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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



Medical Info


Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- vision care- One Sight


Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- extramural dental centers- Directory


Paterson- medical/dental care- Eva’s Village

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Housing info


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


South New Jersey- OCEAN Inc. Community Action Partnership


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- extended hours-

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- National Head Start Association


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


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


Energy Assistance LIHEAP

Homelessness Prevention


Job Corps

Lifeline Program


National School Lunch Program


Section 8 Housing



Unemployment Insurance

USF Energy Assistance


Work First TANF

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis Info


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- diapers, wipes, formula- Cuddle Me Program

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle


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


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 info


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

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- diapers- Cloth for All

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food assistance- Food Finder

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- various assistance- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- rideshare- Zimride


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


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


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- CoAbode

National- Meetup

National- pregnancy and post partum- My Red Tent

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Postpartum Support International

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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Recommend a Service

Know a service applicable to moms and children in this state, but it’s not listed? Please share it by contacting the page: Here.

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