Supportive Family Services

Bergen County Family Shelter

Greater Bergen Community Action
OVERVIEW

GBCA Operates the Bergen County Family Shelter Program for homeless families receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families). Families residing at the family shelter, receive case management from GBCA in accordance with the guidelines established for this County-owned transitional housing facility.  The overarching goal of the program is to assist families in achieving self-sufficiency. This project is administered through a partnership that includes the Bergen County Department of Human Services, the Bergen County Board of Social Services, the Hackensack Housing Authority and GBCA.

 
SERVICES

Program staff include licensed and credentialed professionals who all possess an in-depth understanding of the root causes of homelessness and steps that may be taken to help prevent recidivism. Comprehensive services and activities include: 

  • Case management. 

  • Development of individual social service care plans.

  • Relationship and daily living skills counseling.

  • Employment readiness counseling.

  • Financial literacy counseling.

WHO WE SERVE

Bergen County TANF families

FAMILY SHELTER STATUS: 

Our offices are closed to the public but assistance is being provided via phone and email.

TO APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE: 

Call Crystal Harrington at (201) 488-5100

WHAT TO EXPECT

During the intake process families are made aware of all program expectations.

HOW TO APPLY / DOCUMENT CHECKLIST

Potential clients must apply at the Bergen County Board of Social Services

LOCATIONS & HOURS

24-hour residential program with 24-hour staff coverage.

Bergen County Board of Social Services – www.bcbss.com

OTHER RESOURCES

Information

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Greater Bergen Community Action is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit Community Action Agency. Established in 1967, Greater Bergen is part of a nationwide network of poverty-fighting enterprises which were established as part of the nation’s effort to address the intractable and persistent problem of poverty in America.

Contact Us

GBCA Headquarters
392 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
201-968-0200

 

Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 22-1818014