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Medical
Housing/Shelter
Affordable Childcare
State Programs
Crisis Centers/Baby Items
Child Support
Essentials  (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)
Support Groups
I don’t see my city?
Putative Father Registry
Adoption Law/Revocation
End An Adoption Plan
Pay It Forward
Recommend a Service

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Medical

Medical Info

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- vision care- One Sight

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- extramural dental centers- Directory

County/City

Paterson- medical/dental care- Eva’s Village

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Housing/Shelter

Housing info

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

Regional

South New Jersey- OCEAN Inc. Community Action Partnership

County/City

Atlantic City- Atlantic City Housing Authority

Atlantic City- Atlantic City Rescue Mission

Atlantic City (age limits)- Covenant House

Atlantic County- Atlantic Homeless Alliance

Atlantic County- Family Promise

Atlantic County- Jewish Family Services of Atlantic County

Atlantic County- Haven

Barnegat- Family Promise

Camden- Anna Sample Complex

Cape May- Family Promise

East Orange- Sierra House

Edison- Ozanam Family Shelter

Elizabeth- Family Promise

Elizabeth- Raphael’s LifeHouse

Flemington- Family Promise

Glassboro- Eleanor Corbett House

Glassboro- Family Promise

Gloucester County- Family Promise

Hillside- Homefirst

Hoboken- Good Counsel Homes

Linwood (domestic abuse)- Avanzar

Morristown- Family Promise

Morristown- Homeless Solutions

Newark (age limits)- Covenant House

Newton- Family Promise

Ocean County- Haven

Oxford- Family Promise

Paterson- Eva’s Village

Pennsville- Family Promise

Perth Amboy- State Street Housing

Plainfield- Homefirst

Pleasantville- Pleasantville Housing Authority

Ridgewood- Family Promise

Somerset- The Center for Great Expectations

Somerville- Agape House

Summit- Family Promise

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Affordable Childcare

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Mom Trusted

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

Statewide

Statewide- National Head Start Association

Regional

South New Jersey- military & first responder discounts- Kid Academy Learning Center

County/City

Absecon- 24 hours- Mrs. Barnes Play House Daycare

Egg Harbor Township- 24 hours- Tiny Hands Learning Center

Hackettstown- Catholic Charities

Hillsborough- Catholic Charities

New Brunswick- Catholic Charities

Phillipsburg- Catholic Charities

Pleasantville- 24 hours- Tiny Hands Learning Center

Ventnor City- 24 hours- Tiny Hands Learning Center

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

Energy Assistance LIHEAP

Homelessness Prevention

HUD

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

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Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

USF Energy Assistance

WIC

Work First TANF

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis Info

National

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- diapers- Cloth for All

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box

Statewide

Statewide- diapers, wipes, formula- Cuddle Me Program

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Regional

Northern New Jersey- diaper bank network- Child & Family Resources

County/City

Burlington County- diaper bank- The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank

Ocean City- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- maternity clothes, baby supplies, baby clothing- Hope Pregnancy Center

Ocean County- diaper bank- The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank

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Child Support

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Essentials

Essentials info

National

National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- diapers- Cloth for All

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- rideshare- Zimride

Statewide

Statewide- food bank directory- Community Food Bank of New Jersey

Statewide- energy, telephone, and water bill assistance- New Jersey SHARES

Statewide- public transit- NJ Transit

Regional

Central and South New Jersey- transit service- Jitney

South New Jersey- food pantry, emergency assistance- Catholic Charities

South New Jersey- transportation directory- Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association

South New Jersey- assists individuals at the end of welfare eligibility- Family Service Association of South Jersey

South New Jersey- energy assistance, homeless prevention, etc.- OCEAN Inc. Community Action Partnership

County/City

Atlantic City- daily meals, work readiness, homeless prevention, etc.-  Atlantic City Rescue Mission

Atlantic City- schoolbags, holiday assistance, food distribution- Parish of Saint Monica

Atlantic City- food pantry- St. Andrew by the Sea

Atlantic County- job training- Atlantic County Workforce

Atlantic County- rent & utility assistance, transportation assistance, food & bill assistance- Haven

Atlantic County- emergency services, food pantry, etc.- Jewish Family Services of Atlantic County

Atlantic County- holiday assistance, food assistance, daily meals, assistance vouchers, etc.- The Salvation Army

Flemington- eviction prevention- Family Promise

Newton- rental assistance, utility assistance, etc.- Family Promise

Ocean City- clothing, food assistance- Ocean City Ecumenical Council Inc.

Ocean County- rent & utility assistance, transportation assistance, food & bill assistance- Haven

Paterson- daily food- Eva’s Kitchen

Plainfield- emergency assistance, family support services, etc.- Homefirst

Pleasantville- food pantry- Neighborly Needs Inc.

Tuckerton- food pantry- Greater Tuckerton Food Pantry

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Support Groups

Support Info

National

National- CoAbode

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

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I don’t see my city?

Don’t worry. There are resource links added to the website every day and it’s possible that your area has not been researched yet. If the administrator is not currently working on other projects, your city can be made a priority. Please contact the page here.

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Putative Father Registry

There is no Putative Father Registry at this time.

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Adoption Law/Revocation

Law Info

surrender of a child shall not be valid if taken prior to the birth of the child who is the subject of the surrender. A surrender by the birth parent of a child shall not be valid if taken within 72 hours of the birth of the child.

The surrender shall be valid and binding without regard to the age of the person executing the surrender and shall be irrevocable except at the discretion of the approved agency taking such surrender or upon order or judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction setting aside such surrender upon proof of fraud, duress or misrepresentation by the approved agency.

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End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters

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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.
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