Hudson County Resources

This page contains a list of all the links pertaining to Hudson county.

Please see below for a list of cities, towns and communties in Hudson County:

  • Arlington
  • Bayonne
  • Bergen Point
  • Bergenline
  • Castle Point
  • East Newark
  • Ellis Island
  • Five Corners
  • Greenville
  • Guttenberg
  • Harrison
  • Hoboken
  • Jersey City
  • Kearny
  • Meadows
  • Monitor
  • North Bergen
  • Pamrapo
  • Plaza
  • Secaucus
  • South Kearny
  • Summit Avenue
  • Taurus
  • Tyler Park
  • Union City
  • Uptown
  • Washington Street
  • Weehawken
  • West Arlington
  • West New York
  • Woodcliff
Life Skills programs can help you prepare to get a job, manage money, get connected with other resources in your community, make plans for your future housing and education, and many other things that can help you live more independently. See below for contact info for the Life Skills program in your area:
Urban League of Hudson County
253 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: 201-451-8888
Fax: 201-451-7966
Aftercare programs provide support services to young people between the ages of 18 and 22. They can help you find employment, housing and educational opportunities, and much more. See below for contact info for the Aftercare program in your area:
Urban League of Hudson County
253 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: 201-451-8888
Fax: 201-451-7966

Housing Program Descriptions
There are 3 basic types of housing programs for young people in New Jersey that are homeless or DCF-involved:

  1. Supervised Transitional Living Program (STLP):
    provides supervised housing and other supports to 16 to 21 year old youth. Young people can stay at these programs for 18 to 24 months. In addition to housing, these programs also help with daily living skills, employment, education, and finding long term stable housing.
  2. Transitional Living Program (TLP):
    provides semi-supervised housing and other supports to 18 to 21 year old youth. The length of time a young person can stay at one of these programs varies. These programs also help with daily living skills, employment, education, and finding long term stable housing.
  3. Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH):
    provides housing with voluntary services to 18-21 year old youth. There are no limits on how long young people can stay in one of these programs. Youth in these programs have a lease or sublet, and pay some portion of their income toward rent (less than 30%).
Below is a list of housing programs in Hudson County. In order to find out if a program has openings and to see if you qualify, you must contact the Adolescent Housing Hub at 1-877-652-7624.
Click here for more information on the Adolescent Housing Hub

Agency
Program Name
Age
Gender
Program Type
Catholic Charities Diocese of Newark Strong Futures Hudson 16 to 21 M STLP
Catholic Charities Diocese of Newark Hudson Apartments 18 to 21 M/F TLP
Volunteers of America Synergy 3 18 to 21 M/F TLP
Volunteers of America ILP 18 to 21 M/F TLP
Volunteers of America Step-Up Housing 18 to 21 M/F TLP

Contact one of the Lifeskills or Aftercare Programs above for information on how to apply for Wraparound Fund. For more info on how Wraparound Funding works - click here

Hudson County Community College
www.hccc.edu
Easten International College
www.eicollege.edu

NJ One-Stop Centers
Are you looking for a job or occupational training? The New Jersey One-Stop Career Centers are the place to start, and can help you develop the skills needed to succeed in a 21st century work environment.
Amongst others, resources provided include the following:

  • Career exploration: help in identifying jobs that are interesting to you
  • Resume writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Occupational Training for jobs that are highly in demand by employers
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Connections to employers searching for workers
  • Educational Assistance
  • On-site resource rooms (computers, telephones, fax, etc.)

Click Here for more info on the Hudson County- Jersey City “One Stop”

Click Here for more info on the Hudson County- Union City “One Stop”

New Jersey Youth Corps
New Jersey Youth Corps is one of the largest youth service and conservation corps in the United States. Youth Corps is a year-round, voluntary program which engages young adults (ages 16-25) in full-time community service, training, and educational activities.

Guided by staff who serve as mentors and role models, teams of youth called "crews" carry out a wide range of service projects. In return for their efforts to restore and strengthen communities, Corps members receive:

  1. education development in basic skills and preparation to obtain a GED or locally issued Adult High School Diploma;
  2. life skills and employability skills instruction;
  3. personal and career counseling to build self-esteem, clarify values, and develop leadership skills while they are developing their career portfolio;
  4. transition services and continuing support services as they transition to college, training, employment or other national and domestic service opportunities;
  5. community service opportunities which develop positive employability skills while addressing unmet community needs. Corps members receive a stipend while enrolled in Youth Corps.
Click HERE to see a list of NJ Youth Corps in your area

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
New Jersey’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) offer a wide range of health care services for the entire family. You don’t need health insurance to get care at a center. Centers serve the uninsured and underinsured, as well as patients with Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance. If you’re uninsured, your bill will be based on your ability to pay. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For more information on the FQHC's click here.

Click here for a list of all FQHC's in Hudson County

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthhod is a health care provider specializing in reproductive and sexual healthcare. Through pregnancy prevention, STD prevention, and sex education, Planned Parenthood empowers teens to make informed choices and lead healthy lives. With 28 offices in New Jersey, there is probably one close to where you live.
Click Here to Learn More and Find a Planned Parenthood Office in Hudson County.
Click Here to See Special Information for Teenagers.
Mental Healthcare
NJ Children's System of Care has connections with many different types of supports if you or someone you know needs help. You can see all they have to offer by visiting here.

There are also some great hotlines out there if want to talk to someone now:
2NDFLOOR: is a confidential and anonymous statewide helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults. You can call at (888) 222-2228 and find information on the website at www.2ndfloor.org.

NJ211: provides information and assistance to all NJ residents in the areas of health, human services, community resources and government assistance programs. You do not have to be in crisis to seek help from NJ211. To access NJ211 dial 211 or visit the website at www.nj211.org.. The alternative telephone number is 1-800-HELP555 (1-800-435-7555).

Treatment Groups
The NJ Division of Addiction Services Treatment Directory lists all kinds of drug and alcohol treatment programs that are open to teenagers and young adults.
Click HERE to access the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services homepage where you will find a link to a directory to access what programs are available in your county

You can also look at programs that are just open to teenagers and young adults by selecting “Detail Search” on the directory webpage and selecting the check-box that says Adolescents

Support Groups
Support groups recovery programs are based on the idea that the best way to stay free of alcohol and drugs is surround yourself with other people who are also not users but who know the challenges of staying clean. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are two of the most well-known of these types of support groups. In some areas there are special meetings just for teens and young adults trying to stay drug-free. Meetings often take place church meeting halls and other community centers, but AA and NA are not affiliated with any religion.
Click here to search for Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings in your area
Click here to search for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in your area

Northern Regional Coordinator
Colleen Lord
School of Social Work
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
360 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Hill Hall, 4th floor, Newark, New Jersey 07102
Work: 973-353-2725
Cell: 848-209-5442
clord@ssw.rutgers.edu
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Carlos Lejnieks, CEO
500 Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-642-2447
njinfo@bigsandkids.org
www.bigsandkids.org

Hudson Pride Connections Center
32 Jones St, Jersey City, NJ 07306
For more information email: info@hudsonpride.org
Phone: 201-963-4779
Click here for more information
Hudson Pride Connections Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit Community Center located in Hudson County, NJ, serving the GLBT Community and everyone living with HIV/AIDS. Activities, groups and programs active at HPCC include Coffee House, Out of the Box Open Mic Night, 32 Jones Art Gallery, The David Bohnett Cyber Center, Anthony Salandra Library, BLITZ, GLITZ, Jersey City Lesbian + Gay Outreach, Living Beyond Spirituality Group, Rainbow Book Group, Rainbow Recovery NA, YouthConnect, C.R.A.V.E. (Creating Relationship and Visions of Empowerment, Youth Program), Emergency Assists (Financial Assistance Program), Buddy Program (Treatment Adherence & Support Program), HIV Outreach Program, HIV Testing, and LEAP (Legal Education & Advocacy). Key events throughout the year include our LGBT Youth Prom, LGBT Annual Health Fair, World Aids Day Observance, HPC Annual Gala, and Hudson Pride’s Next Top Model.

The "Teen Resources Intended to Aid & Nurture Gays, Lesbians & Everyone" (TRIANGLE) guide has lots of great information on programs and services for the LGBTQI community in New Jersey and throughout the country. Click HERE to check out the guide!

The Department of Children and Families' Family and Community Partnership (FCP) network provides many services and programs for children, young adults and families throughout NJ. These include:

Family Success Centers
Offer programs aimed at making families stronger through a variety of locally-based services, and building supportive connections in your community.

School Based Youth Services Programs (SBYSP)
Provide mental health and family services; health services; substance abuse counseling; employment services; pregnancy prevention programs; learning support services; referrals to community based services; and recreation. Open to all young people ages 10 -19 enrolled in any school that hosts a SBYSP.

Home Visitation Programs
Provide early support to families with infants and young children across the state. Home visitors provide pregnant women and new parents with health information, parenting education, and links to other resources that support child and family well-being.

The FCP's also provide juvenile delinquency and child abuse prevention programs, domestic violence services, and much more.

Click here for a directory of programs and services to find out what is available in Hudson County!

Outreach To At-Risk Youth (OTARY): OTARY programs provide all sorts of fun and educational activities to help support young people ages 13 to 18. Contact one of the programs below for more information on how you can get involved:

Urban League of Hudson County
253 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: 201-451-8888 ext. 220
Fax: 201-451-7528
Patricia Robinson: probinson@ulohc.org
Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County
1 canal Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307
Phone: 201-333-4100
Fax: 201-333-5640
Janet Wallach: jwallach@bgchc.org


*The presentation of agencies, programs or services on the NJYRS website do not necessarily reflect endorsement of these resources by the NJ Department of Children and Families.