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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

Alternatives, Inc.

(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

CASA SHaW (Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children) 

(800) 933-3579


CASA SHaW will fight to ensure that every foster child in our counties can be safe, have a permanent home, and realize the opportunity to not merely survive but thrive.

Services:  Health, Youth

Our advocates identify needs and make best interest recommendations to the court with the goal of moving children to safe, loving, and permanent homes. CASA SHaW is committed to advocating for children both individually and through community outreach and education on the issues of child abuse and neglect, giving children the best opportunity to thrive.

Location:  120 Finderne Ave., Suite 280, Bridgewater, NJ 08807



Catholic Charities

(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

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

Central Jersey Housing Resource Center 

(908) 704-8901

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:  Housing

Housing and financial literacy counseling; legal consultation for issues involving home ownership, foreclosure and home purchase; assistance locating affordable housing; savings match program up to $1,200 for income-eligible individuals; First Home Club savings match program up to $7,500 for persons looking to buy first home.

Location:  600 First Ave., Suite 3, Raritan, NJ 08869


(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

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.


(908) 526-4663

HomeSharing’s mission is to create affordable housing solutions. 

Services:  Housing

We match those seeking housing with those who need additional income or services to maintain their homes, while fostering independence and dignity.


Location:  The PeopleCare Center, 120 Finderne Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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

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


(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

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity

(908) 704-0016

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity builds permanent affordable housing for low-income families by mobilizing a cooperative volunteer effort. 

Services:  Housing

RVHFH and community volunteers build affordable housing for low-income families, working side-by-side with these families. RVHFH also has a Home Safety & Repair Program that performs critical home repairs or safety adaptations so that local residents can continue to live independently, safely and comfortably in their homes.

Location:  100 West Main St., Somerville

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

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

Section 8

(908) 707-9010

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program helps make safe and quality housing affordable to low, and very low-income households through direct rent subsidy payments to landlords. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Services:  Housing

Section 8 HCV program is based on the premise that housing costs (rent and utilities) should not exceed 30 percent of a household's income.

Location:  75 Veteran Memorial Drive, Suite 202, Somerville, NJ 08876

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

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

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