Bergen County's United Way - Compassion Fund
The safety and security of a roof over your head is that one lifeline upon which so much else depends.
The Compassion Fund is the largest source of direct and timely financial assistance for people struggling to make ends meet in our community. Many are so financially unstable that they are often one paycheck away from being out of their homes. It takes just one crisis for things to spiral out of control.
Our Compassion Fund social workers work one-on-one with individuals and families in a short-term crisis to ensure that their most basic needs of safety and security are met. Direct service includes help paying a utility bill to prevent a shut off, a rent payment to prevent eviction, and other emergency and urgent needs that help stabilize the crisis. Relief funds and case management are also available to support those affected by fire, flood or natural disasters, such as hurricanes or tropical storms. When the immediate crisis is stabilized, we connect individuals to 2-1-1’s network of resources to help them rebuild.
Basic Needs / Assistance
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Spiritual / Cultural
Behavioral / Mental Health
Last Updated: 02/15/22