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Celebrating 15 years of Providing Solutions to New Jersey Families

  • 177,000 households helped since 1998
  • $70.7 Million granted in energy assistance
  • 150,000 households provided with Information and Referral annually
  • Developed UW CARES program which provides assistance to United Water Customers in ID, NJ, NY, PA, and RI
  • Partnered with New Jersey American Water to assist their eligible customers with discounted rates, financial assistance and conservation measures
  • Partner with 270 agencies to provide more than 320 access points for our programs
  • Developed a public portal for applicants who wish to apply themselves online
  • Won the Fuel Fund of the Year award for innovation in 2002, 2006, and 2009.
  • Recognized by GuideStar USA for the highest level of non-profit transparency and accountability

New Jersey SHARES, Inc.

New Jersey SHARES, Inc. (NJ SHARES) is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides assistance to individuals and families in need of help meeting their energy and utility burden. Through advocacy, community outreach, education, information and referral, we also connect low and moderate income households with available resources to meet their ongoing needs.


These challenges are often due to unforeseen circumstances, such as a job loss or illness. New Jersey SHARES provides relief to people, who are not eligible for other types of assistance.
NJ SHARES partners with 270 human service agencies with 322 application sites statewide to provide critically needed energy assistance to families that are not eligible for other programs. Throughout the state, our partners address a broad spectrum of client needs. Providing case management services, they assist households with counseling, nutrition, housing, employment, as well as energy issues. Working together with our partner agencies we provide a holistic solution to the household's temporary or ongoing needs. 

Subsequently, NJ SHARES formed partnerships with New Jersey American Water, United Water and Verizon, NJ that provide water and telephone assistance programs.

New Jersey American Water offers a comprehensive assistance program called H2O to Help Others. The program includes payment assistance, discounted rate and efficiency measures for qualified applicants. NJ SHARES administers the program through the agency network. The program is fully funded by NJ American Water Company.

The NJ SHARES model was used to create the United Water Cares customer assistance program which is offered in six states. NJ SHARES administers this program which is funded by United Water.

The Communications Lifeline Program offers a discount to seniors, disabled and low income households. NJ SHARES administers this program through our client services call center which handles 150,000 calls annually. Verizon, NJ fully funds this program.

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1901 North Olden Avenue Extension, Suite 1A | Ewing, NJ 08618
Phone: 609-883-1626 | Toll Free: 866-657-4273 | Fax: 609-883-6364 | Email
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