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Help in Hard Times
Recent Atlantic City casino closings as well as other layoffs throughout the state have placed many families in hardship. If you are one of the thousands facing a sudden loss of income, you may find resources on this page that will help.
Take advantage of the research we’ve already done to learn more about resources that are available in New Jersey that may be able to help you through these hard times.
Resources Specifically Related to Atlantic City Casino Closings
Catholic Charities Casino Closings Hotline
In an effort to assist the many people impacted by the casino closings, Catholic Charities has formed a response team that can be reached by calling 856.342.4145. Case managers will assist those eligible for help and will direct others to agencies that may be of assistance. Catholic Charities has also created an Atlantic City Casino Closing Resources page on their website that provides information about local resources.
Job Fair for Veterans
A job fair for Veterans will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the All Wars Memorial Building (Old Soldiers Home) located at 1510 Adriatic Ave., Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401. Learn more.
Job Skills Lab and Speaker Series
The Atlantic City Free Public Library is offering a series of job skill workshops for those in need of help with job-related tasks such as job searches on the web, updating a resume, creating an email address, and completing an online employment application. The workshops will take place every Wednesday in September and October from 2-4 pm and will be followed by a speaker series. The event will be held in the main library meeting room at One North Tennessee Avenue in Atlantic City. For more information please call 609.345.2269. Download the flyer.
The New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse is a program of Saint Clare's Health System that has been helping people find local, New Jersey community-led support groups, national self-help headquarters, local self-help group clearinghouses, national and international resources, online, telephone and one-of-a-kind support groups, as well as other national networks since 1980.
In an effort to assist those affected by the Atlantic City casino layoffs, the Clearinghouse has created a list of self-help support groups that focus on issues relating to an unexpected lay-off. Self-help groups are member-run support groups, where people facing the same stressful situation come together regularly to help one another. Visit the oranization's website to learn more about the Clearinghouse or search its database for more additional resources.
Discounted Veterinary Services
Shore Veterinarians is offering discounted veterinary services to those employees affected by recent casino closings.
The Casino Pet Wellness Clinic Program offers basic vaccinations and health exams including discounted prices on rabies, distemper and heartworm tests; a low cost spray and neuter program is also available. The programs will be offered at Shore Veterinarians in Hammonton, Seaville and Egg Harbor Township.
For further information, Atlantic County residents can call 609.272.8777; Cape May County residents call 609.390.9113.
Further Resources for Those Facing Hard Times
Assistance for Military Personnel and their Families
Finding Affordable Housing
Achieving Financial Stability
Food & Nutrition
Surviving a Layoff
Surviving Unemployment When Unemployment Benefits Run Out
Utility Assistance Guide
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Page last reviewed/modified on 9.30.14
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