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Despite the large payment responsibility that the recipients faced after receiving their grants, many were successful in meeting their bill obligations. NJ SHARES recipients paid an average of 83% of their current bills the year following our assistance.
      APPRISE Impact Evaluation 2014
I couldn't imagine what more I could sacrifice to pay my energy bill. I thought I'd have to go without food again. I'm employed but my income is not enough to cover the basics. I was happy to find out there was help for me.

      S.B., Newark
At the agency where I work, it's my job to help needy people. I couldn't believe there was help for working people too. NJ SHARES assisted my family through one of the most difficult crises of our lives, and for that I am truly grateful.
      M.V., Lawrence Township     
NJ SHARES recipients were likely to have vulnerable household members. 54% had a child 18 or younger in the home and 17% had a household member over 60 years old.

      APPRISE Impact Evaluation 2014
When you reach out for help, one of the greatest feelings is knowing that someone is going to reach back. NJ SHARES is a wonderful advocate for working people in crisis, and I'm so grateful they were there for me and my daughter.
      E.T., Hamilton Township     
Most of NJ SHARES recipients were the working poor. 84% had employment income and 62% had income between 200% and 300% of the Federal Poverty Level

      APPRISE Impact Evaluation 2014
The economic downturn hit my family hard. When NJ SHARES helped us pay our past-due energy bill, we were so, so relieved. Thank you NJ SHARES!

      C.R., Hamilton 
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A financial crisis can happen to anyone. These challenges are often due to unforeseen circumstances, such as a job loss or illness. Through the generous support of our donors and funders, New Jersey SHARES provides relief to people who are not eligible for other types of assistance. 

NJ SHARES is a statewide, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides grants to pay the energy and utility bills of households in need, through the support of our donors and our statewide network of more than 250 community-based social service agencies operating out of more than 300 sites.

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New Jersey SHARES assists income eligible households throughout New Jersey to pay their energy, telephone and water bills. For information and eligibility guidelines on these different programs please click on the icons …below.

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