Resources and Links
Resource Guide for Families in Need of Financial Help
Energy Assistance Programs
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) which can provide up to $1,000 toward energy bill. Call 1-800-510-3102 or visit www.energyassistance.nj.gov
Universal Service Fund (USF)
Helps ensure energy bills are more affordable for eligible customers.
Call 1-800-510-3102 or visit www.energyassistance.nj.gov
The Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE)
This program provides relief for electric and natural gas bills for low to moderate-income residents that are experiencing a temporary financial crisis. Call 732-982-8710 or visit www.njpoweron.org
New Jersey SHARES’ Energy and Utility Assistance Programs
Provides temporary relief for New Jersey residents’ energy, telephone, internet and water utility bills in times of need. Call 1-866-657-4273 or visit www.njshares.org
a utility assistance program that offers $225 to persons who meet certain income guidelines. This benefit includes utility customers as well as tenants whose utility bills are included in their rent. Call 1-800-792-9745.
ACE Helping Hands
A program funded by Atlantic City Electric, provides a maximum grant of $200. These funds are dispersed each year to low-income residents through the Affordable Housing Alliance, New Jersey SHARES, Catholic Charities Diocese of Camden, and People for People Foundation.
Gift of Warmth
Available to New Jersey Natural Gas customers experience temporary financial hardship. Visit https://www.utilitybillassistance.com/html/new_jersey_natural_gas_assista.html
Atlantic City Electric and South Jersey Gas offer payment options, like budget billing, which averages payments over a 12-month period. For Atlantic City Electric, call 1-800-642-3780; for South Jersey Gas call 1-888-766-9900.
Be familiar with Utility Customer’s Bill of Rights- Options regarding written termination payment plans, 25% rule and winter termination program are spelled out in detail. Visit http://www.njcommunityresources.info/printutility-shutoff.html
104 Cleveland Avenue, Somers Point, NJ 08244
Helping Hands Transport
609-317-5107 (Cell) or 609-948-5052 (Office)
254 6th Street South, Brigantine, NJ 08203.
730 W. White Horse Pike, Cologne, NJ 08213
TriCare Medical Transportation
825 Noahs Road, Pleasantville, NJ 08232
Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PADD)– Helps pay for prescription drugs and medical supplies.
- Must be a NJ resident
- 65 or older, or at least 18
- Must be receiving Social Security Disability benefits; meet income guidelines and be enrolled in a Medicare Part D Prescription Plan.
Call 1-800-792-9745 or visit www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/services/paad/
Partnership for Prescription Assistance– Help for low-income, uninsured NJ residents to get access to free, or nearly free, prescription medicines. 1-888-477-2669 or www.pparx.org
Patient Advocate Foundation: prescription co-pays for chemotherapy. 1-800-532-5274
Patient Advocate Relief Program: prescription co-pays including chemotherapy. 1-866-512-3861
General Financial Aid
End Hunger NJ -Provides food assistance information from local food pantries and soup kitchens for NJ residents with low incomes. Visit www.endhungernj.org
Vitality Catholic Healthcare Services – Regardless of religion or ability to pay the agency connects the aging and disabled to appropriate care and services. 1-888-268-4825
Emergency Financial Assistance – 609-348-3001
Medicaid/Aging and Disabled – 609-345-6700. Ext. 5965
NJ Helps- Screen yourself for New Jersey programs and many others at www.njhelps.org, an easy-to-use, confidential website