Status:

NJ Transit

Customers and employee protections:

NJT weekday rail schedules:

Notary Information

Business filing, notary, or apostilles/international notarization: or 609-292-9292

Report Violations

Scams or suspected price gouging: 973-504-6420 or

Hoarding of Hydroxychloroquine or drugs in short supply:

Business remaining open:

Census: (Questionnaire), (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

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