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All services are listed in order by National, Statewide, Regional, County & City. National, State, and Regional links are verified annually with the latest verification date at the bottom of the page. County/City links are not verified annually due to volume. If you find that a County/City link is broken or a service is no longer available, please message the page so that it can be corrected for future use.

*Pregnancy related healthcare services can be found under Baby Care because these providers often offer parenting education and material support as well.


Services are available for free to low-income patients. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Many service providers offer case management.


Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- low price medications- Blink Health

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- prescription discount card- Familywize

National- free clinic directory- Free Clinics

National- free/sliding fee dental clinic directory- Free Dental Care

National- prescription discounts- Good Rx

National- medicine assistance search engine- Medicine Assistance Tool

National- eyeglasses assistance- New Eyes

National- birth conrol, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

National- patient assistance programs- Rx Assist

National- prescription assistance- Rx Outreach

National- free clinic directory- Volunteers in Medicine


Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- health department directory- NACCHO

Statewide- extramural dental centers- Rutgers School of Medicine Directory



Ocean County- prescription assistance- The Salvation Army

Paterson- medical/dental care- Eva’s Village


Most service providers offer case management. Listings range from emergency to permanent. Many providers offer additional services in conjunction with housing; including childcare, healthcare, etc. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed.


National- Affordable Housing

National- search sublets- Airbnb

National- CoAbode

National (age limits)- Covenant House

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- ICNA Relief

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- multiple rental platforms- RentPath

National- find a roommate- Roomies

National- housing locator- Socialserve

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room



Central New Jersey- Catholic Charities

South New Jersey- Cumberland Family Shelter

South New Jersey- Legacy House

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

Bayville- Housing Authority

Bricktown- Housing Authority

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

Lakewood- Housing Authority

Lawrenceville- Home Front

Linwood (domestic abuse)- Avanzar

Morristown- Family Promise

Morristown- Homeless Solutions

Newark (age limits)- Covenant House

Newton- Family Promise

Ocean County- Family Promise

Ocean County- Haven

Ocean County- Interfaith Hospitality Network

Ocean County- The Salvation Army

Oxford- Family Promise

Paterson- Eva’s Village

Pennsville- Family Promise

Perth Amboy- State Street Housing

Plainfield- Homefirst

Pleasantville- Pleasantville Housing Authority

Ridgewood- Family Promise

Rockaway- Project Kind

Somerset- The Center for Great Expectations

Somerville- Agape House

Summit- Family Promise

Affordable Childcare

Service providers range from national to local. Local listings have been searched by services including but not limited to: 24 hour care, extended hours, discounts, crisis nurseries, tuition assistance, scholarships, and sliding fees.


National- extended hours-

National- child care search- Care Lulu

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

National- campus-based child care services- CCAMPIS

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Childcare Co-Op- Komae

National- Mom Trusted

National- emergency, sick child, postpartum, etc.- Nanny Poppinz

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- child care search- Tootris

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

National- child care search- Winnie

National- emergency child care- YMCA


Statewide- National Head Start Association

Statewide- 24 hours- One Call


South New Jersey- multiple locations- Golden Gate Community Center

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

Hunterdon County- tuition assistance, scholarships- Secret Garden Montessori

Lawrenceville- low income- Home Front

New Brunswick- Catholic Charities

Phillipsburg- Catholic Charities

Pleasantville- 24 hours- Tiny Hands Learning Center

Ventnor City- 24 hours- Tiny Hands Learning Center

Warren County- tuition assistance, scholarships- Secret Garden Montessori

Government Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

CFPB (rental assistance programs)

Child Care Assistance


Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Energy Assistance LIHEAP


Homelessness Prevention


IRS Free File Program

Job Corps

Lifeline Program


National School Lunch Program


Parent Link

Section 8 Housing



Unemployment Insurance

USF Energy Assistance


Work First TANF

Baby Care

Most Crisis/Resource Pregnancy Centers will encourage and refer for adoption. Please do your research before accepting or pursuing adoption materials. Adoption is a lifelong commitment to grief. Visit the Voices and Experience pages on the website for more accurate information. A permanent solution should not be applied to a temporary problem.


National- car seat distribution directory- 800 Buck-L-Up

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- material assistance directory- Baby2Baby

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- cloth diapers- Cloth for Every Bum

National- portable crib directory- Cribs for Kids

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- family-focused support- Healthy Families America

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- baby care package- Little Llamas USA

National- specialized virtual doula services- Love Above Doula Services

National- National Diaper Bank Network

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

National- first time mom assistance- Nurse Family Partnership

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- car seat distribution directory- Safe Convertible Car Seats

National- (Not all, but some locations may be affiliated with a national adoption entity. For transparency, please be advised. Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) – family preservation assistance- Safe Families for Children

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- car seat trade-in events- Target Brands, Inc.

National (ages 13-23)- family support programs- Teen Mother Choices

National- cloth diapers- The Cloth Option

National- parental leave grant- The Mom Economy


Statewide- car seat programs- Child Passenger Safety

Statewide- diapers, wipes, formula- Cuddle Me Program

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Statewide- young mothers program- ROCA Inc.


Central New Jersey (by referral only)- diaper bank, formula, medical equipment rental, etc.- AECDC

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

Southern New Jersey- diaper bank- Catholic Charities

Southern New Jersey- diapers, equipment, clothing, et.- South Jersey Dream Center


Atlantic County- diapers, formula, material support, emergency assistance, etc.- A.H.E.A.R.T. Ministries

Barnegat- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)– maternity and baby items- St. Mary’s Parish

Bridgeton- children’s clothing- God’s Closet

Burlington County- diaper bank- The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank

Cumberland County- diapers, formula, material support, emergency assistance, etc.- A.H.E.A.R.T. Ministries

Hackettstown- children’s clothing- God’s Closet

Lawrenceville- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) parenting education, material support- Choice One

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

Toms River (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)– vouchers for diapers, wipes, and boutique items- The Open Door Pregnancy Center

Child Support

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General Assistance

Most service providers offer case management. Help may be available in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Services include: food and clothing assistance, car repair and donation, employment services, case management, rent and utility assistance, transportation, holiday assistance, school supplies, homeless prevention, etc.


National- women scholarships- AAUW

National- feminine hygiene products- Alliance For Period Supplies

National- garden fresh food assistance directory- Ample Harvest

National- cell phone assistance- Assurance Wireless

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- poverty relief program- Circles USA

National- internet discount- Comcast Internet Essentials

National- location-based resources- Community Action Partnership

National- professional clothing, workforce assistance- Dress for Success

National- school supply events- Eventbrite

National- scholarship database- Fastweb

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food pantry directory- Food Pantries

National- education financial aid- Frank

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- job search- Glassdoor

National- mortgage & lease assistance- Gradient Gives Back Foundation

National- food assistance, family services- ICNA Relief

National- job search- Indeed

National- on a budget meal plans- Kids Eat in Color

National- employment agency- Labor Finders

National- jobs access program- Lyft

National- financial assistance- Modest Needs

National- various assistance- Net Wish

National- workforce staffing- PeopleReady

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- wireless service- SafeLink

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

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- food assistance for summer- Summer Food Rocks

National- food assistance- The Little Free Pantry

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- school supply events, rent assistance, etc.- United Way

National- food assistance database- Why Hunger

National- car donation programs- Working Cars for Working Families

National- location based assistance- YMCA


Statewide (must be Atlantic City Electric customer)- energy assistance- ACE Helping Hands

Statewide- public transit directory- American Public Transportation Association

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

Statewide- clothing, personal care items, etc.- Your Grandmother’s Cupboard


Central New Jersey- food, clothing, basic needs, etc.- Catholic Charities

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-food bank- Cumberland Family Shelter

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

South New Jersey- job readiness, clothing & food assistance, household items, etc.- South Jersey Dream Center


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

Barnegat- jobs program, meals, pet food assistance, etc.- St. Mary’s Parish

Brick Township- food pantry- Church of Epiphany

Brick Township- food pantry- New Beginnings

Brick Township- food pantry- St. Thomas Lutheran Church

Burlington County- daily meals, food pantry, holiday baskets, etc.- The Extended Hand Ministry

Flemington- eviction prevention- Family Promise

Forked River- food pantry- The Lacey Food Bank

Jackson Township- food pantry- DeBows United Methodist Church

Jackson Township- food pantry- Jackson Women of Today

Lakewood- food pantry- All Saints Episcopal Church

Lakewood- food & clothing assistance- House of Blessing

Lawrenceville- homeless prevention, work program, food pantry, furniture assistance, free store, etc.- Home Front

Manahawkin- food pantry- Ocean Community Church

Manasquan- food pantry- Manasquan Food Pantry

Monmouth County- food pantry directory- Fulfill

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

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

Ocean County- food pantry- Abundant Grace Church

Ocean County- food pantry directory- Fulfill

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

Ocean County- daily meals, food & clothing pantry- Ocean Christian Community

Ocean County- up to 60 assistance programs- Ocean County Board of Social Services

Ocean County- career center- Ocean County PIC, Inc.

Ocean County- public transit- Ocean Ride

Ocean County- food pantry- The Peoples Pantry

Ocean County- case management, food assistance- The Salvation Army

Paterson- daily food- Eva’s Kitchen

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

Pleasantville- food pantry- Neighborly Needs Inc.

Point Pleasant Beach- food pantry- St. Gregory’s Pantry

Rockaway- food assistance, mentorship, referrals- Project Kind

Toms River- food pantry, clothing room- Church of Grace & Peace

Toms River- food & pet pantry- East Dover Baptist Church

Toms River- food assistance, limited financial assistance, etc.- The Hope Center

Trenton- food, clothing, referrals- Morrisville Presbyterian Church

Tuckerton- food pantry- Greater Tuckerton Food Pantry

Support Groups

All support groups listed are aimed to provide support in parenting. National organizations may provide local chapter listings.


National- CoAbode

National- La Leche League International

National- Meetup

National- Moms Club International

National- MOPS

National- Motherhood Redefined

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Peanut

National- Postpartum Support International

National- support group directory- Psychology Today

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom




Barnegat- St. Mary’s Parish

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.

Putative Father Registry

There is no Putative Father Registry at this time.

Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

Putative Father Registry explained here.

Adoption Law/Revocation

This page does not provide legal services or advice. Adoption law and revocation is listed as a courtesy. The page attempts to link to the latest adoption codes in the respective state. Laws can change. Verify your adoption laws and revocation timeframes before signing termination of your parental rights.

A 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.

End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator, revoking your legal consent to an adoption, or learning more about the adoption process and long-term effects, please contact Saving Our Sisters

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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*This page does not provide legal advice

*Verified 4/20