Assistance for Residents and Businesses

The State of New Jersey is providing guidance to all businesses being impacted by COVID-19.

Please refer to the following link: http://cv.business.nj.gov/

Topics covered include operations guidance, economic assistance for business, benefits for impacted individuals, and more.


State Unemployment Insurance

Visit www.MyUnemployment.nj.gov , or call the following phone numbers:

For residents who have general health-related questions on the COVID-19 Virus, you may find answers online at https://www.nj.gov/health/or by calling the 24/7 hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using an out-of-state phone line.


Unemployment Insurance: relief for workers impacted by COVID-19

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24/7 Crisis Services

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255
  • NJ HOPELINE (for emotional distress):1-855-654-6735
  • Vet 2 Vet (for any New Jersey veteran): 1-866-838-7654
  • Vets 4 Warriors (national — for any veteran who has served in war): 1-855-838-8255
  • Substance Abuse (ReachNJ): 1-844-732-2465
  • Cop 2 Cop (law enforcement officers) 1-866-267-2267
  • Domestic Violence Hotline (for Union County): 1-908-355-HELP (4357)

Assistance with Emotional Distress

  • NJ Mental Health Cares: 1-866-202-4357 (8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • The Peer Recovery WarmLine 1-877-292-5588 (8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • Mom2Mom, for mothers with special needs children: 1-877-914-6662 (8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; or leave a message after hours for a call-back)
  • Care2Caregiver, for family members caring for family member with memory loss, Alzheimer’s, dementia or a related disorder: 1-800-424-2494 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Caring Contact, for emotional support or thoughts of suicide: 1-908-232-2880 (7:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m. daily; based on volunteer availability).
  • Worker2Worker, for New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency employees: 1-855-327-7482 (8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
  • NJ Peer Recovery: 1-833-422-2765 or TTY 711 (currently 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; will expand to 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. as of March 26)
  • Union County Family Justice Center, for crisis counseling or domestic violence: 1-908-527-4980 (Monday –Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline – Dial 1-800-442-HOPE (4673): The National Youth Crisis Hotline provides counseling over the phone. Call this number at any time, it operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For 24 Hour Emergency Psychiatric Services, please contact:

  • Mobile Community Outreach (Adults): 908-994-7131
  • Union County Mobile Response & Stabilization (Children): 877-652-7624
  • RWJ University Hospital: 732-381-4200
  • Overlook Hospital: 908-522-2000

Addiction and/or Substance Misuse Hotlines and Resources:

  • New Jersey Connect – 1-855-652-3737: The New Jersey Connect for Recovery Call Line can be reached from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Voicemails will be responded to the next day. This call line is for New Jersey state residents concerned about their drug use or the drug use of a loved one
  • The Addictions Hotline of NJ – Dial 211 or 1-800-238-2333: The New Jersey Addictions Hotline can be dialed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At any time of the day or night, trained and clinically supervised telephone specialists are available to educate, assist, or make referrals. Calls are free and information is confidential.
  • SAMHSA – Dial 1-800-662-HELP (4357): SAMHSA stands for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. SAMHSA is a nationwide organization. This organization’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental health disorders on American communities.
  • New Jersey Peer Recovery 8AM-8PM on 3/26/20 the hours are being extended to 10PM for individuals with substance abuse problems or those in recovery needing support: 1-833-422-2765
  • Northern New Jersey Alcoholics Anonymous 1-908-687-8566 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week
  • Helping Hands 365 1-855-825-3275- A 24/7 Hotline staffed by Peer Recovery Specialists will be available.

Mental health / addiction services in Union County

Please contact the Union County Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Unit at: 908-527-4846 or 908-527-4844.


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce guides to help understand the federal relief offerings for business

Federal Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL)
Employee Retention Tax Credit
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)


To report a scammer or suspected price gouging, alert the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6240 or at http://njconsumeraffairs.gov.


health care professionals 24-hotline

The toll-free number 1-800-222-1222. From outside the state, call 1-800-962-1253.


Assistance with Emotional Distress

  • NJ Mental Health Cares: 1-866-202-4357 (8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • The Peer Recovery WarmLine 1-877-292-5588 (8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • Mom2Mom, for mothers with special needs children: 1-877-914-6662 (8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; or leave a message after hours for a call-back)
  • Care2Caregiver, for family members caring for family member with memory loss, Alzheimer’s, dementia or a related disorder: 1-800-424-2494 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Worker2Worker, for New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency employees: 1-855-327-7482 (8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
  • NJ Peer Recovery: 1-833-422-2765 or TTY 711 (currently 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; will expand to 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. as of March 26)

Support for School Staff and Their Families

  • Aid NJEA: 1-866-243-6532 (Monday-Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Friday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

General Information about COVID-19

  • New Jersey Department of Health: 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253.
  • New Jersey Poison Control Center in partnership with 211: 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253.
  • Members of the public can also text questions to NJCOVID to 898-211, or receive live text assistance by texting their zip code to NJCOVID to 898-211.

New Loans to Become Available

The N.J. Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will begin accepting applications for its Small Business Emergency Assistance Loans next Monday, April 13, and the application will become available today. The $10 million program will provide working capital loans of up to $100,000 to small and mid-size businesses.

The application will be posted here.
For more information on the loans, click here.


High Demand for Relief

The NJEDA received 10,000 applications for its Small Business Emergency Assistance Grants in the first hour it began accepting them on Friday, said Tim Sullivan, CEO of the NJEDA. The program, at this time, has a $5 million budget, and grants of up to $5,000 are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Webinar on Unemployment Insurance – Join our webinar on Wednesday, April 8, with Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo to hear about the state of N.J.’s unemployment insurance and other assistance programs for employers and employees. For information on joining the webinar, click here.


Q&A on U.S. CARES Act

Listen to the conference call from Thursday with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the federal CARES Act. Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer at the U.S. Chamber, took questions from New Jersey business owners on how the CARES Act can help businesses.


The Business Community Rises – Here is how N.J. businesses are stepping up with coronavirus aid (nj.com)


On the Ground

Here is a thorough and up-to-date list of what’s open, what’s closed and other information to know during the coronavirus response (NJ Spotlight)


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Guides to help understand the federal relief offerings for business:

The Federal Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL)
The Employee Retention Tax Credit
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)


Other federal relief programs 

Help for small businesses include SBA Debt Relief and SBA Express Bridge Loans.


N.J. Economic Development Authority

Introduced, grants, loans and other relief offerings for New Jersey businesses. Information and applications can be found here.


Webinars

Senators Joe Cryan. Tom Kean & Nick Scutari and NJDEA Chief Executive Officer Tim Sullivan

N.J. Chamber of Commerce webinar with Robert Asaro-Angelo, Commissioner of NJ’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development. He discusses the state unemployment insurance system and the steps being taken to process a record number of claims.

N.J. Chamber of Commerce webinar with Al Titone, SBA District Director of New Jersey. He explains SBA coronavirus relief loan programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program, and answers questions submitted by participants.

GECC, EDC & UCEDC Business Resource Webinar


State’s jobs and hiring portal 

Website matches employers and candidates

For employers to participate, click here


Report a scammer or suspected price gouging

Alert the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs at 973-504-6240 or at http://njconsumeraffairs.gov.


El Estado de New Jersey esta proporcionando una pauta a todos los negocios impactaos por el COVID-19. Por favor de conectarse al enlance: http://cv.business.nj.gov/

Los topicos cubiertos incluyen las guias a seguir en las siguientes operaciones, asistencia economica para los negocios, beneficios para los individuos que han sido impactados, y mas.

Para aplicar a la Oficina de Desempleo del Estado, por favor visite la pagina   www.MyUnemployment.nj.gov , o llame a los siguientes numeros de telefonos:

  • NORTE de NEW JERSEY: 201-601-4100 
  • CENTRO de NEW JERSEY: 732-761-2020 

Aquellos residentes que tienen preguntas sobre asuntos de salud relacionados con el COVID-19 Virus, pueden encontrar sus respuestas en la pagina https://www.nj.gov/health/o llamando  24/7 al numero 1-800-222-1222 o 1-800-962-1253 si estan usando una linea fuera del estado de New Jersey. 


Paycheck Protection Program

An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.