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Child Care available for Essential Workers

Unemployment Insurance

If you have lost your job, your work hours have been reduced, or your place of work has closed you may qualify for unemployment insurance. 

Worker Protection

New Jersey has among the most comprehensive Earned Sick Leave, Temporary Disability, and Family Leave Insurance laws in the country, which cover all employees – full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal. 

Help Paying Rent

The State Rental Assistance Program provides rental assistance grants. To get more information and determine your eligibility, visit 

Food / Financial Assistance

If you and/or your family are in need of food or financial assistance, you may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), and/or General Assistance (GA):  

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income 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 

If you are caring for family members with special needs

The New Jersey Department of Human Services has guidance for individuals and families caring for people with developmental disabilities