New Jersey SHARES, Inc.

Offering Hope and Delivering Help

aka NJ SHARES   |   Flemington, NJ   |  http://www.njshares.org/

Mission

New Jersey SHARES is a statewide nonprofit organization which creates energy self-sufficiency for individuals and families in New Jersey through the provision of temporary financial help and referral for long term assistance to meet future needs. The organization provides advocacy, outreach, education, information and referral services for energy, telephone and water assistance programs throughout New Jersey.

Ruling year info

1998

President and CEO

Cheryl Stowell

Main address

4 Walter E. Foran Boulevard Suite 105

Flemington, NJ 08822 USA

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EIN

22-3564398

NTEE code info

Housing Expense Reduction Support, Rent Assistance (L82)

Victims' Services (P62)

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Our programs

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NJ SHARES

Through a contracted statewide network of existing community based agencies, New Jersey SHARES takes applications for energy assistance grants from New Jersey households. In this application process, individuals are given financial assistance with either or both of their electric and natural gas bills. During this process clients are referred to other existing human service resources.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Awards

Victorine Q. Adams Award 2009

National Fuel Fund Network

Goals & Strategy

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Our goals are to assist low and moderate income households address their energy burden by providing energy assistance, education and program referrals to conservation, efficiency and weatherization programs. We also advocate for energy assistance for low, moderate and working poor income households served by NJ SHARES programs, the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the New Jersey Universal Service programs.

1) New Jersey SHARES conducts more than 200 outreach events annually to inform various audiences about NJ SHARES’ energy, telephone and water assistance programs.
2) We partner with more than 300 agencies in the non-profit, community action and government segments to reach the public in a meaningful way and provide a holistic solution to their crisis.
3) All the regulated Utility companies provide our program information their customers.

Using our agency network and personal portal, applicants can access any of our programs for energy, telephone and water. This technical capability allows us to serve our clients here in New Jersey as well as offer the United Water Cares assistance program in six additional states.

Our client services call center allows enrollment in Verizon’s Communication Lifeline Program as well as referral services for 10 other programs the household may benefit from.

NJ SHARES began in 1998 and was able to serve 99 households. As of July 2013, NJ SHARES has served 177,000 households with $70.7 Million in energy assistance.

The NJ SHARES Client Services Call Center was established in 2005 and aids more than 150,000 households annually in enrollment services. In addition, NJ SHARES provides weatherization, conservation and efficiency information with our 300 plus partners around the state.

In our efforts to reach households in our densely populated state, NJ SHARES has grown from working with 50 agencies to more than 300 agency partners.

Financials

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New Jersey SHARES, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris James

Councilman, City of Orange

Alfred Glass

New Jersey Natural Gas

Michael Swayze

Member At Large

Claire Bartolomeo

Public Service Gas & Electric

Ulises Diaz

Horizon BCBS

James Dieterle

AARP NJ

Linda Fegar

Rockland Electric Company

Gina LaPlaca, Esq

Member At Large

Janice Mironov

Mayor, East Windsor

Michael Nardo

PNC Capital Markets

Samantha Plunkett

PFM Asset Management, LLC

John Sartor

PS&S

Tiffany Stewart, Esq

City of Newark

Adam Burger

AQUA NJ

Tom Churchelow

NJUA

Heather Green

The Salvation Army

Chip Hallock

NRBP

Kelly McBurney

South Jersey Gas

Gina O'Donnell

Elizabethtown Gas

Denise Venuti-Free

New Jersey American Water

Jennifer Young

Verizon New Jersey

Jenny Davis Toth

Port Authority of NY & NJ

Organizational demographics

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