Community Resources for South Brunswick Families during COVID-19




last update 5/28/20

Payments from the Stimulus Act *

Go here to receive your payment faster!

*Payments will begin around April 17th. [expand here for details]

You will automatically receive a check from the government if: (1) you have a qualifying income, AND (2) if you have filed a tax return for 2019 or 2018.

If you have not filed in 2018 or 2019, use this tool: https://turbotax.intuit.com/stimulus-check/

Qualifying Incomes: Single parents who file as head of household with income up to $112,500 will get the full $1,200 check.Married couples with income up to $150,000 will get $2,400. Single adults with income up to $75,000 will get a $1,200 payment. Qualifying households with children will get an additional $500 per child under 17.Reduced payments for higher income up to income limits.For more info: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know

Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Resources

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-8255

Help is available 24/7. Speak with a counselor today.

Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 74171

Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc.

877-294-HELP (4357)

For residents who are having difficulty coping with the COVID19 crisis. For emotional support, guidance andmental health referrals as needed, call between 8am-8pm.

Domestic Violence Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Help is available via chat 24/7.

800-799-7233

Help is available 24/7.

Text LOVEIS to 22522

Help is available via text 24/7.

732-249-4504

Help is available 24/7.Emergency shelter & help for Middlesex county residents

Internet Resources

855-846-83762 months free internet

Spectrum Internet

844-488-839560 days free wifi for new student households

To find an Xfinity WiFi Hotspot, check the hotspot location map at wifi.xfinity.com or download the Xfinity WiFi Hotspots app.

651-354-2552 Low cost laptops & computers; free shipping

Childcare for Essential Employees

Visit this website if you are an essential employee in need of childcare.

Scroll down to section "HOW TO ENROLL", click on link "register here". After you register, you will be contacted about your childcare needs.

Job Assistance

1,000s of immediate opportunities.

Updated info on how to apply.

Food Assistance

SB Social Services Food Pantry

732-329-4000 x7674

If you are in dire need of food please call Jeanne Wert at this number and leave a message and Social Services will coordinate with the police department to get you the food you need. You may also send an email to jwert@sbtnj.net.


Up to date information for Food Assistance.

Math Assistance

Would You Like to Learn Strategies for Supporting Your Child's Math Work at Home?


Dr. Judith Fraivillig, math education professor and consultant is offering free, online workshops for families to learn how best to support their children's math learning at home.

Workshops focus on elementary children's math thinking, activities and games to play at home, and mathematizing household routines. Online sessions last between 30-60 minutes and are organized to include approximately 5 families with children in similar grade levels. This small group format allows for plenty of time to ask questions.

Childcare Assistance

Community Childcare Solutions 732-324-4357

Housing & Utility Assistance

PSEG Assistance

800-510-3102LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)

Puerto Rican Action Board

732-828–4510 Gift of Warmth Program

NJ Housing Clearing House

877-428-8844Searchable database of Affordable Housing units

Tax Preparation

FEDERAL & State Tax filing deadline changed to July 15, 2020.