Here are links and resources that may be helpful to those impacted by weather and other emergencies:

NJ State resources

NJ 2-1-1 Hurricane Response and Recovery
https://www.nj211.org/2-1-1-disaster-response

Housing Resource Center (HRC)
http://www.njhrc.gov
Lists available rental and homeownership units in municipalities around the state. Property owners can list their units at no cost and anyone can search the site also at no cost. They will be working with their partner and site host Social Serve to update the site specifically to assist folks impacted by Sandy.

NJ Office of Emergency Management
http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/

NJ Shelters and Emergency Housing (by county)
http://www.hud.gov/local/nj/homeless/shelters.cfm

New Jersey State Police
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management P.O. Box 7068, River RD West Trenton, New Jersey 08628-0068
(609) 882-2000 ext 2700 Monday to Friday
(609) 963-6900 Emergency
(609) 963-6208 Mitigation
(609) 671-0160 Fax 
http://www.ready.nj.gov/

Emergency Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
DUA is available to residents of Atlantic County, Cape May County, Essex County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County and Union County.
http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/ui/ui_index.html

New Jersey Public Health Hotline  866-234-0964

Toll-free Disaster Mental Health Helpline - Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ): 1-877-294-HELP (4357). A TTY line is available for persons who are deaf and hearing impaired at 1-877-294-4356.

NJMentalHealthCares 866-202-HELP (4357); TTY: 877-294-4356

Peer Recovery Warmline  877-292-5588


Local resources:

Wi-Fi Access
Comcast hotspots across NJ currently free. Map and login info here:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57543181-94/comcast-offers-free-wi-fi-service-to-all-in-sandys-path/

Sandy New Jersey Tumblr Resources List
http://njsandyresources.tumblr.com/


Federal Government resources:

FEMA disaster assistance
Find assistance, apply for assistance or check application status:
http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance by phone:
(800) 621-3362 or (800) 462-7585 (TTY)

Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance in person: You can find your closest FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at this website: http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm

FEMA Help after a disaster:

http://www.fema.gov/help-after-disaster
Help After A Disaster pdf download   (English)   (Spanish)

FEMA Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) participating hotels in New Jersey:
http://www.femaevachotels.com/index.php
Select New Jersey from drop down window to view list

FEMA Disaster Declaration Process Guide pdf download

FEMA Disaster Legal Services download Fact Sheet

National Housing Locator System (NHLS): Disaster Resource Locator
Search by state, county:
http://portal.hud.gov/app_nhls/publicWelcome.do?cmd=doLocator

FEMA Hurricane Sandy/New Jersey Newsfeed
http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4086

Disaster Distress Website
http://www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/
24/7 crisis counseling and support resources available at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUS to 66746

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance:
1-800-659-2955
http://www.sba.gov/disasters

Disaster SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Information
http://www.fns.usda.gov/disasters/response/D-SNAP_Handbook/guide.htm
D-SNAP Toolkit: http://www.fns.usda.gov/disasters/response/D-SNAP_Handbook/D-SNAP_Guidance_Handbook_Toolkit.pdf


Disaster Case Management

If you live in New Jersey and have unmet needs because of Hurricane Sandy, you may be eligible to receive support and help by contacting the New Jersey Disaster Case Management Program. There is no cost for the call, to use the service or to speak with a Disaster Case Manager.

Disaster Case Managers are available to help you:
Develop a recovery plan.
Find resources.
Obtain referrals.
And they provide one-on-one advice to help find solutions to resolve your unmet needs caused by the disaster.
Regardless of the amount of funds or assistance you may have already received from your insurance policy or local, state and federal programs, a Disaster Case Manager is available to speak with you.
877-510-6762
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phones are answered: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has set up a Sandy Relief Fund. Visit their website to find out more:
http://www.lisc.org/content/article/detail/20503?goback=.gde_2503953_member_184267094

Shelter Locator:
http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter
1-800-REDCROSS
On mobile devices: Text “Shelter + Your Zip code” to 4332.

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:
http://www.nvoad.org/
State of New Jersey VOAD Contact:
Cathy McCann, Chair
Community Food Bank of NJ
31 Evans Terminal Road
Hillside, NJ 07205
mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Operation Hope
1-888-388-HOPE (4673)
Through its disaster preparedness and recovery division, HOPE Coalition America (HCA), Operation HOPE announced today the availability for individuals and small business owners to call for free information, guidance and assistance for loss associated with storm recovery. The services provided  include:
● Disaster Recovery Budget
● Mortgage on a Destroyed Home
● Home Inspections and Repair Contracts
● Assistance with Working with Your Creditors
● Referrals to Government and Private Agencies
● Assistance with Obtaining Copies of Destroyed Documents
● Insurance Claims Assistance
● Completing Applications for Grants and Loans

HCA services pdf download   (English)   (Spanish)


General Disaster and Emergency Preparedness - Disaster Recovery Plans
Disaster Safety Guides for:
Tornado - Hurricane - Earthquake - Flood - Wildfire


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