Phillipsburg Area Community Guide

Help and Referrals for Basic Needs

  • NORWESCAP First Call for Help – Unsure of where to turn for help? Call NORWESCAP First Call for Help. Call 877-661-HELP (4357).
  • NJ Helps – Free and anonymous. Answer household income and expense questions, and learn if you are eligible for Food Stamps, affordable child health insurance, help with heating bills, and five other state programs.
  • Catholic Charities Housing and Social Concerns Division – Archdiocese of Metuchen service to individuals and families in need.Phone: 908-859-5447

Arts

  • Phillipsburg Summer Youth Theater – Young performers can audition for a part in the annual production, or attend the Performing Arts Day Camp. For information, call Phillipsburg High School at 908-454-6551.
  • Warren County Technical School -WCTS encompasses Visual Arts, Communication Arts, and Theater Arts Academies for high school students. Phone: 908-689-0122

Animal Welfare

  • Woodlands Wildlife Refuge – Care and release of orphaned and injured native wildlifeback to their natural habitat. Pittown, N.J. Phone: 908-730-8300
  • Common Sense for Animals – No-kill shelter and pet adoption center; runs New Jersey’s second legal trap-neuter-release feral cat program. Phone: 908-859-3060
  • Mylestone Equine Rescue – Rescues abused and neglected horses and works with humane officials to reduce instances of abuse.Phone: 908-995-9300

Business


Children


Disabilities

  • The ARC – County-wide services and support for persons of all ages with developmental disabilities, and their families. Phone: 908-689-7525
  • Center for Independent Living – Now available in Warren County: personal care services that enable physically disabled persons age 18 to 65 to attend college or vocational training, to work, and to live independently. Phone: 973-625-1940

Domestic Problems

  • Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center (DASACC) – 24/7 Helpline: 908-453-4181
  • State of NJ Adult Protective Services – To report vulnerable adults: those 18 and older with illness, disability or deficiency and who are subject to abuse, neglect or exploitation. Toll-Free Hotline: 1-800-792-8820
  • NJ Safe Haven Law – Permits babies less than 30 days old to be given up safely, legally, confidentially and without consequences, at any Police Station or Hospital Emergency Room, by a parent or anyone acting on their behalf. Toll-Free Hotline: 1-877-839-2339

Education

  • Warren County Community College – Two year degrees; coordination and transfer to four-year colleges. Adult continuing education courses. Phone: 908-835-9222
  • GED ProgramWarren Tech offers FREE preparation classes, enroll any time. Classes held in Washington and Phillipsburg. Phone: 908-835-2480.
  • New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg -A program that offers young adults between 16 and 25 who have left high school without graduating the opportunity to both earn a high school diploma and gain work skills through meaningful community service. Phone: 877-270-7266.
  • Rutgers Cooperative Extension Program of Warren County – Focuses on needs relating to agriculture and the environment; management of natural resources; food safety, quality, and health; family stability; economic security; and youth development.Phone: 908-475-6514

Elderly

  • Warren County Division of Aging & Disability ServicesHelp with Medicare, prescriptions, paperwork, housing, nutrition and health; Senior Citizen Clubs. Newsletter The Warren Crier available free at Library. Toll Free: 1-877-222-3737
  • Phillipsburg Area Senior Center – Social and educational services for seniors including exercise, crafts, dancing, book club, games, etc. Phone: 908-859-2423

Family Support Services


Food and Nutrition

  • NORWESCAP Food Bank -Phone: 908-454-4322
  • Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food (WIC) – Phone: 800-527-0125
  • Catholic Charities Food Assistance – Phone: 908-859-5447
  • Phillipsburg Area Meals on Wheels –Meals on Wheels are distributed to people who cannot easily prepare their own meals. Phone: 908-859-6829

Government


Health


Housing

  • Phillipsburg Housing AuthorityPromotes adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment free from discrimination. Phone: 908-859-0122

Jobs and Career Counseling

  • Continuing Education – A cooperative venture of Warren County College and Warren Technical School. Phone: 908-689-7613
  • NJ Dept. of Labor Vocational Rehabilitation – Helps adults with disabilities and challenges to train for, and find, productive work. Phone: 908-852-4110
  • Career and Life Transitions Center for Women – Provides direct support, counseling and assistance to displaced homemakers. Phone: 908-835-2624
  • Workforce New Jersey One-Stop Career Center (NJDOL) – Matches workers to job openings, provides skills training. Phone: 908-859-0400

Legal Advice

  • Legal Services of New Jersey – Free advice, information and referrals for low-income people with civil legal problems. Phone: 888-576-5529
  • Español – Si tiene un problema legal, obtenga ayuda. Phone: 888-576-5529

Literacy

  • Adult Literacy – Adult Literacy, Aprender Ingles: Classes or individual instruction at Warren County Technical School, or at the Phillipsburg Housing Authority. Ask for Maria Heaton.Phone: 908-835-2480
  • First Book – NORWESCAP First Book-Warren County supports local literacy programs with grants of new books, so that low-income children can experience the magic of owning their own first books. Phone: 908-454-3712
  • Workforce Learning Link – NJDOL One-Stop Career Center provides a free skills-development program including adult literacy, GED prep, and English as a Second Language. Work alone, in a small group, or with a coach. Phone: 908-859-0400

Recreation


Transportation

  • NJ TransitRoutes 890 and 891 serve Phillipsburg, Easton, Pohatcong, Lopatcong. Reduced fares for seniors and disabled, commuter link to Newark/NYC. Phone: 973-275-5555
  • Warren County Transportation Program – Handicapped-accessible bus, Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. For home pickup and drop-off, call by 3:00 the previous day. Bus leaves from Main & Sitgreaves Sts., stops anywhere along the route. Fare $1.00 (Seniors and disabled 50 cents). Phillipsburg/Washington/Hackettstown. Phone: 908-454-4044 or 866-594-4044

Volunteering

  • Norwescap Skylands RSVP Volunteer Resource Center – Provides opportunities for adults to participate in their community through volunteer services; provides volunteers to help nonprofit groups. Phone: 908-387-9830

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