Community Resource

Greater Bergen Community Action (GBCA)

(201) 884-1416

Greater Bergen Community Action (GBCA)

Greater Bergen Community Action is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit Community Action Agency. Established in 1967, Greater Bergen is part of a nationwide network of poverty-fighting enterprises which were established as part of the nation’s effort to address the intractable and persistent problem of poverty in America. 

Their services include:

  • Head Start - Early Childhood Education
  • High School Equivalency (formerly GED) 
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • New Americans
  • Tenants' Rights
  • Home Energy Assistance (help with utility bills)
  • Home Weatherization (improve energy efficiency)
  • Lead Remediation (Home lead testing and correction)
  • Credit Counseling and Financial literacy education
  • Community Housing In Partnership (affordable housing)
  • PHASES (Program for Homeless Adolescents Seeking an Environment of Stability)
  • The Ladder Program (supportive housing environment for men in recovery who have come through the justice system)

Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance
Family & Support Services
Legal / Advocacy
Payment Options
  • Free
Language Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Last Updated: 05/20/24