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Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in August to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Los Servicios Humanos de NJ empezara a proporcionar un Beneficio especial de asistencia alimenticia para niños, comenzando la próxima semana Los beneficios se entregarán, comenzando el 8 de julio; Varios recipientes de SNAP también recibirán un aumen
Hoy, el departamento de Servicios Humanos de New Jersey anuncio que los beneficios especiales de asistencia alimenticia serán proporcionados comenzando la próxima semana para niños que normalmente hubieran recibido comidas gratuitas o de precio reducido, si no se hubieran cerrado las escuelas por COVID-19.
(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services today announced that special food assistance benefits will be delivered starting next week to children who normally would have received free or reduced-price school meals if not for COVID-19 school closures.
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Camp TFK starts July 6! Join us for a whole new way to experience summer camp during a decidedly different sort of summer. Throughout July, the TFK team will create and curate daily roundups of free, kid-safe content that parents can trust and kids can enjoy on their own, or with minimal oversight.
Blocking indoor light to keep your body in sleep mode is one of the first things any sleep expert will tell you to do for better sleep. Now, you may want to use light-blocking curtains at your bedroom windows as well -- especially for any children in your home.
Autism Family Services of New Jersey's 16th Annual Autism Beach Bash will be hosted virtually this year! Autism Beach Bash will be held on Sunday, September 13th, 2020 right from your computer!
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DCA COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program - Open Enrollment Period has now been extended: Open: Monday, July 6, 2020, at 9:00 Am Close: Friday, July 17, 2020, at 5:00 Pm Open Enrollment Period has now been extended: Open: Monday, July 6, 2020, a
The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may be eligible for a maximum of up to 6 months of emergency rental assistance.
The Ocean County Planning Department is requesting applications from qualified non-profit 501(c)(3) agencies to participate in the CDBG-CV program for the period of July 10, 2020 through December 31, 2021. Application packets will be accepted until July 10, 2020 by 4:00 PM local time.
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The COVID-19 Short Term Rental Assistance Program will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate- income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or have become unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Ocean County YMCA will begin serving meals on Tuesday, May 26th from 11am-1pm, Monday through Friday, until the end of August. Participating youth will receive nutritious lunches and snacks daily.
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Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson and Children and Families Commissioner Christine Beyer today announced the state will continue to help pay for child care for essential employees as defined in Executive Order 110 through at least the end of May.
IF THERE IS INJURY OR THREAT OF INJURY, DIAL 911 If your child has been impacted by depression, trauma, violence, defiant behavior, and/or drug or alcohol use, call the NJ Children’s System of Care at 1-877-652-7624. It is open 24/7/365.
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PerformCare recommends that applications for CSOC Summer Camp Services be submitted online through the Family PortalOpens a new window. In addition, the application deadline for CSOC Summer Camp Services has been extended until May 30, 2020.
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Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive an extra benefit payment on Sunday and their benefits will be higher in April to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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We will host two zoom meetings next week, one during the day and one in the evening, to learn what you need most from PFLAG Jersey Shore through our online services.
The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities has modified an existing contract with The Arc of New Jersey in response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Dr. Stroud has provided this informational video for parents in order to support caregivers in managing the emotional responses and developmental needs of their children during this crisis.
The NJ Mental Health Cares Helpline Offers Support to Individuals Experiencing Anxiety and Worry Related to the Coronavirus Pandemic
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Experts say students are severely underutilizing public assistance available to them, like SNAP nutrition benefits or housing vouchers.
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