Social Services

Emergency Solutions

Emergency Solutions

Clients receive assistance with a variety of crisis situations. Assistance includes food vouchers to avert hunger and emergency motel shelter or temporary housing for those displaced by fires or sudden building closures. Location: 7007 Polk Street, Guttenberg, NJ 07093 Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:30am—5:00pm Contact: 201-210-0333 Ext. 22105

Homeless Prevention Assistance (HP)

Homeless Prevention Assistance (HP)

Eligible individuals and families can receive short-term financial assistance if they are at risk of becoming homeless. Client must be facing eviction, and have no means to pay the past due rent. Clients must have sufficient income to continue paying their rent once assistance is provided. Clients also receive strength-based case management and referrals to other services to assist with maintaining long-term stability. Location: 7007 Polk Street, Guttenberg, NJ 07093 Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:30am—5:00pm Contact: 201-210-0333 Ext. 22105 and 22108

Housing Counseling/Tenant Advocacy

Housing Counseling/Tenant Advocacy

* HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency * HUD Certified Housing Counselor on staff Housing Counseling/Tenant Advocacy offers a wide range of housing counseling services:
    • Rental Housing Counseling and Education
    • Pre-purchase and Post-purchase Counseling and Workshops
    • Financial Management/Budget Counseling
    • Fair Housing Counseling and Education
    • Tenant Advocacy

All of our housing counseling services are provided in English and Spanish, and our facility is handicap accessible. However, if you need assistance due to other language barriers, to visual/hearing limitations or other impairments, let us know in order to make the necessary accommodations for you.

Location: 407 39th St, Floor 2, Union City, NJ 07087 Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday – 8:30am—5:00pm | Tuesday: 10:30am—7:00pm Call for an appointment: 201-866-3140

Immigration and Naturalization Services

Immigration and Naturalization Service

The program of Immigration and Naturalization Services helps people to complete their applications for Naturalization, Adjustment of status as a Permanent Resident, Employment Authorization, Family-based Petitions, Fiancée Petitions, Renew Permanent Resident Cards, Removing Conditional Resident Cards, Travel Permits, Affidavit of Support, National Visa Center and Consular proceedings, translations, letters, Immigration Requests, Renewing DACA, TPS, Abused people by U.S or LPR spouses, Replacing certificates of naturalization, Renewing expired paroles, Changes of Address for Lawful Permanent Residence or pending applications, Notices of Appeal for Motions, etc. This program has more than 50 years of experience helping people throughout the United States. Location: 7007 Polk Street, Guttenberg, NJ 07093 Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:30am—5:00pm Contact: 201-210-0333 Ext. 22101/22102

IRS Income Tax Services

During the tax season (February 19th – April 17th), special services are provided for preparation and submission of IRS Income Tax Forms.
Location: 7007 Polk Street, Guttenberg, NJ Hours: Wednesday – 4:00am—8:00pm; Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm Contact: 201-941-2977 for an appointment
 Location: 239 Anderson Avenue, Fairview, NJ  Hours: Friday – 4:00am—8:00pm Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm  Contact: 201-941-2977 for an appointment

Job Placement Services

Job Placement Services

Job Placement Services places individuals with various abilities into positions throughout the community by partnering with local businesses needing qualified and motivated employees at no cost to the applicant and employer. Career Specialists work closely with businesses in all sectors to match the job seeker’s skills and abilities to specific job demands of the partner employers.

Job Seekers Services

  • Provide employability skills training for consumers based on individual needs. This includes assistance in developing resumes, preparing for job interviews, dress and grooming, developing job search strategies, etc.
  • One-on-one career consultations
  • Job fairs
  • Internet access for job search and assistance with online job applications
  • Bilingual Career Specialists (English/Spanish)
  • Networking with business to establish influences that lead to high job retention and a stronger workforce: re-creating and adjusting policies, implementing new programs, establishing commitments that will tap into unutilized/ underutilized resources to smooth the transition between welfare recipient and the newly hired employee.
  • All services are provided at no cost to job seekers
Location: 400-38th Street, Suite 214, Union City, NJ 07087 Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:30am—5:00pm Contact: 201-758-5511

Social and Health Assistance Program for the Elderly (SHAPE)

Social and Health Assistance Program for the Elderly (SHAPE)

Project SHAPE is the North Hudson Region’s single point of contact agency for all information pertaining to senior citizens. As qualified Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counseling Agency, the program assists seniors with insurance matters as well as provides a wide variety of information, resources, and screenings for residents 60 years of age and older:
  • Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled Program (PAAD)
  • Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program (Senior Gold)
  • Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged & Disabled (HAAAD) Program
  • Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC)
  • LIFELINE Credit/Tenants’ LIFELINE Assistance Program
  • New Jersey Statewide Heating Assistance and Referral for Energy Services
  • Property Tax Reimbursement Program (Senior Freeze)
  • Adult Protective Services Program (APS)
  • Elder Advocacy
  • Legal Assistance
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Care management for home bound seniors
  • Residential Maintenance
  • Assistance preparing applications
Location: 400-38th Street, Suite 213 & 219, Union City, NJ 07087 Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:30am—5:00pm Contact: 201-867-0002 (English) or 201-867-7175 (Spanish)

Rapid Re-Housing (RRH)

Rapid Re-Housing (RRH)

Rapidly connects families and individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing. The program is tailored to provide supportive services in order to resolve barriers and challenges to obtain and maintain housing. The following is the criteria for eligibility: (1) family or individual must have a household annual income less than or equal to 50% of Area Median Income**, (2) no current residence, (3) lack resources and support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing and (4) meets one of the following homeless situations:
  • Living in a shelter, transitional housing, safe havens, and /or motel paid by charitable organization or federal/state/local government program or living on the streets (or other place not meant for human habitation)
  • Exiting an institution (e.g., jail, hospital) where they resided for 90 days or less and were residing in emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering institution.
  • Fleeing/Attempting to Free Domestic Violence*Income guidelines
  • Referrals are made through Garden State Espicopal CDC Coordinated Entry Program
Location: 7007 Polk Street, Guttenberg, NJ 07093 Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:30am—5:00pm Contact: 201-210-0333 Ext. 22103

Residential Maintenance

Residential Maintenance

The Residential Maintenance Program provides free home repairs for seniors. The criteria are basic: a senior 60 years or older who is a home owner of (a) 1-4 family residences or a tenant with a repair not the responsibility of the landlord; no income requirements; the repair should be related to a health or safety issue, but can also involve simple tasks as raking leaves or snow removal.

Location: 7007 Polk Street, Guttenberg, NJ 07093 Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:30am—5:00pm Contact: 201-210-0333 Ext. 22106

ESL Class and Other Adult Instruction

ESL is provided at the appropriate efficiency level as well as English conversation.  In addition, Citizenship/Naturalization classes are available for those interested in becoming US Citizens. Computer and Internet usage instruction is also offered. Contact 201-941-2977 for additional information or to register