Agatha A. Toomey - Director
Tel: (201) 646-3947
The Human Services Department consists of the following programs:
Workfirst NJ/General Assistance
(WFNJ/GA) is a state-funded program that provides financial and medical assistance to individuals and couples without children (over the age of 18). Emergency Assistance may be provided for rental and utility payments (if deemed eligible for GA).
WFNJ/GA eligibility is determined according to certain criteria including, but not limited to, age, income, work requirement cooperation, citizenship/permanent alien status, and residency in the municipality.
Documentation required at initial interview: birth, marriage, divorce certificates; Social Security Card, driver’s license; proof of income, proof of resources such as bank statements, pay stubs, last year’s W-2 form, rent receipt, lease, or mortgage statement, utility bills, proof of citizenship or permanent alien status.
Referral and information services for Hackensack residents. The department provides food packages, clothing, and monetary assistance to individuals and families that may be facing an emergency situation, and are not eligible for any other financial program. This assistance is subject to availability, due to the fact that the agency relies solely on donations received. During holiday seasons, food baskets and toys are distributed to needy individuals, families, and children. Services are provided to homebound individuals for all programs.
Program that provides support with relocating individuals and/or families, due to Code Enforcement displacements.
Children in Between
Children in Between is a one-session skill-based program that helps children and parents deal with the children’s reaction to divorce. This program is currently offered at no cost to the Bergen County Community. Note: This program is not affiliated with The City of Hackensack. Phone: (201) 488-8680 ext. 100