NJ Updates: Beware of Fraudulent Charities, Investigate Before You Donate

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August 18th, 2023

State of New Jersey

NJ Updates: News You Can Use from NJ.gov

Want to know about current topics in New Jersey? The State of New Jersey Update features information, news, resources, guidance, and more. Additional featured news is also available at NJ.gov.

Investigate Before You Donate


New Jerseyans should beware of fraudulent charitable solicitations when seeking to donate to relief efforts in Hawaii. Charity organizations that solicit donations in New Jersey are required to register with the State. Don't be fooled by a convincing name or professional-looking website. Check a charity's status with the Division of Consumer Affairs.

Search for a Charity

StopOverdoses.NJ.gov: New Website Provides Help During Overdose Emergencies

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New Jerseyans aged 14 and older can get free naloxone nasal spray kits from any of 610 currently participating pharmacies across the state. StopOverdoses.NJ.gov, a new website, helps visitors find the nearest participating pharmacy. Naloxone rapidly reverses the effect of an opioid overdose. People asking for naloxone do not need to provide a name or reason.

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Get Help with SNAP Food Assistance


SNAP Navigators are available in all 21 counties to help people seeking assistance from the state Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP Navigators can answer questions about SNAP and can help people apply for SNAP benefits. There are 11 agencies with SNAP Navigators available to assist residents throughout New Jersey.

Contact SNAP

The Public Health Emergency is Over, COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Viruses Are Not

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New Jerseyans are encouraged to continue taking precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy. Though the federal public health emergency for COVID-19 has ended, COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses are still among us.

COVID-19 vaccines remain free and available to everyone. Find locations offering COVID-19 vaccines and boosters on the COVID-19 Vaccine Finder and Community Calendar. If symptoms appear, get tested for COVID-19. As always, keep children home from school and child care centers if they are feeling unwell.

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