Single Mothers Assistance in New Jersey

Last Updated on September 13, 2023 by Lori Pace

Find the assistance you need through this page to help you reduce costs on bills and get free or low-cost services. We focus on finding the best assistance for single moms in New Jersey in this article.

Assistance for single moms in New Jersey

Medical and Dental Care for Single Mothers

  • Community Health Center of Asbury Park 
    VNA of Central New Jersey
    Languages: English, Spanish, Creole, French
    Provides medical care and testing for Hepatitis C to any income level that are uninsured, underinsured, under Medicare or Medicaid.
  • Eva’s Village Medical and Dental Clinic            
    Medical Clinic consisting of medical professionals that offers basic screening and assessment, primary care, immunization, routine acute care, monitoring patient’s medications, follow-ups, and referrals.
    Dental Clinic offers residents of shelters and treatment programs services like preventive care, diagnosis, restoration, root canals, partial and complete dentures, oral surgery, and emergencies

Visit this page for a list of Dental Clinics across the state.

Telephone Services Discount for Single Mothers

The Lifeline, a federally funded program that provides a $9.25 monthly discount on phone bills for qualified households. Start your application after contacting your phone service provider. Visit this website to learn more about Lifeline.

Weatherization Assistance for Single Mothers

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) gives renters and homeowners that are low-income individuals and families especially the elderly, persons with disabilities, and families with children the chance to lower their energy costs and make their homes energy efficient. The WAP assistance may include air infiltration prevention by adding caulking and weather stripping around windows and doors, and insulation added to walls and the attic. Visit this page to learn more.

Help with Utilities

The Winter Termination Program (WTP)

The WTP protects those enrolled in SSI, TANF, USF, or Lifeline from having their gas or electricity shut off between November 15th and March 15th. There is a “catch-all” category for those who cannot pay for their utility bills because of unemployment or illness. Call 1-800-624-0241 to learn more.

The Temporary Relief of Utility Expense (TRUE)

TRUE assists low to moderate-income families struggling to pay their electricity and natural gas bills annually. Visit their website to learn more.


NJSHARES, a non-profit corporation, gives cash assistance to qualified applicants in need of temporary help with paying for their energy bills. Qualified residents are required to have a history of good credit with the utility company. Approved applicants may receive a one-time grant of $250 each for gas and/or electricity. Contact 866-657-4273 or visit the website to learn more.

Food Assistance for Single Parents

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance to qualified low-income individuals and families through an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Their goal is to supplement your food budget and make it possible for you to buy more nutritious food for your family. Start your application online and learn more about them through their website or contact 800-792-9773 or 609-588-2197.

Lori Pace
Lori Pace

Lori Pace is a single mother of three daughters ages 7 and under. As a working mom from home, she balances kids, work and two crazy dogs with humor and love. Follow Lori as she honestly gives tips and advice based on her own experiences as a single mom!