Limited temporary assistance is given to individuals/families facing an emergency or crisis. Those who qualify may receive food vouchers, food packages, rent, and/or utility assistance. Funding is limited, and the demands on the program are extensive, so unfortunately not everyone can receive help, and applicants need to meet all program requirements.
Adult Protective Servides (APS)
Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates reports of suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults living in the community. Reports may be made by anyone. When a report is received, APS investigates. If and when the report is confirmed a plan of action is developed with the client to address the situation.
Seniors' Nutrition Program
- Congregate Hispanic Seniors Program
The Congregate Hispanic Seniors Program provides a holistic and comprehensive approach to assist Hispanic elderly (60 years and older) in Essex County to improve their quality of life. A comprehensive array of services is offered in our headquarters in a friendly cultural environment to help improve a senior’s overall quality of life. Among the services provided are transportation, a nutritious lunch, recreational and educational activities in and offsite.
- Home Delivered Meals Program This program offers homebound seniors (60 years and older) in Essex County the provision of nutritious nally adequate meals which assure, at a minimum, one-third of the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI). The program aims at promoting better health among homebound older adults through the provision of nutrition and health education services.