Phases: Supportive Transitional Living for homeless youth ages 16-21
Phases Main Office
316 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 489-6586
Fax: (201) 489-2033
Greater Bergen Community Action
Phases (Program for Homeless Adolescents Seeking an Environment of Stability) is a NJ State-licensed supportive transitional living program for homeless youth ages 16-21.
Individual case plans are developed for each resident, focusing on their education, employment, family relationships, financial literacy, nutrition and health. The overarching goal of PHASES is to reintegrate the youth into their communities as productive, capable, functioning members.
What to expect:
Youth residents will stay in the residential and supportive housing program for an average of 18 months, based on their individual ability to acquire the necessary independent living skills.
Referrals can be made to PHASES from DCP&P (Department of Child Protective and Permanency), Bergen County Board of Social Services, the juvenile justice system, churches, schools or other organizations.
*Residential: Safe, clean and comfortable housing is provided at GBCA’s Chadwick House, a newly renovated group home centrally located in Hackensack.
*Life Skills Training: Food preparation, budgeting and money management and vocational and employment search and independent living skills.
*Educational Connection: High school/GED support, vocational training and other post educational support.
*Employment Assistance: Career planning and job search and preparation.
*Health Care: Access to medical, dental and mental health services
*Youth Involvement Activities: Recreation, youth advisory councils and mentoring.
*Other Support Services: Transportation, referral to legal services and other community resources.
How to apply: Call (201) 489-6586 for more information.
Other Programs that may interest you:
CHIP (Community Housing in Partnership)-(201) 488-5100 Affordable housing development and management.
PHASES is sponsored by Greater Bergen Community Action
241 Moore Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 968-0200
*Disclaimer: This information is taken directly from the PHASES pamphlet. I have never used the service before so I have no opinion either yes or no to how it works but please call the above number or email them for more information.