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Agencies Provide Heating Assistance

CourierPostOnline — Saturday, January 19, 2008

Courier-Post Staff

Help is available for tri-county residents who are having trouble paying their heating bills.

All agencies have eligibility and documentation requirements. Call the individual program for more information.

For more information on social services in New Jersey, call 2-1-1 or go to www.nj211.org.

In Burlington County:

Emergency Services (Catholic Charities), 801 Burlington Ave., Delanco, utility assistance, (856) 764-6945 or online at www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org.

Burlington County Community Action Program, 1 Van Sciver Parkway, Willingboro. Processes applications for the Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program, (609) 835-2464 or online at www.bccap.org.

In Camden County:

New Jersey Statewide Heating Assistance and Referral for Energy Services, 538 Broadway, Camden. Help for residents who are in need of temporary aid in paying their electric and/or gas bills. Call (856) 964-6887 or visit www.njshares.org.

Home Energy Assistance and Weatherization Program, Point Theater shopping center, 5247 Route 70, Pennsauken. Advises tenants and homeowners on improving the energy efficiency of their homes and assists eligible households with high energy bills. Call (856) 910-1180 or visit www.camdencountyoeo.org.

Senior Emergency Services Program, 146 Black Horse Pike, Mount Ephraim. One-time payment for 100 gallons of oil, kerosene or coal, or up to $250 toward heating utility bill with shut-off notice. Heating system replacements available for eligible residents age 60 and up. Call (856) 456-1121 or visit www.scucs.org.

New Jersey Citizen Action, 1 Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, Suite 632, Camden. Runs an oil group to get supplies at a lower rate. Call (800) 464-8465 or visit www.njcaoilgroup.com.

In Gloucester County:

Tri-County Community Action Agency, 10 E. Madison St., Paulsboro. Financial assistance with primary heating source -- oil, electric, gas or kerosene. Call (856) 423-0040.

Gloucester County Office of Senior Services, 221 County House Road, Sewell.

Offers heating assistance referrals to residents age 60 and up. Call (856) 232-4646.

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