NJCA's Economic Security Center Can Help You — And It's Free
Are You Struggling to:
- Buy Groceries for your Family
- Pay your Gas, Electric and/or Oil Bill
- Find Affordable Health Care for Your Kids
- Pay High Cost Tax Preparation Fees
New Jersey Citizen Action's Economic Security Center provides free, confidential benefits counseling to help individuals and families get information on public programs for which they qualify. These include food stamps, health insurance, heating and utility bill assistance and more. We also provide free tax preparation to help individuals and families file their forms and claim tax refunds from the federal and state government.
Our goal is to increase your economic security by helping you understand how to get public benefits, tax credits and other essential services to which you are entitled. These programs provide a cushion against everyday setbacks — a sick child, car trouble, temporary job loss — that can become catastrophes in your life.
Call Us at 973-643-8800 x239
744 Broad Street, Suite 2080
Newark, NJ 07102
Map and Directions
HOURS: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM by appointment only. Photo ID required to enter the facility.
NJ Citizen Action provides counselor-assisted benefits screening for New Jersey families, and can provide some information on rental assistance and homelessness prevention services through our Economic Security Initiative (click here).
For additional information on homelessness prevention counseling or services, you may want to contact an agency that provides Family Shelter, Transitional Housing and/or Homelessness Counseling. Here is a list of contacts by county for NJ's Homelessness Prevention Program, as found on the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs' website.
Founding Sponsor and Supporters
Brooklyn Community Foundation
Bank of America
HSBC Bank USA NA
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
JP Morgan Chase
New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund
The Provident Bank
Schumann Fund For New Jersey
TD Charitable Foundation
Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company