Register NOW to Immediately Start Receiving Help
Call: 1800-621-FEMA

Hurricane Sandy Public Health Hotline: 1-866-234-0964
Department of Banking & Insurance Consumer Hotline: 1-800-446-7467
Small Business Assistance/Disaster Loan Applications: http://www.sba.gov/content/applying-disaster-loan
Environmental Concerns: George Zachos, EPA Regional Public Liaison: 1-888-283-7626
NJDOE Hotline for Families Displaced by Sandy: 1-609-292-2070
For Disability Assistance: 1-877-222-3737
For Sheltering/Meals: 1-800-733-2767 or 1-800-725-2769
American Red Cross (Jersey Coast): 732-493-9100
For Utilities: 1-800-624-0241
For Assistance with Pets: 1-855-407-4787
Mental Health (Stress and Anxiety) Hotline: 1-800-985-5990 or 211

Community Action Agencies
Atlantic & Cape May County: 1-609-348-4131
Essex County: 1-973-395-8350
Hudson County: 1-201-437-7222 (Bayonne), 1-201-656-3711 (Hoboken), 1-201-547-5304 (Jersey City)
Middlesex County: 1-732-324-2180
Ocean County: 1-732-244-5333  

NJ 2-1-1 Hurricane Response and Recover
NJHelps is a free and easy guide for you to determine what programs and assistance for which you may be eligible.  NJHelps cannot guarantee that you will qualify for these programs.

Medical Resources
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
Hotlines to Help Manage Stress: 2-1-1 or 1-877-294-HELP (4357)
Medicaid Call Center: 1-800-356-1561
Addictions Hotline of New Jersey: 1-800-238-2333

Housing Assistance
The New Jersey Homeownership Preservation Effort (NJ HOPE) is a voluntary public/private alliance of government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and financial institutions committed to enhancing home ownership preservation by raising consumer awareness of available mortgage products and funding, providing increased access to credit and loan counseling for those who need it, and providing temporary assistance to consumers who are in immediate danger of foreclosure.
NJ HOPE Alliance Agreement (PDF)
Exhibit A (PDF)
Exhibit B (PDF)

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless Call Center 24/7 at 1-877-424-3838 (for Veterans families, VA Medical Centers, federal, state and local partners, community agencies, service providers and others in the community).

Financial Resources

Student Loans
contact HESAA’s Servicing and Collections
call 1-800-792-8670
Note that many federal student loans will grant a temporary deferment to those in the areas effected by Hurricane Sandy.  This deferment time does not factor in to the total amount of deferment months you are allowed during the term of your loan.

NJDOE Hotline for Families Displaced by Hurricane Sandy
call 609-292-2070
Guidance About Available Schooling Options

Legal Services

New Jersey Disaster Legal Services Hotline
call 1-888-541-1900

Other Helpful Links

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
New Jersey Department of Education
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development
New Jersey Department of the Treasury
New Jersey Housing Resource Center
Governor’s Press Releases  

How you can Help/Volunteer

Donate to New Jersey’s Recovery Effort
1-855-NJDONATE (1-855-653-6628)

Volunteer Emergency Response Hotline
1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397)

Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund