Social Services

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

ESL Class and Other Adult Instruction

ESL is provided at the appropriate efficiency level as well as English conversation. Computer and Internet usage instruction is also offered. In addition, Citizenship/Civic classes are available for those interested in becoming US Citizens. All classes are held on an on-going basis.

Location: 7007 Polk Street, Guttenberg, NJ 07093
Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:30am—5:00pm
Contact: 201-941-1000 / 201-941-2410 to register

Homeless Prevention Assistance (HP)

Eligible individuals and families (including TANF families) can receive short-term financial assistance if they are at risk of becoming homeless. Client must have received notice of delinquent rental payments or be facing eviction, and have no means to pay the past due rent as well as outstanding utility bills. 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

Housing Counseling/Tenant Advocacy

* HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency
* Certified Housing Counselor on staff

Housing Counseling/Tenant Advocacy offers a wide range of housing counseling services:

    • Rental Housing Counseling and Education
    • Pre-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 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


The Immigration and Naturalization division assists immigrants with questions about their immigration status and how the immigration system works. Immigrants are also assisted with filling out required Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) forms, and translating documents such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, and letters or affidavits of support as required by the INS.

In addition, referrals are made to a variety of other in-house services, for example:

  • • English as a 2nd Language (ESL) classes;
  • • Civics classes;
  • • Legal services;
  • • Job Placement & Interview Techniques;
  • • Tax Preparation and ITIN’s
  • • Housing Counseling;
  • • Women’s Infant & Children (WIC) Services;
  • • Financial Literacy; and
  • • Health care.
  • • A total of 1,600 clients were provided Immigration services in      2013.

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 8th – April 15th), 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: 201-941-1000 for an appointment
 Location: 239 Anderson Avenue, Fairview, NJ
 Hours: Thursday & Friday – 4:00am—8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm
 Contact: 201-941-1000 for an appointment

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. Provide employment skills training for individuals based on specific needs; this includes:

  • Job Seekers Services
  • Assistance in developing resumes
  • Preparing for job interviews
  • Dress and grooming
  • Developing job search strategies.
  • Developing professional work habits
  • Restoring self image/self-esteem through soft skills activities
  • Job Fairs/Networking Opportunities
  • Employer Open Houses
  • Internet access for job search and assistance with online job applications
  • Fax/copy center for job search
  • One-on-one career consultations

Location: 400-38th Street, Suite 214, Union City, NJ 07087
Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:30am—5:00pm
Contact: 201-758-5511 Ext. 200/201

Social and Health Assistance Program for the Elderly (SHAPE)

Project SHAPE is the New Jersey area’s EASE 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

2,500 seniors received services in 2014

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)

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

7007 Polk Street, Guttenberg, NJ 07093
Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:30am—5:00pm
Contact: 201-210-0333 Ext. 22103/22104

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

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for babies, children up to the age of 5, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and women who have had a baby in the last 6 months. WIC helps families by providing healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding instruction and support, and referrals to health care and other community resources and programs.

Over 12,000 participants are currently enrolled.

407 39th Street, Union City NJ 07087
Monday: 8am – 4pm (last appointment at 3:30pm)
Tuesday: 8:15am – 7pm (last appointment at 6:30pm)
Wednesday: 8am – 4pm (last appointment at 3:30pm)
Thursday: 7am – 7pm (last appointment at 6:30pm)
Friday: 7am – 4pm (last appointment at 3:15pm)
Please call 201-866-4700 for an appointment.
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Thursday: 8am – 6:45pm (last appointment at 6:15pm) Monday: 9am – 3:30pm (last appointment at 3pm)
Friday: 8am – 4pm (last appointment at 3:15pm)
Please call 862-229-1130 for an appointment. Please call 862-229-1130 for an appointment.


Woman, Infants and children who reside in New Jersey and meet income requirements may be eligible for enrollment. Review income guidelines (View Income Guidelines )

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Non-Discrimination Statement

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.