COMMUNITY RESOURCES

SENIORS

 

FREE & LOW-COST SERVICES IN BOUND BROOK & SOUTH 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

Casa de Esperanza

http://www.casaesperanzanj.com

(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

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

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

FISH

https://www.tricountyresourcenet.org/search/fish-inc/

(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

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

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.

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

https://www.lsnj.org/lsnwj/

(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

NJ Transit

https://www.njtransit.com 

(9732) 275-5555

NJ TRANSIT is New Jersey's public transportation corporation. It provides safe, reliable, convenient and cost-effective transit service.

Services:  Youth, Seniors, Transportation

 

Train service from Bound Brook:

  • to points east (Dunellen, Plainfield, Netherwood, Fanwood, Westfield, Garwood, Cranford, Roselle Park, Union, Newark Penn Station, Hoboken, New York Penn Station - A change of trains is sometimes required at Newark Penn Station to travel to New York Penn Station. Check the rail schedule for trains offering “one seat ride” services into New York.)

  • to points west (White House, Lebanon, Annandale, High Bridge)

Bus service:

  • Bus #114 provides service along route 22 and 28, from Union Avenue & Tea Street to Bridgewater, Somerville, North Plainfield, Dunellen, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, Springfield, Union, Hillside, and New York Port Authority.

  • Bus #117 provides express service along route 22 (weekdays only) from Route 22 & Mountain Avenue to Somerville, North Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, Union, and New York Port Authority.

  • Bus #65 provides limited service from Union Avenue & Tea Street to Bridgewater, Somerville, North Plainfield, Dunellen, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, and Newark Penn Station.

Location:  Bound Brook Train Station, various bus stops

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

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

Ryde4Lyfe

https://ezride.org/transportation/senior-transportation/

(866) 208-1307, Option 4

Ryde4Lyfe provides transportation to adults in partnership with Lyft and Uber.

Services:  Seniors, Transportation

Lyft and Uber rides are provided Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  A credit or debit card and a cell phone (not a smart phone) are required to participate in the program.

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

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 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

Somerset County Transportation

https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/transportation/county-shuttle-schedules

(908) 231-7151

Somerset County operates three different public transit bus lines – SCOOT, DASH and CAT. These buses can be used by anyone for work, school, errands, or recreation.

Services:  Youth, Seniors, Transportation

SCOOT-R1 and SCOOT-R2 provide bus service from Bound Brook to Bridgewater, Somerville, Manville, and Hillsborough.

 

CAT-1R provides bus service from Bound Brook to Branchburg (RVCC), South Bound Brook, Somerville, Franklin Township/Somerset, and New Brunswick.

CAT-2R provides bus service from Bound Brook to Branchburg (RVCC), Somerville, Raritan, and North Plainfield.

DASH 851 and DASH 852 provide bus service from Bound Brook to the New Brunswick train station, Bridgewater, and Franklin Township/Somerset.

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

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