Bergen County Board of Social Services

Rochelle Park, NJ
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216 Route 17 N.
Rochelle Park, NJ - 07662

201-368-4200 Click to call There are no comments. Be the first to leave one below. Go To Website
About Bergen County Board of Social Services

The Bergen County Board of Social Services, working within the guidelines of Federal & State statutes, helps individuals and families meet their basic needs so they can live in dignity and achieve their highest potential. SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS/SERVICES 1. EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE A program for SSI and General Assistance (consolidated towns) eligible individuals who are in a state of actual or imminent homelessness who have had no opportunity to control or plan in advance for the emergency. The assistance provided includes, where necessary: emergency shelter and food, replacement of clothing and furniture, and, when needed the provision of security and utility deposits, and temporary rental assistance to assure a permanent living arrangement. 2. ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICE A program funded through the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services for adults over the age of 18 living in the community who are in a situation of actual or potential abuse, neglect or exploitation or who are grossly self-neglecting. Services include the investigation and assessment of referrals to the program, the direct provision, arrangement and/or purchase of services necessary to ameliorate the situation, the ongoing risk assessment and case management of those adults determined to be in need of protection, and the provision of psychiatric medical and legal consultation services where indicated. An after hours toll-free hot-line is established for this program: 1-800-624-0275. 3. HOME HEALTH SERVICES A program funded through NJ Department of Health and Senior Services and with Peer Group Initiative Funds which offers the arrangement, purchase, and ongoing case management of homemaker/home health services for elderly and/or disabled adults who require personal care in order to remain in their own homes. 4. COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED (GO - Global Options) A Medicaid waiver program offering case management services to elderly and disabled adults at risk of institutionalization who are financially and medically eligible. Case managers arrange home-based or community services designed to maintain individuals in their own home which may include: home health services, medical and social adult day care, medical transportation, homemaker and respite care. 5. MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Mission Statement: The Bergen County Board of Social Services, working within the guidelines of Federal & State statutes, helps individuals and families meet their basic needs so they can live in dignity and achieve their highest potential.

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