top of page

The Ladder Project

The Next Step to a Sober Life for Homeless Men

Greater Bergen Community Action
  • Staffed by Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADCs) Lincesed 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

  • Shared cooking and recreational facilities

  • Prepared breakfast and dinner provided; residents provide their own lunch

  • Financial literacy

  • HUD-certified housing counseling

  • Nutritional support services

  • Employment services

  • Healthcare services

  • Life skills training

  • Mentoring

  • Other services provided by Greater Bergen Community Action

Greater Bergen Community Action

A professionally-staffed halfway house for homeless men as the next step to a sober life, after they have completed a drug/alcohol treatment program.  The Ladder Project is the only program of its kind for men in Bergen County, NJ.


The Ladder Project uses established treatment strategies combined with the 12-Step philosophy, peer support, and clinically-oriented 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 experiencing a workable method for controlling their addictive behavior, and ultimately, to envision recovery as an attainable goal.

In more than 25 years of operation, the program has served almost 1,000 individuals, and has a reputation as one of the area’s most effective treatment facilities.


Conveniently located in downtown Hackensack (the Bergen County seat and an NJ Transit Village), Warner House, a renovated hotel, is within walking distance of the Hackensack Bus Terminal and the NJ Transit Pascack Valley train line.

Hackensack is home to numerous retail, healthcare, religious, recreational, government, and educational facilities.

Greater Bergen Community Action
  • 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 resource facility

  • Commit to 3-6 months as a participating resident

Anchor 1

Room, board and services are generally on a sliding scale. Residents must secure employment within 30 days and pay a portion toward rent. Our counselors work with residents to apply for appropriate funding.

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

  2. Your counselor will contact you for a prescreen interview and to set up an in-person appointment

  3. Your counselor will tell you what documentation to bring to your appointment


After you call an appointment, your counselor will contact you and tell you what you need to bring.

bottom of page