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Families and Children

On this page, you'll find resources for families and children, including resources for new and expecting parents, child care center locators, resources on child support, domestic violence, and healthcare and medical bill assistance. If you or a family member needs immediate access to domestic violence resources, you can call the New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline: 1 (800) 572-SAFE (7233). 

See the Finances section of this guide for additional resources relating to food assistance and locating NJ food banks.

New and Expecting Parents



Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Expanding Access to School Meals for New Jersey Students

Under the expanded eligibility criteria of the Working Class Families Anti-Hunger Act, A5684/S4055, public and non-public schools participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or federal School Breakfast Program must now provide free school lunch and/or breakfast to students whose families have an annual household income of up to 224% of the federal poverty level, which makes 60,000 NJ families newly eligible.

Updated: 1/29/2024

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