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Greater Bergen Community Action

Making an Impact

What We Do by the Numbers

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Nearly 800,000 people

in the state of New Jersey

live in poverty.

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BERGEN
52,980
HUDSON
90,976
PASSAIC
65,342

209,298 are residents of Bergen, Hudson,

and Passaic counties...

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Making up 26% of all

New Jersey residents

living in poverty.

 

Greater Bergen Community Action touches the lives of

50,000 

Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic county individuals living in poverty every year. 

Greater Bergen has

managed and invested

$350 million

in the communities we serve

over the past four years.

Click a topic below to learn more:

 

52 POINTS OF ACCESS

17

Community

Service

Centers

9

Residential

Housing

Developments

4

Covid Vaccine Distribution

Sites

15

Early 

Education

Schools

3

Adult Education

& Training

Centers

2

Redevelopment

Zones

1

Low Income

Designated

Credit Union

1

Federally

Qualified Health

Center

RESPONDING TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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$54.2

MILLION 

IN GRANTS PAID DIRECTLY TO SMALL BUSINESSES


$1.5
MILLION
IN FORGIVEABLE LOANS PROVIDED TO SMALL BUSINESSES


241,707 
MEALS DISTRIBUTED TO FAMILIES AND
INDIVIDUALS IN NEED


1,500 

COVID-19  VACCINES 
DISTRIBUTED
 


0
SERVICES INTERRUPTED BY ADAPTING & ADJUSTING
OUR OPERATIONS TO MEET COVID-19 SAFETY STANDARDS

 
 

IN 2020 WE CONTINUED TO SUPPORT AND EMPOWER THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE

EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

1,976
Children ages 0-5 
got a Head Start in our early childhood education programs

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209
Immigrants Learned English to Improve their Communications in the United States in our
ESL Program 

154
Immigrants progressed on their path to American citizenship

13,280
hours of training taken by
Greater Bergen Staff
to improve services

 
ECONOMIC SUPPORT

3,297

Under-Banked Households Were

 Provided Quality Banking Services By 1st Bergen Federal Credit Union

$45,000

Given to local high school students through the Braithwaite Scholarship Fund to help pay for college

9,553
Small Business Employees benefited from Small Business Grant Program

2,173

Families Avoided Utility Shut off with Payment Assistance

 
STABLE HOUSING

359

Individuals Maintained Stable and Secure Housing Through Greater Bergen's Housing Programs

96%
of Men in Greater Bergen's Sober Living Housing Found Permanent Housing

75%
of At-risk Youth Housed by Greater Bergen PHASES Program moved onto Stable Independent Living

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

6,578

Hours of counseling provided to individuals in Greater Bergen Group Residences

257

Homes were weatherized and/or had lead paint removed creating a healthy environment for      families to live in.

194
Head Start Families received Nutrition Counseling from Greater Bergen's on-staff Registered Dietitians

35%

Equal to or Greater than $50,000 but less than $70,000

8%

Equal to or Greater than $70,000

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

$200,000 

granted to small businesses in

Garfield's River to Rail district

to remain open and safeguard employees/patrons

during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

$100,000

In placemaking initiative and business improvements throughout the Garfield River to Rail Neighborhood District

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