Resources for our Community

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Am I Registered to Vote?

Double-check your Voter Registration (make sure the mailing address is up-to-date) here:

https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/registration-check 


If you need to register, you can download the Voter Registration form by clicking this link:


ENGLISH:   https://www.monmouthcountyvotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/68-voter-registration-english-monmouth.pdf 


SPANISH:   https://www.monmouthcountyvotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/68-voter-registration-espanol-monmouth.pdf 


Mail your completed form to: 


Superintendent of Elections/Commissioner of Registration

Mary DeSarno 

Address: 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, NJ 07728 

Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm 

732-431-7780 (FAX) 732-431-7870 

Website: www.monmouthcountyvotes.com 

Vote By Mail

You can download an application to Vote-By-Mail by clicking on this link: 


ENGLISH:   https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/assets/pdf/forms-vote-by-mail/vote-mail-ballot-monmouth-english.pdf 


SPANISH:   https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/assets/pdf/forms-vote-by-mail/vote-mail-ballot-monmouth-spanish.pdf 


Applications must be received at the County Clerk's Office SEVEN days prior to the Election.  You can mail or hand deliver it (due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we recommend mailing it - allow enough time!)  Send to the Clerk:


County Clerk
Christine Giordano Hanlon
Address: 300 Halls Mill Road; Freehold, NJ  07728
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm
732-431-7790 (FAX) 732-409-4887 and 732-409-7566
Website: www.monmouthcountyvotes.com/


Superintendent of Elections/Commissioner of Registration
Mary DeSarno
Address: 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm
732-431-7780 (FAX) 732-431-7870


Board of Elections
Address: 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm
732-431-7802 ext.7150 (FAX) 732-303-7648

Monmouth County COVID-19 Resource Site

This website is the official State of New Jersey COVID-19 site which includes lists of resources you may need during these unprecedented times:

https://covid19.nj.gov/ 


For resources specific to Monmouth County, click here:

http://www.monmouthresourcenet.org

Help with Household Expenses

If you are having difficulty paying for groceries, meeting the rent or keeping up on utility bills, these local nonprofit organizations are ready to help. Click the name of the organization to see more.
 

Groceries & Meals

Housing & Utilities

Utilities

Seniors

Veterans

The "FindFood" APP

Fulfill, formerly The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, is offering a new tool to help people who need food to find the closest food pantries in their area within Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  The “FindFood” text system, the first of its kind in New Jersey and the tri-state area, will help children, families, and seniors access food during the current COVID-19 crisis and beyond.


The “FindFood" text system will identify the three nearest food pantries to the person when they text "findfood" (no space) in English or "comida" in Spanish to 888-918-2729. Texters will be prompted to give their zip code and will receive responses in their chosen language.

FAQ on the Federal Stimulus Checks Program

Who is eligible for the economic impact payment?
Tax filers with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 for individuals and up to $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns will receive the full payment. For filers with income above those amounts, the payment amount is reduced by $5 for each $100 above the $75,000/$150,000 thresholds. Single filers with income exceeding $99,000 and $198,000 for joint filers with no children are not eligible. Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 will automatically receive an economic impact payment of up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples. Parents also receive $500 for each qualifying child.


How will the IRS know where to send my payment?
The vast majority of people do not need to take any action. The IRS will calculate and automatically send the economic impact payment using information from your 2019 tax returns if you have already filed or from your 2018 returns if you have not filed for 2019. The economic impact payment will be deposited directly into the same banking account you provided on your tax returns.


The IRS does not have my direct deposit information. What can I do?
In the coming weeks, the US Treasury plans to develop a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online, so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail. The IRS will be putting out an online form that will allow them to submit their direct deposit information directly and has created a website information . For information about how to make sure the IRS has your direct deposit information visit its Economic Impact Payments page.


I am not typically required to file a tax return. Can I still receive my payment?
Yes. The IRS will use the information on the Form SSA-1099 or Form RRB-1099 to generate Economic Impact Payments to recipients of benefits reflected in the Form SSA-1099 or Form RRB-1099 who are not required to file a tax return and did not file a return for 2018 or 2019. This includes senior citizens, Social Security recipients and railroad retirees who are not otherwise required to file a tax return.


Since the IRS would not have information regarding any dependents for these people, each person would receive $1,200 per person, without the additional amount for any dependents at this time.


How can I file the tax return needed to receive my economic impact payment?
The IRS website provides a form and information instructing people in these groups on how to file a 2019 tax return with simple, but necessary, information including their filing status, number of dependents and direct deposit bank account information.


If you have questions about about your federal stimulus payment, contact your US Senator or Congressman

What Benefits Are You Eligible For?

Can tipped employees qualify for unemployment benefits?
If you pay into the unemployment fund, then you can apply for assistance. Any employee can claim benefits if they have fewer hours available due to business slow down or lack of demand. You can learn how to apply for New Jersey unemployment insurance on the Division of Unemployment Insurance web page. Please note that the Department of Labor has implemented a new schedule for individuals applying for insurance benefits.


I already applied for unemployment benefits within the past year. Can I apply again?
If you have paid into the taxes into the unemployment insurance fund and there are still unemployment benefits in your account, we encouraged you to reapply for unemployment benefits. Please note that the Department of Labor has implemented a new schedule for individuals applying for insurance benefits.


I’m self-quarantining to avoid getting infected with or spreading COVID-19. Can I qualify for unemployment benefits?
If your health provider has informed you that you are at greater risk from COVID-19 due to a pre-existing health condition, you may qualify to use accrued earned sick leave, and may also be eligible for Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI). Individuals who choose to self-quarantine without known exposure to COVID-19 or without direction by the state or their medical provider to do so are not currently eligible for unemployment benefits or earned sick leave. 

Resources for Small Businesses

Determining Your Qualifications

The NJEDA offers a screening tool, the “Eligibility Wizard”, that lists emergency assistance programs that small businesses may decide to consider. The Eligibility Wizard provides suggestions on how to apply for any benefit on the NJEDA website.


While it will not guarantee eligibility, reserve any funding or save you a place in any application queue, it will help you determine your eligibility for various programs based on the information you enter. The information you share on the Eligibility Wizard will be anonymous and may be shared with NJ State agencies to improve access to benefits and programs.


At this time, the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant and the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program applications have closed. We encourage you to continue with the Eligibility Wizard to determine other financing opportunities your business may be eligible for.


Small businesses can find additional information about NJEDA programs at COVID-19 Information for New Jersey Businesses


 

Navigating the CARES Act

The office of US Senator Cory Booker has prepared The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act, a full walkthrough and FAQ to the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that Congress just passed.


This guide is an incredibly helpful resource for businesses that need capital in order to retain employees, a quick infusion of smaller amounts of cash to cover immediate costs, help with payments on a current or potential SBA loan, free counseling to help you navigate this uncertain economic time. 


Senator Booker's office also released a set of slides guiding businesses as they apply for SBA Disaster Loans. We encourage any small businesses looking for assistance during this difficult time to take advantage of these two excellent federal resources.


 

Essential and Non-Essential Businesses Defined

Governor Murphy has directed the closure of all non-essential businesses to the public. However, there are exceptions including grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, laundromats, banks and other businesses that are essential to provide daily living necessities.


All retail businesses with a physical location that are not considered essential, such as recreational, personal care, and entertainment businesses, must close to the public, although they may continue delivery and online operations.

Social Services- Depression/ Suicide and Victims of Domestic Violence

Survivors of domestic violence can call the New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline, which provides confidential access to domestic violence information and services, including crisis intervention, referral, and advocacy. Bilingual and accessible to the deaf and hearing impaired. Call 1-800-572-SAFE


Depressed?  Feeling anxious?  Need someone to talk to? Peer specialists are available for confidential telephone counseling and support 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. You’re not alone … Contact NJ Hopeline 24/7 Peer Support & Suicide Prevention Hotline. Call 1-855-654-6735.

Alcohol & Other Substance Use Disorder Resources

Feeling alone in the world is often a trigger for those suffering from substance use disorders and those in long term recovery. Many in recovery and those seeking to obtain sobriety often rely on regular in-person 12-step meetings and other forms of group support and many participate in outpatient programs, talk therapy, and have regular doctor’s appointments for medication and so on. The current state of affairs has added stress on many that are already vulnerable.


If you or someone you love is seeking support, please contact Moira Nelson directly via our website's Contact Us page. Moira can connect you directly to virtual ZOOM meetings – AA, NA, CA, CMA, etc, including special interest groups such as young peoples, LGBTQ+ and more.


If you suspect someone you know or love is overdosing or in immediate need of medical attention, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY. New Jersey has terrific 911-Good Samaritan laws that protect you, the caller, EVEN IF you are in possession of illicit drugs or have consumed them yourself. You will not be arrested. No matter what you do, do not let your friend die alone.


If you or someone you love would like to stop using or misusing alcohol or other substances – and is not at risk of dying today – reach out to Monmouth County’s volunteer-run, non-profit organization - Hazlet’s Hope Network. HHN can get you connected with the appropriate services after assessing your immediate needs.
https://www.facebook.com/hazletshopenetwork/   

732-739-7717
hazletshopenetwork@gmail.com


And, the Family Addiction Network in Monmouth County, provides an alternative approach to support for the family and friends of those suffering from substance use disorders.
https://www.facebook.com/familyaddictionnetwork/


Go to: http://naloxoneforall.org/newjersey or call / text 1-877-4NARCAN for free naloxone - prioritizing those most likely to witness an overdose!


During a pandemic, those actively using substances are less able to access services that could support them.  Ensuring access to Narcan can save lives. 


Reminder that we have strong 911 Good Samaritan Laws in this state. If you witness an overdose, immediately call 911. Do not leave someone to die. You will not be arrested - even if you have consumed or are in possession of illicit substances. Promise. It's the law.

RECURSOS LOCALES PARA RESIDENTES DE RED BANK DURANTE LA CRISIS DE COVID19

Intentaremos mantener esta página lo más actualizada posible durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Hemos proporcionado un poco de información general sobre el virus en la parte inferior de la página, pero esta página se centra principalmente en lo que está disponible para los residentes localmente, es decir, Red Bank específicamente y las áreas circundantes. 


 https://www.redbanklibrary.org/covid19-resources/me99jm2yf7nthtl3blez3gtmcy2495 

EXAMEN DE COVID PARA PERSONAS INDOCUMENTADAS

Aun siendo indocumentado y sin seguro médico los residentes inmigrantes de Nueva Jersey pueden hacerse el examen del coronavirus. Es importante recordar que por ahora las pruebas para el virus siguen siendo reservadas para personas que exhiben síntomas. A continuación, le decimos como y donde una persona puede hacerse el examen de coronavirus y qué hacer si su prueba da positiva. 


https://www.redbanklibrary.org/covid19-resources/lg4ybkxmwxl6hfwr2blzct6j2rxfcy?fbclid=IwAR3mX41j8ZFjXki1cnJLQNxC4P_un9ci57TfnaR91CiJRD8ojsjGwC3nmFI