Bergen County Board of Social Services-Guide to Emergency Assistance and Related Services

Bergen County Board of Social Services

218 Route 17 North

Rochelle Park, NJ  07662-3300

http://www.bcbss.com

Guide to Emergency Assistance and Related Services

Helpful Websites:

Apartment Search:

http://www.njhousing.gov

http://www.craigslist.com

Supports Search:

http://www.njhelps.org

Child Support System Hotline:

http://www.njcs.org

Program/Services Search

http://www.nj1211.org

Legal Assistance:

http://www.1snj.org

Health and Wellness:

Health Cancer Screening:  (201) 634-2660

Alcohol & Drug Dependency: (201) 634-2740

Logisticare of NJ/Medical Transportation: (866) 527-9933

Office on Children: (201) 336-7150

NJ Family Care: (866) 411-7782/(800) 701-0710

Volunteer Medical Initiative: Health Care for Uninsured (201) 342-2478

Homeless Prevention: All assistance based on availability of funds

Homeless Hotline: 1-888-323-7436

Bergen County Board of Services:

Security Deposits, Rent, Utilities

(201) 368-4200

TANF, GA, SSI Recipients

218 Route 17 North, Rochelle Park

M-F: 8:00am-4:30pm; open Tuesday until 8:00pm

Greater Bergen Community Action Partnership

Homeless Prevention Program

Security Deposits Rent

(201) 488-5100

316 State Street, Hackensack

M-Th: 9:00am-3:00pm; by appointment only

NJ 2-1-1

LIHEAP and Universal Services Fund

Information and Application Process

Bergen County United Way, Compassion Fund

Security Deposits, Rent, Utilities

Dial 2-1-1 (24/7) and http://www.nj211.org

Low Income Heat & Energy Assistance Program

(LIHEAP)

(201) 488-5100

316 State Street, Hackensack, NJ

M, W, & Th; 9:00am-3:00pm

Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services

Security, Deposits, Rent Arrears

(201) 336-6475

120 South River Street, Hackensack

M-F; 9:00am-5:00pm

NJ Buddies:

Security Deposits, Rent, Utilities

People with HIV/AIDS

(201) 489-2900

149 Hudson Street, Hackensack, NJ

M-F: 9:00am-5:00pm; by Appointment

Social Services Association of Ridgewood & Vicinity

Rent, Utilities

Residents of Waldwick, Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park and Wyckoff

6 Station Plaza, Ridgewood Plaza

M-F: 9:00am-3:00pm

Center for Food Action

Security, Deposits, Rent, Utilities

(201) 569-1804

192 West Demarest Avenue, Englewood, NJ

M-F; 9:00am-5:00pm; Tuesday 9:00am-7:00pm

Jewish Family Service

Rent, Utilities

(201) 837-9090

1485 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ

M-F; 9:00am-5:00pm

Care Plus, NJ Kinship Program

Security Deposits, Rent, Utilities

(201) 265-0826

Grandparents/relatives caring for children

M-F; 9:00am-5:00pm

 

Housing Authorities:

M-F: 9:00am-4:00pm

Providing housing opportunities for low income families and older adults

Bergen County: (201) 336-7600

Cliffside Park: (201) 941-0655

Edgewater: (201) 943-6000

Englewood: (201) 871-3451

Fort Lee: (201) 947-7400

Garfield: (973) 340-4170

Hackensack: (201) 342-4280

Lodi: (973) 470-3650

Finding a Place to Live:

A Permanent Place to Stay/Bergen County mental Health Housing Committee

Persons discharged from a psychiatric unit

(201) 634-2751

327 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ

M-F; 10:00am-4:30pm

H.O.P.E. Individual and Family Services

Including Bergen ex-offenders within 30 days of release

(201) 646-1995

Tri-Ark CDC, 257-9 Passaic Street, Hackensack, NJ

M-F; 10:00am-4:00pm

Sharing Household Expenses

Women’s Rights Information Center

Shared housing for single parent families and others

(201) 568-3942/1166

M-F; 9:00am-5:00pm

Fair Housing Council of Northern NJ

(201) 489-3552

M-F; 9:00am-5:00pm

Shelter Our Sisters Hotline

Advocacy for Present/Former Resident of SOS

(201) 489-9247

 

Moving Costs:

Bergen County Board of Social Services

TANF; GA; SSI recipients

(201) 368-4200

218 Route 17 North, Rochelle Park, NJ

M-F; 8:00am-4:30pm; open Tuesday until 8:00pm

 

Responding to a Natural Disaster:

The American Red Cross

Disaster Relief

Englewood (201) 588-8787

Hackensack: (201) 487-7470

Ridgewood (201) 652-3210

Rutherford (201) 939-2455

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Administration

Disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, education and references

1-800-621-3362

Salvation Army:

(201) 342-6531

Second Reformed Church of Hackensack

436 Union Street

Hackensack, NJ

 

Shelter:

Bergen County Division of Family Guidance Juvenile/Family Crisis Unit Hotline

All youth under 18 years old

(201) 336-7350

Bergen County Board of Social Services

Age 18 and over with or without children

(201) 368-4200

218 Route 17, Rochelle Park, NJ

M-F; 8:00am-4:30pm; Tuesday until 8:00pm

Family Promise of Bergen County

Working Families with children

(201) 833-8009

100 Dayton Street, Ridgewood, NJ

M-F; 9:00am-5:00pm

Local Welfare Director

Cash assistance/medical assistance for single adult men and women

Call local Borough Hall for directions and information

Shelter Our Sisters Hotline

Victims of Domestic Violence (women)

(201) 944-9600

Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

Single men and women

(201) 336-6475

120 South River Street, Hackensack, NJ

 

Clothing:

Bergen County Board of Social Services

Victims of Natural Disasters

(201) 368-4200

218 Route 17 North, Rochelle Park, NJ

M-F; 8:00am-4:30pm; open Tuesday until 8:00pm

H.O.P.E Individual and Family Services

Including Bergen ex-offenders within 30 days of release

(201) 646-1995

Tri-Ark CDC 257-9 Passaic Street, Hackensack, NJ

M-F; 10:00am-4:00pm

Salvation Army

Men, women and children clothing

(201) 342-6531

Second Reformed Church of Hackensack

436 Union Street, Hackensack, NJ

M-F; 9:30am-2:00pm

Women’s Professional Clothing

(201) 568-1166

108 West Palisade, Englewood, NJ

M-F; 9:00am-5:00pm or by appointment

 

Prepared Meals:

Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

(201) 336-6475

120 South River Street Hackensack, NJ

Lunch: 11:00am-12:30pm, Dinner: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Salvation Army

(201) 342-6531

Second Reformed Church of Hackensack

436 Union Street, Hackensack, NJ

Lunch: Sunday 12:30pm-2:30pm

Food Stamps:

Bergen County Board of Social Services

(201) 368-4200

218 Route 17 North, Rochelle Park, NJ

M-F; 8:00am-4:30pm; Tuesday until 8:00pm

 

Food:

Food Pantries

Center for Food Action

Provides emergency food packages, rental and utility assistance advocacy and other essential services to those in need living in Norther New Jersey.

Carlstadt Pantry:

(201) 956-7630

301A Hoboken Road

T & Th: 10:00am-3:00pm

Englewood Pantry:

(201) 569-1804

M-F; 9:00am-5:00pm; Tuesday 9:00am-7:00pm

First Saturday of each month; 10:00am-1:00pm

Fairway Pantry:

(201) 945-5831

239 Anderson Avenue

M, T, & Th: 9:30am-5:00pm

Hackensack Pantry:

(201) 883-9375

316 First Street

M-Th; 9:30am-3:30pm

F: 9:30am-2:30pm

Mahwah Pantry:

(201) 529-2029

M: 10:00am-6:30pm; T-F 10:00am-2:00pm

First Saturday of each month; 10:00am-1:00pm

Ridgefield Pantry:

(201) 956-7630

1061A Slocum Avenue

M & F: 10:00am-4:00pm

Saddle Brook Pantry:

(201) 703-9857

224 Midland Avenue

M, W, Th, F: 9:30am-3:30pm

T: 12:00pm-6:00pm

First Saturday of each month: 10:00am-1:00pm

Social Service Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity

Residents of Waldwick, Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park and Wyckoff

(201) 444-2980

6 Station Plaza, Ridgewood, NJ

M-F; 9:00am-3:00pm

Faith Hope Pantry/Christ Episcopal Church

(201) 833-4502

480 Warwick Avenue, Teaneck, NJ

Saturday: 9:00am-11:00am or by appointment only

NJ Buddies:

People with HIV/AIDS

(201) 489-2900

149 Hudson Street Hackensack,NJ

M-F; 9:00am-5:00pm; by appointment

H.O.P.E. Individual and Family Services

Including Bergen ex-offenders within 30 days of release

(201) 646-1995

Tri-Ark CDC, 257-9 Passaic Street, Hackensack, NJ

M-F; 10:00am-4:00pm

WIC

Provides supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age of five.

(973) 754-4575/(973) 754-473

11 Getty Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07503

Salvation Army

(201) 342-6531

Second Reformed Church of Hackensack

T, W, Th; 9:30am-2:00pm

 

State & Federal Government:

 

Social Security Administration

(866) 964-4680

Continental Plaza

401 Hackensack Avenue, 2nd Floor Hackensack, NJ

 

Children & Families:

Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline

(877) 652-2872: 24 hours a day; 7 days a week

Any person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused/neglected has a legal responsibility to report it. Calls can be made anonymously.

2nd Floor Youth Hotline

888-222-2228-24 Hours a day-7 days a week

Assists all youth and young adults in NJ with their daily life challenges. Anonymity and confidentiality are assured except in life-threatening situations.

Family Helpline:

800-843-5437-24 hours a day-7 days a week

Trained volunteers of Parents Anonymous who provide support and refer you to resources in your community.

Domestic Violence Hotline:

800-572-7233-24 hours a day-7 days a week

Domestic Violence services in your community

Safe Haven Hotline:

877-839-2339-24 hours a day-7 days a week

Hotline for distressed parents who wish to give up an unwanted infant, 30 days or younger, anonymously.

Office of Advocacy:

877-543-7864

Assists constituents with questions/concerns regarding the Department of Children & Families programs and services.

Child Behavioral Health Services:

877-652-7624-24 hours a day-7 days a week

Services for children and teens with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families.

NJ State Government Information

(609) 292-2121

US Citizen & Immigration Services:

800-375-5283

 

Employment:

Bergen One Stop Career Center

Services prospective workers, employers and at risk youth in Bergen County and strives to provide the county with a skilled labor force.

(201) 329-9600

60 State Street, Hackensack, NJ

M-F: 9:00am-4:00pm

NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development & Disability Claims Info System:

(201) 996-8940

Legal Guidance:

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services Bergen County Division

Provides free legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans for their civil legal problems.

(201) 487-2166

190 Moore Street, Suite 100

Hackensack, NJ

M-F; 8:30am-5:00pm

Community Mental Health Law Project

Legal counseling & Advocacy for the mentally ill

(201) 634-2762

327 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ

M-F; 9:00am-4:30pm by appointment

 

Disclaimer: This information comes from the Bergen County Board of Social Services pamphlet and I give them full credit for this information. Please call the above numbers for more information on the programs by calling the numbers above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 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.
This entry was posted in Bergen County NJ Programs, Health and Life Support Services, Housing Programs, Legal Assistance Programs, Medicare/Medicaid Programming, Men's Programming, New Jersey Children's Programs, Senior Driving Programs, Uncategorized, Woman's Programming and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Bergen County Board of Social Services-Guide to Emergency Assistance and Related Services

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the above numbers for the services that you need. Also, check the whole blog for additional services.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply to jwatrel Cancel reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s