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

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 **Note** Farmers Market every Wed. One Bergen Kansas St parking lot/ some accept: WIC    
***First;   Notice- River Homeless Mission has moved to Second Reformed Church Hackensack- corner of Union and Anderson st (by Anderson Park), Hackensack NJ 07601 Wed. Bibles and bagels 6 pm and Sunday night’s 6 pm Worship Service, community Dinner and free clothing and other essentials! Check them out!
N.A.A.G. Needs school supply donations.:  Phone- 201-289-1718,
Senior Services of Bergen County have many Centers 
Around the county with Lunch and other services. 
Lunch is only 1.25 Suggested donations not mandatory as Senior Director stated.
Bergenfield Senior Activity Center-293 Murray Hill Terrace Bergenfield  ph: (201) 387-7212
Elmwood Park Senior Activity Center Market St. & Boulevard Elmwood Park Ph: (201) 796-3342
Garfield Senior Activity Center  480 Midland Avenue  Garfield  Ph: (973) 478-0502
Northwest Senior Activity Center 46-50 Center Street Midland Park Ph: (201) 445-5690 
North Arlington Senior Activity Center 11 York Road North Arlington Ph: (201) 998-5636                                                      
Palisades Park Senior Activity Center 300 Highland Avenue Palisades Park Ph: (201) 944-5616  
Southwest Senior Activity Center 147 Hackensack Street East Rutherford Ph: (201) 935-8920    
Ridgefield Park Senior Activity Center 159 Park Street Ridgefield Park Ph: (201) 641-1220

United Senior Activity Center 101 Hudson Street Hackensack Ph: (201) 336-3320
Wallington Senior Activity Center 24 Union Boulevard Wallington Ph: (973) 777-5815
Cliffside Park Senior Activity Center  Gerald A. Calabrese Complex 500 Gorge Road (201) 943-3768
Martin Luther King Jr. Senior Center 375 First St. Hackensack (201) 488-2495  
Note  Free Transportation with Bergen County Transportation- information- Bergen County Community Transportation- 178 Essex St, Lodi, NJ 07644 Phone: (201) 368-5955
  Seniors Community   Produce Market for low income-Free with voucher from Senior Dept. One Bergen (ends soon for some)
DUMONT FARMERS MARKET   Sorois Park, Park Avenue & West Quackenbush Avenue When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday- Oct. 27   201-374-1899
EMERSON FARMERS MARKET   Linwood Avenue, near train station
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3 through Oct. 14 Info: 201-262-6086  

ENGLEWOOD FARMERS MARKET   Depot Square Park, North Van Brunt Street and Demarest Avenue When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 8 through Oct. 26
Info: 201-871-6645

FORT LEE FARMERS MARKET Where: Plaza at Fort Lee Community Center, 1355 Inwood Terrace 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24 through Nov. 18- 201-693-2763
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS FARMERS MARKET Where: Central Avenue and Boulevard
When: 2-7pm. Tuesday, June 19 through Sept. 25 Info: 201-288-5464 
HAWORTH FARMERS MARKET Where: Terrace Street parking lot
When: 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 through Sept. 25   201-374-4785
OAKLAND FARMERS MARKET Where: Borough Hall lot on Route 202
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1st through Oct. 26 Info: 201-644-6035
PARAMUS FARMERS MARKET   Petruska Memorial Park's North Parking Lot, 475 Fairview Ave.   3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 to Sept. 26  201- 655-5859
RAMSEY FARMERS MARKET Where: Ramsey Train Station at Erie Plaza, off Main Street When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6 through Nov. 18
RIDGEWOOD FARMERS MARKET Where: NJ Transit Railroad Station (Garber Square) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 28- Oct. 25  201-445-600
RIVER VALE FARMERS MARKET  Town Hall, 406 Rivervale Road  Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21 through Oct. 25 Info: 201- 664-2346 
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 through Oct. 26, 7 a.m. to 12 noon.
Info: 201-460-3000, ext. 3156                                                                                                
TEANECK FARMERS MARKET   Garrison Avenue and Beverly Road   1-7pm. Thursday, June 14 through Oct. 25
Info: 201- 904-0493 Variety of fruits & vegetables. 
TENAFLY FARMERS MARKET Where: Washington Street and Tenafly Road
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13 – Oct. 28 - 201- 266-6043
Many towns in Bergen County Have passed resolutions to become stigma free. If your town wants to get involved in the program or find out what it is about, please call Bergen County Mental health division at One Bergen Plaza. -Michele Hart-Loughlin; Program Coordinator Bergen County Department of Health Services Division of Mental Health One Bergen County Plaza 4th Floor Hackensack  201-634-2745
If you have a mental illness and you have legal needs; you have rights! the Bergen County Mental Health Law project - Plaza 4’Th floor-Phone: 201-634-2762
 Bergen county mental health board meeting is once a month at plaza one in Hackensack. They are on different days but all are welcome to air concerns and such. 6-7 pm call plaza one for details 201- 336-7000
Remember, if you have a problem w/ addiction- teen challenge- (any age by the way) –new location-for info check with Church Emanuel in Hackensack
Domestic Violence Advocate / Organization: CELEBRATING 6 YRS- Never Alone Again Resource Center Interested in our services? contact -Never Alone Again Resource Center Phone: 201-281-7295 - 201-289-1718 Email:
Center for Hope and Safety (Formerly Shelter our Sisters) Bettered Woman's shelter is in Teaneck phone # (201) 498-9247 If you or you know woman that is abused you can call their new # (201) 498-9247 / (201) 944-9600
Addictions Hotline -Bergen County Office of Alcohol and Drug Dependency – 201-634-2740 Website:
                    Supported BCPO: BC OADD,  The Center for Alcohol & Drug Resources: 336-3310-OADD
 The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources: mentorship program looking for recovery coaches/Volunteers:  
Purpose of the OADD: The Bergen County Department of Health Services Office of Alcohol and Drug Dependency (OADD) is committed to the prevention and treatment of substance abuse.    Our staff is comprised of well-trained professionals who maintain a variety of credentials. Volunteers, both lay and professional, young, and seasoned are invited to contact our office at 201-634-2740 to learn more about what we do and ways to be of service in the field of substance abuse.    The OADD offers information and referral for Assessment, Outpatient Services and Intensive Outpatient Services. We also offer Bergen County residents Detoxification Services, Residential Treatment, Halfway House Services, and Self-Help Groups.
We provide funding for a continuum of care for people with addictions, as well as their family and friends with a grant from the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)    We oversee the provision of treatment through the Addiction Recovery Program (ARP), Spring House Halfway House for Women and the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC).      We support professional and community-wide training.
We provide funding and technical assistance to Municipal Alliances who seek to prevent substance abuse with a grant from the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA).
Get involved with the community; Our prosecutors have community Facebook page : 
   Volunteer with the Recovery Coach Academy
The Bergen County Recovery Coach Academy was developed to enlist former
opioid users who are living a life of recovery and want to volunteer as Recovery Coach
Peer Mentors. These volunteer Coaches will support individuals who have overdosed on
opioids and are brought to the hospital Emergency Room after having been revived with
Narcan administered by the police. This new program is seeking volunteers who are at
least 6 years in recovery, have a sponsor, and have been threw the 12 steps 2 times  and are willing to meet survivors at the hospital to engage  in a conversation about recovery. Survivors will voluntarily meet with our Coaches who understand the complexity of their addiction to opioids and can connect them to resources that can support recovery and end the “revolving door” of emergency room post-hospitalization.: Chanel Dupree, 201-740-7069 
VETERANS- BERGEN COUNTY Division of Veterans Services One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor- Hackensack NJ 07601 (201) 336-6325
North Hudson Community Action Corporation SSVF Program | NHCAC -6’th floor, Urban Plaza Building, 25 East Salem Street, Hackensack (201) 320-0816
Catholic Charities Paterson-1-855-sos-VETS 973-399-1333- Monday – Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Head Strong project- PTSD/ADDICTION/DEPRESSION COUNCILING-201-783-4918
Soldier On- Various Veteran Services- 413-533-2941-NY & NJ Soldier On- 1-866-406-8449
Community Hope Veterans Services Garfield NJ- Phone: (973) 463-9600
855-483-8466-SSVF HOTLINE
VA Hackensack Clinic 385 Prospect Ave Hackensack (201) 342-4536 Veterans Crisis confidential toll-free hotline, call 1-800-273-8255 & Press 1, support   HRG Community Resources -206-350-7769 resources for homeless/low income & where to get free: Services, clothing, Food, Meals and Free events in Bergen County!
Social Services Rochelle Park. 201-368-4200 218 North, 17, Rochelle Park (201) 368-4200
CHURCH ON THE GREEN’S “River Mission” , HACKENSACK- -Second reformed Church
The Cohen Veterans Center at the NYU Langone Medical Center is seeking veterans
diagnosed with depression, or experiencing the following symptoms:
- Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness
- Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters
- Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities
- Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much
- Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort
- Anxiety, agitation or restlessness
- Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things
that aren't your responsibility
Eligible participants may receive compensation up to $515.00 for their time and effort, with
additional compensation available for travel expenses.
The goal of this study is to increase understanding of biological factors associated with mental
health challenges, with the long term goal of helping future veterans and civilians with
depression, posttraumatic stress and related conditions.
This study includes both deployed and non-deployed veterans.
-No treatment or drugs are given.
- All personal information provided is 100% confidential and protected by federal HIPAA
Laws. Your privacy is ensured.
- Participating in this study involves an interview, as well as participating in procedures
such as a blood draw and MRI brain scan, taking approximately 12-15 hours, over 3 visits
(with evening and weekend availability upon request).
We request proof of military service, such as a military ID or DD214.
To participate, please call our Research Associate at: 877-698-3299
The Wilson Life Skills Institute
The Wilson Life Skills Institute
                 492-C Cedar Lane  #530
                Teaneck, NJ 07666
       O: 201.833.8338   F: 201.708.6540

Life Skills Training Classes
Nurturing Fatherhood Training         Entrepreneur Training
Negotiation Training                                  Goal Setting
Conflict Resolution/Anger Management     Communication Skills
Interviewing Skills                                       Time Management
Team Building            Job Search 
Assertiveness and Self C0nfidence      Credit sand Budgeting
Marriage and Parenting                            Leadership Skills
 VFW Post 2867 Garfield call: (973) 772-4696
Bergen County Housing Health and Human Services Center
(Homeless shelter)   Located at 120 South River Street Hackensack 201-336-6475 The Bergen county homeless shelter, human services besides being a homeless shelter they have a wide variety of services for all of our homeless and low income community….

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 & next step- where you can get a wide variety of resources and programs that might fit your needs. Many organizations are there to help with your needs in our community.

Free meals for the community lunch & dinner lunch 7 days a- 11:30-12:30 dinner 5pm-6pm

Next Step is 9:30-11 am and 1pm-4pm and has a variety of information and things to do. * use the phone, take showers, get toiletries and clothing. A computer Lab for job search is open Monday thru Friday 9am-12pm and Sat, 9:45am to 4:45pm, Sunday 10am -1pm. Other services during next step organizations like P.A.T.H, care plus, social services for EBT applicants, and H.O.P.E. reentry program, project literacy, Job Tracks- employment services for mentally ill in Bergen County. Legal Services are available Wednesday 11-3pm and AA meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays 7pm in the wellness area.    
How to appeal for shelter:
How to appeal for shelter

Discharged from shelter for behavioral issues

Denied for shelter or were discharged- request meeting with Coordinator for Program Services. By calling 201-336-6475 

Not satisfied with the meeting with the Coordinator for Program Services? Then you need to contact the Center Director to schedule an appeal with the Center Director. 

Not satisfied with the meeting with the Center Director? Then you need to contact the Housing Authority of Bergen County’s Executive Director and asking for an appeal 

Denied shelter admission-or discharged

Call the Program Manager of Next Step- and request a meeting. 

Not satisfied with the meeting with the Program Manager? Then you need to contact the Director of the Shelter at 201-336-6475. 

Not satisfied with the meeting with the Director of the shelter? Then you need to contact the Coordinator for Program Services and ask for an appeal at 201-336-6475. 

Not satisfied with the meeting with the Coordinator for Program Services? Then you need to contact the Center Director by calling 201-336-6475. 

Not satisfied with the meeting with the Center Director? Then you need to contact the Housing Authority of Bergen County’s Executive Director 

What is a Freeholder and which freeholder is assigned to what agency they advocate for the residents of Bergen county… 
We have a great Board of Chosen Freeholders that really want to help the residence of Bergen County and if you have any concerns their public meetings are usually on Wed. 7:30 pm  you can call :them and make an appointment  or speak at their open sessions @ One Bergen plaza-201-336-6526
2016 Freeholders’ Committee/Leaison to community- Assignments:
Freeholder Board Representation

BC Housing Authority Liaison        Zur

BC Economic Development Corp. (BCEDC) Zur

BC Open Space Trust Fund  Tanelli

Board of Social Services  Voss and Zur

Board of School Estimate     Bergen Community College Chair: Ganz
     DeNicola and Voss
Vocational Schools Chair: Voss
     DeNicola and Tanelli
Special Services Chair: Voss
     Ganz and Zur

Solid Waste Advisory Council (SWAC) Felice

Bergen Regional Medical Center Zur

Flood Advisory Council Tanelli

Community Action (GBCA) Ganz and Zur

Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Zur

Municipal Advisory Council Sullivan and Voss

Environmental Committee  Zur

Asian Advisory Committee Voss

New Jersey Legislature Voss and DeNicola

African American Advisory Committee  Ganz 

Planning Board   Voss (member), Ganz (alternate)

Utilities Authority Liaison    Zur

BCIA Liaison     Tanelli

Hispanic Advisory Committee    Tanelli

*Note: Chairman is ex-officio member of all committees

2016 Freeholders’ Committee Assignments

Chair: Felice
Ganz and Zur
*Budget/Finance functions as a committee of the whole in which all meetings are publicly noticed and more than a quorum may attend

Community Development    Chair: Ganz
DeNicola and Voss

Health Services     Chair: Zur
Felice and Ganz

Human Services   Chair: Voss
Felice and Zur

Labor and Personnel    Chair: Tanelli
Sullivan and Voss

Law & Public Safety   Chair: Zur
Sullivan and Tanelli

Organization and Internal Affairs (Agenda)    Chair: Tanelli
Sullivan and Zur

Parks  Chair: Tanelli   DeNicola and Sullivan

Planning    Chair: Sullivan
Ganz and Zur

Public Works    Chair: Ganz
DeNicola and Sullivan

Shared Svcs/Consolidation    Chair: Zur
Felice and Sullivan

Transportation      hair: Sullivan
Tanelli and Zur

Veteran liaison: Ganz/Tanelli (DeNicola alternate)     Cultural and Historic Affairs Liaison: Voss

Food pantries etc.:
   St. Maria of Paris Food Pantry- 200 3rd St. Passaic 
(201) 747-8706 must have/ be-Garfield, Lodi & Passaic residents proof (photo id.) of income and expences ssi, Ebt, USF /leap ie

Bogota- Saint Joseph's Church 115 E Fort Lee Rd (201) 342-6300food pantry: Kristina- 201-390-0867         Cliffside Park -Church of the Epiphany RC 247 Knox Ave (201) 943-7320 call for details                              Fair Lawn- Saint Anne's Church 15-05 St Anne St (201) 791-1616 residents get set up ask for Lenora                   Garfield & Lodi  -St. Joseph Church  8 St. 40 Spring Street Lodi, New Jersey 07644. Tel. 973-779-0643 ... (St.Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church; Spiritual Maxims #65). visit.   serves: mon 10-12                          Hackensack- 1’ST B. CHURCH. EMERGENCY FOOD CALL FIRST 487-1244 ANDERSON PARK                     BUDDIES CALL (HIV POS.)M-F9-5 149 HUDSON STREET HACK201-489-2900                                                    Mt. Olive 2’nd &4’th Th. 10-12 Central avenue Hackensack                                                                             Holy Trinity Church2’nd Sat. & 4’th   Pang born st. Hackensack  & CFA-call for appt. 201-343-6543 m-f       lt. ferry -ST MARGRET’s 3’rd wed of mo. liberty st                                                                                                           Leonia -St. John the Evangelist Church 235 Harrison St  must set up with buro hall to register then they will set up an appointment with St. john's (201) 947-4545 by appointment residents                                 No. Arlington / Lyndhurst- Queen of Peace Church- Sat. 8:30 am  200 Ridge Rd , North Arlington                 (201) 991-0235                                                                                                                                                                         Rochelle pk -Sacred Heart 201 843 8812 call-emergency basis only every sat. Register - other towns too         Teaneck Assembly of God 185 W Englewood Ave (201) 837-9300 tu.  1230-2:00th &6:30 residents’ non-res. Only bread/basics Teaneck                                                                                                                                                     Teaneck-Faith & Hope Food Pantry Christ Church480 Warwick Ave. Teaneck-location at 201-833-4502/3                                                                                                                               Westwood-St Andrew Parish 120 Washington Avenue, Westwood Phone:  201.666.1100 call 4 info                 Woodcliff  lake & Hillsdale -  Hillsdale United Methodist Church  349 Hillsdale Ave, Hillsdale                        201-664-5231 call first for info                                                                                                                                             Wyckoff- Reformed Church 580 Wyckoff Ave, Wyckoff(201) 891-1782 call for details                                                                                        
NJ Food & Clothing Rescue A great resource For people in need- 201-747-8706 Bergen County towns bordering Passaic County & Passaic County as well 
Follow them on Facebook;
Passaic County food pantries for Bergen County Residence
Emergency Basis-CUMAC is closed on Fridays. Phone: 973.742.5518   Office Hours Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm Food Pantry -Monday: 11am - 2pm Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 2pm
Towns surrounding Ridgewood there is: Social Services of Ridgewood , NJ Social Service Association basic supplemental financial assistance 6 Station Plaza Ridgewood NJ, (201) 444-2980 ‎

 ** Don’t forget that Transition Professionals has **Un-locked** Thursdays as well as re-entry program and free clothing pantry  all resources for x-offenders 

ANIMAL ORG PET NEEDS-63 N. WASHINGTON AVE BERGENFIELD (201)768-0200   and animal shelter has free food***
**NOTE: If you are homeless and you have pets, We know that Claws might be able to help Also Bergen County animal shelter can house your pet while you are at the “Center” in some cases-Bergen County Animal Shelter  100 United Lane Tetrboro’s,  Phone: 201-229-4600                                                          
 Center for Food Action Location information: 
For anyone with credit problems and can’t get a Regular back account: 1’st Federal Credit Union is a great way to Start. - Hours: Monday – Wednesday9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday – Friday9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Address: 1st Bergen Federal Credit Union 241 Moore Street Hackensack, NJ 07601 PHONE: 201-968-0202, FAX: 201-968-0203 e-mail address:
LIGHTHOUSE809 MAIN ST, HACKENSACK   MON-FRI 9-4 (201) 501-8876      
BABY BASICS PARAMUS MON-FRI  (201) 261-2800 CFA- Refer - information area

                                                            FREE CLOTHING
CHURCH ON THE GREEN “River Mission” Tu.-11-2 we.-6pm Sundays 6pm – 8pm    42 Court Street, Hackensack - by Bergen County courthouse                    
CHURCH EMMANUELThursday at 7pm and Sunday at 10am 34 Van Wettering  Pl, Hackensack - across from the shelter on South River Street  
Transition PROFESSIONALS- CLOTHING FOR X-OFFENDERS “unlocked” 4-5 Shelter thrs.
Hope for x-offenders- Food and clothing for x-offenders- Passaic st Hackensack (directly crossed from Trinity Church)
**NEW**Ebenezer Church-169 Hudson St. Hack Sat. 8-10 am FREE BREAKFAST  
Varack Church on Atlantic St. (A crossed St from Friendship house)-Even month’s 3’rd Sat-11:30  
New Hope church (next to CFA on 1’st St.)-Odd months-12:00 3’rd Sat.      
CHURCH ON THE GREEN SUNDAY MASS & Dinner Sundays 6pm-7pm
TRINITY CHURCH BREAKFAST -8:00am-1st Saturday -the month.218 Passaic St, Hackensack TRINITY CHURCH LUNCH 11:30am 2nd Saturday of the month 218 Passaic St, Hackensack 
CHURCH EMMANUEL Thursday at 7:00PM and Sunday at 10:00am      
34 Van Wetering Pl, Hackensack - across from the shelter on South River Street    
FAMILY PROMISE OF BERGEN COUNTY DAILY AT 5:00PM120 South River Street, Hackensack      
MT.olive- Central ave- 4’Th Sat. of month 11 am                        
Church Emanuel- 34 van wetering pl.  Hackensack Thrs.-7:30 mass free    
Dinner & clothing pantrySunday-10:30 mass free dinner and clothing pantry
One Stop Organizations That Serve the Bergen County Area
**NOTICE: Buddies of North Jersey 149 Hudson street Hackensack NJ is offering FREE MC DONNALDS gift cards anonymous HIV testing drop by or call for information.

Another great Organization: Heightened Independence & Progress (hip) in Bergen County and in Hudson County. Programs and. In some situations identical services are handicapped needs .provided, programs are specific to each CIL which may have County - Call Hackensack Location (201) 533-4407

“ON OUR OWN” Wellness Center-179 Main Street, Hack.(201) 489-8402

CBH Care: 395 Main Street, Hackensack - they help people with mental illness. Their Path program helps mentally ill find housing & other things. (201) 646-0333 Senior Center: 101 Hudson Street, Hackensack-Everything for seniors 60 and over you can check out our website for their information or call at: (201) 336-3322

 Family Promise of Bergen County has played a pivotal role in serving thousands of Bergen County's most vulnerable citizens - homeless, hungry & needy families and individuals. Contact Executive Director, Kate (201) 833-8009

 Path program at comp care helps homeless people with mental illness, find housing & various resources and if you need a dr and mental health issues, 201-646-0333

 CAP has many programs available in our community of Bergen County. -241 More St. Hackensack NJ cont.:     Ladder Project- -201-342-8469 -ACES project- 201-968-0200 
ETC cap's Garfield location 973-685-0005 ext. 1050- Cap's head start program-201-968-0200                                                            

 Care Pluswww.careplusnj.org610 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652 (201) 265-8200 mental health housing help icms  

Housing information:     - The Fair Housing Council: 131 Main Street #140 Hackensack- Offers clients expert housing & financial counseling. This includes in-person and telephone counseling, housing referrals  Homelessness Prevention Counseling

If you are in Bergen County NJ and are homeless and need shelter for tonight, please call the Bergen County Homelessness Prevention Hotline at 888-3-Bergen.
 New Resources for Native American Indians:
Ramapough Lenape Community Center 189 Stag Hill Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07470    201-529-1171 One Stop for American Indians    
NJ American Indian Affairs:

Government sponsored free phones-Lifeline Assistance, low income
cell phone
Contact phone #’s -Vital Stats : 609-292-4087 -Fax 609-943-3126 SSI Hackensack 866-964-4680 Uscis:  800-375-5283 Social Services Rochelle Park. 201-368-4200                                                   Surrogate court: 201-646-2252- for adoption- records to obtain id’s  Logistic-care: 866-527-9933 F O I A 800-375-5283 One Bergen main line- 201-336-6000,  **Bergen County homeless hotline  1-888-323-7436   24/7   **BC Homeless prevention hotline-201-336-6490, HRG Resource Guide 206-350-7769                                                                                          

Other good resources: Something to note for seniors and the disabled:
Bergen County meals on Wheels program Meals on Wheels: 201-336-7420; Main: 201-336-7400; Fx: 201-336-7436 …   home delivered meal programs serving Bergen County residents call to see if you qualify! BC CAP weatherization assistance program and usf/leheap 316 state street Hackensack- 201-488-5100  You may qualify to have your apartment / place of residence weatherized for maximum energy efficiency!
NJT has a disabled/senior single trip ticket program Reduced rate program call NJT-973-275-5555
If you have a mental illness and you have legal needs; you have rights! Contact the Bergen County Mental Health Law project at one Bergen Plaza 4’Th floor-Phone: 201-634-2762

Bergen County Board of Social Services
218 Route 17 N.   Rochelle Park, New Jersey Tel 201-368-4200
Hours: Weekdays 8:00 am thru 4:30 pm (Tuesday's until 8:00 pm)
Services:  Food Stamps,   General Assistance,  TANF,   Family Care! Note: advice if you can and if you need to apply for EBT try to do the online app. This way you are in the system when/ if you have to go over there!-

**Center for Hope and Safety (Formerly Shelter our Sisters) Bettered Woman's shelter is in Hackensack phone # (201) 498-9247 If you or you know woman that is abused you can call their new # (201) 498-9247 / (201) 944-9600
 Transition Professionals- aware of issues ex-offenders: employment, counseling, clothing, healthcare, housing +. That's what we do, we help give the second chances they deserve.269 Passaic Street, Hackensack 201-883-9360 285 Passaic Street, Hackensack
***Homeless shelters and half way houses- (Some of the shelters we will only list a phone number and not the address) 
Bergen county homeless shelter  120 south river street Hackensack nj 07601 Shelter Our Sisters:  Emergency Shelter Program , NJ 07601

(201) 498-9247 this program offers safe and confidential housing 24/7, as well as basic needs for women and children as they escape violence. A variety of services are provided: therapeutic counseling, case management services, court and legal assistance, advocacy, community resource referrals, job and housing searches and Hispanic outreach.

Conklin youth shelter teeterboard 201-336-3953 200

Family shelter call Rochelle Park Social services 201-368-4200 We have heard that you must we receiving TANIF you can also call plaza one in Hackensack. drop by housing authority. Other shelters for specific needs like homeless pregnant teens and such:

BC homeless shelter: 201-336-6475

PHASES-threw CAP for homeless adolescents 201-489-6586 in Hackensack. Covenant house- 1-800-999-9999

Zoies teaneck-973-458-1007

Ramsey and hotline: 800-662-2678- 888-323-7436 A good resource for teens is Light house:

809 Main St Hackensack, New Jersey (201) 501-8876

Halfway houses-

The ladder project- for substance abuse and such call for information-201-342-0029

Spring house / halfway house for women is still in Paramus nj on the property of Bergen Regional: call for information: 201-261-3582 it is a halfway house for drug and alcohol recovery!

Teen Challenge is transitional housing and that is all over and Church Emmanuel at 34 van wetering place Hackensack is directly connected to this great resourceIf you cannot get into a Bergen county shelter you can try some of the Paterson's shelters and some programs that can help:Eva's Village (Main Facility) 393 Main Street Paterson, NJ 07501 Main Number (973) 523-6220Eva's Men's Shelter 389 Main Street Paterson, NJ 07501 (973) 247-0143

Eva's Women's Shelter 31 Jackson Street Paterson, NJ 07501 (973) 279-1004

Eva's Hope Residence for Mothers and Children Women's Shelter

25 Jackson Street Paterson, NJ 07501 (973) 742-2302Family Promise of Passaic County Director Catherine S. Boccard PO Box 1588 Passaic (973) 928-6007
**Holiday meals**

Thanksgiving, Christmas- always at the housing health and human services-120 so river st Hackensack-dinner starting at 4:30

Christ Episcopal Church 251 State St Hackensack/On  Our own-contact for dates and times

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