Making an Impact
What We Do by the Numbers
Nearly 800,000 people
in the state of New Jersey
live in poverty.
209,298 are residents of Bergen, Hudson,
and Passaic counties...
Making up 26% of all
New Jersey residents
living in poverty.
Greater Bergen Community Action touches the lives of
Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic county individuals living in poverty every year.
Greater Bergen has
managed and invested
in the communities we serve
over the past four years.
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52 POINTS OF ACCESS
Covid Vaccine Distribution
RESPONDING TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
IN GRANTS PAID DIRECTLY TO SMALL BUSINESSES
IN FORGIVEABLE LOANS PROVIDED TO SMALL BUSINESSES
MEALS DISTRIBUTED TO FAMILIES AND
INDIVIDUALS IN NEED
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
Children ages 0-5
got a Head Start in our early childhood education programs
Immigrants Learned English to Improve their Communications in the United States in our
Immigrants progressed on their path to American citizenship
hours of training taken by
Greater Bergen Staff
to improve services
Under-Banked Households Were
Provided Quality Banking Services By 1st Bergen Federal Credit Union
Given to local high school students through the Braithwaite Scholarship Fund to help pay for college
Small Business Employees benefited from Small Business Grant Program
Families Avoided Utility Shut off with Payment Assistance
Individuals Maintained Stable and Secure Housing Through Greater Bergen's Housing Programs
of Men in Greater Bergen's Sober Living Housing Found Permanent Housing
of At-risk Youth Housed by Greater Bergen PHASES Program moved onto Stable Independent Living
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Hours of counseling provided to individuals in Greater Bergen Group Residences
Homes were weatherized and/or had lead paint removed creating a healthy environment for families to live in.
Head Start Families received Nutrition Counseling from Greater Bergen's on-staff Registered Dietitians
Equal to or Greater than $50,000 but less than $70,000
Equal to or Greater than $70,000
granted to small businesses in
Garfield's River to Rail district
to remain open and safeguard employees/patrons
during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
In placemaking initiative and business improvements throughout the Garfield River to Rail Neighborhood District