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
Housing Resource Center (HRC)
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
NJ Shelters and Emergency Housing (by county)
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
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.
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
Comcast hotspots across NJ currently free. Map and login info here:
Sandy New Jersey Tumblr Resources List
Federal Government resources:
FEMA disaster assistance
Find assistance, apply for assistance or check application status:
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:
FEMA Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) participating hotels in New Jersey:
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:
FEMA Hurricane Sandy/New Jersey Newsfeed
Disaster Distress Website
24/7 crisis counseling and support resources available at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUS to 66746
Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance:
Disaster SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Information
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.
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.
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:
On mobile devices: Text “Shelter + Your Zip code” to 4332.
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:
State of New Jersey VOAD Contact:
Cathy McCann, Chair
Community Food Bank of NJ
31 Evans Terminal Road
Hillside, NJ 07205
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
General Disaster and Emergency Preparedness - Disaster Recovery Plans
Disaster Safety Guides for:
Tornado - Hurricane - Earthquake - Flood - Wildfire