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New Jersey financial assistance from Salvation Army.

Resources offered by the Salvation Army centers listed below in New Jersey can help residents make it through a crisis situation. The services offered will vary by location, and funding is limited. There may be financial help for bills (utilities, rent, medical); free stuff (Christmas toys, school supplies or food); shelter; case management; summer camps; low cost thrift stores and more.

Most of the aid from the Salvation Army centers in New Jersey is focused on people who are most at risk in the state. For example, emergency financial assistance may be provided for low income seniors, families with children, and the disabled in New Jersey. A number of conditions will need to be met by applicants as well.

Services are offered by the family services and thrift stores listed below regardless of religion and background. Even if someone can’t qualify for funds to pay their rent or bills, then they may still be able to access services such as case management or referrals. Many Salvation Army centers in New Jersey also have on site thrift stores, clothing closets and food pantries that can offer low cost items such as groceries or household items.

Free stuff from the Salvation Army in New Jersey

New and used clothing is offered from all New Jersey Corps Community Centers. Individuals who stop by one of the facilities will have access to a number of products and resources, such as new and used clothing which is also for distribution to needy families. Most clothing is for children for school or parents for work.

Salvation Army clothing centers focus on meeting three needs. They include back to school, professional work attire, and disaster relief. In general, clients with those requests may be able to get free items. Others may shop for low cost goods, including uniforms, boots, winter attire, and more. But the Salvation Army can help households that need assistance with back to school supplies or other clothing.




Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter assistance can be offered too. Services range from free meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas to gifts and winter items. For example, programs offered can include Angel Tree, Toys for Tots, and free winter coats for children. The Salvation Army and their volunteers really want to ensure that children in New Jersey can still receive gifts and meals during the holidays even if their families may be struggling financially.

Food pantries, soup kitchens and mobile canteen feeding programs are open to the low income and homeless individuals. The primary goal of these various food and grocery programs is to provide for the emergency food needs of local citizens. Meals may be served during Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. Other seasonal programs in New Jersey include snacks for students during the summer or home delivered meals to senior citizens and the elderly.

These locations also often have on site staff that can link individuals to both local supportive services in your community as well as government resources and public aid across New Jersey and the federal government. The goal is help people become self-sufficient and/or help people move away from homelessness. Click here to find a listing of other free New Jersey food pantries.

Financial help for rent, bills, and living expenses

A number of housing programs are administered. The Salvation Army may be able to offer people faced with an eviction a small amount of cash to pay their rent in a crisis. A key is to help people maintain their shelter and prevent homelessness. If you have been evicted and need to find a new home or apartment in New Jersey, then the Salvation Army may offer temporary housing. Social workers can help people locate new more affordable homes or apartments. Some money may even be provided for paying security deposits or first month’s rent.





Financial assistance can be provided by the Salvation Army to help people pay heating and energy bills. Helping lower income and struggling New Jersey families maintain their water and electric service is key to preventing homelessness. These funds can help keep families together as a family unit too. The Salvation Army can refer clients to utility assistance in Now Jersey.

Transportation assistance can be offered on a very limited basis. This may include a volunteer from a Salvation Army Corp center driving someone to a doctor appointment, or maybe free gasoline vouchers for a job interview. People who need transportation can rarely get help from one of these services as it may only be offered for a crisis, and items like gas or car repairs may be available, but are not common.

Salvation Army social services in New Jersey

The Salvation Army works to end long term poverty. They help the poor, teenagers, homeless, and substance abusers among others get on track. The services include everything from homeless shelters to free clothes or gasoline vouchers (or train passes) for work, computers for the low income, and much more.

Referrals and case management can be administered by social workers. They can advise people on and help individuals apply for food stamps, programs such as LIHEAP, and other public assistance. Also learn about local services and charity organizations in New Jersey.

New Jersey Salvation Army center locations

Salvation Army centers for the counties as well as cities or towns in New Jersey are below. Or find additional locations at the bottom.







Asbury Park location of Salvation Army
605 Asbury Avenue
Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712-0611
Call (732) 775-8698, 8502

Atlantic City
Address is 22 S. Texas Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6596
Call (609) 344-0660
The location provides referrals to low income housing for veterans and single parents, clothes for work, free food, and emergency funds for rent and other critical bills.

Salvation Army Center at Bound Brook (Temple)
108 Hamilton Street
Bound Brook, NJ 08805
Main number is (732) 748-1146. The location supports all of Somerset County.

Bridgeton, NJ
29 West Commerce Street
Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302
Dial the branch at (856) 451-0999

Burlington area
Most of the Salvation Army resources, such as food, housing, and soup kitchens, are available by referrals to local non-profits.

Camden (Citadel)
Tri-County Services-Burlington, Camden And Gloucester Counties
915 Haddon Avenue
Camden, NJ 08103-2798
(856) 338-1700
To learn more on this Salvation Army center and the programs offered, call them.

76 N. Bergen Street
Dover, New Jersey 07801-0895
Phone number is (973) 366-0764

Elizabeth (Temple)
1005 E. Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201-2590
Telephone number is (908) 352-7057
The center provides basic needs (such as shelter and food) as well as referrals to grants for paying rent, heating bills, or a security deposit. The Salvation Army also can offer assistance to veterans as well as children in the region of New Jersey.

Flemington – Salvation Army center
24 Central Avenue
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
(908) 237-9008





Main site address - 733 E Chestnut Ave
Vineland, NJ
Call the location at (856) 696-5050.

Hackensack, NJ
Temporary Location is at The Second Reformed Church of Hackensack
436 Union St., Hackensack, NJ, 07601-3919
Emergency financial assistance, rent help, and more is available from this center. It supports both the entire region.

Jersey City
562 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304-4237
Phone number is (201) 435-7355
Social workers and case managers can direct individuals to thrift stores, holiday meals, financial aid, and other resources.

Office: 443 Chestnut Street
Kearny, NJ 07032-2723
Corps Entrance: 28 Beech St.
(201) 991-1115; (201) 997-7041

Monmouth County
A few centers are in this region. Programs are offered for the poor and low income.

Montclair (Citadel)
13 Trinity Place
Montclair, New Jersey 07042-2776
(973) 744-3312/After Hours Emergency: (944) 744-5657

Morristown Corps center
Location is 95 Spring Street
Morristown, NJ 07960-3962
Primary number is (973) 539-2700.

New Brunswick Salvation Army location
287 Handy Street
New Brunswick, NJ 0890-5724
(732) 545-1477.
The center covers all of Middlesex County. Emergency assistance includes heating bill help, food, clothing, and shelter. Other services are offered.

New Jersey (Korean)
380 S. VanBrunt Street
Englewood, New Jersey 07631
Phone number is (201) 503-9400





Newark Area Services
45 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Call the agency at (973) 623-5959

Newark (Ironbound Portuguese)
Address: 138 Clifford Street
Newark, New Jersey 07105
(973) 589-0454

Salvation Army Corp center is Newark (Urban Ministries)
168 Brookdale Avenue, (1st Floor)
Newark, NJ 07106
Call (973) 375-2558 for intake and information on services.

Newark (West Side)
699 Springfield Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103-1022
(973) 375-5933
All of those Newark and Essex County locations listed above provide support to the needy, low income, and seniors. Some of what is available can include shelter, transitional housing, free meals, and emergency rent and utility bill help. These are some of the most widely used Salvation Army locations.

North Bergen (Portuguese)
Main location is 441 62nd Street
West New York, NJ 07093
Call the location at (201) 295-0220

Ocean County Citadel Corps
Main address is 1738 Route 37 East
Toms River, New Jersey 08753-1906
Telephone number is (732) 270-8393
Several social services, food, housing, and other aid is available.

Orange Salvation Army Center
430 Main Street
East Orange, NJ 07018-3212
Dial the location at (973) 672-0262

Passaic, NJ
550 Main Ave
Passaic, NJ 07055-5701
Call (973) 779-1155 - (973) 745-0152 for hours.

Main address is 541-545 W. Broadway
Paterson, NJ 07522-1004
Phone number is (973) 790-4817.

Center/location at Perth Amboy
433 State Street
Perth Amboy, New Jersey 08862-0613
(732) 826-7040

Plainfield, NJ
Address is 615 Watchung Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060-2511
Telephone number is (908) 756-2595.
Some of what may be offered includes free food, heating bill assistance, and employment counseling. Or inquire into emergency rental assistance.

Red Bank
180 Newman Springs Road,
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
Call (732) 747-1626 or call 4790





Trenton (Citadel)
575 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08601-1101
Phone number of center is (609) 599-9373
Basic needs are covered as well as some financial help. Clients include families with children, single moms, and the working poor. Read more on applying for government benefits or loans, free food pantries and social services from the center.

Corps center of Union City
Primary address is 515 43rd Street
Union City, NJ 07087-2611
(201) 867-4093

Corps Worship And Program Center of Vineland, NJ
Location is 733 E. Chestnut Avenue
Vineland, New Jersey 08360-4464
Telephone number is (856) 696-8822
Both Emergency Family Services and a thrift store are on site.

Shelter locations

1018 Grand St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07201-2590
Dial (908) 352-2886
Women, children, and veterans are a focus of many New Jersey shelters. Victims of domestic violence can also be assisted by the Salvation Army.

68 N. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, New Jersey 07042-2776
Call (973) 744-8666

Perth Amboy
Main address is 433 State St.
Perth Amboy, NJ 08862
Phone number is (732) 826-7040

New Jersey Salvation Army Family and Thrift Store locations

Asbury Park
821 Main Street
Asbury Park, NJ  07712
Call 732-775-8633

Atlantic City
Main address is 650 N. Albany Avenue
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
Dial 609-347-9601

Bayonne Corps center
482 Avenue C
Bayonne, New Jersey
Main phone number is 201-823-2217.
Call for information on social services and items at the thrift store.

24 Bassett Highway
Dover, NJ 07801
Main number is 973-366-6626

1155 Elizabeth Avenue
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201
Call 908-965-0137

Main address 185 Englewood Avenue
Englewood, NJ 
Main number is 201-894-8492

Green Brook
199 E. Rt. 22
Green Brook, NJ  08812

Salvation Army of Irvington
1059 Springfield Avenue
Irvington, New Jersey 07712
Call the center at 973-372-2533. A number of items are for sale, such as clothing and winter coats.

Jersey City Corps center
242 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ
Dial the agency at 201-433-4616

Jersey City
Salvation Army address is 248 Erie Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Main phone number to call for information and services is 201-653-3071

Newark Salvation Army Thrift Store
74 Pennington Street
Newark, NJ  07105
Cross street: Railroad Avenue
Telephone number is 973-589-8904
Clothing, furniture, shoes, and other items such as school supplies or Christmas gifts are on site.

Or stop by the location at 526 Broadway
Newark, New Jersey 07104
Dial 973-482-9282 for hours.

North Bergen
7425 Bergenline Avenue
North Bergen, NJ 
Phone number is 201-861-4371





417 Broadway
Passaic, New Jersey 07055
Call 973-916-0655

Address is 31 Van Houten Street
Paterson, NJ  07509

Pompton Lakes
Primary address is 43 Lakeside Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ  07442

15 State Highway 33
Trenton, New Jersey 08619
Call 609-890-9664 for information

A second Salvation Army store is at 1842 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ  08610

436 Mulberry Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08638

Salvation Army at Union City
900 Kennedy Blvd
Union City, NJ
Dial 201-866-0680

Address 2279 S. Delsea Drive
Vineland, NJ 078360
Telephone number - 856-794-2491


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