The Ladder Project: The Next Step to a Sober Life for Homeless Men

The Ladder Project: the next step to a life for homeless men

Ladder Main Office
261 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 342-0029


The Ladder project is DHMAS licensed halfway house for homeless men as the next step to a sober life., after they have completed a drug/alcohol treatment program. It is the only program of its kind for men in Bergen County.

The Ladder Project uses established treatment strategies combined with the 12-step philosophy, peer support and clinically-orientated counseling interventions to help its members achieve success in returning to mainstream society and live a productive, substance-free life. Members gain insight and self-awareness into the disease of addiction, while learning coping skills to manage their behavior and ultimately, to envision recovery as an attainable goal.

We can help!

*Staffed by Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADCs) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LCADC)
*Individual group and didactic counseling sessions.
*Professional supervision and intervention.
*Single-occupancy rooms.
*State of the art new kitchen.
*Prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Who Is Eligible:

*Men ages 18+
*Must have completed a 28-day(or longer) inpatient treatment program for substance abuse
*Without a permanent address
*Residents must secure employment
*Residents must participate in comprehensive services that are offered
*NJ Drug Court Participants
*Commit to 3-6 months as a participating resident
*Bergen County residents non-drug court

Cost: Room, board and services are generally on a sliding scale. Residents must secure employment within 30 days and pay a portion toward rent.

Wrap-Around Services Include:

*Financial literacy
*HUD-certified housing counseling
*Nutritional support services
*Employment services
*Healthcare services
*Life skills training
*HIV testing and counseling medication monitoring
*Other services provided by Greater Bergen Community Action

How to apply:

1. Call (201) 342-0029 for intake, referral or for more .

2. A counselor will contact you for a prescreen phone interview and to set up an in person interview.

3. A counselor will give the referring agency a list of required documents.

Other programs that may interest you:

1st Bergen Federal Credit Union-(201) 968-0202-Banking you can trust.

CHIP (Community Housing in Partnership)-(201) 488-5100-Affordable housing development and management.

Ladder is sponsored by the Greater Bergen Community Action
241 Moore Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 968-0200

*Disclaimer: this information is taken directly from the Ladder pamphlet. I have never used the service before and have no opinion on it either yes or no to how good the service performs. Please call or email them 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 The Ladder Project: The Next Step to a Sober Life for Homeless Men

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call Ladder for more information on the program.

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