Far too many hard-working families are just one or two missed paychecks from eviction, foreclosure, utility shut-offs or, at worst, homelessness. Both the City government and several nonprofit community services organizations are available to help families in crisis.
The City of Trenton's Office of Adult and Family Services (609-989-3300) can assist with partial rent or emergency shelter for families facing a housing crises. The Division of Community Relations and Social Services has additional services for families in need.
Catholic Charities provides assistance to eligible residents of Mercer County with utility payments, security deposits, back rent, and mortgage payments.
Home Front has programs to help families stay in their homes in spite of crisis or, in necessary, break the cycle of homelessness and attain permanent housing.
Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton has programs to help families in need with rent, security deposit, utility payment and medical assistance, as well as advice and counsel to help people navigate the social service system and to connect them to the resources they need.
Mount Carmel Guild provides direct, immediate help to individuals and families in crisis. In addition to assistance with with overdue rent, mortgage and utility bills, the Guild can help with food, prescription durgs, medical services and staples including diapers, formula, baby food, personal grooming and cleaning items and new clothing.