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Non-Legal Resources

Many people with legal problems need other types of non-legal help as well. The resources listed on this site provide a wide range of aid and information to people in need. They are broken down into three categories: Emergency Resources, Aid and Services, and Information Only. Some of the links will take you away from LSNJ's website, and you will access an external website that LSNJ does not control. LSNJ cannot attest to the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of the information provided by these outside links. Linking to a website does not constitute an endorsement of any of the products or information presented on the site by LSNJ or any of its employees.


EMERGENCY RESOURCES

Domestic Violence Emergency Resources: Comprehensive list of programs, organized by county, that provide emergency services, including shelter and counseling for victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families

Rape Care Programs: List of rape crisis programs by county.

County Welfare Agencies: Process applications for cash benefits, rental assistance, food stamps, and Medicaid
Food Pantry Listings by County (from the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition)
Adult Protective Services: Programs that investigate suspected abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of vulnerable adults, listed by county (from the N.J. Department of Health and Senior Services)
NJ Information and Referral: List of local numbers for 211
Salvation Army: Phone numbers and addresses for Salvation Army programs that provide emergency assistance
Statewide 24-hour Hotlines: Hotline numbers for crisis situations, such as addiction, domestic violence, child abuse, victims of crime, etc.
National Runaway Switchboard: Gives help and hope to youth and their families by providing non-judgmental, confidential crisis intervention and local and national referrals through a 24-hour hotline
Mental Health Resources: List of services available for people in crisis​.

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management - This site provides advice and resources for people with disabilities and their families to help them plan to meet special needs during emergencies.

AID AND SERVICES
expand Criminal Charges and Convictions ‎
Office of Transitional Services (OTS) (from the NJ Department of Corrections)
expand Disability ‎
expand Family and Relationships ‎

Guide to Services for Victims of Domestic Violence: List of services with links to other websites; includes a wallet card with important phone numbers, addiction hotline numbers, and a description of the Shelter Exit Program (SHE), which provides rental assistance to women and children moving from shelters or transitional units into permanent housing

New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence: The statewide domestic violence agency who can assist with resources and information related to a domestic violence situation.

Family Success Centers: “One-stop” shops that provide wrap-around resources and supports for families. Services include child abuse prevention services; information about child, maternal, and family health services; information and referral services; life skills training; advocacy; and housing-related services.

expand Government Aid and Services ‎
expand Health Care ‎
General Health Resources
Medical Conditions
Alzheimer's Disease
Autism
Cancer
Eating Disorders/Nutrition
HIV and AIDS
  • New Jersey HIV/AIDS Resource Directory: Lists information about New Jersey agencies that provide HIV prevention services, care and treatment, and other support services; searchable by agency and by county (from the Rutgers HIV Prevention Community Planning Support and Development Initiative) 
  • AIDSinfo: Information from the US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Common Patient Assistance Program Application Tool (from the Health Resources and Services Administration) - A single application for individuals, who are uninsured and living with HIV, to apply for multiple assistance programs to provide complete antiretroviral therapy.
  • Federal AIDS Drug Distribution Program: Describes the federal Ryan White Part B AIDS Drug Distribution Program (ADDP), which funds prescription and insurance programs in all 50 states for eligible people living with HIV or AIDS
  • Hyacinth AIDS Foundation: Nonprofit that provides education, support, and advocacy
Prescription Assistance
  • Co-Pay Relief: Provides co-payment assistance to insured patients who are financially and medically qualified
  • Co-Payment Programs: A list of organizations and programs that provide financial assistance for certain health care costs (from the Partnership for Prescription Assistance)
  • Diabetes Foundation Medical Assistance Program: The Diabetes Foundation’s Medical Assistance Program provides short-term emergency support to patients who are unable to pay for diabetes medications or supplies.
  • Needy Meds: A prescription discount card that can be used at participating pharmacies, but cannot be used in combination with insurance. There are no income, residency, or insurance requirements for this program.
  • National Organization of Rare Disorders: NORD is a not-for-profit coalition that focuses on helping people with “rare orphan” diseases. Their website links to their patient assistance program to help uninsured and under-insured individuals afford the life-sustaining medications they cannot afford.
  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance
  • Retail Stores/Pharmacy programs
  • RX Assist
  • RX Outreach
  • Rx Savings Plus: This discount card can be used any time your prescription is not covered by insurance. It can be used at CVS/pharmacy, Target, Rite Aid, and 60,000 participating pharmacies.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Fund: The Fund allows New Jersey residents who have survived an acquired brain injury to obtain the services and supports they need to live in the community, when insurance, personal resources and/or public programs are unavailable to meet their needs.
  • Goodwill Home Medical Equipment: Provides gently used, durable medical equipment at a greatly reduced rate. There are no income or insurance eligibility requirements.
Substance Abuse
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expand Immigration ‎

Federally Qualified Health Centers (from The New Jersey Primary Care Association)

Resource Guide for Adult English: English as a Second Language Programs (from the New Jersey Department of Education)

Resources for Spanish-Speaking People

expand Military and Veterans ‎
expand Seniors ‎

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)

Adult Protective Services: Programs that investigate suspected abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of vulnerable adults, listed by county (from NJ Department of Health and Senior Services)

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Universal Application for PAAD, Senior Gold and other Special Benefit Programs (from the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services)

expand Taxes ‎
expand Utilities ‎
expand Victims of Crime ‎
expand Youth ‎

Covenant House: Largest privately-funded childcare agency in the US providing shelter and service to homeless and runaway youth

Helping You Transition to Adulthood: Resources for New Jersey’s Youth (from the NJ Department of Children and Families)

National Runaway Switchboard: Gives help and hope to youth and their families by providing non-judgmental, confidential crisis intervention and local and national referrals through a 24-hour hotline


INFORMATION ONLY
expand Consumer, Credit, and Debt Issues ‎

Auto Insurance Buyers Guide (from the N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance)

Auto Insurance Consumer Bill of Rights (from the N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance)

Board of Public Utilities

Free Annual Credit Reports (from the Federal Trade Comission)

Shopping for Auto Insurance in New Jersey: (from the N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance)

expand Criminal Charges and Convictions ‎
expand Disability ‎
DisabilityInfo: DisabilityInfo links to websites that provide useful, timely, government information and services relating to disability matters.

Mental Health

expand Family and Relationships ‎
expand Government Aid and Services ‎

Voting in New Jersey

expand Health Care ‎
expand Housing ‎

Guide to Affordable Housing in NJ: A list of affordable housing in New Jersey by county (from the NJ Department of Community Affairs)

New Jersey Housing Resource Center: A free and anonymous online tool to search for affordable housing, housing options for people with disabilities, and other housing information and links

Public Housing Authority Contact Information: Lists of public, low-income, and affordable housing, and applications for Section 8 vouchers (from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

expand Immigration ‎
expand Jobs and Employment ‎

Facts on Other Leave: Information about taking leave time for funerals, jury duty, holidays, vacations, sick, personal, and government holidays (from the US Department of Labor)

Family and Medical Leave Act Poster (from the US Department of Labor)

Family and Medical Leave Fact Sheet (from the US Department of Labor)

Medical Certificate: An optional form that may be used to obtain a medical certification from a health care provider (from the US Department of Labor)

State Employment Training Commission (SETC)

Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network (WNJPIN) (from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development)

expand Seniors ‎
expand Victims of Crime ‎

Drug Courts: Adult Drug Court Programs (from the NJ Judiciary)

expand Youth ‎