COMMUNITY RESOURCES

HEALTH

 

FREE & LOW-COST SERVICES IN BOUND BROOK & SOUTH BOUND BROOK

4-H Youth Development

(Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County)

https://www.somersetcounty4h.org

(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

https://www.voadv.org/familyshelters

(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

Alternatives, Inc.

www.alternativesinc.org

(908) 685-1444 ext. 279

Enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities, those experiencing homelessness, and others benefiting from services. Alternatives, Inc. provides comprehensive services to individuals and families with special needs enabling them to reach their highest level of independence and integration into the community.

Services:  Health, Housing, Work

  • Behavioral Supports

  • Mental Health Services

  • Transitional Housing

  • Career Planning

  • Pre-vocational Training

  • Supported Employment

Location:  Bound Brook Library (monthly drop-in hours), 402 E High Street, Bound Brook

Bound Brook Library

https://sclsnj.org

(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

 

Bound Brook Recreation

http://boundbrook-nj.org/recreation/ 

(732) 893-8117

The Bound Brook Recreation Department is committed to providing a variety of programs with a safe environment for borough residents of all ages focusing on participation and fun.

Services:  Health, Youth, Seniors

We offer many sports and recreational activities for Youth and Adults as well as Therapeutic Recreation. We run special events and services throughout the year that help in bringing our community together! Recreation also shares many resources with the borough’s schools including our new recreation center, recreation fields, tennis courts and school gym facilities.

 

Location:  200 Thompson Ave., Bound Brook

Carrier Clinic

https://carrierclinic.org

(800) 933-3579

 

Carrier Clinic, a behavioral healthcare system, specializes in psychiatric and substance abuse addiction treatment.

Services:  Health

  • Free, Confidential Screenings for Anxiety, Depression, and Alcohol Dependency

  • Weekend Co-Dependency Program

  • Bright Futures for Kids

  • Parents Support Group

  • Al-Anon Family Group

  • Mood Disorder Support Group

Location:  252 County Road 601, Belle Mead

Catholic Charities

https://ccdom.org/somerset

(908) 722-1881

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen provides quality services with dignity and respect  to the poor, vulnerable, and all people in need, and partners with families and communities to improve the quality of life. Catholic Charities serves all those in need, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity. 

Services:  Health, Housing, Youth

Services include financial counseling, rent and utilities assistance, counseling and addiction services, immigration legal services, youth services, and more.

Location:  540 Route 22 East, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

http://www.cjfhc.org

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 Visiting Nurse Association

http://www.communityvna.org

We are community based, non-profit health care agencies that provide and coordinate quality home care, hospice and community services and promote health education, wellness and prevention services.

Services:  Health, Youth, Seniors

  • Immunizations, health physicals, and nutrition counseling to uninsured children (by appointment)

  • Health screenings and education for seniors

Locations:  Our Lady of Mercy Church, 122 High St, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880  |  111 Greenbrook Rd. Greenbrook, NJ 08812

Crisis Intervention – Mobile Response & Stabilization Services

https://ccdom.org/somerset-mobile-response

Crisis Phone:  (877) 652-7624

Children who are experiencing suicidal/homicidal ideation and/or significant psychotic symptoms are referred to the county screening authority, with the support and presence of MRSS staff.

Services:  Health, Youth

Immediate 24/7 mobilization of crisis staff to homes, schools, or other safe locations where youth between the ages of 4 to 18 are experiencing behaviors putting them at risk of out-of-home placement or hospitalization.

Location:  540 Route 22 East, Bridgewater, NJ, 08807

EmPoWER Somerset

http://www.empowersomerset.com

(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: https://www.pioneerfsc.com/

  • 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)

https://njaes.rutgers.edu/fchs/ 

(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 & Community Services of Somerset County

http://fcssomerset.org

(732) 356-1082

We are a non-profit community agency that provides professional and affordable mental health, family and addictions counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in need. We provide support services to address each of life’s many transitions and problems.

Services:  Health, Youth, Seniors

Our program offers individual, group, and family counseling; addition services; and community services.

Location:  339 West Second Street, Bound Brook

Family Crisis Intervention Unit (from Somerset County Youth Services)

www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/human-services/youth-services/family-crisis-intervention-unit 

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 

Food Bank Network of Somerset County

http://somersetfoodbank.org

(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

Green Brook Academy

https://greenbrookacademy.org/ 

(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 Housing Resources

https://www.hcdnnj.org/assets/documents/somerset%20county%20housing%20resource%20guide.pdf 

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

https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/home/showdocument?id=22384

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

https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/home/showdocument?id=33232

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

https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/home/showdocument?id=32485

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

https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/home/showdocument?id=26198

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.

JFS

https://www.jewishfamilysvc.org 

(908) 725-7799

JFS is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian social service agency whose purpose is to preserve and strengthen the quality of individual, family and community life based on Jewish values.

Services:  Health, Work, Youth

  • Mental Health Counseling

  • Career Counseling

  • Expanding Horizons (Special Needs Programs)

  • Family Mentor Program

Location:  150-A West High St., Somerville

Lion's Gate Ministries

https://lionsgateministries.org 

(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

Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission

http://middlebrookhealth.org 

(732) 968-5151

Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission (MBRHC) provides a variety of public health programs and services to help improve the health status of the communities we serve.

Services:  Health

Vaccines, STD testing, blood pressure screening, women's health, and more.

Location:  Town Hall, Bound Brook

NAMI Somerset

http://www.naminj.org/support/affiliates/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

NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders

https://njcts.org/

(908) 575-7350

Provides programs and services for individuals living with Tourette Syndrome and their families.

Services:  Health

Free referrals to neurologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists who specialize in Tourette Syndrome and the associated disorders-- ADHD, OCD, learning disabilities, Anxiety, Depression, etc. Free webinar series for families, educators, and professionals on TS and non-TS related topics. In collaboration with Rutgers University GSAPP, provides counseling and treatment at Tourette Syndrome Clinic on sliding scale fee.

Location:  50 Division Street, Suite 205, Somerville, NJ 08876

Norwescap

http://norwescap.org 

(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

www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/human-services/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 

Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service (PESS)

https://www.bridgewayrehab.org/services.somerset.pess.html

(908) 526-4100

 

PESS provides professional emergency crisis intervention assistance to individuals experiencing an emotional crisis. Call when you need crisis intervention, stabilization, crisis hotline, family crisis services, or mobile outreach.

Services: Health

  • Rapid mobile outreach focused on early crisis intervention

  • A community-based PESS center that includes a "Living Room" model of care for crisis intervention services, planning, and follow-up appointments

  • Use of flexible follow-up PESS services to ensure that individuals get crisis intervention services while they are awaiting appointments with community providers or if they fail to keep the appointment and need an additional referral option.

 

Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center

www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/human-services/mental-health

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

 

RideWise

https://ridewise.org 

(908) 704-1011

RideWise Inc. is an independent non-profit organization that promotes efficient and sustainable travel options like public transit, ridesharing, biking and walking.

Services:  Health, Youth, Seniors, Transportation

RideWise helps people find transportation options including local buses, ridesharing, walking, and biking routes. They also promote Safe Routes to School, safety education, and Complete Streets policies.

Location:  360 Grove Street, Bridgewater

RWJ University Hospital Somerset

https://www.rwjbh.org/rwj-university-hospital-somerset/ 

(908) 685-2200

Our hospital is part of the RWJBarnabas Health network, the largest healthcare system in New Jersey. Our team is prepared to address all of your family’s medical needs.

Services:  Health, Youth, Seniors

Medical care, outreach, health education, screenings, vaccinations, food distribution

Locations:  Somerville Hospital  |  Bound Brook High School  |  Bound Brook Salvation Army  |  Bound Brook Farmers' Market

Safe+Sound Somerset

http://safe-sound.org/ 

(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

Salvation Army

https://newjersey.salvationarmy.org/NewJersey/boundbrook 

(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)

www.ship908.com

(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-Ed

https://www.zufallhealth.org/services/community-programs/snap-ed/

(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

www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/affiliated-agencies/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

https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/human-services/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

Somerville YMCA

https://www.somersetcountyymca.org/locations1/somerville-ymca-somerset-valley-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

https://norwescap.org/health-wellness/wic/ 

(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

Zarephath Health Center

www.zhcenter.org

(732) 537-0737 

The Zarephath Health Center provides free health care to the poor, uninsured, and under-insured. The World Health Organization defines 'health' as a state of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Our goal is to work on all three levels.

Services:  Health

Health services for poor, uninsured and under-insured people. We have five exam rooms, three intake rooms, and a classroom. Additionally, we are right next to the clothing and food pantry run by Zarephath Christian Church.

Location:  595 Weston Canal Rd., Somerset

Zufall Health Center

https://www.zufallhealth.org 

(908) 526-2335

(908) 526-7444 (sexual assault hotline)

We are your medical and dental home providing a comfortable, healing environment where every member of your family receives high-quality, affordable, health care.

Services:  Health

  • Medical, Dental, and Behavioral Health Services

  • Sexual Assault Support Services

  • Parent Readiness Education Program

  • Dental Health Education

  • ACA Enrollment

  • Outreach Department

  • Ryan White Fund Services

Locations:   Somerville (71 Fourth St., Somerville)  |  Lafayette School  |  Lamonte School and Annex  |  Smalley School  |  Bound Brook Library   

Greenbrook Academy  |  Food Bank Network of Somerset County

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