General information – for United Way’s free information and referral hotline, dial 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or go to www.nj211.org
Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management - http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us/emergency/index.asp
National Weather Service - http://www.weather.gov/
NJ State Office of Emergency Management Agency - www.ready.nj.gov
The NJ Department of Human Services has published a web page with links to various resources for families with children. The Department of Children and Families is providing a toll-free, 24-hour hotline to help with various issues, including for foster parents who need assistance and child care providers that are unable to open because of the storm. The number is 1-877-652-2873.
SAMHSA Disaster Assistance
In response to Hurricane Sandy and the impact on individuals throughout the states impacted by this storm, SAMHSA has shared some resources to help communities respond. The Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) helps states and communities with disaster behavioral health preparedness and response issues. For more about the DTAC visit, http://www.samhsa.gov/dtac/. Also, the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline is the national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746) to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters. Callers and texters are connected to trained and caring professionals from the closest crisis counseling center in the network. Helpline staff provides counseling and upport, including information on common stress reactions and healthy coping, as well as referrals to local disaster-related resources for follow-up care and support. Visit http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov for additional information.
Volunteers are Needed for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
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Any additional questions or requests? Please contact Sabrina Norrie, Director of United Way of Central Jersey’s Volunteer Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-247-3727, ext. 11