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Support Services

The Dean of Students Office is here to help you. In the past we have helped students with the following:

Community Resources


Domestic Violence

The New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence (NJCEDV)
Statewide association that provides leadership, support and resources on the prevention of domestic violence in New Jersey through advocacy, education and training, technical assistance and community awareness. Visit the website.


Food

NJ SNAP
NJ SNAP, formerly Food Stamps, is New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that can help low-income families buy the groceries they need to eat healthy. Check website for eligibility requirements.

WIC
The New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children is commonly known as WIC. WIC is a successful public health nutrition program that provides wholesome food, nutrition education and community support for income eligible women who are pregnant and post-partum, infants and children up to five years old. Check website for eligibility requirements.


Housing

New Jersey Housing Resource Center
The NJHRC is a FREE, online searchable registry of affordable and accessible housing units throughout the State of New Jersey, including:

  • Affordable Rental Housing
  • Affordable For-sale Housing
  • Housing with Accessibility Features

Visit Website.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
The Section 8 Housing Voucher Program assists in making safe and quality housing in the private rental market affordable to low, and very low-income households by reducing housing costs through direct rent subsidy payments to landlords. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Check website for eligibility requirements.

Adolescent Housing Hub
The Adolescent Housing Hub (AHH or the Hub) is a real-time database designed to assist youth with placement in a transitional or permanent housing program. The AHH program is managed by the Office of Adolescent Services under the Department of Children and Families. AHH services are available to eligible homeless youth, youth at risk for homelessness, and youth aging out of the child welfare system, ages 16 – 21 years. Youth may contact PerformCare at 1-877-652-7624 24 hours a day to find out about housing and supports available to help. Check website for eligibility requirements.

Homeless Shelter Directory
NJ Homeless Shelter database for each county. Visit website.


Energy Assistance

Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
The Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program. Check website for eligibility requirements.

Universal Service Fund
Helps make energy bills more affordable for low income customers. If you are eligible, USF can lower the amount you have to pay for natural gas and electricity. Check website for eligibility requirements.


Heath Insurance

NJ Family Care
NJ FamilyCare is federal and state funded health insurance program created to help qualified New Jersey residents of any age access to affordable health insurance. NJ FamilyCare is for people who do not have employer insurance. Check website for eligibility requirements.


Additional Resources

2-1-1
2-1-1 is a New Jersey resource hotline that can be accessed 24 hours a day, every day of the year. You will speak to a Resource Specialist who can provide information on local food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rental assistance programs, utility assistance programs etc. You can reach NJ 2-1-1 by dialing 2-1-1 from any landline or cell phone. You can also reach us by texting your zip code to 898-211 or you can visit the website for various resources.