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4-H Youth Development

(Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County)

(908) 526-6644

The 4-H youth program uses a learn-by-doing approach that enables youth in grades K-13 to develop the knowledge, attitude and skills they need to become competent, caring and contributing citizens in their community and the world.

Services:  Health, Education, Youth

Somerset County 4-H offers members many opportunities to join various clubs, discover new interests and make new friends.

Location:  4-H Center, 310 Milltown Road, Bridgewater. Programs conducted in the community.

Agape House

(908) 707-9753

60-bed shelter providing temporary housing and case management to homeless families and individuals. Volunteers of America Delaware Valley provides community-based assistance to populations in need so that they can lead self-fulfilled, independent lives.

Services:  Health, Food, Housing, Education, Work, Youth, Transportation

Shelter residents receive 24-hour staff support and supervision, case management, transportation, child enrichment, life skill workshops, referrals to health insurance and mental health treatment, support with employment and education, and supplemental food, clothing, and household items.

Location:  122-128 East Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Jersey

(973) 335-3044

Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, we start something incredible: a 1-to-1 relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential.

Services:  Education, Youth

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides youth mentoring services for children between the ages of 7 and 13. 

Location:  1719 Rt. 10 E., Suite 102, Parsippany, NJ 07054

Bound Brook Library

(908) 458-8410

Somerset County Library System of New Jersey partners with you to connect, to explore, to share and to discover. Our vision is to work together to enrich lives, expand knowledge and strengthen communities.

Services:  Health, Education, Work, Youth, Seniors

  • Borrowing books, movies, museum passes, and more. 

  • Programs and events for all ages, including healthy eating classes for kids and Senos Sanos (Healthy Breasts)

Location: 402 E High Street, Bound Brook

Casa de Esperanza

(732) 748-1111


Casa de Esperanza serves as a place to go for immigrants and their families who need affordable legal, educational, and social services.

Services:  Education, Youth, Seniors

  • Legal Services (immigration, visas, family court, etc.)

  • ESL classes

  • Education workshops for youth

Location:  213 W Union Ave, Bound Brook

Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

Our mission is to improve the health of women of childbearing age, infants, and children in the region through the collaborative efforts of member hospitals, providers, and consumers.

Services:  Health, Housing, Education, Youth

CJFHC can help you find resources for various needs such as housing, health insurance, child care, and transportation. CJFHC also runs a home visiting program for pregnant women & families with children up to age 5.

Locations:  North Brunswick  |  Tinton Falls  |  Morristown  |  Hackensack

Community Child Care Solutions

(908) 927-0869

Community Child Care Solutions is the child care resource for families, child care professionals and the community in Somerset and Middlesex counties.

Services:  Education, Work, Youth

Information and referrals for families seeking financial help to afford quality child care. We understand that all children and families are unique and are here to help you find a child care program that best fits your needs. There are many types of child care to choose from, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Community Child Care Solutions offers parent information and education through seminars, conferences, written materials, consultation, online resources and newsletters. Eligible families can receive help paying for child care.

Location:  86 E. Main St., Somerville, NJ 08876 

EmPoWER Somerset

(908) 722-4900

EmPoWER Somerset delivers evidence-based prevention education programs and services for substance abuse prevention, life skills, and related health and wellness topics to a wide range of audiences.

Services:  Health, Education, Youth, Seniors

  • Pioneer Family Success Center (FSC) – a community gathering place that connects families to helpful local resources and brings families together through free events and activities:

  • Life Skills education for children and youth of all ages
  • Strengthening Families Program - family skills training to improve family relationships and parenting skills, for families with kids age 10-17

  • Bridge to Success – stress reduction for adults

  • Wellness Initiative for Senior Education – healthy lifestyles for seniors

  • Military support programs

  • Community education

  • Health and Wellness grants for schools

Locations:  Bound Brook High School  |  Lafayette School  |  Smalley School  |  Bound Brook Library

Pioneer Family Success Center: 50 Division Street, Suite 302, Somerville, NJ 08876

Family & Community Health Sciences

(Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County) 

(908) 526-6295

FCHS promotes health and wellness through education, research, collaboration, and outreach in food, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles.

Services:  Health, Food, Education, Youth, Seniors

Educational programs about healthy eating and lifestyles, food and nutrition, food safety. school wellness, and gardening. Speakers are available for community groups, worksites and early care settings, schools or youth organizations. Professional training and consultation are also available.

Location:  Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 310 Milltown Road, Bridgewater. Programs conducted in the community.

Family Crisis Intervention Unit (from Somerset County Youth Services) 

Crisis Hotline:  (908) 526-4100

Immediate intervention, assessment, family therapy, and case management services for children and families in crisis as a result of any of the following: juvenile-family conflicts, serious threat to the well-being and physical safety of a juvenile, runaway behavior, human trafficking, or patterns of absence from school without permission.

Services:  Health, Education, Youth

  • Crisis response (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

  • Short-term family treatment
  • Case management

  • Linkage to community resources

  • Facilitate court involvement and/or placement if child remains at risk

Location:  27 Warren St., 2nd Floor, Somerville, NJ 08876 


Green Brook Academy 

(732) 469-8677

Green Brook Academy is a state-approved private school for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities for ages 10-21.

Services:  Health, Education, Youth

Green Brook Academy offers academics, extracurricular activities, and therapeutic counseling.

Location:  152 Vosseller Ave., Bound Brook

Guide to Human Services Resources

Online resource guide from the Somerset County Department of Human Services.

Services:  Health, Food, Housing, Education, Work, Youth, Seniors, Transportation

Includes hotlines and local resources for mental health, substance abuse, food, health/medical, employment, housing/shelter, financial assistance, legal services, transportation, youth services, senior services, disability services, and more.

Guide to Youth Services

Online resource guide from the Somerset County Office of Youth Services.

Services:  Health, Food, Housing, Education, Work, Youth, Transportation

Includes hotlines and local resources for mental health, substance abuse, employment, housing, recreation, developmental/learning disabilities, pregnancy, abuse and neglect, specialized health/medical services, specialized schools, and more.

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

(908) 231-0840

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) provides free legal help to low-income people in civil matters.

Services:  Housing, Education, Seniors

LSNWJ provides free civil legal services to low-income people, seniors, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Location:  90 East Main Street, 3rd Floor, Somerville, NJ 08876

Lion's Gate Ministries 

(732) 261-8172

Lion’s Gate Ministries exists to launch at-risk young adults and families toward healthy and successful independence by providing environmental, emotional, social, intellectual, physical and spiritual support services.

Services:  Health, Housing, Education, Work, Youth

Housing assistance, vocational training, life skills education, counseling, mentoring, healthy habits, and more.

Location:  215 Piedmont Drive, Bound Brook NJ 08805

Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County 

(908) 725-5430

Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County (LVSC) recruits and trains volunteers to help local adults improve their ability to read, write, and communicate in English so that they may function more effectively in their daily lives.

Services:  Education, Work

  • One-to-One & Small Group Literacy Tutoring

  • Beginner English Class

  • English Conversation Groups

  • U.S. Citizenship Preparation Classes

Location:  Bound Brook Library

Middle Earth 

(908) 725-7223

Middle Earth builds trusting relationships with youth to help them make positive decisions, obtain marketable skills for employment, volunteer, improve academics, learn respect, and connect with more services, if needed.

Services:  Education, Work, Youth

  • Community Youth Center

  • Youth College Readiness

  • Leadership Program

  • After-School Program

  • Lunch-Time Mentoring

Locations:  Bound Brook Community Youth Center (Codrington Park Field House)  |  Bound Brook High School  |. Community Middle School  |. Lafayette School  |  Smalley School

NAMI Somerset

(908) 296-3732

NAMI is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Through education, support, advocacy and public awareness programs, NAMI NJ fosters understanding about mental illness, confronts stigma often associated with mental disorders, advocates for public policies that benefit those affected by mental illness, and promotes research into the causes, treatment and recovery of mental health disorders.

Services:  Health, Education

Support groups and educational classes for people living with mental illness and their families.

Locations:  Bridgewater  |  Somerset  |  Somerville


(908) 454-7000

Norwescap is dedicated to creating opportunities and changing lives for thousands of low-income individuals and families in Northwest New Jersey.


Services:  Health, Food, Housing, Education, Work, Youth, Seniors

Services include:

  • Education (services for young children, youth, and adults)

  • Employment (training, skill-building, job search)

  • Health (WIC, access to doctors and dentists, prenatal support, health education, and food access)

  • Housing (help finding and paying for housing, utility bills)

Location:  120 Finderne Ave # 4, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Office of Youth Services

(908) 704-6333 

Helps at-risk delinquent youth, and youth with emotional or behavioral disturbance. 

Services:  Health, Education, Youth

Offers 24-hour response, immediate intervention, assessment, and family counseling for youth and their families who are in crisis. Provides training and education to the community in the area of child abuse and missing children.

Location:  27 Warren St., 2nd Floor, Somerville, NJ 08876 

Pioneer Family Success Center (FSC)

(908) 722-4400


Our mission is to provide an environment to strengthen and empower individuals and families, and to build connections among families and the community. 

Services: Education, Youth

Pioneer Family Success Center (FSC) – a community gathering place that connects families to helpful local resources and brings families together through free events and activities.

Location:  50 Division Street, Suite 302, Somerville, NJ 08876 

Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center

Access Center: (908) 253-3165

Comprehensive community mental health center dedicated to the prevention, early detection, and treatment of mental illness and serious emotional and behavioral problems.

Services:  Health, Education, Work, Youth

Outpatient mental health and substance use disorder counseling for adults, adolescents, and children; intensive programming for adults with co-occurring disorders (mental health/substance abuse); traumatic loss consultation and outreach; school liaison services; adult partial care; supported employment and outreach programming for the mentally ill; and treatment for perpetrators of domestic violence. ​

Location:  500 N. Bridge St., Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Safe+Sound Somerset 

(866) 685-1122 (24/7 hotline) or (908) 359-0003 (office line)

Safe+Sound Somerset is the lead domestic violence organization for Somerset County. Our mission is to empower survivors of domestic abuse and engage the community to break the cycle of violence. Learn more about teen dating violence. If you or someone you know needs help or information about domestic violence, call or text our 24/7 hotline at 866-685-1122.

Services:  Health, Housing, Education, Youth

Our hotline provides information, support, and services including safety planning and individual and group counseling for teens and adults. Services are provided free of charge, in a confidential and culturally sensitive environment. We also provide workshops on healthy relationship related topics.

Location:  427 Homestead, Hillsborough

Somerville YMCA 

(908) 722-4567

The YMCA is so much more than a “swim and gym.” It is a powerful association of men, women, and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, improve health and well-being, and foster a sense of social responsibility.

Services:  Health, Education, Work, Youth, Seniors

We provide a lap pool, fitness center, gymnasium, a wide variety of fitness classes, an early childhood education and child care center, enrichment classes for children, gymnastics, swim lessons, senior exercise classes and a vibrant summer camp program. We also have a volunteer-led Career Forum Program that provides professional networking and job-search skills.

Locations:  Smalley School  |  Somerville YMCA: 2 Green St, Somerville

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children), administered by NORWESCAP 

(908) 685-8282

The WIC (Women Infants, and Children) Program provides supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and infants and children up to the age of five.

Services:  Health, Food, Education, Youth

In addition to providing healthy foods, WIC provides other services including health screenings, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health and social services.

Location:  People Care Center, 120 Finderne Ave., Room 4, Bridgewater, NJ 08807


Use the search box below to find resources for health, food, housing, education, and more. For local resources specific to Bound Brook and South Bound Brook, see above.

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