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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.


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.

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Rape Care Programs: List of rape crisis programs by county
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Division of Deaf and the Hard of Hearing: This site provides information and referral services, technical assistance, advocacy and much more to the deaf and hard of hearing community in New Jersey.

Division of Disability Services: Information and referral assistance for people with disabilities (from the New Jersey Department of Human Services)

Job Accommodation Network - This site provides free information, advice and assistance on job accommodations to help people with disabilities get and maintain employment.

New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (from Jobs4Jersey/The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development) - This New Jersey state agency site provides information on services available to help people with disabilities get and keep jobs. Its sister agency for people with visual impairments is Vocational Rehabilitation (from the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired).

Mental Health

Transportation Programs for New Jersey Residents with Disabilities Resource List
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Social Security Office Locations (searchable by state or zip code)

Food Programs

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Homelessness, Shelters, and Emergency Housing

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Ask VetsFirst: National Service Officers and paralegals answer questions about veterans benefits and resources

Give an Hour: A state and national network of mental health providers dedicated to speaking with military and personnel and families affected by conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan

Military OneSource: Crisis assistance for military families

National Center for PTSD: Research, education, and training on trauma and PTSD (from the US Department of Veterans Affairs)

National Veterans Foundation: Nationwide hotline for veterans and their families

New Jersey Veterans Helpline: Free, confidential helpline

The Soldiers Project: Licensed mental health professionals offer free psychological treatment to military service members

Veterans Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK, Veterans Press 1
(sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs)

Vets 4 Vets: Veteran-to-veteran peer support

Wounded Warriors Project: Peer support for severely injured service members

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AARP Tax-Aide New Jersey: Free tax services for low and moderate-income people, with special attention give to people age 60 and over

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): Provides free tax services, staffed by volunteers (from the Internal Revenue Service)

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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

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

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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)

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Receiving Child Support (from NJ Child Support)

Eight Major Steps to Calculating Child Support in New Jersey (from NJ Child Support)

Parenting Programs by County: List of organizations that offer parenting programs

Teen Parent Residential Resources: List of resources with links to residences that have websites

Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (from the New Jersey Division of Family Development)

New Jersey State Licensed Child Care Centers: Searchable online database from the New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Boys and Girls Clubs of America: BGCA has more than 25 national programs in the areas of education, environment, health, the arts, careers, alcohol/drug and pregnancy prevention, gang prevention, leadership development and athletics.

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Health Insurance

Lead Poisoning

Medical Conditions


  • Discrimination Against People Living with HIV or AIDS: A two-page fact sheet (from the Division on Civil Rights)
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention Information: This federal website contains up-to-date information and fact sheets on HIV/AIDS-related topics. It links to recent journal articles and other relevant publications as well as current key developments in the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS. (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/CDC)

Substance Abuse

Miscellaneous Health and Safety

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Application for Employment Authorization (from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)

Beware of Dishonest Immigration Consultants (from the National Consumer Law Center)

Q&A for Asylees and Refugees (from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)

Roster of Federally Qualified Health Centers (from the New Jersey Department of Health)

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Benefits CheckUp (from the National Council on Aging)
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