Shelter Plus Care: Permanent Supportive Housing

Shelter Plus Care: Permanent Supportive Housing
Family Guidance Bergen County Department of Human Services
County of Bergen Department of Human Services
Division of Family Guidance
Shelter Plus Care
125 Essex Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 336-7378
Fax: (201) 646-2729


Shelter Plus is a permanent supportive housing program that provides HUD housing vouchers and support services to assist young people in acquiring sustainable housing and functioning in an independent living setting. Shelter Plus Care is a collaboration between the Housing Authority of Bergen County, which determines eligibility and administers the vouchers and the Bergen County Division of Family Guidance, which provides ongoing case management services.

What are the goals?

*To help young adults with mental health, substance abuse, learning and/or behavioral difficulties acquire and sustain affordable housing.

*To facilitate participants’ job retention, apartment upkeep, budgeting and access to medical and psychiatric services.

*To reduce homelessness


*Help young adults find apartments and live independently in unsupervised residents.

*Provide monthly case management services.

*Link participants to community resources such as food banks, Medicaid and mental health services.

*Provide crisis counseling.

*Facilitate access to the Division of Family Guidance continuum of services including:

-Psychiatric evaluation
-Medication monitoring
-Substance abuse treatment
-Vocational testing
-GED preparation
-Vocational, job and college coaching
-Recreational activities


*Must be a resident of Bergen County.

*Must be between ages of 18 and 21 at the time of initial eligibility.

*On an annual basis, must meet HUD eligibility requirements and need continued supportive services.

Who Refers?


*Visions Transitional Living Program

*Bergen’s Place Youth Shelter

*Community referrals

*The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P)

County of Bergen
Department of Human Services
Division of Family Guidance

Mission Statement

Bergen County’s Division of Family Guidance provides clinical, residential, educational, correctional, case management and monitoring services to at-risk children, adolescents and families, particularly those who are otherwise unable to receive needed services.


The Division of Family Guidance is Bergen County’s resource for youth & families in need.


*Collaborative, Creative and Empirically Driven Programming.

*Safe, Respectful, Dependable and Therapeutic Environments.

*Developmentally Appropriate Expectations.

*Empowerment through Opportunities.

*Community Safety

Shelter Plus Care
125 Essex Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 336-7378
Fax: (201) 646-2729

*Disclaimer: This information is taken directly from the Shelter Plus Care pamphlet. I have never used the service and have no opinion of it either yes or no, so please call the above number or email the department for more information.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Shelter Plus Care: Permanent Supportive Housing

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the department for more information on the program.

    Liked by 1 person

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