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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.

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.

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.

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 (from the NJ Department of Children and Families): “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.

Resources for homeless clients with pets:

  • Safe Escape Grants (from Red Rover) - Helps families with pets safely escape domestic violence together. Funding is mainly provided to help with the cost of temporary pet boarding while a client is in a domestic violence shelter, though other costs associated with boarding (like vaccinations) can be considered.
  • St. Hubert's Temporary Crisis Care

Receiving Child Support (from NJ Child Support)

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

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.