ABOUT NJ SHARES

New Jersey SHARES, Inc. (NJ SHARES) is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides statewide help and referral for essential services to those in need of assistance.

Through advocacy, community outreach, education, referral and the utilization of our multilingual call center, NJ SHARES connects low- and moderate- income households with the available resources necessary to not only address their current situation, but also any ongoing needs.

 

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New Jersey SHARES’ Utility Assistance Programs

NJ SHARES serves as a “safety net” for households that face an emergency or crisis situation. Please select a grant type to learn more.

Energy

Providing grants to assist with maintaining or restoring heating source and/or electric service to qualified households experiencing a temporary financial crisis.

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Water

Providing grants to help qualified customers pay their water bills.

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Telecommunications

Offering discounts to qualified customers to make residential telephone service or broadband (internet) more affordable.

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Lead Paint Remediation

Offers a free lead-swipe test, at no cost, as well as a risk assessment of your home to determine if there are other indoor health hazards. Remediation is available to those who qualify.

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GET ASSISTANCE

We have numerous providers in every county.

NJ SHARES partners with 300+ social service agencies and legislative offices, operating out of 325+ sites statewide to provide relief to those in need of assistance.

Working collaboratively with these partners, we provide a holistic solution to families and individuals, addressing the household’s temporary or ongoing circumstance. Our partners address a broad spectrum of client needs – from counseling and employment to financial/tax services, housing, nutrition and more.

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OUR REACH

NJ SHARES makes a difference.

199,000

households assisted through NJ SHARES programs

$77.3 million

total utility assistance funding provided to households since inception

300+

agency and legislative partners located in New Jersey

DONOR SUPPORT

Here’s how you can help NJ SHARES.

Do you want to help our New Jersey neighbors in need?

NJ SHARES relies on the warmth and generosity of donors like YOU to provide our expansive- and growing- array of assistance programs to households in need across the state. 

OUR IMPACT

Hope Delivered.

“Connecting with the folks at NJ SHARES completely turned our lives around. They provided us with the personal guidance and much-needed assistance to get us back on our feet and our service restored during the darkest of times. Luckily, just when my wife and I had given up hope, we attended a utility assistance day in our county and connected with the folks at NJ SHARES. Onsite that very day, we submitted an application and were approved for an energy assistance grant offered by the organization.”

– Claude, Belleplain

“[Working with NJ SHARES] reduced the stress I was having due to being behind on my bill.”

– Veronica, Newark

“[NJ SHARES’ assistance] provides a cushion to keep everything from totally falling apart.”

– Bertha, Wildwood

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