Local Resources

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Aging & Disability Resource Connection: Information about programs and services located in the New Jersey communities where seniors and adults with disabilities live.

Bergen County Home Improvement Program: Resources to rehabilitate existing one- and two-family homes to increase safe and affordable housing for low-income Bergen County residents.

The Center for Non-Profits: Helping organizations build a better New Jersey.

Chore: Simple household repairs performed by volunteers for the senior (60+) and disabled populations in Bergen County. A program of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County.  

Community Health Improvement Partnership of Bergen County: A partnership of more than 50 community organizations, businesses, schools, hospitals, and private citizens working to create a healthier Bergen County.  CHIP members develop, implement, and promote initiatives to improve the health and lives of people who live, work, or attend school in Bergen County.

Consumer Affairs:  Reports on agencies and organizations that try to help consumers avoid trouble or resolve problems. Includes info on home health care and home security systems and automation.

DSIRE: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency. A comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Greater Bergen Community Action: Early childhood education, adult education, housing, asset development, neighborhood revitalization.

ITN-North Jersey: The Independent Transportation Network of North Jersey provides a community-based, quality transportation system for Bergen County seniors and adults with visual impairments.

New Jersey’s Nonprofit Information Center: A one-stop shop for nonprofits in New Jersey seeking to utilize various funding sources and volunteer opportunities available throughout the State.

NJ SHARES: A non-profit organization that provides energy assistance to moderate and fixed-income households experiencing a financial crisis.

PSEG: Managing Your Energy Costs.

Renovate Right: Information on lead-safe work practices provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 

POST-DISASTER RESOURCES:

Bergen County VOAD Long Term Recovery CommitteeThe LTRC is a voluntary association of organizations involved in relief, recovery, rebuilding and community development. Includes info about the Storm Recovery Information Center.

RENEW JERSEY stronger: A housing initiative committed to rebuilding a lasting foundation for New Jersey in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Mold – A Hidden Health Hazard: Download this brochure with information on detecting mold, removing it, and keeping it out, with additional resources, from FEMA.

FEMA assistance: Get information about qualifications, applying, and checking on the status of an application.

Businesses: Did Hurricane Sandy impact your business?  Download information in English or in Spanish.

Employment: Did you lose your job due to Hurricane Sandy?  Download information in English or in Spanish.

Bergen County Emergency Preparedness InformationLinks to Bergen County and State of New Jersey advice in the event of a disaster and, in particular, Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath.

NJ 2-1-1: Information about assistance, clean-up resources, and local recovery efforts.

Aftermath Assistance Numbers: Where to call about aid, disaster-related unemployment, mental health, donations, and more.

Repairing Your Flooded Home: Information provided by the Red Cross and FEMA.

Post-Storm Scams to Avoid: How to avoid con artists who prey on victims of a natural disaster.

Seniors: Beware of Scams: Large-print FEMA flyer on how to avoid contractor scams

Disaster Fraud: Additional scam-prevention tips from the National Insurance Crime Board.

How to Help: How and where to donate, volunteer, or pick up needed food, clothing, and cleaning supplies.

Project Porchlight: Helping people make smart energy choices that benefit everyone.

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