Ida Disaster Recovery Resources

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Posted October 3, 2022
In accordance with 44 CFR §9.8 for Executive Orders 11988 & 11990
Proposed Building Acquisitions and Demolitions
Somerset County, New Jersey


The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Manville will be closing permanently on Saturday, Nov. 20. It is located at:

  • WHERE: North End Firehouse #3, 169 N 8th Ave, Manville, NJ 08835. 
  • HOURS: Monday - Friday: 8a.m. - 6p.m. | Saturday: 8a.m. -  5p.m.

However, help is still available at other disaster recovery centers in the following locations:

  • Essex County: Kmart (Co-located with a Vaccination Center) 235 Prospect Ave. #9413, West Orange 07052.
  • Union County: O’Donnell Dempsey Senior Community Center, 618 Salem Ave., Elizabeth 07208.

Survivors may also call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily for many of the same services available at the disaster recovery centers.  If you use a Relay service, such as a videophone, InnoCaption, or CapTel, give FEMA the number for that service. Multilingual operators are available. You can also download the FEMA App.

Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses, and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

For the latest information visit Follow the FEMA Region 2 Twitter account at

The Small Business Administration will open a Business Recovery Center for all Somerset County businesses requiring assistance following Hurricane Ida (beginning Monday, September 20) 

  • WHERE: Somerset County Business Partnership, 360 Grove Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
  • HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointments are not necessary.


FEMA Disaster Assistance

FEMA has declared Hurricane Ida to be a major disaster, and that makes additional resources available for individuals and businesses in Somerset County.

Small Business Administration Disaster Aid

Apply for FEMA assistance first, then come to the SBA even if you are applying for your business.

US. Department of Agriculture Disaster Aid for Farmers

The USDA can provide livestock assistance, farm restoration loans, compensation for lost crops, and more. 

NJ State Aid for Residents

  • Mental Health Assistance: (866) 202-HELP (4357)
  • Substance abuse or Mental Health Assistance: (800) 985-5990
  • NJ Office of Emergency Management
  • -- Find out what state and local resources you may be eligible for

 NJ State Aid for Businesses

Somerset County Board of Social Services

  • Call 908-526-8800

Somerset County Emergency Housing Assistance

For Somerset County residents who have become homeless from Hurricane Ida, here is a program that may help you find new long-term housing. 

Somerset County Clerk

For residents who lost valuable papers to the flooding, the Somerset County Clerk can help get replacements for some documents.


American Red Cross

Salvation Army, New Jersey

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity

Rapid Recovery Team


Compass82 can help you navigate the FEMA, SBA, insurance, contractor and other application processes for free. 


Central Jersey Housing Resource Center

New Jersey Housing Resource Center


Can provide security deposits and rental assistance for income-eligible families.   


SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

NJ Mental Health Cares Hotline

  • 866-202-HELP (4357) 7 days 8AM-8PM

NJ Mental Health Cares Hotline

  • 866-202-HELP (4357) 7 days 8AM-8PM



NJ 211 Offers Free or Low Cost Rides with Uber and Lyft for Residents Who Lost Vehicles to Hurricane Ida Until 9/23

  • Text NJIDARIDE to 898-211
  • Dial 211

Division of Banking and Insurance (DOBI)




NJ American Water

Elizabethtown Gas:

  • 1-800-242-5830
  • Report a gas leak: 1-800-492-4009

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey


Federal Documents

  • Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) : 800-375-5283 |
  • Medicare cards : 800-772-1213; (TTY) 800-325-0778 |
  • Social Security card : 800-772-1213; (TTY) 800-325-0778 |
  • U.S. tax returns : 800-829-1040 |

State Documents

Personal Documents

  • Credit cards: Contact your credit card company directly.
  • Insurance documents: Check with your insurance agent.
  • Medical records: Call your doctor or your medical insurance company; medical and prescription records are tracked electronically.

Open to all Somerset County residents unless indicated otherwise. Please call ahead to agency to confirm as well as proof of residency & ID requirements.

Food Bank Network of Somerset County (Main Warehouse and 3 food pantries):

  • Main Warehouse - 7E Easy Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Feeding Hands, Inc.

  • Feeding hands was hit by the flood and is not operating at this time as they look to find a new location.  
  • Financial donations can be  made at

Zarephath Christian Church Food Bank - My Neighbor’s Pantry

Franklin Food Bank - Neighbors Helping Neighbors 

Hillsborough Township C.A.N.  (Community Assistance Network) Food Pantry

  • 908-369-3880
  • Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex
    The Peter J. Biondi Building
    379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
  • Open Monday - Friday • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Only for Hillsborough Residents. Call during the times listed below for an application AND the following documentation will be needed:

    • A current, unexpired photo ID (for all adults in the household)
    • Proof of residency
    • Proof of income for all members of the household who receive income

Feeding Hands, Inc.

  • Serving Manville residents
  • 908-575-0173 Ext 2
  • Manville Reformed Church Food Pantry
    238 South Fifth Avenue, Manville, NJ 08835
  • Open 4th Saturday of each month 
  • 10:00 am - 12 noon

Otto Kauffman Community Center

  • Serving Montgomery residents only
  • 365 Skillman Road, Skillman, NJ 08859
  • For more information email:

Zarephath Christian Church Food Bank - My Neighbor’s Pantry

  • Serving  Bridgewater, Bound Brook, Manville, Piscataway, Plainfield, Raritan, S Bound Brook, Somerset
  • 732-560-4001
  • My Neighbors Pantry
    595 Weston Canal Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873
  • Website
  • Open Thursdays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Peapack Reformed Church Food Pantry

  • Available for Somerset Hills community residents.
  • 224 Main Street, Gladstone, NJ
  • Monday - Friday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • For information including how to donate, email: Sama Habibi

Raritan Food Pantry 

Little Free Food Pantry