Trenton Area Soup Kitchen - TASK's primary facility is located at 72 1/2 Escher Street. Lunch is served Mon-Thurs 10:30am-12:50pm and dinner is served Mon-Thurs 3:30pm-4:50pm
Homefront Food Pantry - Homefront's food pantry allows families in need to get a bag with a weeks worth of groceries once per month
Catholic Charities Community Food Pantry - Mercer County Food Pantry is located at 132 N Warren Street and has pre-packed food bags that provide 3 meals per day for 3 days of each household member
Crisis Ministry Food Pantry - The Crisis Ministry Food Pantry is located at 123 East Hanover St and is open Mon-Fri 9:30am-12pm and provides; fresh produce, eggs, frozen proteins (such as chicken), baked goods and prepared foods such as yogurts
Weekend meal services - A list of organizations that provide meals on Saturdays and Sundays in Trenton
NJ State Homeownership Assistance - Statewide programs to assist in purchasing a home
Restoring Trenton - Database of vacant properties in Trenton
Live Where You Work Trenton - Live Where You Work Trenton is a special home mortgage incentive program that provides low-interest mortgage loans to homebuyers who work in Trenton and who are looking to purchase a home in Trenton.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Home Buying Guide provides help on knowing your rights as a home buyer, shopping for a home, shopping for a loan, making an offer, getting a home inspection, obtaining homeowners insurance, and determining how much you can afford.
Crisis Ministry Homelessness Prevention - The Crisis Ministry Homelessness Prevention program provides emergency financial aid to help with the following problems; eviction prevention, security deposit assistance, rapid re-housing, foreclosure prevention, utilities assistance, and longer-term support for select households with complex barriers to stability.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Rental Assistance provides help locating information on a variety of rental housing options, including public housing, section-8 housing and privately owned subsidized housing.
Anchor Line Apartments - Works with homeless youth aged 18-21 to help provide subsidized housing, food, case management and life skills.
Woman Space Residential Housing Services - Offers transitional programs that address emotional needs, financial stability, resolution of legal concerns and child care options. Both short term and long term (1-2 year) housing is available.
Safe House - Provides women and their children with short-term emergency housing and support
Homefront - Homefront offers emergency shelters, transitional housing for homeless families working towards self-sufficiency, special housing for homeless women who are pregnant, beds for disabled men recently released from the hospital, and subsidized housing for families were the head of household is not a biological parent.
Amani House - Amani House offers transitional housing for single homeless men
Anchor House Shelter - Anchor House Shelter provides temporary housing, crisis intervention and counseling for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth aged 12-17
Anchor Link - Anchor Link is the Anchor House outreach program for youth aged 14-21. It is designed to reach out to youth on the streets to reduce incidences of runaway homelessness and to build relationships with youth to engage them in services that will help them become productive members of society. Anchor Link provides crisis intervention, counseling, assistance with job searching, linkages for shelter services ora ssistance locating safe living arrangements.
Anchorage Transitional Living Program - Provides residential and life skill services to homeless youth ages 18-21 to ensure their successful transition to independence. The program assesses the individual client’s needs and life skills upon intake and gradually advances these skills, through a level system, in order to accomplish the goal of independence.
Trenton Housing Authority - The Trenton Housing Authority build and maintains affordable housing for the residents of Trenton.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance - The Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program.
A quick guide to the Health Insurance Marketplace from Healthcare.gov
Find Local Help is a list of local organizations that can help with health insurance and other health care needs
Health Insurance Checklist provides details on what is required to sign up for Healthcare.gov insurance marketplace.
Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) helps to provide coverage for prescribed legend drugs, insulin and insulin supplies
Charity Care - New Jersey Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program for people that are uninsured or underinsured
Catholic Charities - Outpatient counseling for depression and anxiety. More intensive outpatient services are offered for those challenged by chronic and severe mental illness.
The NJ Resource guide for Adult English Language Courses is a list of programs for adult English language learners across the state of New Jersey broken down by county
Mercer County Technical Schools
Mercer Street Friends provides help obtaining a NJ high school diploma and career guidance for Mercer County residents 16 years and over.
Isles Youth Institute provides a non traditional educational environment including vocational training, mentoring, extended evening programs, and job development training for at-risk youth ages 16-24
Mercer County Community College Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency programs
- Mercer County Community College
- Thomas Edison State University
- The College of New Jersey
- Princeton University
- Rider University
WomanSpace counseling services help find counseling and advocacy for domestic violence and sexual assault victims
Mercer Council is a non-profit agency dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse and provides alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention and early intervention programs and services.
Al-An Club provides a variety of AA meetings at their location on Cass St.
Information on how to apply for or check the status of unemployment insurance
LALDEF Immigration Legal Services helps with citizenship, family petitions, renewals of work authorization, visa for victims of domestic abuse or crime, and deferred action for childhood arrivals.
USCIS Guide to Naturalization provides an overview of the naturalization process and eligibility requirements
The Trenton Free Public Library has a Citizenship Corner with information from the USCIS
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
- The National School Lunch Program's Free Lunch Program
$10 a month home internet from Internet Essentials
To qualify for this program, families must have:
- At least one child who qualifies for the National School Lunch Program.
- Do not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old.
Families with outstanding debt more than one year old may still be eligible.
- Live in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available but have not subscribed to it within the last 90 days.
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