"Christian life is not a life divided between times for action and times for contemplation. No Real social action is a way of contemplation, and real contemplation is the core of social action."
Henri J.M. Nouwen
Your AARP Membership Card makes it easy to take advantage of all the programs, services and discounts AARP members value most
If you, your spouse or your child drinks to excess, you should find alcohol abuse treatment as quickly as you're able. As with many addictions, alcohol can wreck your work and relationships, and your body as well. Using alcohol to excess can damage the liver, pancreas, and throat, lead to high blood pressure and is associated with various cancers. Unlike many other frequently abused substances, alcohol withdrawal can actually be dangerous if not done properly.
The mission of the Housing Authority of the City of Passaic (HACP) is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing while providing the highest level of customer service.
The PHA’s Mission is to provide housing opportunities for Paterson residents eligible for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and Public Housing that is decent, safe and affordable.
Addiction Services promotes the prevention and treatment of substance disorders and supports the recovery of individuals affected by the chronic disease of addiction. Addiction Services is responsible for regulating, monitoring, planning and funding substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery support services in New Jersey.
WFNJ clients may receive Emergency Assistance (EA) in certain situations.
These benefits include, but are not limited to: essential food, clothing, shelter and household furnishings; temporary rental assistance or back rent or mortgage payments; utility payments (such as heat, water, electric); transportation to search for housing; and moving expenses.
Low-Income eligible households that are having a difficulty paying their heating and cooling bills can contact this office for financial assistance and help in weatherizing their homes
Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
The Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program.
Universal Service Fund (USF)
Description: Helps make energy bills more affordable for low income customers. If you are eligible, USF can lower the amount you have to pay for natural gas and electricity.
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Description: Assist elderly, handicapped and low-income persons in weatherizing their homes, improving their heating system efficiency and conserving energy.
Eva's Village is a uniquely progressive and comprehensive non-profit social service organization dedicated to fighting homelessness and poverty. Our mission is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted and provide medical and dental care to the poor with respect for the human dignity of each individual
The GED® test is changing to help more adults become career and college ready. We’re setting our sights on the 39 million adults without a high school diploma. Our goals are simple: Open up doors to better paying jobs, new careers, college classrooms, and a brighter future.
Together, we will transform our high school equivalency program into a lifelong learning opportunity. Together, we’ll change lives.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans
Medicaid provides health insurance to parents/caretakers and dependent children, pregnant women, and people who are aged, blind or disabled. These programs pay for hospital services, doctor visits, prescriptions, nursing home care and other healthcare needs, depending on what program a person is eligible for.
NJ FamilyCare is not a welfare program, but rather the State of New Jersey's way of providing affordable health coverage for kids and certain low-income parents.
Beginning January 2014, NJ FamilyCare - New Jersey's publicly funded health insurance program - will include CHIP, Medicaid and Medicaid expansion populations. That means qualified NJ residents of any age may be eligible for free or low cost health insurance that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services and even hospitalization.
NJMentalHealthCares is New Jersey’s mental health information and referral service. Our staff of mental health professionals use their experience and understanding of the mental health system to connect you to the information and services you need
Welcome to the New Jersey Child Support website. The site features the essential information for all the child support customers and audiences we serve, including custodial parents, non-custodial parents, employers, child support professionals, staff, and supporting organizations and agencies.
NJHelps is a free and easy guide for you to determine what programs and assistance for which you and your family may be eligible. NJHelps will tell you where to go for help and what to bring with you, after you have answered a few basic questions. NJHelps can also provide you with contact information and links to valuable resources available throughout the State.
Pick up the phone and dial 2-1-1 when you need help.
You are encouraged to dial “2-1-1” 24 hours a day, seven days a week if you need help in understanding and finding available assistance services. Language translation and TTY services are offered to any caller. You can also search the database of services in your local community or Chat Live with an experienced community resource specialist. 2-1-1 will help identify with you the best local resources to fit your individual needs during times of financial distress or for life’s everyday situations.
The Passaic County Workforce Development Center provides training for unemployed, unskilled, and displaced individuals so they can effectively operate in the workplace.
The training center is conveniently located in Paterson New Jersey, and their contact information is listed on the right side of this page
Senior Services, Disability and Veterans Affairs
The Department of Senior Services provides and coordinates numerous services and sponsors many activities for senior citizens. Services available within the county include transportation, seasonal cleaning, housekeeping, certified home health aides, telephone reassurance, social adult day care and legal services.
First Things First: How to Use this Book
The purpose of this book is to help you get ready to leave prison and return home, and to help you find the things you need to get back on your feet once you’re there.
Passaic County Women’s Center (PCWC) is a private, non-profit organization serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence in all forms.
Passaic County, NJ Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters
Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income. We have listed out the shelters and services we have in Passaic County, NJ below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 4,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing.
What Food Stamp Programs are available?
The United States government is devoted to assisting children, low-income families and individuals with two programs directed at trimming back hunger and providing food and sustenance to people across the country. These programs were historically known as the Food Stamps Program, a fitting name since the program provided stamps that had a dollar value which could be used to purchase food and groceries. The use of actual stamps has more recently been replaced by EBT and Debit cards.
The modern names for the two major food stamp programs in the United States are the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) programs. Applying for SNAP and WIC is usually a simple process that requires a visit to a state-run agency, but it is advisable to first get educated on about the programs and their prerequisites prior to applying.
Job Announcements for the Public
An Open Competitive Job Announcement is an invitation for the public to compete for existing and future job vacancies in a State, County or Municipal government job title.
WorkFirst NJ (NJ's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families - TANF)
The state's welfare reform program, WorkFirst NJ, emphasizes work as the first step toward building a new life and a brighter future. Our goal is to help people get off welfare, secure employment and become self-sufficient, through job training, education and work activities.