Help with Transportation
Children’s Futures can offer you bus tickets free of charge to get to the doctor or to a health related appointment. Contact our office at (609) 695-1977.
Medicaid Transportation – Social Services Unit, Mercer County Board of Social Services, 200 Woolverton Street, Trenton. (609) 989-4451. Medicaid clients only. Allow 3 weeks for start-up. 2 day advance notice.
Housing and Emergency Assistance Services
Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton
Address: 132 N Warren St
Trenton, New Jersey, 08608
Phone – (609) 394 – 8847
The program they run is known as Mercer Emergency and Community Services (MECS). It is a homeless prevention service that provides everything from food and shelter to emergency funds for a mortgage or rent payment. Other MECS resources include job programs, furniture, placement into low income apartments, and applications to no interest loans for expenses such as rent.
Crisis Ministry of Mercer County
123 E Hanover St
Trenton, New Jersey, 08608
Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing ranges from utilities assistance programs to grants for back rent. Other support includes mortgage and security deposit help in Mercer County. Another office is at 61 Nassau St, Princeton NJ. Call (609) 921 – 2135.
Haitian Center – Diocese of Trenton
530 S Olden Ave
Trenton, NJ, 08629
Dial (609) 588 – 8808
Aid is only for the Haitian community. There is help in applying for benefits such as section 8 housing, translations, and advice in filling out forms for financial aid for back rent.
Main address – 1880 Princeton Ave
Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648
(609) 989 – 9417 Ext: 141
The emergency assistance program focuses on housing needs. Components include shelter, assistance to locate and pay the rent on permanent housing and more.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County
707 Alexander Rd, Suite 102
(877) 408 – 5327
Only supports residents of the Jewish faith.
John O. Wilson Hamilton Neighborhood Service Center
Location: 169 Wilfred Ave
Hamilton, New Jersey, 08610
(609) 393 – 6480 (No funds available until Summer 2016.)
Mercer County Board of Social Services
200 Woolverton St
Trenton, NJ, 08650
(609) 989 – 4320
Temporary rent assistance is available from cash grants. There is also assistance for moving expenses, rehousing services for TANF recipients, and transportation. All money for paying rent is focused on the disabled, very low income families, or senior citizens.
Children’s Futures provides an array of services to first time mothers, parents and men and women of child bearing age. Click on our resource directory to see other services available to you and your family.