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Local Community & Social Services Directory

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Bloomfield Health & Human Services Department

Everything from counseling, crisis intervention, food stamp assistance, to the Essex County Welfare Van once a month outside town hall. To see if you qualify for these services or other assistance programs, you can contact the Bloomfield Health & Human Services Department for benefit screening. In addition, appointments can be scheduled for the mobile welfare van located at 1 Municipal Plaza on a monthly basis. Call to schedule an appointment or request additional information.

Phone: (973) 680-4017


Bloomfield Presbyterian Church Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is located on the church premises and is open 9:30 am to 11:00 am every Wednesday and Friday, and 10 am to 12 noon on the fourth Saturday of the month.  For more information, please call the Church Office during office hours, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  They must have authorized referrals from their town each time they appear at the pantry to receive assistance, but will be given a small portion of food if they have an emergency on a case by case bases. 

Address: 147 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ

Phone: (973) 743-1796


Toni’s Kitchen

Throughout the year, all guests are welcome and served without respect to need. We do not screen for income nor do we ask questions of those who come through our doors. Guests are encouraged to take away any leftovers from the day’s meal. Other items, such as bread, fruit or sweets, also are regularly available for the guests to take with them. We also distribute toiletries, warm hats, socks, and other such items at the end of the meal when guests select any take-away food or items they may find useful.  We have a regularly scheduled on-site medical clinic with a focus on preventive care. Our computer room makes four desktop computers available, as well as a fax machine, printer, and telephone. The room is open to guests after lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 

Address: 73 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ

Phone: (973) 932-0768 


Salvation Army Montclair Citadel

For Hours, see their calendar.  For more info on their services or for Social Service Assistance, call Montclair Citadel to schedule an appointment.  Services listed on their website include Food pantry and noon-time feeding program, addiction counseling, referral services,Cornerstone Homeless Shelter and Homeless Prevention Financial Assistance. Thanksgiving Dinners, Christmas assistance.

Phone: (973) 744-3312


Interfaith Hospitality Network

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County is a not-for-profit organization that provides shelter, professional support services and housing assistance so homeless families can find and sustain a new home. We do this with help from an extensive network of volunteers, generous individuals and other partners throughout our community. 

Address: 46 Park St., Montclair, NJ

Phone: (973) 746-1400

Mesh Montclair

Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless (MESH) is a local, faith-based organization dedicated to engaging the Montclair community to provide basic and essential services to Montclair’s most vulnerable homeless adults.

Phone: (862) 621-9488


Mental Health Services

Mental Health Association of Essex & Morris County

Provides services to children and adolescents who may have experienced trauma and/or other behavioral health challenges, housing to the homeless, hope for adult individuals caught up in the criminal justice system who need treatment, and pathways to a better tomorrow through partial care, physical health services and employment training. The Association embraces the Faith-based community as a powerful resource in holistically addressing the needs of those we serve from many different perspectives.

Services and Programs include:

  • Integrated Case Management Services (ICMS) provides a community-based, comprehensive network of support, advocacy, referral and intervention to adults being discharged from mental health care facilities. 

  • Prospect House (PH) is our day treatment/partial care program.  Attendance at Prospect House helps people with mental disorders to successfully manage their illness and significantly lower their risk for re-hospitalization through a highly regarded, psycho-social rehabilitation program.  

  • Community Support Services (CSS) develops community-based housing opportunities and coordinated services for people with mental illnesses who are able to live independently. Services include location identification, landlord negotiation and financial planning to help ensure long-term, stabilized housing as well as linkage to other services as needed. 

  • Riskin Children’s Center (RCC) provides high quality, affordable, comprehensive, accessible and culturally appropriate mental health services for children. The Center integrates many services under one roof, addressing the mental health and any related physical health issues a child may have.

  • Assisted Outpatient Treatment Services delivers community-based mental health services under court order to individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses who have a history of non-adherence to prescribed treatment on a  voluntary basis.  

  • Collaborative Justice Services (CJS) provides effective discharge planning, linkage and referral to community resources for non-violent offenders with mental illness who re-enter the community following release from the Essex Correctional Systems and from municipal jails.  CJS also advocates on behalf of those consumers who are rightfully incarcerated to ensure that they receive necessary and appropriate treatment and medication during their tenure in jail.

  • Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) provides outreach, intensive case management and housing that will enable adults who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, and have a serious mental illness, to engage in community based services. 

  • The Center for Behavioral Health provides psychotherapy and psychiatric services out of our Montclair office located at 33 South Fullerton Avenue. 

  • Supported Employment Services (SES) help men and women who are recovering from a mental illness to obtain and retain productive employment in the community.  Job counselors help identify employment prospects, provide assistance in developing appropriate readiness and job skills, and monitor progress and workplace performance.

For more information on the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris County and the programs and services they provide, please contact them directly.

Address: 33 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ

Phone: (973) 509-9777



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