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Key Organizations - Trenton, New Jersey

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Arts, Culture and Media


  • Government
    • Executive Branch
    • Legislative Branch 
  • Non-Profit
    • Service Providing
      • Artworks- Artworks, Trenton’s downtown visual arts center promotes artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts. Our exhibitions, workshops and events make art an accessible experience for all, building community among and between art students of all ages, professional and amateur artists, inner city and suburban residents, die-hard art fans and first time art appreciators.
      • Trenton Music Makers- Founded in 1998 as Trenton Community Music School, their mission has always been to provide music instruction, and to support the powerful impact that music has on urban children’s lives.  
    • Advocacy/Membership/Network
      • Passage Theatre Company- Passage Theatre Company is committed to creating and producing socially relevant new plays and arts programming that deeply resonate with and reflect our community. Through professional productions, educational programs, and community engagement, we present diverse perspectives and new voices that inspire audiences and invigorate the art of live theatre.
  • Foundation
  • Other


Children, Youth and Family


  • Government
    • Capital City Youth Violence Coalition- Formerly known as the Trenton Prevention Policy Board, the Capital City Youth Violence Coalition (CCYVC) is an open, inclusive group of local stakeholders who address the issue of juvenile crime and promote positive youth development in the city of Trenton. This grassroots effort is advanced through the development of policy, program, and practice recommendations that are published in an annual report.
  • Non-Profit - Service Providing
  • Non-Profit - Advocacy/Membership/Network
    • Children's FuturesCreated by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2001, Children’s Futures works across Mercer County and Central Jersey to ensure that children and families get off to a healthy start in life. They aim to increase opportunities for health and wellness and to ward off health and social problems that can lead to a lifetime of illness and dependency .  Members engage community partners to help break down family isolation; build trust with community residents; form alliances with health care providers; advocate for positive parenting through information, resources and programs; and, assist Trenton's most vulnerable citizens in securing essential services.

  • Foundation

  • Other


Citizenship and Government



Economy and Jobs


  • Government
  • Non-Profit - Service Providing
  • Non-Profit - Advocacy/Membership/Network
  • Foundation
  • Other




  • Government
  • Non-Profit - Service Providing
    • HomeWorks Trenton -  
  • Non-Profit - Advocacy/Membership/Network
  • Foundation
  • Other


Environment and Natural Resources


  • Government
  • Non-Profit - Service Providing
    • Neighborhood Improvement Association (NIA)- NIA was formed in 2003 to empower community residents through the stimulation of economic growth, because the urban communities here in the City of Trenton were and remain today, as communities of despair, overwhelmed with a chronic unemployment rate.  
  • Non-Profit - Advocacy/Membership/Network
  • Foundation
  • Other


Health and Wellness


  • Government
  • Non-Profit - Service Providing
    • Arc Mercer- The Arc Mercer is committed to securing for all people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals.
    • Rescue Mission of Trenton- A non-profit organization set up exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to help change the lives of those less fortunate in our community
    • Trenton Health Team- Serving for over a decade, the Trenton Health Team is an innovative partnership among St. Francis Medical Center, Capital Health, Henry J. Austin Health Center, and the City of Trenton Department of Health and Human Services.  This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the health and well-being of the greater Trenton community. Their main focus is based on advancing health equity throughout Trenton.  


  • Non-Profit - Advocacy/Membership/Network
  • Foundation
  • Other


Housing and Community Development


  • Government
  • Non-Profit - Service Providing
    • ISLES-Fostering Self-Reliance: Founded in 1981 by a few students and faculty of Princeton University, Isles is an award-winning nonprofit community development and environmental organization. With a mission to foster more self-reliant families in healthy, sustainable communities.   
    • Trenton Civic Trust- This community based organization is an opportunity for citizens to gather in a "No Blame" environment to conduct research and provide practical solutions for the betterment of their communities. These members abide by a Civic Pledge, which requires that they leave their communities better than they found them.
    • Arm In ArmFormerly known as the Crisis Ministry of Mercer County, founded in 1980, Arm in Arm is a non-profit organization where members of the community come together to make sure everyone has the most basic needs of food and shelter and, as possible, the livelihood to maintain them. For 40 years, families in Mercer County have turned to Arm In Arm for essential resources like financial support.

  • Non-Profit - Advocacy/Membership/Network
    • East Trenton CollaborativeOperated by New Jersey Community Capital, The East Trenton Collaborative, is a community organizing and development initiative in the East Trenton district of Trenton’s North Ward. Through conversations and action on community priorities, The East Trenton Collaborative engages partners, supports businesses, connects neighbors, and builds the power of residents to make East Trenton a better place to live, work, and play in.
  • Foundation
  • Other


International Issues


  • Government
  • Non-Profit - Service Providing
    • Catholic Charities of Trenton- We are a nonprofit agency that offers mental health, poverty-reduction, and social and crisis services to individuals and families, particularly those impacted by trauma and adversity. Our professional and experienced staff employ evidence-based interventions to help people obtain their goals.
    • El Centro de Recursos Para Familias- El Centro has been a trusted resource in the Spanish-speaking community for those seeking help with basic needs, job training, ESL, parenting classes and immigration services. No appointments are required and most services are offered free of charge.
  • Non-Profit - Advocacy/Membership/Network
  • Foundation
  • Other


Justice, Crime and Public Safety


  • Government
  • Non-Profit - Service Providing
    • Anchor House- Anchor House provides a safe haven where abused, runaway, homeless, aging out and at risk youth and their families are empowered to succeed and thrive.
    • Diocese of Trenton-Jail and Prison Ministry -Jail and prison ministries serve as a resource for parishes and faithful by providing information and ministry opportunities for clergy and laity in correctional institutions within the borders of the diocese. They seek to promote restorative justice through its programs and services.
    • Prison Teaching Initiative at Princeton University - The Prison Teaching Initiative seeks to bridge Princeton University’s academic and service-driven missions by providing the highest quality post-secondary education to incarcerated students in New Jersey; and fostering a robust campus dialogue on mass incarceration and its relationship to systemic inequalities in access to education.
    • The Petey Greene Program -The Petey Greene Program supplements education in jails, prisons, and detention centers, by preparing volunteers to provide free, quality tutoring and related programming to support the academic achievement of incarcerated people.
  • Non-Profit - Advocacy/Membership/Network
  • Foundation
  • Other




  • Government
  • Non-Profit - Service Providing
    • A Better Way (Food Pantry)A Better Way offers a food pantry for residents in the area surrounding the city of Trenton. It is open Mondays and Fridays from 12-1:30 PM at Turning Point Church (15 South Broad Street, Trenton NJ 08608).  
    • HomeFront: As a social services organization, HomeFront’s mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community. They lessen the immediate pain of homelessness and help families become self-sufficient. They work to give clients the skills and opportunities to ensure adequate incomes, and they work to increase the availability of adequate, affordable housing. They help homeless families advocate for themselves individually and collectively.

    • Meals on Wheels-  Meals on Wheels programs serve home-bound seniors who are over 60 in their communities. Meals on Wheels of Mercer County also serves a growing population of those under 60, who find themselves unable to cook or shop due to the onset of a debilitating disease, or another life changing situation that makes them home-bound. 
    • Mercer Street Friends - The Mercer Street Friends Food Bank gathers 2.7 million pounds of food and groceries annually to a network of 80 local food pantries, schools, shelters, soup kitchens, meal sites, senior and disabled programs, and low-income housing sites. The food distribution and hunger prevention programs reach over 30,000 people who struggle from food insecurities.   
    • Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK)- TASK is a private, non-sectarian, charitable organization that depends almost entirely on the help of dedicated volunteers and generous financial support from individuals, churches, local businesses and community organizations. They feed those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons. 
  • Non-Profit - Advocacy/Membership/Network
    • The Streetlight- A newspaper publication that aims to raise awareness and break stereotypes for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Mercer County, New Jersey.
  • Foundation
  • Other






Resource Map


Click here to view a map of organizations, agencies, food pantries, shelters, and libraries in Trenton, New Jersey and surrounding communities.


Regional Resource Directory


Bordentown (Burlington County)

Bordentown Library

18 East Union Street

(609) 298-0622

Offers internet access and other services.


St. Mary’s Parish Community Food Pantry

45 Crosswicks Street

(609) 298-0261


Cranbury (Middlesex County)

Cranbury Public Library

23 North Main Street C

(609) 655-0555

Offers internet access and other services.


Skeet’s Food Pantry at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury

22 South Main Street

(609) 395-0897


East Windsor Township

Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library

138 Hickory Corner Road

(609) 448-1330

Offers internet access and other services.


Twin Rivers Branch of the Mercer County Library

276 Abbington Drive

(609) 443-1880

Offers internet access and other services.


Ewing Township

Abundant Life Christian Fellowship Food Pantry

1440 Pennington Road

(609) 883-9780


Celestial Church of Christ Food Pantry

46 Weber Avenue

(609) 771-9227


Concerned Citizens of Ewing Food Pantry

320 Hollowbrook Drive

(609) 882-0856

Open weekdays from 9:30pm to 1:30pm


Ewing Branch of the Mercer County Library

61 Scotch Road

(609) 882-3130

Offers internet access and other services.


Faith Deliverance Cathedral

15 Keswick Avenue

(609) 637-9604


Hollowbrook Branch of the Mercer County Library 

320 Hollowbrook Drive

(609) 883-5914


Meals on Wheels of Mercer County

320 Hollowbrook Drive

(609) 695-3483


Mercer Street Friends Food Bank

824 Silvia Street

(609) 396-1506


Oaks Integrated Care

31 Lexington Avenue

(609) 583-1901

Provides mental health and medical services.


Planned Parenthood

The College of New Jersey’s Eickhoff Hall

2000 Pennington Road

(609) 771-2110


Hamilton Township

Bromley Neighborhood Civic Center Food Pantry

1801 East State Street

(609) 587-8100

Open Tuesdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm and Thursdays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Ginny’s Pantry at Christ Presbyterian Church

726 Klockner Road

(609) 587-0751

Open second Thursday of each month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Hamilton Free Public Library

1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Way

(609) 581-4060

Offers internet access, programming, and other services.


Holy Apostles Episcopal Church

1040 Yardville Allentown Road (Yardville)

(609) 208-0228

Dinner served on Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.


John O. Wilson Neighborhood Service Center Food Pantry

169 Wilfred Avenue

(609) 393-6480

Open Mondays from 10:00am to 12:00pm and Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm


Medallion Care Behavioral Health

1 Electronics Drive, Suite 105

(609) 586-0766

Lunch served on weekdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.


Planned Parenthood

2279 Route 33

(609) 689-4964


Resurrection Lutheran Church Food Pantry and Clothing Closet

4315 Nottingham Way

(609) 586-3355

Pantry open first and third Wednesday of every month. Call for hours.



Community Action Service Center/RISE

116 North Main Street

(609) 443-4464

Provides a variety of services and case management for area residents.


First Presbyterian Church of Hightstown/Trenton Area Soup Kitchen

320 North Main Street

(609) 448-0055

Community supper on Mondays from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.


First United Methodist Church of Hightstown/Trenton Area Soup Kitchen

187 Stockton Street

(609) 448-0055

Community supper on Thursdays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Hightstown Memorial Branch of the Mercer County Library

114 Franklin Street

(609) 448-1474

Offers internet access and other services.


RISE Food Pantry

225 Franklin Street

(609) 443-4464

Open Monday-Wednesday from 9:00am to 12:00pm and first and third Wednesday of every month from 5:00pm to 7:00pm



Hopewell Public Library

13 East Broad Street

(609) 466-1625

Offers internet access and other services.


Hopewell Township

Capital Health Medical Center at Hopewell

One Capital Way

(800) 637-2374

Provides wide variety of medical services.


Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library

245 Pennington-Titusville Road

(609) 737-2610

Offers internet access and other services.


Lawrence Township 

HomeFront Administrative Offices

1880 Princeton Avenue (Lawrenceville)

(609) 989-9417

Emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent housing by appointment.

Pantry open Tuesdays from 12:00pm to 8:00pm and Mondays/Thursdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm.


Lawrence Community Center Food Pantry/Homefront

295 Eggerts Crossing Road

(609) 883-3379


Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library

2751 Brunswick Pike

(609) 882-9246

Offers internet access and other services.


Oaks Integrated Care

2550 Brunswick Pike

(609) 396-8877

Provides variety of medical and mental health services.


Trenton Food Pantry

2160 Brunswick Avenue

(609) 802-0840

Open second and fourth Sunday of the month from 2:00pm to 4:30pm.


Womanspace, Inc.

1530 Brunswick Avenue (Lawrenceville)

(800) 572-SAFE (7233)

Emergency services to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault immediately following the initial crisis. Spanish-speaking staff members are available.


Montgomery Township (Somerset County)

Carrier Clinic

252 County Road 601 (Belle Mead)

(800) 933-3579

Provides mental health services and treatment.


Morrisville (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)

Holy Trinity Catholic Church Food Pantry

201 North Pennsylvania Avenue

(215) 295-3045


Morrisville Borough Library

300 North Pennsylvania Avenue

(215) 295-4850

Offers internet access and other services.


The Food Center at Morrisville Presbyterian Church

771 North Pennsylvania Avenue

(215) 295-4191

Open Wednesdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm and first Tuesday of the month from 7:00pm to 8:00pm



Pennington Public Library

30 North Main Street

(609) 737-0404

Offers internet access and other services.



First Baptist Church of Princeton

John Street and Paul Robeson Place

(609) 924-0877

Dinner on Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm


Princeton House Behavioral Health

741 Mount Lucas Road

(800) 242-2550

Provides intensive outpatient services and partial hospitalization. Accepts Medicaid and Medicare.


Princeton Public Library

65 Witherspoon Avenue

(609) 924-9529

Offers internet access and other services.


Princeton United Methodist Church Community Dinners

7 Vadeventer Avenue

(609) 924-2613

Dinner served on Wednesday from 5:00pm and 6:00pm.


Arm in Arm at Princeton

61 Nassau Street

(609) 396-9355

Offers a variety of services.



Robbinsville Branch of the Mercer County Library

42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road

(609) 259-2150

Offers internet access and other services.


Robbinsville Food Pantry

1 Washington Boulevard

(609) 259-1567

Open to Robbinsville residents only from 9:00am to 11:00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and also from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Thursdays



Amani House

518-520 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

(609) 393-3168  x. 13

Traditional housing for adult males between the ages of 18 and 65. Call for appointment.


Anchor House

482 Center Street

(609) 396-8329

24-hour program for runaway, homeless, or at-risk Mercer County youth between the ages of 10 and 17.


Arm in Arm

123 East Hanover Street (Mon. to Thurs. from 9:30am to 12pm)

714 South Clinton Avenue (Mon. to Thurs. 9:30am to 12pm)

(609) 396-9355

Offers a variety of services.


Bethel Seventh Day Adventist Church

200 Hillcrest Avenue

(609) 393-2224

Open third Sunday of the month from 8:00am to 12:00pm


Cadwalader Asbury United Methodist Church Food Pantry

910 Stuyvesant Avenue

(609) 392-1037


Capital Health Regional Medical Center

750 Brunswick Avenue

(609) 394-6000

Provides wide variety of health services.


Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Services

10 Southard Street

(609) 396-4557

Provides integrated behavioral health and physical health services.


Catholic Charities Community Food Pantry

132 North Warren Street

(609) 394-8847  x. 2504

Open from 9:00am to 12:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays


Community Innovations, Inc.

509 Perry Street

(609) 826-9480

Operates the Trenton Family Preservation House for families and single women and the Chester House for single men


Devine Mercy Parish of the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen and St. Stanislaus Church

60 Randall Avenue

(609) 393-4826

Dinner on Thursdays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Escher SRO Project

50 Escher Street

(609) 392-4599

Single occupancy rooms and transitional housing.


First Haitian Church of God Food Pantry

1501 Greenwood Avenue

(609) 695-3708

Open at 12:00pm on the second Saturday of every month


Henry J. Austin Health Center

321 North Warren Street

433 Bellevue Avenue

317 Chambers Street

112 Ewing Street

(609) 278-5900

Provides many medical and dental services.


Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church Food Pantry

150 North Clinton Avenue

(609) 394-9816

Open 1st Saturday of the month on four-Saturday months and 3rd Saturday of the month on five-Saturday months


Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Food Pantry

189 South Broad Street

(609) 396-2411

Open at 8:00am on the last Thursday of every month


Mount Carmel Guild Food Pantry and Services

73 North Clinton Avenue

(609) 392-3402

Open weekdays from 9:30am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 3:30pm.


New Covenant United Methodist Church Food Pantry

1965 South Broad Street

(609) 393-4725


New Hope Church of God

400 Hamilton Avenue

(609) 393-3293


New Horizon Treatment Services

132 Perry Street

(609) 394-8988

Provides medical, clinical, special, and treatment services by appointment.


New Jersey State Library

185 West State Street

(609) 278-2640

Offers internet access and programs.


Oaks Integrated Care

1001 Spruce Street #205

1320 New Willow Street

314 East State Street

(609) 396-6788

Provides variety of mental health and medical services.


Planned Parenthood

437 East State Street

(609) 599-4881

Offers health care and birth control services.


Primera Iglesia Pentecostal (Alpha and Omega, Inc.) Food Pantry

347 Second Street

(609) 571-9135

Open the first and third Wednesday of the month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.


Princeton Deliverance Center

301 Southard Street

(609) 392-9161

Open most Wednesdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm and Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm.


Rescue Mission of Trenton

98 Carroll Street

(609) 695-1436

Soup kitchen, thrift store, emergency shelter, housing, day center, and adult education. Food provided Sundays from 11:00am to 12:00pm.


Sacred Heart Church Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry

343 South Broad Street

(609) 391-2801

Soup Kitchen open fourth Sunday of the month from 12:30pm to 2:00pm and Food Pantry open third Tuesday of the month from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.


Samaritan Baptist Church

531 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

(609) 393-0016

Open Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am.


South Trenton Soup Kitchen at First Baptist Church

128-140 Centre Street

(609) 396-8447

Open for dinner Monday-Wednesday at 4:30pm


St. Mary’s Cathedral’s Loaves and Fishes Food and Soup Kitchen

151 North Warren Street

(609) 396-8447

Open for lunch from 11:00am to 2:00pm on the last two Saturdays of every month.


The Salvation Army Drop-In Center

575 East State Street

(609) 599-9373

Food available from 8:00am to 3:00pm, but must call for appointment if interested.


Triad House (LifeTies)

1301 West State Street

(609) 394-6747

Provides 24/7 shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth between the ages of 14 and 18.


Trenton Area Soup Kitchen

72 Escher Street

(609) 695-5456

Offers many services, including job search assistance, adult education, food pantry, and soup kitchen open weekdays for lunch from 11:00am to 12:50pm and for dinner from 4:00pm to 5:30pm Monday-Thursday.


Trenton Free Public Library

120 Academy Street

(609) 392-7188

Offers internet access, classes, programs, and other services.


Trinity Episcopal Church Food Pantry

801 West State Street

(609) 392-3805

Open every other Saturday from 9:00am to 11:00am


Turning Point United Methodist Church Food Pantry

15 South Broad Street

(609) 393-9574

Open third Sunday of the month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.


United Progress, Inc.

62 West State Street

(609) 392-2161

Open weekdays except Thursdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm.


West Windsor Township

Jewish Family and Children’s Services Food Pantry

707 Alexander Road, Suite 102

(609) 987-8100


West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library

333 North Post Road (Princeton Junction)

(609) 799-0462

Offers internet access and other services.


All days and times are subject to change without notice. Please contact each site before visiting to confirm.


Formerly known as the Trenton Prevention Policy Board, the Capital City Youth Violence Coalition (CCYVC) is an open, inclusive group of local stakeholders who  address the issue of juvenile crime and promote positive youth development in the city of Trenton. This grassroots effort is advanced through the development of policy, program and practice recommendations that are published in an annual report. 

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