HEALTHIER SOMERSET

COUNTY & COVID-19 RESOURCES

This page contains a list of Somerset County and COVID-19 related resources compiled by the Healthier Somerset Coalition members.

DATA

2018
COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT
(CHNA)

2019-2021
COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN
(CHIP)

2017
BUILDING BRIDGES TO BETTER HEALTH
(BBTBH)

Somerset County, New Jersey Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Study Presented by Holleran Consulting March 19, 2012. Download Study

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps for Somerset County. Explore overall rankings in Health Outcomes and Health Factors.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | Rutgers University:  Building a Culture of Health: A Policy Roadmap to Help All New Jerseyans Live Their Healthiest Lives.   Download report

HEALTH-RELATED RESOURCES

A directory of Somerset County resources compiled by Healthier Somerset for those seeking assistance with mental health or substance abuse issues. This directory is available for download to the community.   Download Directory
Healthier Somerset created this poster encouraging patients to discuss mental health issues for use in physicians’ offices in Somerset County. This poster is available for download to the community. Download Poster 

Presented by the Somerset County Park Commission and Somerset County. Download Program

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

This report presents important economic, demographic, employment, and population data for Somerset County, NJ, including a major employers and occupational statistics.  Download Report
Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, housing, health, transit and more.  Search by zip code
Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for COVID-19 pandemic. Search by zip code

CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 SOMERSET COUNTY RESOURCES

Greater Somerset County YMCA 

Providing childcare for front line workers

American Lung Association

Offering weekly webinars to their high risk community

Cancer Support Community of Central Jersey

Providing virtual resources and programs to those with cancer and their families

Safe + Sound Somerset

Creating and sharing podcasts, resources, etc. related to mindfulness and dealing with COVID-19. Hotline is always open for calls or texts in English and Spanish. Call (866) 685-1122

Department of Labor and Workforce Development – Division of Unemployment Insurance

New web portal that allows New Jersey residents to contact the Department of Labor directly

Somerset County Business Partnership

Sharing state and federal emergency support programs with employers

The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board

Providing resources and sharing information on how to file unemployment, temporary disability insurance, family leave insurance, workers compensation and more

Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

Providing resources and referrals to women of childbearing age, infants, and children through Healthy Women Healthy Families

National Diaper Bank Network

List of organizations that are giving diaper donations to community members in need

Greater Somerset County YMCA

Supplying community with food through little food pantry and feeding school-aged children who do not have access to food

  • Free Food Giveaway Emergency Food Boxes –  Somerville YMCA and the Community Food Bank of NJ are distributing free emergency food boxes that contain five days of shelf-stable food items.  <ENGLISH>  <ESPANOL>  

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County

Housing and Community Development Network

Sharing housing-related legislation occurring in New Jersey and federally, as well as food bank resources in English and Spanish

Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County

Sharing of available community resources with ESL population

New Jersey Department of Health <ESPANOL>  

Resources for individuals who are undocumented and/or uninsured

Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services

Running psychiatric screening services for the county

Center for Great Expectations

Providing trauma-informed care to individuals with substance abuse and mental health disorders. Offering FREE virtual support webinars with concrete, tangible tools to manage high stress levels and regulate difficult emotions in ourselves, along with the children in our lives.

Church Based Mental Health Services

Maintaining mental health during challenging times

Middle Earth

Providing virtual programming with an emphasis on emotional support to youth. Will link up youth and their families with needed services to meet basic needs

NJ Hope and Healing

Providing virtual support via webinars, drop-in support groups, individual counseling, and linkage to community resources to help individuals and groups to code with the challenges that have resulted from the pandemic. FREE to all for-profit and non-profit, government, education, and community groups and individuals in New Jersey.

Zufall Heath

Providing telemedicine, including behavioral health, in English and Spanish

Franklin Township Interfaith Council

Running a public fundraiser to purchase PPE to be distributed to local hospitals

Franklin Township Parks and Recreation

Offering virtual recreation programs for the community

Somerset County Library Association

Sharing virtual learning resources with the community

Coronavirus information and updates from RWJBarnabas Health

COVID-19 and what you need to know – providing information on scheduling an online visit and visitation guidelines  

COVID-19 What We Need to Know Infographic   <ENGLISH>  <ESPANOL>

Adult Day Center of Somerset County

Running weekly Caregiver Support group conference calls and virtual programs for members and families

Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services

Working with Meals on Wheels to continue to provide food to seniors

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

Official site of the State of New Jersey – providing information on COVID-19, data dashboard, jobs portal, and how you can help New Jersey

New Jersey COVID-19 Symptom Checker

Self-assessment tool to determine what actions you can take to protect you and your loved ones’ health and help determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19

Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings Limit as of 11/16/2020 (Executive Order 204) 

Effective Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 a.m., the indoor gathering limit will decrease from 25 to 10 people. The outdoor gathering limit will decrease from 500 people to 150 people, effective Monday, November 23 at 6:00 a.m.

Indoor Practices and Competitions for Youth and Adult Sports and Lowering Limits on Outdoor Gatherings as of 11/30/2020 (Executive Order 196) 

Effective Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 a.m., the indoor gathering limit will decrease from 25 to 10 people. The outdoor gathering limit will decrease from 500 people to 150 people, effective Monday, November 23 at 6:00 a.m.

Community in Crisis

Offering online programs to individuals in recovery and their families. Sharing new resources for quitting smoking and vaping during COVID

Nicotine Anonymous

Holding anonymous telephone meetings for Vapers, Juulers and Users of other Nicotine Delivery Systems

Somerset County Department of Health

Offering free drive through testing at Raritan Valley Community College

RideWise

Updating the community as transportation options and service change

AARP

EmPoWER Somerset

Working with individuals who are under/uninsured to link them with services

NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome

Running COVID-related webinars for their community

Pioneer Family Success Center Cares

Working with local residents to give back to the health care community

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