LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP)
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and assists residents in paying for
heating costs and certain medically necessary cooling expenses. Applications are accepted during the program year, October 1 – April 30. For more information, call
1-800-510-3102 or visit energyassistance.nj.gov.
UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND (USF)
The Universal Service Fund (USF) helps ensure energy bills are more affordable for eligible customers. Call 1-800-510-3102 or visit energyassistance.nj.gov for details.
NEW JERSEY SHARES
New Jersey SHARES is a nonprofit corporation that provides assistance to income eligible New Jersey households with energy, telephone and water bills. Visit njshares.org or call 1-866-657-4273 for details.
Lifeline is a utility assistance program that offers $225 to persons who meet certain income guidelines. This benefit includes utility customers as well as tenants whose utility bills are included in their rent. Call 1-800-792-9745 for details.
The TRUE Program, funded by the Board of Public Utilities (BPU), is an annual assistance program designed to help low- to moderate-income households across the state of New Jersey who are experiencing economic hardship and struggling to pay their electric and natural gas bills. For more information, call 732-982-8710 or visit njpoweron.org.
PAYMENT ASSISTANCE FOR GAS AND ELECTRIC (PAGE)
The Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) Program, also funded by the BPU, provides relief on natural gas and electric bills for low to moderate-income New Jersey households that are experiencing a temporary financial crisis. For more information, call 732-982-8710 or visit njpoweron.org.
FAMILY HEALTH & WELLNESS
NEW JERSEY BABY BOX INITIATIVE
If you know an expectant mother (father), please share this important information about NJ’s free baby box program (http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/26/health/new-jersey-baby-boxes-safe-sleep/). To register for a box, go to: http://www.snjpc.org/programs/parenting/babyboxes.html
FIND A DENTIST
InsureKidsNow.gov provides an easy to use directory to help you find a dentist.
Just select your child’s dental plan then enter a street address or zip code close to where you live or work. You can even search for specialty dentists such as oral surgeons, and for dentists who speak your language. Just click to expand the Additional Search Criteria.
Don’t have a dental plan? Children and teens may be eligible for free or low-cost health coverage. Find Programs in Your State.
Tooth decay remains one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood – and, it can be prevented! Good oral health practices at home and regular dental check-ups help children to have healthy teeth.
If your child doesn’t have dental insurance, he or she may qualify for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Medicaid and CHIP cover children’s health services including dental services, such as teeth cleanings, check-ups, x-rays, fluoride, dental sealants and fillings. A family of four with income up to $48,500 or more may qualify. To learn more about programs in your state, call 1-877-KIDS-NOW or visit InsureKidsNow.gov.
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FAQ ON THE HEALTH MARKETPLACE – ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT
The Marketplace is a way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. With one application, you can see all your options and enroll. When you use the Health Insurance Marketplace, you’ll fill out an application and see all of the health plans available in your area. You’ll find out if you can get lower costs on your monthly premiums for private insurance plans. You’ll learn if you qualify for lower out-of-pocket costs. The Marketplace will also tell you if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage available through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Also see Young Adult Coverage.
COMPLETECARE HEALTH NETWORK
CompleteCare Health Network is a nationally accredited health system that provides primary medical, dental and behavioral health services to nearly 50,000 people annually. Located at 335 North Delsea Drive in Glassboro, CompleteCare Medical & Dental Professionals offers a wide array of services to meet the needs of anyone in the community looking for great healthcare. Evening and weekend hours allow accessibility to care when patients need it most. CompleteCare accepts all forms of insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, NJ FamilyCare and Charity Care. Patients who are not currently insured can meet with on-site financial counselors to help them get coverage. “Our Glassboro site offers patients a one stop site for all of their health needs,” said CompleteCare Director of Community Services, Meghan Spinelli. “Having medical and dental in one building gives patients a home in their community for great healthcare.” Providers at the Glassboro CompleteCare see patients for services including primary care, pediatrics, podiatry and eye care. Scheduling an appointment is easy and can be done by phone or through a submission form on our website, www.CompleteCareNJ.org See more about the services CompleteCare has to offer in our June Newsletter
LOW COST MRI AND CT SCANS
Low cost MRI and CT scans for individuals without insurance are available. For more information call Best Value NJ Imaging Center Location Finder at 888-380-6337 or download the Quest Diagnostic Patient Assistance Program Application Gloucester County residents are eligible for Free Eye Exams provided by the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired for both children over 4 and adults. All you need to do is call 856-384-6842. Exams take place at Shady Lane located at 256 County House Road, Clarksboro the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm to 3pm and new evening hours the last Wed of each month from 5pm to 7pm. MedExpress Urgent Care accepts State of New Jersey Medicaid. Located at 875 Mantua Pike, (Rt. 45) Woodbury in the Southwood Shopping Center open from 9 am to 9 pm seven days a week. Just walk in, no appointment needed. Call center at 856-384-5949 for more info. You can also find more information on the HAC Announcement Board.
TOOLS FOR SCHOOL
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ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS
Finding employment nowadays is tough, particularly for veterans. Most veterans are initially motivated but quickly become depressed & frustrated by the lack of finding work within 3 months, especially for those who have not attended any kind of career/vocational orientation or transitioning assistance program.For many veterans, technology (knowing how to use a computer or smart phone & email daily) is new. Moreover, most fail to understand that the job market today is highly competitive. The Veterans Jersey Job Clubs can assist in bridging the gap.If you are a veteran or know of any veterans that need assistance understanding the many factors affecting their ability to attain employment or gaining the tools necessary to reach their employment goals, contact Captain (Ret) Ed. Morgan, USA, MSEd., Veterans Representative, GC One Stop Career Center, 215 Crown Point Road, Thorofare, NJ 08096. Call 856-384-3723 or email Edwin.firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Paul Blackstock at 856-579-7561 or email@example.com.