Community Action Programs
In every county in New Jersey, the state designates official Community Action Agencies. In 2009, JRF was designated by the state as the official CAA for Middlesex County East. Although most JRF programs continue to benefit residents throughout Middlesex County, our state-funded CAA programs are provided specifically for qualified residents in eight designated communities: Carteret, Edison, Highland Park, Metuchen, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy and Woodbridge.
As a Community Action Agency, JRF helps qualified people attain economic self-sufficiency. We provide emergency services to meet immediate needs, while fostering individual growth and transition to household stability. Job training, child care, transportation assistance and other programs are keystones to our mission of promoting greater self-sufficiency.