Monmouth County Social Services—(732) 431-6000, 3000 Kozloski Rd, Freehold; assists Monmouth County residents in need of social services, financial, and medical assistance

MonmouthResourceNet.Org—www.monmouthresourcenet.org; provides a wide range of information about support, resources, services, and events for families in Monmouth County, NJ

NJ DIAL 211—www.nj211.org or dial 2-1-1 on your phone; a statewide database of resources for any need you may have

NJHELPS—www.njhelps.org; screening for over 28 state and federal programs that can assist with housing, employment, child care, health insurance, prescriptions, food, and much more; visit the website to fill out the self-screen form

General Assistance

Monmouth County Social Services—(732) 431-6000, 3000 Kozloski Rd, Freehold; assists Monmouth County residents in need of social services, financial, and medical assistance

MonmouthResourceNet.Org—www.monmouthresourcenet.org; provides a wide range of information about support, resources, services, and events for families in Monmouth County, NJ

NJ DIAL 211—www.nj211.org or dial 2-1-1 on your phone; a statewide database of resources for any need you may have

NJHELPS—www.njhelps.org; screening for over 28 state and federal programs that can assist with housing, employment, child care, health insurance, prescriptions, food, and much more; visit the website to fill out the self-screen form

Food

NJ SNAP—(732) 918-2600; complete applications for food stamps at Monmouth County Social Services, on   https://oneapp.dhs.state.nj.us or at an outreach location near you, call for outreach locations and times

WIC— applications done through the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) of Central Jersey, Red Bank, (630) 892-4270; provides WIC checks for the purchase of nutritious foods and offers nutrition education programs

School Lunch Program— visit www.state.nj.us/agriculture or contact your local school for more information

Long Branch

First Baptist Pantry—(732) 229-1453, 499 Bath Ave; food pantry 2nd and 4th Thurs, 2 - 4 pm

Long Branch Senior Citizens Center—(732) 571-6542, 85 2nd Ave; Meals on Wheels food services for ages 60 and over, transportation for food and medical assistance, must call in advance

Lutheran Church of Reformation—(732) 759-4285, 992 Broadway; food pantry Tues 7 - 9 pm and Sat 8:30 – 10 am, proof of residence and income required, this site also open from Mon - Fri 2 - 8 pm with the ability to provide clothing, emergency food, cleaning supplies, and emergency toiletry items

Meal at Noon—(732) 229-1188, Second Baptist Church, 93 Liberty St; hot meal Sat from 11 am - 1 pm and brown bag lunches Weds at 12 pm

Salvation Army Service Unit—(908) 851-8236; referrals for food pantries, utilities, prescriptions; serving residents of Long Branch, West Long Branch, Fort Monmouth, Elberon; contact Judith Anderson

St. James Episcopal Church—(732) 222-1411, 300 Broadway, food pantry and soup kitchen Mon and Weds 1 – 3 pm and Sat 6:30 – 7:30 pm

St. Luke’s Methodist Church—(732) 222-1341, 535 Broadway; food pantry Fri 3 – 5 pm, soup kitchen Tues 4 – 7 pm, Thanksgiving and Easter Sunday meal open to all

St. Michael’s—(732) 483-0360 ext. 13, 800 Ocean Ave; call for food pantry appointment

Aberdeen

Matawan United Methodist Pantry—(732) 566-2996, 478 Atlantic Ave; food pantry Thurs 10 - 11:30 am and 2nd and 4th Tues 6:30 - 7:30 pm, also serves residents of Matawan, NJ SNAP outreach location, call for dates and times

Allentown

Allentown Food Pantry—(609) 259-7289, 20 High St; food pantry Mon, Weds, Fri 10 am - 2 pm

Asbury Park

Asbury Park Senior Center— (732) 807-2708, 1201 Springwood Ave; Meals on Wheels food services for ages 60 and over, transportation for food, must call in advance

First United Methodist—(732) 775-2693, 906 Grand Ave; food pantry Thurs 10 am - 12 pm and soup kitchen Weds 5 pm

Jersey Shore Dream Center—(877) 391-5732 ext. 5, 700 Grand Ave; mobile food truck Sat 9 am - 1 pm, call for location

Jersey Shore Rescue Mission—(732) 988-0242, 701 Memorial Dr; provides up to 50 meals per night for homeless and the employed homeless

Jewish Family Services—(732) 774-6886, 705 Summerfield Ave; food pantry Fri at 12 pm for the first 35 people

Lutheran Church of Atonement—(732) 776-5727, First Ave and Heck St; food pantry 2nd and 4thWeds 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Mercy Center—(732) 774-9397, 1106 Main St; food pantry Mon - Fri 9 am - 12 pm and 1:30 - 4 pm

Salvation Army Asbury Park—(732) 775-8698, 605 Asbury Ave; food pantry Mon and Fri 9 - 11 am, open to residents of Asbury Park, Neptune, Oakhurst, Avon, Bradley Beach, Ocean Twp, and Wannamassa, ID required

Second Baptist Church—(732) 774-5347, 124 Atkins Ave; food pantry 2nd and 4th Sat 12 - 2:30 pm

St. George Greek Orthodox—(732) 775-2777, 700 Grand Ave; soup kitchen Mon 11 - 11:30 am

Trinity Episcopal—(732) 775-5084, 503 Asbury Ave; food pantry Tues, Weds, Fri 11 am - 1 pm and Tues 6 - 7 pm, soup kitchen Sat 12 - 1 pm

*Many food pantries and soup kitchens in Asbury Park also serve residents of Neptune; call ahead to confirm

Bradley Beach

Bradley Food Pantry—(732) 775-0161, 605 4th Ave; food pantry Mon - Fri 10 - 11:30 am, also serves residents of Asbury Park, Avon, Belmar, Lake Como, Neptune, and Wall

Eatontown

Eatontown Food Co-op—(732) 610-8588, 15 Meridian Dr (entry on left side of building); food pantry every other Wednesday 12 - 3 pm, call for current schedule

St. Dorothea’s—(732) 542-0148 ext. 6, 240 Broad St; food pantry 2nd and 4th Weds 5 - 7 pm and 2nd and 4th Sat 9 - 11 am

Farmingdale

Joshua House Ministries—(732) 751-0715, 42 Main St; food pantry Mon 10 am - 12 pm and Weds 1 - 3 pm, also serves residents of Howell

Freehold

Feed All God’s Children—(732) 299-8603, 31 Throckmorton St; soup kitchen Mon - Thurs 11 am - 1 pm, no residency requirement, open to all

New Hope Pantry—(732) 780-9210, 29 First St; food pantry 3rd Thurs 10 am - 1 pm and 3rd Sat 9 am - 1 pm

Open Door Pantry—(732) 780-1089, 39 Throckmorton St; food pantry Mon - Fri 10 am - 1:30 pm

Monmouth County Social Services—(732) 431-6000, 3000 Kozloski Rd; assists with applications for SNAP (food stamps)

Hazlet

St. John’s Pantry—(732) 264-1236, 2000 Florence Ave; food pantry Thurs 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Howell

Howell Food Pantry—(732) 938-2368, 450 Adelphia Rd; food pantry 4th Mon 3:30 - 7:30 pm

Keansburg

Project Paul—(732) 787-4887, 210 Carr Ave, food pantry Weds and Fri 9:45 - 11:45 am and 12:45 - 2:45 pm

Manalapan

Samaritan Center—(732) 446-1142, 211 Route 522; food pantry Tues and Thurs 9:30 - 11:30 am, Sat 9:30 - 11 am

Manasquan

Hope Community Church—(732) 223-4115, 23 Taylor Ave; food pantry Sun 1 - 2 pm, by appointment

Manasquan Food Pantry—(732) 223-0898, 16 Virginia Ave; food pantry Mon and Tue 10 am - 1 pm, Thurs and Fri 1 - 4 pm

Marlboro

Monmouth Worship Center—(732) 332-9600, 37 Vanderburg Rd, food pantry Sun 1 - 2 pm, by appointment

Matawan

Matawan Food Pantry—(732) 566-2663, 201 Broad St; food pantry last Sat 8 am - 12 pm

Middletown

Calico Cat—(732) 671-0550, 96 King’s Hwy; food pantry Weds 9:30 am - 2:30 pm and 4th Tues 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Neptune

Chant Pantry—(732) 774-2712, 1301 Corlies Ave, Unit 1B; food pantry Mon - Fri 9 am - 1 pm

Greater Emanuel Food Pantry—(732) 774-1963, 423 Drummond Ave; food pantry 2nd Tues 12 - 2 pm, call to register

* Food pantries in Neptune may also serve residents of Asbury Park; please call ahead to confirm

Red Bank

Lunch Break—(732) 747-8577, 121 Dr. James Parker Blvd; food pantry Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10 am - 3 pm, Weds 12 - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 12 pm, soup kitchen Mon - Fri 11 am - 1 pm and Sat 10 am - 12 pm, open to all Monmouth County residents

Salvation Army Red Bank—(732) 747-1626, 180 Newman Springs Rd; food pantry 1st Weds 9:30 - 11:30 am, 1 - 3 pm by appointment

St. Anthony’s—(732) 747-0813 ext. 10, 121 Bridge Ave; food pantry Mon and Tues 6 - 7 pm

Union Beach

Faith Chapel—(732) 264-5248, 1015 Union Ave; food pantry 3rd Sat 9 am - 1 pm

Housing

Affordable Housing Alliance—(732) 389-2204; offers rental search assistance, foreclosure counseling, home buyer counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, disaster housing recovery assistance, rental arrears information and referral, workshops and courses, and utility assistance program applications (LIHEAP, PAGE, Gift of Warmth, NJ SHARES, USF), visit www.housingall.org to fill out an intake form or search listings for affordable rentals

New Jersey Housing Resource Center—(877) 428-8844, www.njhrc.gov; listings for affordable rental and for-sale housing in New Jersey

NJ HomeSaver Program—(855) 647-7700, www.njhomesaver.com; offers eligible homeowners up to $50,000 of financial assistance to help bring their mortgage payment to an affordable level, qualified homeowners have severe negative equity, have or will be facing a significantly higher mortgage payment, or have suffered a financial hardship that has caused or will cause you to fall behind on your mortgage payment

Long Branch

Long Branch Housing Authority—(732) 222-2747, 2 Hope Lane; provides assistance finding local affordable housing listings as well as assistance with Section 8 applications

Asbury Park

Asbury Park Housing Authority—(732) 774-2660, 1000 1/2 Third Ave

Freehold

Southern Jersey Legal Services—(732) 414-6750, 303 West Main Street, 3rd Floor; provides legal services for landlord/tenant matters, call for income guidelines

Ocean Township

Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County—(732) 869-5619, 2407 Route 66; provides legal services  landlord/tenant matters; call for income guidelines

Emergency and Transitional Housing

Asbury Park

Jersey Shore Rescue Mission—(732) 988-0242, 701 Memorial Dr; emergency shelter for men

Freehold

Monmouth County Social Services—(732) 431-6000, 3000 Kozloski Rd; provides emergency shelter vouchers for families on TANF/SNAP and referrals to emergency shelters for non-recipients of TANF/SNAP

Hazlet

180, Turning Lives Around—(732) 264-4360, 1 Bethany Rd; emergency safe houses and transitional housing for victims of domestic violence

Salvation Army—(732) 775-8698, 605 Asbury Ave; referrals to shelters in Monmouth County and out of county for those willing to relocate

Lanoka Harbor

Grace Initiatives—(609) 242-0131, 509 N Main St, #4; transitional housing for pregnant mothers ages 11 - 21

Middletown

Family Promise—(732) 495-0400, 121 Kings Hwy; emergency shelter for families with children in Monmouth County

Neptune

Beacon House—(732) 502-9245, 1410 6th Ave; transitional housing for homeless youth ages 17 – 21

Red Bank

Salvation Army—(732) 747-7626, 180 Newman Springs Rd; referrals to shelters in Monmouth County and out of county for those willing to relocate

Tinton Falls

Linkages—(732) 922-0400, 4261 Route 33; transitional housing for families, MUST receive referral from Monmouth County Social Services and be a recipient of SNAP/TANF

Out of County

Catholic Charities Oznam Shelter—(732) 985-0327, 89 Truman Dr, Edison; emergency shelter for families willing to relocate out of Monmouth County

Harbor House—(732) 929-0660, Toms River; offers an emergency youth shelter and supervised transitional living program for youth ages 10 - 21, open to Monmouth County residents

Health

Catastrophic Illness in Children Fund—(800) 335-3863; financial assistance for children with a catastrophic illness up to 21 years old, must be a resident of NJ (can be undocumented)

Charity Care—1(866) 588-5696; free or reduced charge care for inpatient and outpatient services at acute care hospitals throughout NJ, assistance is available to NJ residents who have no health coverage or coverage that only pays part of the bill, are ineligible for private and governmental sponsored coverage such as Medicaid, and meet income and asset eligibility criteria, call or visit www.state.nj.us/health/charitycare for these criteria

Free Cancer Screenings and Mammograms through VNA of Central Jersey—(732) 933-3952;for men and women between the ages of 18 - 64 (women over the age of 40 for mammograms) who are uninsured, live in Monmouth County, and meet financial eligibility requirements, call to confirm eligibility and schedule an appointment

Health Insurance Exchange—1(800) 318-2596, www.HealthCare.gov; assistance finding health insurance for those who do not have insurance through a job, Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP or other sources that provide qualifying coverage, may also apply for health insurance subsidies if income qualifications are met

Medical Emergency Payment Program for Undocumented Residents—if you are an undocumented resident who receives emergency medical care in New Jersey, ask the hospital staff for an application. If they cannot provide an application, ask the hospital staff to inform Monmouth County Social Services (732) 431-6000 and set up an interview to apply

NJ AIDS/HIV/STD Hotline—(800) 624-2377; information on free testing sites, risk factors, treatment, drug interactions, side effects, and partner notification

NJ FamilyCare—(800) 701-0710; call to receive an application by mail by giving your name and address, applications can also be downloaded or you can apply online at www.NJFamilyCare.org. If you need assistance completing your application, call to speak to a Health Benefits Coordinator or visit an outreach site for assistance with an application.

Long Branch

Monmouth Family Health Center—(732) 923-7100, 270 Broadway; provides affordable preventative health care on a sliding scale or for Medicaid recipients for a wide range of services including pediatrics, adolescent and adult medicine, podiatry, HIV care, nutrition counseling, health education, social services, prenatal and gynecological care and dental services

School Based Youth Services—(732) 728-9533, 391 Westwood Ave; basic health care for students, free AIDS/STD testing, emergency dental care

Asbury Park

VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Center—(732) 774-6333, 1301 Main St; includes fully licensed physicians and certified nurse practitioners that specialize in general health care services for the entire family including disease prevention, immunizations, lab testing and primary care in women's health, men's health, pediatrics, dental care, behavioral health counseling and treatment, behavioral health, podiatry, nutrition and diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cancer education and early detection, and discount drug pricing programs

Freehold

Planned Parenthood—(732) 431-1717, 800 W Main St; provides men's and women's health care, pregnancy testing and services, abortion services, birth control, emergency contraception, HIV testing, STD testing and treatment, and LGBT services

Keansburg

VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Center—(732) 787-1250, 100 Main St

Keyport

VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Center—(732) 888-4149, 35 Broad St

Neptune

Jane H. Booker Family Health Center—(732) 869-5700, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, 1828 W Lake Ave; provides a wide range of acute and preventative health services to meet the needs of every member of your family including medicine and surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, infectious disease, dentistry, blood pressure screening, social work consultations, blood testing, nutritional counseling, and prenatal education classes

Red Bank

Parker Family Health Center—(732) 212-0777, 211 Shrewsbury Ave; Mon, Wed 9 am - 6 pm, Tues, Thurs 9 am - 4:30 pm, Fri 9 am - 4 pm, Sat 8 am -  12 pm, primary care and vaccinations for uninsured residents of Monmouth County

VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Center—(732) 219-6620, 176 Riverside Ave

Shrewsbury

Planned Parenthood—(732) 842-9300, 69 East Newman Springs Rd

Child and Maternal Health

Birthright—(800) 550-4900; 24/7 hotline which offers confidential support and encouragement for help in making decisions about pregnancy and help finding options for you and your baby

Postpartum Depression/Perinatal Mood Disorders—(800) 328-3838, www.njspeakup.gov; 24 hour helpline which can help to identify the signs of PPD and connect you to treatment services or support groups

Safe Haven Hotline—(877) 839-2339, njsafehaven.org; the NJ Safe Haven Infant Protection Act allows a person to surrender any infant legally, safely and anonymously at any hospital emergency room or police station, visit the website or call the 24-hour hotline

VNA of Central Jersey—(800) 400-0981; provides prenatal and postpartum care, home visitation program for first-time, high risk mothers, pediatric home health care, and programs and services for children with special needs

Long Branch

Monmouth Family Health Center—(732) 923-7100, 270 Broadway; provides affordable prenatal and gynecological care services

Asbury Park

VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Center—(732) 774-6333, 1301 Main St; provides prenatal care services on Tuesdays from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Keyport

VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Center—(732) 888-4149, 35 Broad St; provides prenatal care services on Wednesdays from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Neptune

Child Care Resources—(732) 918-9901, 3301 Route 66; child care referrals for daycare and in-home services, financial assistance for eligible working families and students

Jane H. Booker Family Health Center—(732) 869-5721; Jersey Shore University Medical Center, 1828 W Lake Ave

JSAS Healthcare—(732) 988-8877, 685 Neptune Blvd; ambulatory care program for the treatment of pregnant and post-partum substance abusing women and their infants along with counseling, obstetrical, and pediatric services

Red Bank

VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Center—(732) 219-6620, 176 Riverside Ave; provides prenatal care services on Thurs 11:30 am - 5 pm

Family Health

REPORTING CHILD ABUSE in New Jersey—Anyone with reasonable cause to believe a child is being abused should immediately call the Child Abuse Hotline. If the child is in immediate danger, call 911 as well as 1 (877) NJ ABUSE. You can call anonymously and do not need proof to report an allegation of child abuse. The Hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

NJ Coalition for Battered Women—(609) 584-8107, 1670 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Rd., Trenton, resource center and training for DVS members, attorney on staff for referrals for domestic violence victims in their area, info@njcbw.org

Healthy Families—voluntary home visitation program for first time moms living in Long Branch, Perth Amboy, Asbury Park and surrounding communities, trained Family Support Workers visit expectant women in their homes during pregnancy, or up to 3 months of the first infant, parents receiving welfare cash benefits may enroll in HF/TIP until baby turns 12 months, visitation decreases as babies age, parents receive structured curriculum, resources to help meet their needs, job training and trouble shooting, contact: Lisa Revels, Monmouth Healthy Families/TIP Program (732) 502-5157, Maura O’Hara, Monmouth Healthy Families/TIP Program (732) 502-5156 or Elba Pesquera, Perth Amboy Healthy Families (732) 362-8040 or (732) 768-8473

Atlantic Medical Imaging—(732) 223-XRAY (9729), free mammogram for uninsured women 40 years and older, by appointment only, Rt. 34 S, Wall, 2399 Ramshorne, Manasquan, Women’s Center 495 Jack Martin Blvd., Brick, call Kathy Digirolamo for program information

New Jersey Self Help Group Clearinghouse—1 (800) 367-6274, free information on state, national and on-line self help groups, www.selfhelpgroups.org

Perform Care/Mobile Response (affiliated with the NJ Child Behavioral Health Services)— 1 (877) 652-7624, 24/7 assistance available, in-home counseling services for children with behavioral issues ages 5 to 21, no referral needed, parent authorization required

NJ Mental Health Cares—1 (866) 202-4357, confidential mental health information and referrals, legal, housing, employment, rehabilitation and more

NJ Family Care—1 (800) 701-0710, affordable health care coverage for children and low income parents and guardians, Mon—Fri 8 am—5 pm

Long Branch

Monmouth Family Health Center—270 Broadway, adult and pediatric primary care, podiatry; 80 Pavilion Ave. obstetrics and gynecology, call (732) 413-2030 to schedule an appointment, (732) 923-7100 (nurses and administration)

School Based Youth Services—(732) 728-9533, 404 Indiana Ave., basic health care for students, free AIDS/STD testing, Mon—Fri 8 am—3:30pm

Family Based Services Association of NJ, Inc.—(732) 571-3272, 279 Broadway, Ste. 400, assists with child behavioral health services, resource and referrals, family support groups, parenting programs, early intervention, recreational activities, and peer to peer support, www.fbsanj.org

Family and Children’s Services—(732) 222-9111, 191 Bath Ave., home care, nursing, adult protective services, respite and state respite care, Medicare assistance, Mon—Fri 8 am—5 pm

Monmouth Medical Center: Mental Health Hotline—(732) 923-6999, screening center for all of Monmouth County, screening/crisis unit available 24/7, referrals

Coastal Monmouth Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse—(732) 571-6512, 3 Bay Ave., provides prevention education, referrals, and intervention services, contact Peter Strub or Shannon Berry

Pollack Clinic—(732) 923-6500, 75 N. Bath Ave., outpatient counseling for those with psychiatric, emotional, and substance abuse issues, medication management, ages 5 to adult, contact Barbara Bunkley, (732) 923-5270

Community Connection—(732) 923-5230, 75 N. Bath Ave., adult partial hospitalization program provides therapeutic and educational services for the mentally ill, mentally ill chemical abusers, and disabled, full and half day programs for successful transition for returning to work, school, or less restrictive levels of care, ages 18 and older, contact Kathy Tannehill (723) 923-5253

Pavilion IOP—(732) 923-6891 or (732) 923-6749, 300 2nd Ave., Adult Intensive Outpatient Program for MICA and regular psychiatric care, ages 18 and older, contact Paul Wright (732) 923-6891

Seek & Find Professional Counseling Services— 864 Broadway, (732) 923-1627, all types of counseling services available for a fee, no referrals needed, (Spanish)

Philip House—(732) 870-8600, 190 Chelsea Ave., Intensive Outpatient Program Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 am—12 pm or 6—9 pm, Outpatient Program Tues 9—10 am or 6—7 pm, substance abuse evaluations, call between 8 am—6 pm

Asbury Park

VNA Community Health Center—(732) 774-6333, 1301 Main St., provides primary and prenatal care to Monmouth County residents with Medicaid/Medicare, appointments made in advance

Mercy Center—(732) 774-9397, 1108 Main St., counseling services available for substance abuse, alcohol and drug addiction, parenting classes, ww.mercycenternj.org

Jewish Family and Children Services—(732) 774-6886, 705 Summerfield Ave., counseling services, support groups, anger management, domestic violence and parenting services, www.jfcsmonmouth.org

Eatontown

Jewish Family and Children Services—(732) 935-1881, 1 Main St., Ste. 219, counseling services, support groups, anger management, domestic violence and parenting services, www.jfcsmonmouth.org

Freehold

Paul M. McGuire Family Health Center—(732) 409-0133, 25 Broad St., Boro Plaza, , Thurs 6—9 pm, offers free medical service for uninsured

Monmouth County Immunization Program—Monmouth County Human Services Program (732) 294-5458 , 3000 Koslowski Rd., services for all children 2 months to 18 years who are uninsured, Mon—Tues 9 am—12 pm and 1:30—3:30 pm

Hazlet

180 Turning Lives Around—hotline for victims of domestic violence 1 (888) 843-9262, hotline for victims of sexual assault 1 (888) 264-7273

2nd Floor Youth Helpline—1 (888)-222-2228 a program of 180 Turning Lives Around for youths between 10 and 24 years of age, www.2ndfloor.org

Morganville

Jewish Family and Children Services— (732) 536-0050, 25 Kilmer Drive, Bldg. 3, counseling services, support groups, anger management, domestic violence and parenting services, www.jfcsmonmouth.org

Red Bank

Parker Family Health Clinic—(732) 212-0777, 211 Shrewsbury Ave., free primary care and vaccinations for uninsured residents of Monmouth County, Mon and Wed 9 am—6:30 pm, Tues and Thurs 9 am—4:30 pm, Fri 9 am—3 pm, Sat 8 am—12 pm, vaccinations on Tues and Thurs by appt. only, proof of Monmouth County residency and income required

CPC Behavioral Health—(732) 842-2000 x 4221, 270 Hwy 35, counseling and special education services that support individuals who have mental health concerns, substance abuse, and disabilities, also a partial care intensive program, www.cpcbhc.org

Shrewsbury

Planned Parenthood—(732) 842-9300, 69 Newman Springs Rd., Mon—Fri 9 am—5 pm, pregnancy testing, preventative care, yearly exams, STI testing and counseling

Tinton Falls

Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission—(732) 542-3630, 1901 Wayside Rd., Mon—Fri 7:30 am—4:30 pm, tick testing for Lyme disease, call for details and fee

Dental

Give Kids A Smile—1 (888) 576-9278, free dental services for kids up to 12 years old held once a year usually in February, for a list of locations call or contact your local school nurse, www.njda.org/gkas

Long Branch

Monmouth Family Health Center—(732) 923-6585, 300 2nd Ave., for uninsured families and undocumented families, care given to families and children using a sliding scale for payment

Old Bridge

KIDZDENT—(732) 679-2323, Rt. 516, specializing in care for special needs children

Vision

Lions Club—used eye glasses and other services, please contact local school nurse for information, www.lionsclub.org

Parker Family Health Clinic—(732) 212-0777, 211 Shrewsbury Ave., call for appointment during regular business hours

Monmouth Medical Center—(732) 923-5400, 300 2nd Ave., call for appointment with the eye clinic during regular business hours

Rental Assistance

NJ Homeless Prevention—1 (866) 889-6270, limited financial assistance to low and moderate income tenants and homeowners in danger of eviction or foreclosure

Long Branch

St. Vincent de Paul/St. Michaels—(732) 483-0360, x 13, 6 West End Ct., rent, utility arrears

St. Vincent de Paul/Holy Trinity—(732) 222-3216, x 431, 308 Prospect St., rent, utility arrears

Salvation Army (Union)—(908) 851-9300, 4 Gary Rd., covers Long Branch, utility arrears, case by case basis, referrals to food pantries

Asbury Park

Checkmate—(732) 807-4834/ (732) 774-3100 x 100, 910 4th Ave., Mon—Fri 9 am—4:30 pm, rent, utility arrears, H.U.D. mortgages

Interfaith Neighbors—(732) 775-0525, x 203, 810 4th Ave., Mon—Fri 9 am—2 pm, rent assistance for working individuals and families with children, homeless prevention services

St. Vincent De Paul Society/St. Peter Claver—(732) 775-4157 x 24, 108 Ridge Ave., rent, utility arrears

Bayshore Area

St. Vincent de Paul Society/Holy Family—(732) 264-8132, 727 Rt. 35, Union Beach, rent, utility arrears, residents of Keyport, Union Beach, Hazlet

St. Vincent de Paul Society/Our Lady of Perpetual Help—(732) 872-1290, 141 Navesink Ave., Highlands, rent, utility arrears, residents of Highlands

St. Vincent de Paul Society/St. Agnes—(732) 291-0272, 103 Center Ave., Atlantic Highlands, rent, utility arrears, residents of Atlantic Highlands, Leonardo

Eatontown

Love, Inc.—(732) 542-7012, 15 Meridian Rd., rent, utility arrears

St. Vincent de Paul Society/St. Dorothea’s—(732) 939-6225, 240 Broad St., rent , utility arrears, residents of Eatontown, West Long Branch, Oceanport, Tinton Falls, must call for appointment

Freehold

Checkmate—(732) 780-7656/(732) 774-3100, x 161 20G Jackson St., Mon—Fri 9 am—4:30 pm, rent, utility arrears, and H.U.D. mortgages

Freehold Area Open Door—(732) 780-1089, 39 Throckmorton St., rent, utility arrears, Mon—Fri 10 am—2 pm, open to greater Freehold area only

St. Vincent de Paul Society/St. Rose de Lima—(732) 303-1793, 16 McLean St., rent, utility arrears

Holmdel

St. Vincent de Paul Society/St. Catharine’s—(732) 224-1395, 108 Middletown Rd., rent, utility arrears, food

Keansburg

Project Paul—(732) 787-4887, 211 Carr Ave., Thrift Shop, rent, utility arrears, food pantry, Mon, Weds and Fri 10 am—2:30 pm, sign up for food card, residents of Keansburg, Middletown, Rumson, Red Bank, Keyport, Union Beach, Manalapan, Matawan, proof of residency and income required, contact Sister Kathleen for appointment

Middletown

Middletown Helps Its Own—(732) 787-3604, Middletown residents only

St. Vincent de Paul Society/St. Mary’s—(732) 671-4062, 19 Cherry Tree Farm Rd., rent, utility arrears

Calico Cat—(732) 671-0550, 96 Kings Hwy., thrift shop, clothing, rent, utility arrears, residents of Middletown, Hazlet, Keansburg, call for appointment

Neptune

St. Vincent de Paul Society/Holy Innocence—(732) 922-4242, x 24, 3455 W. Bangs Ave., rent, utility arrears, residents of Neptune only

Red Bank

Salvation Army— (732) 747-1626, 180 Newman Springs Rd., rent, utility arrears

Extraordinary

The Hope Hotline—1 (888) 995-4673, 24 hours/7 days, confidential mortgage help and assistance to homeowners, English and Spanish, www.njhousing.gov

Wheelchairs—go to www.lifenets.org/wheelchair, acts as a matchmaker, uniting wheelchairs

with those who need them

NJ Weatherization Program—(609) 633-2378, assistance for low income, handicapped and elderly in weatherizing homes and improving heating and conservation systems,

www.state.nj.us/dca/dcr/forms/wealist.com

Dial 211—basic human needs resources, support for children, youths, families, seniors and persons with disabilities, physical and mental health resources, www.nj211.org

MonmouthResourceNet.ORG—a web-based directory of more than 1,300 resources available for Monmouth County children, families and individuals

Monmouth County Veterans Service—(732) 683-8675, assistance with Veterans benefits, mental health services, Mon— Fri 8:30 am—4:30 pm

Vetworks—(609) 971-7613, emergency response services, housing/shelter assistance

Long Branch

Monmouth Ocean Independent Living Center—(732) 571-4884, 279 Broadway, 2nd Fl., disabilities advocacy and referrals

Long Branch Department of Senior Affairs and Senior Center—(732) 571-6542, 85 2nd Ave., resource center for Long Branch citizens ages 60 and older, membership is free, transportation, recreational socialization, benefits counseling, educational programs, medical screening, contact center for information on current classes and programs, Pat Scinto-Krosnicki, Senior Center Director

The Anna Greenwall Geriatric Program at Monmouth Medical Center—(732) 923-7550, offers comprehensive evaluations for adults 65 and older, memory disorders program, Alzheimer’s support group, 8:30 am—4:30 pm, Mon—Fri

Stephen’s Ministry/St. Michaels—(732) 483-0360, 6 West End Ct., those who are hurting receive support and care through one-to-one caring and confidential relationships from a Stephen Minister; services include: hospitalization visitation at Monmouth Medical Center and other local hospitals, rehabilitation care visits at Genesis Rehab, Health South Rehab, and other local rehab centers for those recovering from serious illness or surgery, homebound visitation extends over longer periods of time to chronically ill, injured and older community members including regular visits as a friend to check in on spiritual and emotional needs, and holy communion visits for those who can not attend mass by bringing communion to shut-ins at home or in the hospital/rehab centers

Freehold

Ocean Monmouth Legal Services—(732) 866-0020, 25 Broad St., Suite 13, call for intake, no walk-ins

Neptune

Monmouth County Child Care Services—(732) 918-9901, 3301 Route 66, child care referrals for daycare and in home services, financial assistance for eligible working families and students

Clothes and Furniture

Long Branch

Family & Children’s Service Thrift Boutique—(732)728-1238, 307 Branchport Ave., Mon—Fri 10 am–5 pm, Sat 10 am—4 pm (weekdays preferred), used clothing and household items, referrals required for free items

Furnished With Love/Love, Inc.—(732) 542-7012, x 208, 583 Broadway, used furniture, household items, bedding, referral required for free items

St. James Thrift Shop—(732) 229-8651, 292 Broadway, clothing and household items, Mon—Fri 9—11:30 am

Lutheran Church of Reformation—(732) 229-9180, 992 Broadway, free clothes closet open 8:30—10:30 am every 2nd and 4th Sat of the month, contact Sue Homza

All Good Things—(732) 272-1116, 8 Memorial Parkway, Mon, Tues and Thurs 10 am—5 pm, Wed and Fri 10 am—7 pm, Sat 9 am—2 pm, new and used furniture, accept vouchers from DYFS, Monmouth Cares, MCDSS, www.jfcsmonmouth.org,

Asbury Park

Salvation Army Thrift Shop—(732) 775-8633, 821 Main St., Mon—Sat, 8:30 am—5 pm, clothing, furniture, household items

Coastal Habitat for Humanity Restore—(732) 988-7044, 917 3rd Ave., Wed—Sat 10 am—4 pm, furniture, household items

J F & C S Twice As Nice—(732) 988-2889, 705 Summerfield Ave., new and used furniture, accept vouchers from DYFS, Monmouth Cares, MCDSS, Mon, Tues and Thurs, 10 am—5 pm, Wed and Fri 10 am—7 pm, Sat 9 am—2 pm, www.jfcsmonmouth.org

Freehold

St. Peter’s Thrift Shop— (732) 462-9264, 47 Throckmorton St., Mon—Sat. 10 am—2 pm, Tues—Thurs 5—8 pm, gently used clothing, household items, books, referral from MCDSS for free items, contact Sylvia Johnson

Neptune

Madonna House Thrift Shop— (732) 775-1140, Hwy 35 & 1401 Seventh Ave., Mon—Sat 10 am—4 pm, used clothing, referrals required for free items, fax (732) 774-3296, email: jmjmadonna@aol.com

Red Bank

Lunch Break— (732) 747-8577, 121 Drs. James Parker Blvd., Mon—Fri 8 am—2:30 pm and 1st Sat of each month 8—11 am, distributes free used clothing

Arc of Monmouth Thrift Shop—(732) 842-4881, 77 Monmouth St., clothing, household items, toys, Mon—Sat 9:30 am—4 pm, Thurs until 5 pm

Career and Educational Services

Long Branch

Long Branch Public Library—(732) 222-3900, 328 Broadway, community information, computer center, ESL, career center Mon—Thurs 10 am—8 pm, Fri—Sat 12—5 pm

Brookdale Community College—(732) 229-8440, 213 Broadway, adult education, ESL, G.E.D., ww.brookdalecc.edu

Asbury Park

Asbury Park Housing Authority—CDC—(732) 988-3734, 205 Bond Street, Tues— Thurs 10 am—4 pm, job readiness training for Monmouth County residents, complete registration form in person

Freehold

Homework assistance after school program—(732) 780-1089 St. Peter’s Church, 31 Throckmorton St., 3rd— 5th grades, Mon—Thurs 3:15—4:30 pm, must be referred by school guidance counselor, residents of Freehold Boro, contact Jeanne Yaecker

Neptune

NJ One Stop Career Center (NJ Dept of Labor)—(732) 775-1566, 60 Taylor Ave., assistance with job search and workforce readiness

National Council on Aging—(732) 869-2202/1 (888) 802-6262, 60 Taylor Ave., provides training and employment for people 55 + and older

Food Bank of Monmouth/Ocean Counties—(732) 918-2600, 3300 Rt.66, short term job skills and vocational training for the culinary arts (certificate), resume assistance, www.foodbankmoc.org

Tinton Falls

Arc of Monmouth County—(732) 493-0225, 1158 Wayside Rd, job support services for persons with developmental disabilities, contact Sarah Logan (732) 493-1919 x 665 or email: slogan@arcofmonmouth.org

MAECOM—(732) 542-3439, 100 Tornillo Way, call between 9 am—3 pm, continuing education and enrichment classes, visit maecom