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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


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.



(908) 725-5556

FISH responds with compassion to the needs of the poor, the elderly, the homeless, and those who "fall between the cracks" of public assistance.

Services:  Food, Housing, Seniors

FISH serves local residents with emergency food delivery and small financial grants; also Children’s Clothing Pantry delivers new and gently used clothing and footwear.

Location:  456 New Market Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Food Bank Network of Somerset County

(732) 560-1813


The mission of The Food Bank Network is to distribute food and to provide other basic human needs to those less fortunate in our community in a manner which recognizes and advances self-worth and human dignity.

Services:  Health, Food, Youth, Seniors

Distribution of food and personal hygiene products; meal delivery for homebound elderly residents; school supply distribution program; pediatric dental program for children without dental insurance.

The Bound Brook pantry is at HOPE Church every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:30am.

Location:  Food Pantry at HOPE Church, 519 East Main St., Bound Brook  |  Main Pantry at 9E Easy Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Guide to Housing Resources 

Online resource guide from the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey

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

Includes resources for housing, food, health, and more.

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 Mental Health Services

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

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

Includes hotlines and local resources for addiction services, outpatient counseling, inpatient services, housing/food emergencies, employment and financial assistance, developmental disabilities, youth services, senior services, dental/medical emergencies, legal services, and more. 

Guide to Substance Use Resources

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

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

Includes hotlines and local resources for support, assessment, detox, outpatient and residential services, transitional housing, 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.

Interfaith Hospitality Network

(908) 704-1920

The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County serves homeless families with children in a three-phase approach to combat homelessness. Religious congregations and volunteers are the backbone of the agency, providing shelter, meals, financial support and advocacy. Throughout the process, families receive expert case management and support services from a dedicated staff of social workers and mental health counselors.

Services:  Food, Housing, Work

Services include emergency shelter, transitional housing, life skills training, counseling, job skills, and more.

Location:  98 West End Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876

My Neighbor's Ministries by Zarephath Christian Church

(732) 560-4001

Food pantry and boutique. 

Services:  Food

The Pantry at Zarephath Christian Church provides food to families who are low income and/or facing crisis. Toiletry items are also provided according to availability and need.

The clothing shop in My Neighbor’s Ministry Center is focused on providing quality & affordable clothing to families in need. While clients of our church pantry receive an allotment of free clothing in the form of credits, we also make clothing available to our neighbors at prices that help them to maintain a budget in these hard times.

Hours of Operation: M, Th: 10am - 1pm; Sat: 10am - 12 noon 

We also have Navigators who are trained to help people in crisis navigate the range of services out there, and come up with steps to make life work better.

Location:  595 Weston Canal Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 


(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

Reformed Church of Bound Brook (located in South Bound Brook)

(732) 356-9345

The Reformed Church of Bound Brook has been serving the Lord and the community for 165 years.

Services:  Food

  • Soup Kitchen - we provide dinner and fellowship on Wednesdays  5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

  • Food Pantry – we operate a food pantry on Thursdays from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location:  Main St & Clinton St, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880

Salvation Army 

(732) 748-1146

The Salvation Army New Jersey Division provides social and spiritual services to communities. We are committed to serving the whole person, body, soul and spirit, with integrity and respect, The Salvation Army uses creative solutions to positively transform lives.

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

Food pantry on Wednesdays from 9-11 AM.

We also provide a rehabilitation program, therapy, skills & training.

Location:  108 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook

SHIP (Samaritan Homeless Interim Program)

(908) 393-9545 

At SHIP, we create programs and services to respond to the needs of the poor and working poor. These services may include advocacy, emergency interim housing, interim counseling, and support services that greatly enhance their chances of regaining their self-sufficiency again. 

Services:  Health, Food, Housing

SHIP provides emergency housing, home locator services, counseling, soup kitchen, emergency food pantry, HIV testing, and more.

Location:  87 E. High St., Somerville, NJ 08876

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

(800) 687-9512

NJ SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps, is New Jersey's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Services:  Food

SNAP helps low-income families buy the groceries they need to eat healthy. Financial assistance for food is based on household size and income.

Locations:  73 East High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876


(973) 891-3421

SNAP-Ed is short for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education. This program offers educational classes to teach you how to make healthy food choices on a limited budget. It also shows you how to incorporate physical activity into your lifestyle.

Services:  Health, Food, Youth, Seniors

Cooking classes, grocery store tours, nutrition and physical activity classes

Locations:  Bound Brook Library  |  Middle Earth

Somerset County Board of Social Services 

(908) 526-8800 

Administers public assistance programs for county residents, provides for basic human needs, and promotes self-sufficiency and the preservation of families.

Services:  Health, Food, Housing, Work

Financial Assistance programs including Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) / Work First NJ (WFNJ), SNAP (food stamps), General Assistance, Medicaid, and Emergency Assistance. Temporary emergency shelter, as well as assistance with rent, security deposits or utilities, can also be provided for certain homeless persons who are not recipients of the above programs.

Location:  73 East High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876

Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services 

(908) 704-6346

We link seniors, their caregivers, and adults with disabilities to the programs and services needed to remain independent and active in the community.

Services:  Health, Food, Seniors

  • Interactive Speaker=Led Programming

  • Certified Wellness Instructor-Led Programming

  • Transportation to County-Operated Senior Centers

  • Meals on Wheels

  • Nutrition Education

  • Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers (MIPPA) Education

Locations:  Quail Brook Senior Center  |  Bridgewater Senior Wellness Center  |  Bound Brook Women's Literary Society

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

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