NJ FamilyCare is federal, and state funded health insurance program created to help qualified New Jersey residents of any age access to affordable health insurance. NJ FamilyCare is for people who do not have employer insurance.
NJ FamilyCare is a comprehensive health insurance program that provides a wide range of services:
- Doctor visits
- Lab tests
- Regular check-ups
- Mental health
- Preventive screenings
Each county has at least three and up to five Health Plans that will help you get these services once enrolled. Depending on your family's income, there may be restrictions on certain services.
NJ FamilyCare includes children, pregnant women, parents/caretaker relatives, single adults and childless couples. Financial eligibility will be determined by the latest federal tax return which, when filed, will be electronically verified.
To find out if you are eligible or for more information you can click the following NJ Family Care.
What is Planned Parenthood?
A nonprofit organization that prioritizes reproductive health services, family planning, and sex education.
Services provided by Planned Parenthood:
- Abortion services and referral
- Birth control and emergency contraception
- General healthcare
- HIV testing and related services
- LGBT services such as hormone therapy
- Men’s and Women’s health services
- Reproductive and health education
- Pregnancy testing
- STD treatment and testing
For more information visit plannedparenthood.org
What is the purpose of the New Jersey Family Planning League?
Located in all 21 counties of New Jersey, the organization focuses on family planning and related services.
Services provided by NJFPL:
- Family planning counseling and education
- Birth control methods
- Pelvic exams
- Cervical, breast, testicular, and prostate cancer screening
- Pregnancy testing and counseling
- Basic infertility services
- Sexually transmitted infection (STI or STD) testing, prevention, education, and treatment
- Screening for HIV, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) assessment and other services
- Referrals to other health and social services
For more information visit njfpl.org
What does NJ Parent Link provide for expectant and parenting youth?
The website contains information and resources around health and wellness focused on different periods of pregnancy, mental health services, developmental health for children, education regarding parenting, career and family transitions, and support services.
Specific support services provided by NJ Parent Link:
- Housing (Affordable and/or Temporary)
- Mortgage Assistance
- Income aid, in addition to disability and unemployment assistance
- Child support
- Child Care Assistance
To access resources, go to the NJ Parent Link website.
NJ Department of Human Services provides a list of programs within NJ for expecting fathers. For more information about Fatherhood Programs in NJ you can click the following: Directory of Fatherhood Programs
WIC serves low income families consisting of pregnant or parenting women with children up to the age of 5. The program mainly provides food, education, and community support for eligible individuals.
How to sign up and find a WIC center:
To apply for WIC or locate a WIC center you can visit the NJ Health website by clicking on the hyperlinks below.
A federal office with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Women’s Health provides information on reproductive health through every stage of pregnancy, before and afterwards. Examples of information provided:
- Birthing, breast feeding, and parenting classes
- Recovery from birthing
- Postpartum depression
- Making the house safe for a baby
- Labor and birth
- Newborn care and safety
- Preconception health
More information can be found at Office of Women’s Health Website
Care Plus Strive for Independent Parenting
Program Manager of Adolescent Services
Bloomfield Site Manager
Phone: 201-265-8200 ext. 5240
Life Ties (Rainbow House)
Vivian D. Harmon, M.Ed., MSW, LSW
John S. Watson Sr. Building
2205 Pennington Road, Trenton, NJ 08638
Pregnant students are protected from discrimination under Title IX, in which any private or state school receiving federal funds must comply with the following rules listed in the document. Find out more about your Rights As A Pregnant Student.
Families with developmental concerns about children under the age of 3 may seek assistance from the Early Intervention System.
Find out more about Early Intervention System
New Jersey's child care program under the Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development can provide you with valuable information to help you make that selection. The state's child care program can support you with information about applying for child care assistance, where to find child care, licensing and complaint data and what makes a quality program. For a list of Child Care Providers and Referral Agencies the NJ Child Care website using the hyperlink.
Home Visitation are evidence-based services that provide early support to families with infants and young children throughout New Jersey. Eligibility varies by model, but typically programs begin working with families during pregnancy and continue until the child is age 2 or 3. Home Visiting services are voluntary and free for all families. Families are matched with trained and qualified professionals who provide information and support related to child development, healthy parent-child interaction, and the importance of early learning and school readiness. Home Visitors partner with families to provide connections to community resources to enhance family self-sufficiency and provide early screening for the detection of developmental delays.
For information about Home Visiting Programs in New Jersey, click the following New Jersey Home Visiting Programs by County or call 609-888-7393.
Project TEACH (Teen Education and Child Health) is an alternative, year-round education program for pregnant or parenting teens. The program meets the unique needs of students who benefit from a small academic setting. The healing-centered approach addresses students' social and emotional needs while they pursue their academic studies.