Notice: Effective January 31, 2014, the City of Hackensack will no longer operate the Human Services Department. Hackensack clients may continue to visit the City Hall office which will be run by the Bergen County Board of Social Services during a transitional period. Bergen County will eventually take over operations and cases will be shifted to their main offices in Rochelle Park.
The Bergen County Board of Social Services
216 State Highway 17 N, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Tel: (201) 646-3947
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.