Norwescap is committed to helping all our neighbors thrive, no matter where you live or what challenges you are facing. Here you’ll find information about programs and services offered by our partners, and other resources that may be helpful to you. Use the filters to search by county or program type.
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NJ 211 provides free, live assistance24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year for people who are struggling. Specialists have access to a resource database of over 7,600 community programs and services that assist people with needs such as food, utilities, affordable housing, rental assistance, mental and physical health, substance use disorders, childcare, senior needs, legal assistance, transportation, disability services and so much more. NJ 211 also serves as the state’s homeless hotline, and is available to people experiencing homelessness who need immediate assistance. Services are confidential and offered in multiple languages. For help, dial 211 or visit https://www.nj211.org/about-211 to learn more and contact a specialist via email, text or chat.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen offers a wide array of services for people who are struggling financially. Programs include food pantries; shelter and permanent housing; financial empowerment services; child care; counseling for people struggling with addiction; immigration services; and more. Visit https://ccdom.org/ for more information on their various programs and services.
Center for Family Services (former Family Guidance)
Center for Family Services offers a strong and innovative continuum of care with multiple services to support a broad range of needs. Programs include addiction and recovery support, counseling and behavioral health, early childhood education, safe and supportive housing, workforce development, and more. For more information, visit https://www.centerffs.org/our-services.
Central Jersey Housing Resource Center
Central Jersey Housing Resource Center is a HUD-certified Housing Counseling agency that provides clients with no-cost information, education, and supports to overcome housing obstacles. The Center provides housing counseling programs (in-person and virtually) and uses their resource network to help find affordable housing for families, individuals, senior citizens and those with special needs. For more information, visit https://www.cjhrc.org/.
Community Options, Inc.
Community Options supports individuals with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities through training, supported employment, case management, therapeutic services, and more. To learn more about services offered through their multiple New Jersey locations, visit https://www.comop.org/about-us/our-offices/new-jersey.
Easterseals New Jersey
Easterseals helps children and adults with disabilities and special needs live better lives through a broad array of programs. Operating in 21 counties throughout the state, Easterseals New Jersey offers a variety of disability services to help people with various special needs address life’s challenges, including residential programs, adult learning programs, vocational training, case management, and recreational activities. Visit https://www.easterseals.com/nj/our-programs/ to learn more.
Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board
The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board offers an array of programs for job seekers in Somerset and Hunterdon counties. Resources include guided job search and tools to help job seekers connect to the opportunities that are right for them; SkillUp Greater Raritan, a free online learning portal; tools for resume building; and more. For more information, visit https://www.thegrwdb.org/resources/for-jobseekers/.
Higher Education Student Assistance Authority
The Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) is a New Jersey state agency dedicated to providing students and families with financial and informational resources for students to pursue their education beyond high school. The organization provides access to and guidance on scholarship, loan and grant programs, as well as other supports to help students succeed in higher education. For more information, visit https://www.hesaa.org/
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest New Jersey
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest New Jersey offers multiple programs to support people of all backgrounds with various challenges. Specific services include outpatient counseling for mental health and addiction; financial counseling and supports; services for people with special needs; programs for people experiencing domestic violence; and services for older adults and caregivers. For more information, visit https://www.jfsmetrowest.org/.
Mental Health Association
The Mental Health Association works to improve the care and treatment of individuals with mental illness, and to remove the stigma associated with emotional and mental disorders. Services include early intervention and treatment, as well as multiple programs centered around advocacy, education, and prevention. MHA also offers the Wellness HUB, a mental health urgent care and walk-in clinic located in Newton, NJ. For more information, visit https://www.mhainspire.org/.
Morris/Sussex/Warren Employment & Training Services
Morris/Sussex/Warren Employment and Training Services (ETS), a Division of the Morris County Department of Human Services, supports youth (ages 16-24) and adult job seekers in Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, by providing unemployed and underemployed workers with information, advice, job search assistance, supportive services and training within in-demand industries needed to find and retain employment. For more information, visit Morris-Sussex-Warren Employment & Training Services (msw-jobtraining.org).
NJ SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, NJ SNAP, provides food assistance to families with low incomes to help purchase groceries through a benefits card accepted in most food retail stores and some farmers markets. Eligibility is set by several factors, such as income and resources. You can use SNAP benefits to stretch your food budget and buy nutritious foods that can keep you and your family healthy. To learn more and see if you qualify, visit https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/njsnap/. Have questions or need assistance with your application? Book an appointment with one of our SNAP team members or contact us at email@example.com for help.
Zufall Health provides access to quality, affordable and culturally competent healthcare to people and communities who experience barriers to care. Their various locations provide access to adult and child health services, dental care, mental health services, and more. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Zufall Health accepts insurance but also offers services on a sliding scale based on income and family size; nobody is turned away due to inability to pay. For locations and more information, visit https://www.zufallhealth.org/.
Family Promise of Hunterdon County
Family Promise of Hunterdon County serves as the only homeless shelter in the county for children and their families. In addition to helping families with safe shelter, the organization offers case management and homelessness prevention services, mental health supports, and more. For more information, visit https://familypromisehc.org/.
Fisherman’s Mark, provides services to meet basic needs – including a free market located at 262 North Main Street in Lambertville, NJ, which offers a selection of health foods, toiletries, household supplies, baby needs, and more – as well as case management, and connections/referrals for services such as child care, healthcare, transportation, and more. For information, visit https://www.fishermansmark.org/.
High Point supports individuals with mental illness and addiction through clinical treatment programs as well as recovery support groups and services. For more information, visit https://www.highpointpartialcare.com/.
The Hunterdon Helpline assists people in Hunterdon County who are experiencing homelessness through connections to shelters and other resources, via their First Assist program. They also offer a variety of support programs including ongoing case management, translation services, and referrals for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, and more. For more information, visit http://www.helplinehc.org/.
SAFE in Hunterdon
SAFE in Hunterdon provides support and advocacy for Hunterdon County residents who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services include emergency shelter for people in imminent danger; a 24/7 helpline; individual and group counseling; case management, legal advocacy, and more. For more details, visit https://safeinhunterdon.org/. You can reach SAFE in Hunterdon’s 24/7 helpline at 908-788-4044.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Paterson runs the Community Emergency Support (CES) program in Morris County, which assists families with preventing potential homelessness or transitioning from a state of homelessness. The program provides short term financial assistance for individuals and families at imminent risk of homeless with limited or no other resources available; linkage to basic essential services like food and clothing from our Hope House Choice Pantry. The HPRP II program can provide three months of back rent or a security deposit and first month’s rent towards a new apartment. For more information, visit Community Emergency Support Programs (CES) – Morris – Catholic Charities, Diocese of Paterson – Clifton, New Jersey (ccpaterson.org).
Cornerstone Family Programs & Morristown Neighborhood House
Cornerstone Family Programs and Morristown Neighborhood House provide resources to people of all ages in Morris County. Programs include child care and teen development; adult education, skill-building courses, and financial literacy; and supports for veterans, seniors, and caregivers. For more information, visit https://cornerstonefamilyprograms.org/.
Family Promise of Morris County
Family Promise of Morris County provides services that help prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless; shelter and case management for those experiencing homelessness; and stabilization programs for people who have secured housing to help them remain stable and independent. Programs include rapid rehousing, shelters, case management, and more. For more information, visit https://www.familypromisemorris.org/what-we-do.
The largest provider of homelessness and housing-related services in Morris County, Homeless Solutions supports individuals and families experiencing homelessness through a variety of programs. The organization offers emergency overnight shelter; short-term sheltering; transitional housing; permanent housing with support services; and specialized housing programs for seniors and individuals with a mental health diagnosis. For more information, visit https://homelesssolutions.org/.
Housing Authority of the County of Morris
The Housing Authority of the County of Morris develops and manages housing for low- and moderate-income residents of the County, including senior citizens, families, and people with disabilities. To learn more and to apply for public housing, visit Housing Authority – Morris County, NJ (morriscountynj.gov).
Housing Partnership of Morris County
The Housing Partnership offers workshops, resources, and one-on-one counseling to support homebuyers, including first-time homebuyers, in their journey to homeownership. The Affordable Homes program helps individuals and families who are facing financial challenges the opportunity to purchase deed-restricted homes throughout Morris County. For more information, visit https://www.housingpartnershipnj.org/.
Interfaith Food Pantry Network
The Interfaith Food Pantry Network supports Morris County residents in need of food through various programs, including nutrition education, distribution events, and partnerships with local pantries and providers. To connect with a member of their team and learn how they can help, visit https://mcifp.org/get-food/.
Interfaith Furnishings in Randolph, NJ is a nonprofit volunteer organization that accepts donated furniture and distributes it to the people in need throughout Morris County. The organization schedules pickups and drop-offs for couches, tables, living room furniture, and dressers. For more information, visit Donated Furnishings in Randolph, NJ | Interfaith Furnishings
Market Street Mission Thrift Store
The Market Street Mission’s Thrift Store, located at the end of George Street off Martin Luther King Avenue, offers a wide range of low-cost items including new and used furniture, clothing, housewares, appliances, sporting goods, office furnishings, and knick-knacks. For hours and other details, visit https://www.marketstreet.org/thrift-store/.
Morris County Child & Family Resources
Child & Family Resources (CFR) is Morris County’s local Child Care Resource and Referral agency. The organization provides a variety of services to support families as well as child care providers, including child care referral and other parenting supports, child care provider trainings and technical supports, as well as other efforts to increase the quality and availability of child care. For more information, visit https://cfrmorris.org/about-us/core-services/.
Morris County Food Pantries List
Morris County is home to a number of food pantries that provide a safety net for individuals and families with limited resources. Click here for a current list of food pantries.
Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs
The Morris County Organization For Hispanic Affairs works throughout the Morris County Area to ensure everyone has access to key community resources. Programs include heating/energy assistance, weatherization services, immigration resources and supports, supports for survivors of domestic violence, child/youth advocacy, and more. For more details, visit https://www.mcoha.org/what-we-do.
Community Childcare Solutions
Community Childcare Solutions is Somerset County’s local Child Care Resource and Referral agency. The organization provides a variety of services to support families as well as child care providers, including child care referral and other parenting supports, child care provider trainings and technical supports, as well as other efforts to increase the quality and availability of child care. The organization also offers a diaper assistance program. For more information, visit Community Child Care Solutions – Diocese of Metuchen.
Family and Community Services of Somerset County
Family and Community Services of Somerset County provides professional mental health and substance abuse therapeutic and support services to community members who are struggling. Clinical services are offered on a sliding scale. For more information, visit http://fcssomerset.org/.
The Giving Network
The Giving Network is an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to recycling items. They accept donated household goods and ensure they reach individuals and families in Somerset County who are in need of support. To learn more, donate items, or to submit a request for household items, small appliances, linens, baby items, and furniture, please visit https://givingnet.org/.
Somerset Community Action Program (SCAP)
The Somerset Community Action Program, one of Norwescap’s “sister” agencies, provides a variety of programs designed to support Somerset County residents facing financial challenges to work towards self-sufficiency. Services include high-quality, low-cost childcare programs; assistance with heating, cooling, and energy bill payments; financial literacy programs; workforce development supports; and more. For more information, visit https://www.somersetcap.org/.
Somerset County Food Pantries List
Somerset County is home to a number of food pantries that provide a safety net for individuals and families with limited resources. Click here for a current list of food pantries.
Somerset Treatment Services
Somerset Treatment Services provides a range of treatment and support services for people struggling with addition and substance use disorders. Programs include clinical treatment (outpatient and MAT), recovery supports, prevention services, psychiatric treatment, and HIV services. For more information, visit https://www.stscares.org/.
Family Promise of Sussex County
Family Promise of Sussex County supports people facing homelessness and housing insecurity through a number of programs. Services include homelessness prevention and shelter diversion, utility assistance, housing navigation, supports for people exiting the shelter system; supports are also available for people who are currently homeless, including case management, education and employment counseling, and access to laundry and showers. For more information, visit https://familypromisesussex.org/.
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church’s food pantry, located at 2 Liberty Street in Newton, NJ, offers food for families facing financial hardships, as well as gently used clothing for men, women and children. The pantry is open to all who may need it; all items are free of charge. For hours and other information, visit
Lafayette Federated Church: Sunshine Shop
The Sunshine Shop is a thrift store located behind the Lafayette Federated Church, located at 180 State Route 15, Lafayette, NJ. The Shop offers low prices on everything from household goods to clothing, toys and more. For hours and other information, visit
The Samaritan Inn in Newton, NJ provides 24/7 support for people in need of emergency housing placement. The organization helps people access temporary shelter and also runs a Family Shelter Program; In addition, the Samaritan Inn offers a food pantry, case management, and other supports to individuals and families in Sussex County. For more information, visit https://samaritaninn.org/. If you are in need of emergency shelter in Sussex, call their 24/7 hotline at 973-940-8869.
Sussex County Food Pantries List
Sussex County is home to a number of food pantries that provide a safety net for individuals and families with limited resources. Click here for a current list of food pantries, many of which are supported by Norwescap’s Food Bank
Catholic Charities Thrift Store
The Catholic Charities Thrift Store, located at 383 South Main Street in Phillipsburg, sells gently used clothing (including professional clothing), shoes, accessories, household furnishings, small appliances, jewelry, books, toys, and collectibles at a fair and reasonable price. The discounted goods help low-income households stretch their budgets. A clothing assistance voucher is available to persons with special needs or with difficult situations and without resources to pay even a considerably reduced amount. For more information: https://www.ccdom.org/warren-thrift-store.
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County (DASACC)
DASACC provides support and advocacy for people in Warren County who are impacted by interpersonal violence. Services include emergency shelter for people in imminent danger (pets are welcome); a 24/7 helpline and web chat; individual and group counseling; case management, legal advocacy, and more. For more details, visit https://www.dasacc.org/our-services. You can reach DASACC’s 24/7 helpline at 908-453-4181.
Family Promise of Warren County
Family Promise’s Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP) is a grant program administered by Family Promise, to provide temporary assistance to households being evicted due to a short-term loss of income. Applications must be completed by in-person appointment only at the office in Oxford. Visit their website to learn more and complete the preliminary screening form for Homelessness Prevention: https://www.wcfamilypromise.org/.
Warren County Food Pantries List
Warren County is home to a number of food pantries that provide a safety net for individuals and families with limited resources. Click here for a current list of food pantries, many of which are supported by Norwescap’s Food Bank.
Warren County Social Services
Warren County Social Services provides a wide array of services, including emergency funds and prevention services to eligible households who are homeless or in imminent danger of becoming homeless. Limited funding is available through a state grant. Visit the Social Services website to learn more. To reach emergency homeless services after 4:30 p.m., please contact 211.
The Dept. of Social Services also offers free medical screenings for children/youth under 21, and assistance with medical transportation. Visit the Social Services website to learn more.