NP COVID19 RESOURCES

New Providence Borough – HERE TO SERVE

 

Municipal Center

We are here to serve you! Although our Municipal Center is closed to the public for everyone’s safety, our borough staff is available to assist you. Please call (908) 665-1400 or complete a Contact Us form for the department that provides your required service. For more information please visit the borough website at www.newprov.org

 

Recreation

All recreation programs are currently cancelled everyone’s safety.

All playgrounds in the borough are closed for everyone’s safety. Parks and fields will remain open but no organized sports activities or gatherings of any kind are permitted.  The basketball courts at the community pool and the tennis courts are closed. We ask for your cooperation in maintaining social distancing when using our parks and fields.  Social distancing will be enforced.

 

The DeCorso Community and Senior Center

The DeCorso Community and Senior Center premises is closed, however our staff is assisting our seniors via phone and virtually. For more information, please leave a message at (908) 665-0046.

  • Phone: 908-665-0046 *leave a message and we will call you back
  • NP Senior Shuttle: Shoprite trips on Tuesdays and Thursdays (if necessary) – please call on Mondays to reserve your spot.

New Providence Public Health Nurse

  • Phone: 908-743-1049

Union County Division on Aging

  • Phone: 888-280-8226

Westfield Regional Health Department

NVCOVID-19 Hotline

  • Phone: 1-800-222-1222

 

New Providence Memorial Library

New Providence Memorial Library premises are closed and all programs are suspended until at least 5/15, however the library is offering online platforms and making additional resources available. Please keep your books at home and do not put them in the book drops. Fines and holds will be suspended until reopening. Library card expiration dates have been extended until June however if you have trouble accessing electronic resources because of an expired card, please send an email to npmlref@newprovidencelibrary.org.

To apply for a library card online, please send a picture of your driver’s license or some other proof of residence along with your request at www.newprovidencelibrary.org in About > Apply for a Library Card.

https://www.newprovidencelibrary.org/services/apply-for-a-card

During the closure, patrons can avail themselves of online resources including

  • Overdrive for ebooks and audiobooks
  • kanopy for independent films and documentaries
  • hoopla for ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV series, music & comics
  • Tumblebooks with read-along picture books, chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books & graphic novels for kids
  • Flipster with a selection of magazines that can be read online
  • Rosetta Stone for learning a new language
  • Lynda with more than 3,000 online courses in a wide variety of subjects
  • Teen Book Cloud with ebooks for kides in grades 7 to 12

For more information please visit www.newprovidencelibrary.org

 

Municipal Courts are currently closed.

 

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IF YOU NEED HELP

Emergencies Dial 911

 

Domestic Safety

If an emergency dial 911

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 or Chat @ TheHotline.org

NJ Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-572-SAFE (7233)

NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) Hotline 1-800-601-7200

Women’s Referral Central 1-800-322-8092

 

Temporary Financial Assistance: CSA

(908) 665-8254

Our CSA (Community Service Association of New Providence) is a local non-profit organization that provides temporary financial assistance to New Providence residents during a time of need. If you need help, please contact our Community Service Association (CSA) at (908) 665-8254. All calls are strictly confidential.

Donations to the CSA are used solely to help your fellow New Providence residents during their time of financial need. Donations can be sent via PayPal to csanewprovidence@gmail.com or by check to: Community Service Association of New Providence, c/o NP Borough Hall, 360 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974. CSA is an independent 501(c)(3) organization. We thank you for your support during these challenging times, and we wish only the best of health for you and your families. If you are in need of assistance from the CSA, please leave a message at (908) 665-8254.

 

Wellness Calls: Senior Buddy Program

(908) 665-0046 or email at seniorbuddies@newprov.org

The Borough has started a “Senior Buddy” program as an outreach to our most vulnerable population.  We are connecting our seniors with borough employees who will be checking in with anyone who feels they may need a little help making it through this time.  “Buddies” will have information available about grocery store and pharmacy hours and food delivery, and will also just check in to brighten someone’s day.  If you are a resident of New Providence and would like a “Buddy”, please email us at seniorbuddies@newprov.org or call the DeCorso Community Center at (908) 665-0046 (messages are being checked regularly).  In the event of an emergency, please dial 911.

 

Grocery Shopping Assistance: NPOCFA

(732) 535-8441 or email NewProvidenceOCFA@gmail.com

If you need help with grocery shopping, please directly contact “New Providence, Our Community For All “  (NPOCFA) at (732) 535-8441 or email NewProvidenceOCFA@gmail.com. NPOCFA is a volunteer run and supported organization. This service is for our seniors and most vulnerable.

To volunteer to shop for others please email the volunteer coordinator at chanda_belle@hotmail.com or call (908)451-3331. 

 

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State of NJ COVID-19 Information Hub Live Updates

Call (General COVID-19 Questions)2-1-1 (7a-11p)  The hotline is open 24/7 and has multi-language capacity. Callers who need medical advice should contact their health care provider.

Call (Clinical Questions)1-800-962-1253 (24/7)

Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to stay informed via text messaging

NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentEmployment Scenarios and Benefits

The NJ Department of Human Services toll free “warm line”- a resource for people seeking mental health service. The warm line is available 24 hours and has operators in multiple languages.  The number is (877) 294-HELP (4357).

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

NJ Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-572-SAFE (7233)

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT THESE WEBSITES:

NJ COVID-19 Information Hub: https://covid19.nj.gov/index.html 

New Jersey Department of Health: https://www.nj.gov/health/ 

NJ COVID-19 Business Information Hub: https://cv.business.nj.gov

NJ Chamber of Commerce: https://njchamber.com/covid19  for latest coronavirus news for New Jersey businesses

NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development: https://www.nj.gov/labor/

CDChttps://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00427.asp

Union Countyhttps://ucnj.org/coronavirus-update/ for updates and information on Union County services

 

For More New Providence Borough Coronavirus information please visit the website at www.newprov.org/coronavirus-covid-19-information-updates

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