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Family & Community

Family & Community

We strive to inform and engage our school community and community residents to make informed choices by providing parents and families with the necessary resources to assist them to effectively respond to the needs of their children and families. Below are links to local community organizations and institutions with information and resources that may be helpful to you.


Family Guidance Center Consumer Credit Counseling

Credit Counseling

Family Guidance Center offers a program for credit counseling to help individuals and families become financially self-sufficient by encouraging responsible use of credit, teaching money management skills, and providing pre-purchase housing counseling.

1931 Nottingham Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619
(609) 586-2574

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The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Immigration/ Legal Services

The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF) is committed to serving low-income Latino immigrant communities. They provide legal service to defend the rights of the Latin American community, by facilitating access to health care and education.

669 Chambers St.
Trenton, NJ 08611
(609) 688-0881

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Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey

Affordable Housing

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey maintains several partnerships with both federal and state agencies to offer families affordable apartment and townhome rentals who meet the applicable income limits.

3 Manhattan Drive
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 386-7171

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NJ Housing Resource Center

Affordable Housing

The New Jersey Housing Resource Center is an online searchable registry of affordablel and asseccible housing units throughout the State of New Jersey.

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NJ Child Support

Child Support

Committed to assisting parents to obtain the financial support necessary for their children to prosper in a stable setting, the Office of Child Support Services is equally dedicated to helping parents understand how critical their participation is in the lives of their children. Both parents have a responsibility to support their children financially and emotionally.


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Mercer County Board of Social Services

Social Services

The Mercer County Board of Social Services is committed to providing economic and social services to individuals and families residing in Mercer County based upon financial need.

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Ombudsman Office

Legal Support

The Ombudsman works with the court divisions, municipalities and county personnel to develop and provide customers with updated information related to court services and processes. The Ombudsman reviews signage, bulletin boards, lobby information booths, web pages, publications, and materials for self represented litigants and linguistic minorities.

175 South Broad Street, 2nd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08650

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Central Jersey Legal Services

Free Legal Services

Central Jersey Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm. They offer free legal help in civil (non-criminal) cases for low-income residents of Mercer County. If you have a legal problem and cannot afford an attorney.

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Tuck Sleep Foundation - Emergency Shelters/ Homeless Prevention

Tuck Sleep Foundation is a non-profit community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Tuck has been featured on NPR, Lifehacker, Radiolab and is referenced by many colleges/universities and sleep organizations across the web. Their portal contains a complete directory of all emergency shelters in the US, organized by state, with contact information as well as all of the services they offer plus a curated compilation of national and online resources for those affected by homelessness looking for help.

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Dress for Success

Professional Attire for Women

Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help women thrive both in the work and in life.

3131 Princeton Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 896-4112

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Mercer County One Stop Career Center

Career Center

Mercer County One Stop Career Center offers many services for job seekers including job readiness skills, resume building, interview skills, employment counseling, etc.

26 Yard Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08650
(609) 989-6523

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UIH Family Partners

Job Readiness

UIH Family Partners offers an array of services targeted to empowering men, fathers, and families. They offer guidance with resume creation, job search, a dress to impress program and more.

4 N Broad St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 256-7978

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Mercer County Hispanic Association (MECHA)

Community Resource Center

Mercer County Hispanic Association has a community resource center that provides training and assists clients in obtaining and/or accessing better employment opportunities via education and training.

821 South Broad St.
Trenton, NJ 08611
(609) 392-2446

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Safe House/ Counseling Support

Womanspace offers an array of services to women who were impacted by domestic and sexual violence, including a safe house, counseling services, and legal services.

1530 Brunswick Ave.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 394-0136

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Home Front

Shelter//Back Rent Support

Home front is offers shelter and support services for homeless individuals and families. They provide job training, education support, 24 childcare center, and social service site on site.

1880 Princeton Ave.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 989-9417

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Crisis Ministries Of Mercer County

Emergency Financial Support

Crisis Ministries of Mercer County offers emergency financial aid to qualifying low-income families and individuals to help them remain in place and prevent the potential effects of dislocation, separation, and disruption of school and work.

123 E Hanover St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 396-9355

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Housing & Community Development McDade Administration Building

Homeownership Assistance
Home Energy Assistance

The Housing and Community Development Office provides support for first time home buyers, down payment and closing cost assistance. Also, provides assistance with the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) which is designed to help low-income families and individuals meet home heating and medically necessary heating and cooling costs.

640 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08650
(609) 989-6959

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Homeownership Assistance

Isles offers one on one counseling to individuals and families to help determine whether purchasing a home is the right financial choice. They provide credit checks, assistance with creating a budget, assistance with credit repair and more.

10 Wood St, Trenton, NJ 08618
(609) 341-4700

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Habitat For Humanity

Home Repair

Habitat for Humanity provides programs for homeowners in Mercer County who are in need of affordable repairs for a critical health or safety issue.

601 N. Clinton Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08638

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Adult Programs

Mercer Street Friends

Adult Programming

Mercer Street Friends provide programming for individuals ages 16 or older who need carrer guidance, help with obtaining a high school diploma, and refresher courses in math, reading and writing to help prepare for entrance exams.

151 Mercer Street
Trenton, NJ 08611

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Trenton Area Soup Kitchen

Adult Education Program

The TASK Adult Education Program provides one-on-one tutoring in basic literacy, math, GED preparation, and computer skills.

72½ Escher Street
Trenton, NJ 08609

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Mercer County Technology School Health Career Center

Nursing Program

The Health Careers Center has more than 40 clinical affiliations that provide students with hands-on clinical experiences in their program area. Each program of study leads to New Jersey state licensing and/or certification in that particular field through state or national licensing or certifying examinations.

1070 Klockner Road
Trenton, NJ 08619
(609) 587-7640

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Literacy Volunteers in Mercer County (LV-MC)

Adult Programs

LV-MC trains, coordinates and supports the efforts of a dedicated group of volunteer literacy tutors. Our volunteers provide free, confidential literacy tutoring services to adult residents of Mercer County at a variety of locations including the public libraries, workplace sites, churches and retirement homes.

3535 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 104
Hamilton, NJ 08619

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Isles Youth Institute (16-25)

Isles Youth Institute (IYI) engages disconnected youth (16-25); many of whom have been involved with the juvenile justice system, some who have children, some who are homeless and others who have dropped out of traditional high schools, and helps them to work through life challenges while assisting them in meeting their educational and career goals. The desired outcome for IYI students is graduation with either a high school diploma or GED, post-secondary or career-path placement and to become vital participants in the Trenton community.

Isles Youth Institute
33 Tucker Street
Trenton NJ,08618

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Mercer County Community College

Higher Education

MCCC offers 65 associate degree programs and numerous credit and noncredit certificate programs.Courses are available all year through flexible scheduling on two campuses during the day, evening and weekend, and through MercerOnline distance learning. Students may attend full- or part-time.

Trenton Campus
102 N. Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

West Windsor Campus
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550

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Thomas Edison State College

Higher Education

Thomas Edison State College has a national reputation for academic excellence and educational integrity. The College is one of New Jersey's 11 senior public institutions of higher education and one of the first schools in the country designed specifically for adults. The College provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults and offers degree programs and certificates in more than 100 areas of study.

101 W.State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 442-8372

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