While these are challenging and uncertain times, help is available for those in need. On this page, you will find information on local hotlines, state and county websites, and more.

Help our most vulnerable during this pandemic with the COVID-19 Response Fund

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey is committed to meeting the critical needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help directly support individuals and families in need through the programs and services of the Jewish Federation and our family of agencies with your gift to the COVID-19 Response Fund. Thank you for your generosity during these unprecedented times. 

Click here to see a list of those who have already joined us in raising funds.

Residents should call 911 during emergencies only. For those with questions or concerns related to the coronavirus, call the free, 24-hour public hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253, or the statewide information and referral service at 2-1-1, where trained professionals are standing by to answer your questions.

New Jersey residents can now also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211. More information is also available on the state’s coronavirus webpage.


Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey

Email help@jfedsnj.org or call (856) 673-2554


Aleph Home Care - Services for older adults

Call (856) 685-5700, email aleph-team@jfedsnj.org, or visit alephsnj.org


Jewish Family & Children’s Service

Call (856) 424-1333 or visit jfcssnj,org

Telehealth Helpline: JFCS helps individuals cope with stress and anxiety during this difficult time. To book your 30-minute session, please email Kimberly Gerardi: kgerardi@jfedsnj.org.


Camden County Important Contacts


Camden County “At-Risk” Hotline
(856) 858-3220


Camden County Board of Social Services
Call (856) 225-8000


Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services
Call (856) 374-MEAL


Catholic Charities Emergency/Family Center
Call (856) 342-4100 or (856) 342-4193


Evesham Township Help Line
(856) 988-4425 or email covid19help@evesham-nj.gov


Moorestown Township

856-437-0305 or email MoorestownCOVID19Help@gmail.com


Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled

Call (800) 792-9745


Voorhees Township 



If you need help or want to help:

Email us at help@jfedsnj.org or call 856.673.2554.

Need a helping hand or friendly call? Need help learning Zoom, ordering a meal delivery, or picking up a small item from the store? Our Federation Friends volunteers can help with one-time requests or regular daily and weekly check-ins. At this time of uncertainty, one thing is certain: we are here to help you!

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State and County websites:


Burlington County
www.co.burlington.nj.us or call (877) 222-3737 or (609) 265-5069

Camden County
www.camdencounty.com or call either (856) 757-7156 or (856) 757-7368

Gloucester County
www.co.gloucester.nj.us/alerts or call (856) 384-6900



State of NJ Resources

NJ COVID-19 General Info - https://covid19.nj.gov/

  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits: If your work has been affected by COVID-19, you likely qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Eligibility has been expanded, compensation has been increased by $600 per week, and benefits are available for an additional 13 weeks. Learn more here.
  • NJ Division of Housing and Community Resources: Check eligibility for the NJ Assistance Programs here
  • Health Insurance: If you do not have health insurance, or lose coverage, you may be eligible for free or low-cost coverage through NJ FamilyCare, New Jersey's publicly funded health insurance program. Learn more here.
  • Food Assistance: If you need food assistance, you may be eligible for NJ SNAP, New Jersey's food assistance program. To learn more go to NJSNAP.gov or to apply go to NJHELPS.org. New Jersey WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) is allowing remote access to benefits and additional food items. Learn more here.
  • Cash Assistance: Work First New Jersey (WFNJ), which includes Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and General Assistance (GA), provides monthly cash. Learn more here.
  • Family Leave Benefits: If you must care for children or family members due to the coronavirus outbreak, you may be eligible for federal emergency Childcare FMLA or New Jersey Family Leave Insurance (FLI). It's against the law for an employer to retaliate against you for taking FLI, and your job may be protected under the Family Leave Act. Learn more here.
  • Temporary Disability Benefits: If you're unable to work due to illness, self-quarantine, or pregnancy, you may be able to apply for Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI). It's against the law for an employer to retaliate against you for taking TDI, and your job may be protected under the Family Leave Act. Learn more here.
  • Sick Leave: If you are sick, need time to care for others, or are unable to work due to the public health emergency, you may eligible for New Jersey Earned Sick Leave, or emergency federal paid sick leave, paid by your employer. Learn more here.
  • Job Protection: A new law prohibits employers from firing, demoting or otherwise punishing workers if they take time off because they have or are likely to have COVID-19. Learn more here.
  • Job Search: Business across New Jersey are looking to hire thousands of workers, including those who lost their jobs or have had hours reduced as a result of COVID-19. Learn more here.
  • Resources for Businesses: For information on loans, programs, or resources to support businesses impacted by COVID-19, visit the State of New Jersey's COVID-19 Business Information Hub. Learn more here.
  • Resources for Freelancers, Contractors, and Gig Workers: The recently enacted CARES ACT extends unemployment benefits to freelancers, gig workers and independent contractors, who typically are not eligible. Learn more here.
  • Eviction Protection: During the public health emergency, individuals cannot be removed as the result of an eviction or foreclosure proceeding. Learn more here.
  • Mortgage Relief: If you are facing economic hardship as a result of COVID-19, you may be able to request mortgage payment forbearance for up to 90 days. Learn more here.
  • Housing Assistance: If you are a homeowner or renter facing hardship, you may be eligible for housing assistance or for housing counseling. Learn more here.
  • Renting: FAQ section and question portal for tenants and landlords about rights and responsibilities. Learn more here.
  • Homelessness Services: New Jersey residents experiencing homelessness can get help with food, shelter, and finances. Learn more here.
  • Child Care Resources: If you are an essential employee, you can get support for child care costs. Learn more here.
  • Mental Health Resources: Help is available for individuals feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or suicidal. Learn more here.
  • Resources for Immigrants: Help is available for immigrant families and individuals in New Jersey, including information on COVID-19 in a variety of languages, resources and assistance for immigrants, and information on immigration enforcement policy. Learn more here.
  • Resources for Veterans: Help is available for veterans and their families to cope with the stress of the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more here.
  • Domestic Violence Hotlines: Help is available for survivors of domestic violence. Learn more here.



LYFT (transportation)


Pet Services (food)
Call Scott Borsky (267) 971-8799

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