The current COVID-19 health crisis has presented us with a host of challenges. Some of these challenges are financial, some deal with having an adequate supply of food for families and seniors while others relate not just to physical health, but mental health as well. Some suffering from various addictions also need somewhere to turn to as being quarantined could have lasting implications. Others unfortunately could be faced with a situation involving domestic violence.
The point of this notice is to inform you that there are areas to still get help should you need them. I will list them below for your benefit.
Mayor Robert A. Sabosik
- NJ COVID-19 Info HUB, this is your one-stop shopping site for ALL COVID-19 questions and issues for both individuals and businesses: NJ COVID-19 Information HUB
- NJ COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal for those looking for employment: NJ COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal
- Addiction help from the New Jersey Department of Human Services: Reach NJ
- New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence (NJ CEDV): NJ CEDV **If there is an immediate emergency, please call 911
- Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-572-7233 **If there is an immediate emergency, please call 911
- Mental Health Resources: Call 1-800-202-4357 or click on NJ Mental Health Cares NJ Mental Health Resources
- Fulfill NJ, formerly the Foodbank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties: Fulfill NJ
- NJ Department of Human Services SNAP benefits: NJ Helps NJ Human Services Announces $70 Million in Food Assistance for Vulnerable Families in New Jersey
- Panthers Let’s Eat, an amazing group of local Point Pleasant volunteers making sure students are fed out of school: Panthers Let’s Eat
- St. Mary’s Emergency Food Project is ongoing and making food available to anyone in the community who needs it. They deliver in the greater Point Pleasant area. If you need or know someone that needs food, especially seniors, contact them at 973-652-0852 between 10AM and 4PM daily and they will schedule a delivery or pick up time. They are also accepting donations of non-perishable food at an outdoor bin at St. Mary’s at 804 Bay Avenue in Point Pleasant. If you’d rather not shop, other ways to support this effort include gift cards to local grocery stores and monetary donations via check to “St. Mary’s by the Sea” noting “Emergency Food” in the memo or donation via Venmo to @StMaryFood. This local organization does not have a website.
- Ocean County Health Department
- NJ Department of Health