Resource Directory: Low income

Welcome to Safe+Sound Somerset’s Resource Directory! The Resource Directory is a partial list of the resources available in our community, and is meant to be a starting point to help you identify services and providers. Please note that Safe+Sound Somerset cannot vouch for any of these resources. Search websites, ask for recommendations from friends and peers, and call or email a potential service provider to decide whether or not something is the right fit for you.

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Affordable Homes New Jersey Website at Community Grants, Planning & Housing (CGP&H)

Website providing links by county to affordable housing. Run by CGP&H, NJ Department of Community Affairs approved Affordable Housing Administrative Agent. This organization is dedicated to assisting very low, low, and moderate income households find affordable housing in a fair and respectful manner.

1249 South River Road, Suite 301
Cranbury, NJ 08512
In Person / Virtual: Virtual

Anderson House for Women, by Turning Point NJ

Long-term care program for women recovering from substance use and mental health disorders

908-534-5818
532 County Rd. 523
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Phone: 908-534-5818
In Person / Virtual: In person
Referal Form :Call or visit website for info: https://www.turningpointnj.org/anderson-house/admissions-criteria/make-a-referral/
Expected Wait Time: Admission starts 24 hours after call
How to Access: Call

Benefits.gov

Online resource to find federal benefits you may qualify for.

Virtual
Phone: Virtual
In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Access: View website or use help center page for questions

Catholic Charities – Bridgewater Family Service Center

Variety of services for families, youth, and individuals

908-722-1881
540 US-22
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: 908-722-1881
In Person / Virtual: Both
Referal Form :Self or community provider can refer
How to Access: Call or use contact form: https://ccdom.org/somerset

Central Jersey Community Development Cooperation

Community services for low to moderate income county residents

727 Franklin Blvd., Suite 3
Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: 732-839-2412
How to Access: Call, view website for info

Central Jersey Housing Resource Center

Provides services for low- and moderate-income families covering Homebuyer Education, foreclosure and delinquency counseling, and financial literacy.

Susie Suter 
908-446-0036
92 East Main St., Suite 407
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-446-0036
In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call or email - additiona address: [email protected]

Community Health Law Project – Central Jersey Office

Provides legal advocacy, training, and education for low income people with disabilities and the elderly

225 East State Street, Suite 5
Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: 609-392-5553
In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Pay: Some free, some low cost - check programs page for more info or contact via email
How to Access: Check website or call. Represents people who are unable to afford private attorneys.

Consulting and Municipal Engineers (CME)

Once clients have applied for certain affordable housing options (Brookhaven/Sunnymeade, Hillsborough Village), Patricia Gallagher will reach out about waitlist or if they've been awarded housing

Patricia Gallagher (Liaison, Affordable Housing)

Cooperative Housing Corporation

Housing services for seniors and subsidized housing available for those who qualify.

59 West End Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: (908) 526-8130
Referal Form :Call to start process
How to Access: Call. You will be asked questions for a short intake

Enrich

A personal finance program provided by New Jersey Department of the Treasury

Feeding Hands, Inc. – Main Pantry/Bridgewater

Food Pantry

1480 US 22 East (Building near former Somerville Lumber)
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: 908-397-6452
In Person / Virtual: In Person
How to Pay: Free - bring documents outlined at http://www.feedinghandspantry.org/in-need/
Expected Wait Time: Arrive 30 minutes or more before closing. Your first visit will take a minimum of 30-45 minutes.
How to Access: Guests can visit 1x a month.

Feeding Hands, Inc. – Manville

Food Pantry

34 South Third Avenue (Emmanuel Baptist Church)
Manville, NJ 08835
Phone: 908-725-4522
In Person / Virtual: In Person
How to Pay: Free - bring documents outlined at http://www.feedinghandspantry.org/in-need/
Expected Wait Time: Arrive 30 minutes or more before closing. Your first visit will take a minimum of 30-45 minutes.
How to Access: Guests can visit 1x a month.

Flemington Area Food Pantry – Hunterdon Residents Only

Hunterdon County residents only - food pantry

154 Route 31 North
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: 908-788-5568
In Person / Virtual: Virtual ordering/drive thru
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call for more info or view website for eligibility

Food Bank Network of Somerset County: Bound Brook location

Food bank open to all Somerset County residents. Please call ahead before arriving to confirm days and times of food distribution. Updates Facebook often: https://www.facebook.com/The-Food-Bank-Network-of-Somerset-County-127492520658271

732-560-1813
Bound Brook Presbyterian Church, 409 Mountain Blvd.
Bound Brook, NJ
Phone: 732-560-1813
In Person / Virtual: In Person
Referal Form :No referral necessary
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Arrive - fill out application beforehand or there, provide home address and bring proof of residency

Food Bank Network of Somerset County: Main Pantry

Food bank open to all Somerset County residents, plus basic hygiene products

732-560-1813
7 Easy Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: 732-560-1813
In Person / Virtual: In Person
Referal Form :No referral necessary
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Arrive - fill out application beforehand or there, provide home address and bring proof of residency

Food Bank Network of Somerset County: North Plainfield Location

Food bank open to all Somerset County residents. Please call ahead before arriving to confirm days and times of food distribution. Updates Facebook often: https://www.facebook.com/The-Food-Bank-Network-of-Somerset-County-127492520658271

732-560-1813
Vermuele Center, 614 Greenbrook Road
North Plainfield, NJ 08807
Phone: 732-560-1813
In Person / Virtual: In Person
Referal Form :No referral necessary
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Arrive - fill out application beforehand or there, provide home address and bring proof of residency

Food Bank Network of Somerset County: Somerville Location

Food bank open to all Somerset County residents. Please call ahead before arriving to confirm days and times of food distribution. Updates Facebook often: https://www.facebook.com/The-Food-Bank-Network-of-Somerset-County-127492520658271

732-560-1813
Shiloh Pentecostal Church, 139 Davenport St.
Somerville, NJ
Phone: 732-560-1813
In Person / Virtual: In Person
Referal Form :No referral necessary
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Arrive - fill out application beforehand or there, provide home address and bring proof of residency

Franklin Food Bank

Food bank open to Franklin Twp. residents only - giving fixed bags during COVID-19, up to 2x a month

732-246-0009, press 110 to make appt.
224 Churchill Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: 732-246-0009, press 110 to make appt.
In Person / Virtual: In Person
How to Pay: Free for those who qualify
How to Access: Leave msg with name and # - someone will return your call, you must answer. Check website for closings and info

Greater Raritan One Stop Career Center – Hunterdon County Office

Career Center with supportive, specialized services for different populations

908-237-0016
6 Gauntt Place, Building 2, Lower Level
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: 908-237-0016
In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call or view website

Greater Raritan One Stop Career Center – Somerset County Office

Career Center with supportive, specialized services for different populations

27 Warren St., Second Floor
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-541-5780
In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call or view website

Hillsborough CAN Food Pantry (Community Assistance Network)

Hillsborough residents only - temporary food assistance.

908-369-3880
Hillsborough Municipal Building, 379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Phone: 908-369-3880
In Person / Virtual: In person
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call for application from Social Services. Need Photo ID for all household adults, proof of residency, proof of income

HOME of Somerset County, Inc.

Serves homeless families with children including emergency shelter

908-704-1920
98 West End Ave.
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-704-1920
Referal Form :Referrals through Board of Social Services

HOPES Community Action Partnership

Variety of community services for 3 counties including Somerset

David E. Rue Building, 301 Garden St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 1-855-654-6737
How to Pay: Free for qualifying individuals; low cost
How to Access: Call or submit online form: https://www.hopes.org/contact

Improved Pregnancy Outcome Program – Hunterdon County

Free services for pregnant Hunterdon County residents - see online brochure for eligibility

908-806-4570
6 Gauntt Place
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: 908-806-4570
In Person / Virtual: Both
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call

Justia – Lawyer Directory

Lawyer directory, including pro bono and low cost. International service.

In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Pay: Free. Payment varies depending on lawyer you choose.
Expected Wait Time: Immediate
How to Access: Go to website, search. Low cost or pro bono services may be at bottom

Legal Services of New Jersey Hotline

Hotline that provides legal advice, information, and referral to low-income NJ residents in civil legal matters

1-888-576-5529
P.O Box 1357
Edison, NJ 08818
Phone: 1-888-576-5529
In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Pay: Free and confidential for people who need legal assistance but are unable to afford an attorney.
Expected Wait Time: Fill out online quesstionnaire for possible shorter wait time
How to Access: Call or take online questionnaire

Legal Services of Northwest NJ (LSNWNJ)

Private nonprofit law firm providing free legal services to people with limited income, seniors, and people affected by HIV/AIDS

90 E Main Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-231-0840
In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call or email

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Universal Service Fund (USF) and Weatherization

Financial assistance - heating, cooling, natural gas, electric, energy efficiency. Check application for eligibility

NJ Dept. of Community Affairs, PO Box 800
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 1-800-510-3102
Referal Form :Apply for all through one form: https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/forms/docs/heaappl.pdf
How to Pay: Free to apply - lowers costs
How to Access: Applicants need to print out hard copy and send/drop off at NORWESCAP - info at end of application or call (908) 454-7000

Moms Helping Moms

Providing low income families with essential baby items - especially diapers.

223 Stirling Road, Suite E
Warren, NJ 00759
In Person / Virtual: N/A
How to Pay: Free

Montgomery Food Pantry

Montgomery residents only - food pantry

365 Skillman Road
Skillman, NJ 08859
In Person / Virtual: In person
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Email for more information and to make appt.

My Neighbor’s Pantry at Zarephath Christian Church

Food pantry serving families who are low income and/or facing crisis

Evelyn Raymondi
732-560-4001
2 Ministry Center Drive
Zarephath, NJ 08890
Phone: 732-560-4001
In Person / Virtual: In Person
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Arrive and bring proof of residency or form of ID. May want to call first to check changes in schedule.

NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency

Provides funding for affordable home ownership and housing opportunities

609-278-7400
637 South Clinton Ave., P.O. Box 18550
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 609-278-7400
How to Access: Call or search website

NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Hotline

Info about the SNAP program

1-800-687-9512 
Phone: 1-800-687-9512 
How to Pay: Free

NORWESCAP

Variety of services for low-income residents of Northwest NJ, including Somerset County (but not food bank)

350 Marshall Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Phone: (908) 454-7000
In Person / Virtual: Both
How to Pay: Free for qualifying clients
How to Access: Call or fill out online form: https://norwescap.org/contact-us/

NORWESCAP Career and Life Transitions Center for Women – Hunterdon County ocation

Supports women and displaced homemakers re-entering the workforce

84 Park Ave., Suite E-103
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: 908-788-1453
How to Pay: Free to qualifying clients. Check website for eligibility or call/email
How to Access: Call to make appt or for info - no walkins

NORWESCAP Career and Life Transitions Center for Women – Somerset County Location

Supports women and displaced homemakers re-entering the workforce

170 Watchung Ave.
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: 908-900-0060
In Person / Virtual: Virtual
How to Pay: Free to qualifying clients. Check website for eligibility or call/email
How to Access: Call to make appt or for info - no walkins

NORWESCAP Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC) -Somerset County Center

Parents can apply - provides food for women, infants and children up to age 5 with additional supportive health services.

908-685-8282
120 Finderne Ave #4
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: 908-685-8282
How to Pay: Free to qualifying clients
How to Access: Call

Office of Public Defender

Court-appointed attorney for those charged with a crime who can't afford private attorneys

Todd Hess, Esq.
908-704-3020
75 Veterans Mem Dr. E. Suite 201
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-704-3020
How to Access: Call

Open Cupboard Food Pantry – Hunterdon Residents Only

Hunterdon County residents only - food pantry

37 Old Hwy 22
Clinton, NJ 08809
Phone: 908-730-7320
In Person / Virtual: In person
How to Pay: Food free to qualifying residents
How to Access: Call to make appointment

Peapack Reformed Church Food Pantry

Somerset Hills residents only - food pantry

Sama Habibi
908-234-2733
224 Main St.
Gladstone, NJ 07934
Phone: 908-234-2733
In Person / Virtual: In person
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Email or call church for more information.

Pete’s Place at Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

Essential items for pregnant women and children under 5

1-888-551-6217 (Central Intake)
30 Silverline Drive, 2nd Floor, Suite 1
North Bruswick, NJ 08902
Phone: 1-888-551-6217 (Central Intake)
How to Pay: Free for those who qualify
How to Access: Must call to connect

Piazza and Associates, Inc.

Online search, provider and liaison for affordable housing for 12 NJ counties

Kathy Shulte 
609-786-1100 x300
216 Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ 08540,
Phone: 609-786-1100 x300
In Person / Virtual: Virtual

Raritan Food Pantry

Food pantry for the Raritan community. Clients can visit 1x a week, but call main number if looking for 2x.

28 Thompson St.
Raritan, NJ 08869
Phone: (908) 824-5003
In Person / Virtual: In Person
How to Pay: Free - bring ID.
How to Access: Arrive in person and bring ID. As of 8/2021, indoor shopping is allowed.

Reformed Church of Bound Brook Food Pantry

Food pantry for residents of Bound Brook & South BB. Take out only.

(732) 356-9345
113 Clinton St.
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
Phone: (732) 356-9345
In Person / Virtual: In Person
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Arrive, bring ID

Salvation Army (formerly in Bound Brook)

Food bank open to all Somerset County residents. Also offering diaper bank and other services

615 Watchung Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: 732-481-0307
In Person / Virtual: In Person
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Show up in person, bring proof of address and photo ID

SHIP (Samaritan Homeless Interim Program)

Wide range of services for houseless individuals

908-393-9545
87 E High St.
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-393-9545
In Person / Virtual: In Person
How to Pay: Free
How to Access: Call or arrive

Simuel Whitfield Simmons Organization

Community services for families and youth

732-246-1585
P.O. Box 1422
Somerset, NJ 08875
Phone: 732-246-1585
How to Access: Call for updated info

Somerset Community Action Program

Services for low to moderate income individuals

155 Pierce St. Suite F
Somerset, NJ 08875
Phone: 732-846-8888
How to Pay: Childcare is low cost
How to Access: Call or send in online form

Somerset County Social Services

Main hub for county public assistance (includes TANF, Work First, EITC, SNAP)

908-561-9400
391-D Somerset Street
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: 908-561-9400
In Person / Virtual: Location temporarily closed during COVID
How to Access: Visit website for more info about programs

Somerset County Social Services

Main hub for county public assistance (includes TANF, Work First, EITC, SNAP)

732-846-6499
630 Franklin Blvd #110
Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: 732-846-6499
How to Access: Visit website for more info about programs

Somerset County Social Services – Central Office

Main hub for county public assistance (includes TANF, Work First, EITC, SNAP)

(908) 526-8800
73 East High Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: (908) 526-8800
How to Access: Visit website for more info about programs