Fortunately the community of Princeton is strong and resilient. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, our local nonprofit and municipal leaders have been working tirelessly to mobilize resources and coordinate efforts to ensure that residents of all backgrounds can access the supports that they need.
NJ DOH Virtual Youth Town Hall
The New Jersey Department of Health is hosting a Virtual Youth Town Hall on Thursday, June 11th at 11am.
Community Resources by County
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium has compiled lists of resources available in different Central Jersey counties. To see what is available in your area, click on the link for your relevant county:
Visit Princetoncovid.org to access a wide range of information including the latest updates from the mayor, ways to get assistance, ways to help, and a variety of other resources.
Princetoncovid.org is a Community Collaboration of Princeton Public Library, the Municipality of Princeton and Princeton Public Schools.
Neighborhood Buddy Initiative (NBI)
The Neighborhood Buddy Initiative (NBI) is a program aimed at pairing residents who live close to each other, to act as mutual supports in the event of emergencies. Originally envisioned to let relationships evolve gradually during periods of normalcy, the current pandemic has prompted a more urgent roll-out.
Individuals with heightened risk (older adults, have lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, HIV Positive or pregnant) are encouraged to sign up for support through the Princeton Senior Resource Center to be paired with a neighbor who has volunteered to help with: providing up to date information about COVID-19 protections; run errands so you can avoid going out in public more than necessary; check in with you on a regular basis to make sure you are doing okay, and provide a little virtual companionship.
Call 609.915.5944 to sign up confidentially for services.
Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund
For anyone struggling to pay bills during the Coronavirus Outbreak, assistance is available through the Princeton Children’s Fund to those who qualify:
- You are a resident of Princeton or attend the Princeton Public Schools
- The expense occurred after March 9, 2020
- Your household income is under the 2019 COAH limits before & after March 9, 2020
- You have exhausted other available options (such as: Unemployment
- Insurance Benefits, Princeton Housing Stability Coalition, Temporary
- Assistance for Needy Families, General Assistance, LIHEAP, and employer sponsored COVID funds, etc.)
- You provide identification and supporting documents for the above
No more help? Call Princeton Human Services at 609-688-2055, leave a message, and someone will return your call within 48 hours.
Arm In Arm
Arm In Arm is a place where our community comes together to make sure we all have the most basic needs of food and shelter and, as possible, the livelihood to maintain them.
Food and other necessities are requested. Donations are being collected by Arm in Arm in Princeton at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton. Please leave donations on the ramp by the door.
Items requested include:
- Canned foods (soups, beans, veggies, sauce, fruit, tuna fish, meat, Spam, etc.)
- Corn flour (Maseca)
- Shelf milk
- Peanut Butter & Alternatives
- Toilet Paper
- Hand sanitizer
- Flushable wipes
- Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
- Laundry Detergent
- Hand & Dish Soap
- Feminine, Hygiene Products
- Diapers (Adult & Baby)
- Baby Wipes
- Lysol Wipes
- Cleaning Supplies