Caregivers of New Jersey
Caregivers of New Jersey (CNJ) is the statewide organization dedicated to representing all individuals with caregiving issues, including the aging, developmental and physical disability, chronic illness and mental health communities. We strive to provide effective information dissemination, increased support and advocacy to create a stronger voice in Trenton.
Caregivers of New Jersey was formed in response to the growing number of caregivers within the state, more than one million. CNJ works to shed light on the mounting needs of caregivers and increased need for support.
CNJ is an affiliate of The Family Resource Network (FRN) an umbrella organization dedicated to assisting families with individuals with special needs. FRN is comprised of three other affiliate’s: Autism Family Services of New Jersey, the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey and the Family Support Center of New Jersey.
What is Caregiving?
Caregiving is the act of assisting someone you care about who is unable to care for him/herself such as a spouse, parent, sibling, child or grandchild due to chronic illness or disability.
Advocacy and Awareness
Awareness of family caregiving is two fold. We continually update key legislators and policy makers through advocacy campaigns and outreach efforts about issues that are important to you. At the same time, we keep our consumers abreast of pending legislation and breaking news through email correspondence, scheduled events at the State House, statewide surveys and caregiver summits.
Our monthly online newsletter, Caregiver Connection, contains local and national caregiving news as well as events and opportunities in your backyard.
CNJ coordinates National Family Caregiver Month in New Jersey each November with an interactive, online calendar of events.
Educational presentations are also available free of charge to the public and professional community on a wide array of caregiving topics. Please contact us to find out more.
Information and Referral:
A caregiver new to the system or New Jersey often needs timely information on the services available within the state. Caregivers of New Jersey can provide referral for local and national services. The public is also encouraged to make use of the Lending Library, a comprehensive library of thousands of books on numerous topics at no cost.
Caregivers of New Jersey
Phone: (877) 265-6360
Fax: (732) 262-4373
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Caregivers of New Jersey pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the above numbers for more information.