Social Support Services & Resources
- Animal Care
- Business/Labor Information
- Community Safety
- Food Assistance
- Funeral Expense Assistance
- Health Care/Medical Assistance
- Human Services
- Legal Assistance
- LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual)
- Nursing Care and Rehabilitation
- COVID-19 Testing
- COVID-19 Vaccination
Hunterdon County Community Alerts & Public Safety
Hunterdon County Community Alerts
- Get Alerted on current events and Hunterdon County's activities related to COVID-19 by signing up on our website
- Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management
Allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs and their families, friends, caregivers and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.
- To register visit NJ Register Ready
- View and download the Register Ready Brochure:
Calling & Texting 911
We remind the public that emergencies should be phoned into 911 whenever possible. However, if calling will place the caller in further danger then they can send a text message to 911. Remember, "call when you can, text when you can't".
- Visit New Jersey's text to 911 program for more information
Hunterdon Food Assistance
- View the list of County Area Food Pantries (PDF) and their hours of operation, provided by the Hunterdon County Partnership for Health
- Visit our Interactive Map of Area Food Pantries
Meals on Wheels
Those interested in volunteering or able to donate to support their mission should call 908-284-0735.
- For more information visit Meals on Wheels in Hunterdon
Public Assistance Information & Resources
Hunterdon County residents experiencing difficulties accessing food are urged to contact Hunterdon Helpline for assistance. Hunterdon Helpline can be reached by calling 908-782-4357 or visit their website.
NJ211 is connecting individuals with needed resources. Those with COVID-19 questions are urged to call 2-1-1 or to text NJCOVID to 898-211 to register for NJ COVID alerts. For more information visit the N211 website.
Hunterdon County Division of Social Services
The Hunterdon County Division of Social Services administers mandated Federal and State public assistance programs and social services programs as well as other family counseling programs. For more information visit the Social Services website or call Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center
On behalf of the Red Cross team, we extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one to the Coronavirus. Grieving is always difficult, and we recognize the COVID-19 pandemic creates additional challenges and needs. This Virtual Family Assistance Center offers information and resources that we hope will help you during this time. If you lost a loved one to COVID19, our volunteers are here for you. We've created a Virtual Family Assistance Center to help, and we urge anyone who needs support to visit the Red Cross website.
Mental Health Resources
NJ Department of Human Services
Feeling stressed about the novel coronavirus and would like to talk with a mental health professional?
The NJ Department of Human Services operates a toll free "warm line" which is a resource for people seeking mental health service. The warm line is activated during events that impact the mental health of New Jersey residents. The warm line is available 24 hours and has language access; 877-294-HELP (4357).
If you or anyone you know is struggling with their mental health, especially during these difficult times, help is available:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (TALK), 24/7
- National Crisis Text Line: 741-741, 24/7
- NJ Mental Health Cares: 866-202-4357
- 8 am to 8 pm
- Monday through Friday
- NAMI Hunterdon: 908-284-0500, for non-crisis calls only. Someone will return your call.
Other Local Mental Health Resources
- Catholic Charities 908-782-7905
- Hunterdon Behavioral Health 908-788-6401
- High Point 908-788-5979
COVID Information Hubs
Safe at Home Challenge
Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael Williams and Hunterdon County Chief of Detectives Frank Crisologo announce participation in the Safe at Home Challenge, in partnership with Prevention Resources and the Safe Communities Coalition of Hunterdon & Somerset during the COVID-19 crisis.
Acting Prosecutor Williams announced that law enforcement agencies and the Prosecutor’s Office are committed to preserving the quality of life in Hunterdon County by encouraging Hunterdon County residents to exercise drug safety within the home, to continue to maintain social distancing requirements, and to avoid unnecessary travel.
“A Safe Community starts in your own home.”