Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


Food * Housing * Cash Assistance * Bills * Health * Education * Employment

New Jersey Assistance Programs and Services


  • New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 800-687-9512
  • New Jersey WorkFirst NJ  – Provides temporary cash assistance and many other support services to eligible New Jersey families through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programCall: Local Welfare Agency
  • New Jersey Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: Local telephone company
  • New Jersey Supportive Assistance to Individuals and Families Program (SAIF)  – Designed to create a safety net for those families and individuals who exhausted their five-year time limit on welfare (Work First New Jersey [WFNJ]) and do not meet the criteria for an exemption to the time limit, Call: Local Welfare Agency
  • New Jersey General Assistance (GA) Program  – Provides cash benefits and support services to eligible New Jersey individuals and couples with no dependent childrenCall: Local Welfare Agency
  • New Jersey Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible New Jersey residents, Call: 800-356-1561
  • New Jersey NJ FamilyCare Program  – Provides affordable health coverage for New Jersey kids and certain low-income parents, Call: 800-356-1561
  • New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 609-292-4087
  • New Jersey National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 609-984-0692
  • New Jersey Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 609-984-0692
  • New Jersey School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 609-984-0692
  • New Jersey Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call609-984-0692
  • New Jersey Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care, Call: 609-984-1250
  • New Jersey Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 609-695-6274
  • New Jersey Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance Call: 800-510-3102
  • New Jersey Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Assist elderly, handicapped and low-income persons in weatherizing their homes, improving their heating system efficiency and conserving energy, Call: 609-984-1947
  • New Jersey Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with special checks to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: 609-645-7700
  • New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • New Jersey Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA