Resources and Links

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The Mercer County Department of Human Services cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by the following links. Linking to these sites does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of Human Services or any of its employees of the sponsors or information and products presented on the following sites or at the following phone numbers.   


New Jersey Division on Women
The New Jersey Division on Women was established in 1974 as a pioneering state agency for women's advocacy throughout the state. Its mission is to create, promote, and expand the rights and opportunities for all women in New Jersey. The Division on Women supports the development, coordination, and evaluation of programs and services for women and other constituents and fosters programs and services that empower the women of New Jersey.


America’s Small Business Development Center – New Jersey at The College of New Jersey
America’s Small Business Development Center – New Jersey at The College of New Jersey has helped greater Mercer County businesses grow, expand, and prosper through one-on-one business counseling and specialized training events for more than 30 years. One of its target populations is women in business. The business consulting services are free to users; the service is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New Jersey, and the County of Mercer. Counselors may be reached at 609-771-2947. 

New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners
The primary objective of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners is to support and encourage business ownership by women. The organization has helped women achieve their business visions by providing them tools to develop and grow their enterprises. Contact the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners by calling 609-308-2530 or emailing

Women in Business Alliance
The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Alliance provides and promotes and environment for business women to connect and build relationships focusing on professional development and growth, collaboration with business and community leaders, and advocacy for women's issues.

Child Care

Child Care Aware NJ
Child Care Aware NJ, an organization composed of child care resource and referral agencies, provides a checklist that parents can use to ask questions, compare childcare centers, and make informed decisions about childcare.  

Child Care Connection
Child Care Connection promotes child care services in Mercer County. This child care resource and referral agency provides training to parents, caregivers, and child care professionals. Child Care Connection also hosts a database of licensed and registered child care centers, family child care providers, school-age programs, nursery schools, and summer camps and connects parents to programs that help eligible families with the cost of child care. Mercer County residents should contact its community referral line at 609-989-8101 or email the agency at

State of New Jersey Open Data Center
The State of New Jersey Open Data Center provides a searchable database of State-licensed childcare centers.  

Child Support

NJ Child Support
The New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Office of Child Support hosts the NJ Child Support website to help parents access their cases, apply for child support, find resources, and more. You also may contact the New Jersey Child Support Information Line at 877-655-4371 (877-NJKIDS1).

Domestic Violence

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911 immediately.

New Jersey State Police
The New Jersey State Police’s Victim Services Unit works to ensure domestic violence victims' needs are met and their rights are upheld to reduce the frequency of violent injuries and deaths as a result of domestic violence incidents. The unit informs victims of their rights, provides information and referrals to area social services providers, provides community awareness and presentations, and provides criminal justice support. 

New Jersey Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline
The New Jersey Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for domestic violence victims and other seeking crisis intervention, information, and/or referral services. All calls to the hotline at 800-572-7233 (800-572-SAFE) are confidential.  

Womanspace provides services to individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for adults and their families. Programs include crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, court advocacy, and housing services. Contact its crisis line, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 609-394-9000. Deaf or hard of hearing consumers are encouraged to call 609-619-1888. Womanspace's main office number is 609-394-0136. 


New Jersey WIC Services
New Jersey WIC Services provides supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to 5 years old. Services also include nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and support, immunization screening, and health care referrals.


NJ FamilyCare
NJ FamilyCare is New Jersey's publicly funded health insurance program that includes Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid, and Medicaid expansion populations. Qualified New Jersey residents of any age may be eligible for free or low-cost health insurance that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services, and hospitalization. To reach NJ FamilyCare, visit its website or call 800-701-0710 (TTY 800-701-0720).


Mom2Mom provides peer support services for mothers of special needs children and adults. By calling 877-914-6662 (877-914-MOM2) or chatting on its website, mothers can receive peer support, clinical assessments, and access to a database of specially trained service providers and support groups. A division of Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, Mom2Mom also can be reached via email at