A financial crisis can happen to anyone, regardless of age, income or family situation. A crisis is often due to unforeseen circumstances, such as a job loss or illness. New Jersey Statewide Heating Assistance and Referral for Energy Services (New Jersey SHARES) is the only statewide, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which provides grants to pay the utility bills of households in need through a statewide network of more than 173 community-based social service agencies operating out of 225 sites. NJ SHARES provides assistance to households that are not eligible for other types of public assistance. Applicants must demonstrate a temporary financial need and a history of good-faith payments to their energy provider.
For information on applying for assistance please call 1-866- NJSHARES.