EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -Simply call 2-1-1 for all your help or referral needs. Established in 2005, NJ211 Partnership has been instrumental in providing that critical connection between individuals and families seeking health or human service resources and the community referrals best able to meet their needs. In need of emergency financial service, food or housing? Call 2-1-1 to speak with a caring call agent to guide you in the right direction. In need of mental health or counseling information, transportation, health, medical or legal services? Call 2-1-1 to meet your needs. We are the statewide, 24/7 365 day a year, information and referral call center. We are here to help.
NJ211 Partnership of New Jersey is a non-profit organization with a team of caring professionals committed to helping those in need during their most vulnerable time. NJ211 handles 8 phone lines of service consisting of the following: NJ 2-1-1, LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) Information Line, Suspicious Activity Reporting Line, Disaster Services, Supportive Services for Veteran’s Families and the Homeless Hotline. Each line when called will have a call agent ready to provide the caller with the critical referral information they need.
Our website, www.NJ211.org, provides the same helpful information as well as additional resources and links for those needing assistance or information pertaining to the aforementioned topics. We work closely with the NJ State Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) as well as with our County and Local OEM’s in disaster preparedness, planning, response and recovery initiatives. Our key stakeholders and partners include the NJ Department of Human Services, Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, NJ Department of Community Affairs, NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, NJ Department of Children and Families, NJ Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NJVOAD), FEMA, Long Term Recovery Groups, 211 US and numerous other social service agencies.
Last year, NJ2-1-1 Partnership handled over 200,000 calls and our website had over 200,000 visits. Our organization was recently accredited by AIRS (Alliance of Information and Referral Systems) due to our high standards and professionalism. Community and organization leaders should be aware of NJ2-1-1 Partnership’s ability to provide data and reports. During times of disaster, these reports can reflect trends in impacted areas in real time and allow the appropriate agency to assist where needed.
Citizens across the state should take advantage of the simplicity of calling 2-1-1 to meet all of their help or referral needs. Mayors and community leaders should share our number and website, www.nj211.org, with their constituents and print out the numerous resources provided to share with their respective communities.
Call 2-1-1 to get connected. Visit www.nj211.org to find over 3,000 agencies offering over 10,000 different types of services for those in need. The website offers important health or human service information that can be reviewed and many different documents that can be downloaded. The NJ2-1-1 staff stands ready to assist and provide you the necessary guidance and connections needed to be your gateway for help.