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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

Bound Brook 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

(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

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

Community Visiting Nurse Association

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

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 

Crisis Intervention – Mobile Response & Stabilization Services

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

(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 & Community Services of Somerset County

(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) 

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

(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 

(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 

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.

HOPE Church

(732) 563-4990

HOPE is an acronym for House Of Prayer and Evangelism. Committed to God, serving humanity. 


Services:  Youth, Seniors

Services include God's Closet and support for youth and seniors.

Location:  519 E. Main Street, Bound Brook, NJ 08805


(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

Juvenile Institutional Services 

(908) 704-6326 

QAL (Question & Answer Line): (908) 704-6355  

Responsible for juvenile detention and alternative to detention programs for Somerset County youth ages 12 -18. 

Services:  Youth

  • Juvenile Detention

  • Home Detention Program

  • Advanced House Arrest

  • Juvenile Justice Intensive Case Management

  • Advanced Station House Adjustment

Location:  27 Warren St., 2nd 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

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


(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

NJ Transit 

(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.

Guide to Transportation:   < Bound Brook >  |  < South Bound Brook >  |  < Somerset County >

Location:  Bound Brook Train Station, various bus stops

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 


(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.

Guide to Transportation:   < Bound Brook >  |  < South Bound Brook >  |  < Somerset County >

Getting to ShopRite and Middlebrook Center:   < >

Location:  360 Grove Street, Bridgewater

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

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 

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

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


(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 Transportation

(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.

Guide to Transportation:   < Bound Brook >  |  < South Bound Brook >  |  < Somerset County >

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

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