Community, homeless & "Anyone in need" Resource Guide & News

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The Bergen county homeless shelter and dept. of housing and human services besides being a homeless shelter they have a wide variety of services for all of our homeless and low income community.


they are located at 120 south river street in hackensack. If you want to know what services there are out there, that you might qualify for, they have a very knowledgeable staff that can direct you to a program that is right for you and if you don't need their services you can drop in to have a great lunch and dinner.

after breakfast they have what they call next step. it is where you can get a wide variety of resources and programs that might fit your needs.

many organizations are placed there to help with your needs in our community. drop by there sometime!

free meals for the community lunch and dinner

lunch 7 days a week 11:30-12:30

dinner 5-6

next step is 9:30-11 am and 1pm-4pm

next step has a variety of information and things to do:

job tracks- employment services for mentally ill in Bergen county                                                                                                                during next step you can use the phone for free, take showers, get toiletries and clothing.    

 other services during next step organizations like p.a.t.h


social services for ebt applicants and services

h.o.p.e. reentry program,

project literacy,

 the shelter has a computer lab.  for job search open mo-fri-9-12 and sat. 9:45 to 4:45 sunday 10-1

other things to take advantage of :

wed. legal services wed. 11-3pm

aa meetings mo wed fri sat 7pm in the wellness area

a couple of important #'s

NJ hope and healing help line: 1-877-294-help

national homeless vet line:  1-877-424-3838

NOTICE: if you were kicked out or discharged from the BC homeless shelter their is an appeals process  we will have information about that coming soon, in the meantime  you can stop at plaza one next to the court house and go to housing dept. and start the appeals possess

Follow these steps for appeals if any questions call housing at plaza one or call the shelter 

if you have a problem reading this they have a copy at housing and at the shelter.