COVID-19 Resources


The United Way of Central Jersey is closely monitoring the developments surrounding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in New Jersey and in Middlesex County. We understand the concern and we are dedicated to supporting our communities in any way that we can.

The United Way office in Milltown is currently closed.  Staff are continuing to work remotely.  We have taken steps to protect our employees and volunteers, including canceling all face to face meetings and connecting virtually whenever possible.

The resources below can help to provide information, updates and recommendations on how to keep yourself, your family, and community safe. 

           * Call: 2-1-1 Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253

           * Text: NJCOVID to 898-211

           * Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance.

  • Information on applying for unemployment in New Jersey.
  • Latest information about VITA (Voluntary Income Tax Assistance)
  • Mental Health Support - New Jerseyans can call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. NJ Mental Health Cares will be answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week by live trained specialists.
  • Central Jersey Legal Serivces is still providing still providing free legal assistance to low income residents of Middlesex County in civil matters. Clients need to call and leave a message and someone will call them back shortly. New Brunswick office – 732-249-7600 Perth Amboy office – 732-324-1613 Trenton office - 609-695-6249 Elizabeth office – 908-354-4340
  • Guidance on center-based and family childcare.
  • Resources for parents - educational and other ideas of things to do while your children are at home due to school closings.
  • The deadline to file Federal Income Taxes has been extended to July 15, 2020.
  • Latest directory of local food pantries - please call in advance.
  • Directory of Behavioral Health Resources in Middlesex County


Please note - If you have seen a post on social media directing you to call a 1-866 number or 211 for assistance from the "United Way Fund", please be aware this is only for Indianapolis residents.


This page will be updated regularly with links to additional resources as they become available.