O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Home Energy Update

Please be advised the OCEAN, Inc. Waretown Home Energy Assistance office located at 304 Route 9, Waretown, NJ has closed.  

Effective Wednesday, October 10, 2018 the OCEAN, Inc. Home Energy Department will open a Home Energy Assistance Satellite Office three days a week at the following address:

OCEAN, Inc. Home Energy Assistance

Satellite Home Energy Assistance Office in Barnegat

(By Appointment Only)

Please call:

Phone:  609-549-5822

Fax:        609-549-5886

Hours of operation:  MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS and FRIDAYS  (except for holidays or inclement weather closings, also this office will not be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays)

This satellite office will see clients for Home Energy Assistance, Gift of Warmth or ACE Helping Hand by appointment only between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the designated days above.

Please encourage Home Energy Assistance applicants living in the southern portion of Ocean County to call 609-549-5822 to schedule an appointment.  Clients may also visit our Ocean County Home Energy Offices in Toms River and Lakewood during normal business hours for Home Energy Assistance applications and assistance.

All mailed applications from Ocean County should still be sent to: OCEAN, Inc. Home Energy Assistance P.O. Box 1029, Toms River, NJ 08754.


O.C.E.A.N., Inc. (New Jersey Community Action Agency) Recognized at the 30th Annual Whitesboro Reunion “Pearls of Wisdom” Family Festival in Cape May County, New Jersey

Presentation Photo with Oprah: (L-r) Front Row Meg Saunders, Ocean Inc. Head Start; Anita Woolery, Ocean Inc. Board Chair; Oprah Winfrey, CEO and Chief Creative Officer; Channell Wilkins, Ocean Inc. President/CEO Tracey Triniwell, Ocean Inc. Board Treasurer; Back Row – Stedman Graham, Executive Director of the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro, Inc.; Sharon Hopson, Ocean Inc. Head Start; Glynis Jean Wray, Ocean Inc. Board Policy Council Liaison and Fred Rush, Ocean Inc. Board Vice Chair.

O.C.E.A.N., Inc. President/CEO Channell Wilkins and the agency Board of Trustees were recognized by Bernie Blanks, President/CEO of the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro, Inc. for providing continued and valued support of the Whitesboro Community Food Pantry and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Math (STEMM) Program newly introduced to the community by O.C.E.A.N., Inc. this year and as a result of funding through the NJDCA Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

In attendance were Oprah Winfrey, CEO and Chief Creative Officer – Guest Speakers included Stedman Graham, Executive Director of the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro, Inc.,  Middle Township Police Chief Christopher M. Leusner, Dr. Barbara Gaba (Keynote Speaker) and the first African American Woman President at Atlantic Cape Community College, Mayor of Middle Township Michael Clark and other invited guests. More details to follow in the O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Ocean Tides Newsletter………..

Oprah Winfrey is introduced to the audience at the Whitesboro Family Festival.