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Welcome to the LSNJLAWSM website, provided by Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ). LSNJ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering free civil legal assistance to low-income people in New Jersey. Find legal information by clicking on a legal topic or typing a few words into the search box.

Community 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.

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.

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)​

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.

NJ Dept. of Human Services 2022 Resource Guide

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)

Covenant House New Jersey: CHNJ helps youth facing homelessness and human trafficking. We provide immediate shelter and care for youth age 18-21. They also provide an array of services to promote resilience to enable our clients to transition to independent living.

LGBTQ+ Resources:

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