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*Resources to Help Undocumented Families Know Their Rights & Immigration Resources*

*Resources to Help Undocumented Families Know Their Rights & Immigration Resources*

A compilation of local, state, and national resources to support undocumented and/or immigrant families within our community in getting the help they need, without fear of legal repercussions. This page is updated as local resources are submitted.

Check this Resource Page often to stay informed of all the immigration resources available to you, just click on a resource to be brought to its BergenResourceNet page, where you can find additional information!

Medical Wellbeing

  • NJ Children's System of Care: The New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC) is a division with the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF). The foundational philosophy of all System of Care partners is the Wraparound/Child Family Team. The Wraparound approach is used to provide voluntary services to youth ages 0-21 with mental, emotional, behavioral, developmental, intellectual, and substance abuse challenges and their families at no cost to the family regardless of income or insurance status. 

    • PerformCare: To access in-home, in-community services at NO COST TO FAMILIES for children and youth ages 0-21 living with behavioral, mental health or emotional issues, substance abuse issues and/or developmental or intellectual disabilities, please contact us toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 1-877-652-7624. 

  • is operated by Occupational and Community Health Services (OCHS), a Non-Profit 501C3 health corporation that provides in-office and on-site medical services where it is needed and when it is needed. 

  • Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI)/Lynn Diamond Healthcare Center: BVMI meets the medical needs of low-income, working, uninsured adults in Bergen County by providing free, comprehensive, patient-centered primary healthcare.

  • Bilingual Therapy NJ: Evaluations to Asylum Seekers and Immigrant Survivors and Other Abuse - The goal of this service is to properly record an asylum seeker’s history of persecution, mistreatment, or torture. Along with physical tests, the asylum seeker also undergoes psychological assessment to determine psychological evidence of trauma. These are then written down on a report that can be used by the asylum seeker’s attorney to help their client to obtain asylum.

  • Brightside Family Services (Michael Loupis Counseling LLC): Brightside Family Services (Michael Loupis Counseling LLC) is an Intensive In-Community (IIC) Services provider. - Immigration + Acculturation Challenges

  • Care Plus NJ: Provider of comprehensive, recovery-focused mental health and substance abuse services in Northern New Jersey with a range of services Care Plus NJ provides directly addresses the mental health needs of children, adults, and families. Care Plus NJ provides outpatient programs in Bergen County, both Medicaid and non-Medicaid, that serve youth under age 21.

    • Korean American Outpatient Services - KAOS: KAOS is a Care Plus NJ program specifically designed to provide linguistic and culturally appropriate services to meet the mental health needs of the fast-growing population of Korean American children, adolescents and adults in Bergen County.

    • Parenting with Common Sense - Spanish Group: The CarePlus parenting education group features the evidence-based Common Sense Parenting® model. Through an interactive, skill-based approach, parents learn practical and effective parenting methods to address issues of communication, discipline, decision-making, relationships, self-control, and school success.

  • Compassionate Pediatrics (Dr. Raksha Gupta, MD): I graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India and after immigration to the United States did pediatric residency from St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospitals, affiliates of Columbia University School of Medicine in New York and have been practicing Pediatrics since 1996.

  • EH Counseling LLC: EH Counseling LLC is a community-based mental health practice that offers therapeutic services.

  • Heightened Independence & Progress (hip): We provide a wide range of services for people with disabilities in the areas of advocacy, information and referral, peer support, and independent living skills training. We offer employment services, life skills training classes, and recreational activities for adults and young adults.

    • Hispanic Outreach Program: Through this project bilingual staff provide all Center for Independent Living services to people with disabilities who are Spanish speaking. Assistance is provided with completing applications for immigration, Social Security, housing, and other financial benefit programs. Translation is provided as necessary.

  • Latino Mental Health Association of New Jersey: The LMHANJ is committed to addressing the mental health needs of Latinos by supporting mental health professionals through the advancement of training, treatment, research, and mentorship, and by advocating for the well-being of the Latino community.

  • Savia Community Counseling Services: Savia Community Counseling Services (SCCS) was born with the purpose to facilitate a positive impact in the lives of the people we serve by providing in-community psychotherapeutic and supportive services within a culturally informed approach. Resilience, Strength-Based, and Compassion are the three pillars of our practice. Savia Counseling is a group of professionals with a high sense of responsibility, social involvement and dedication to our work.

  • Refugee Crisis Counseling Program: The purpose of the program is to provide free virtual community engagement activities that promote social support and resiliency during this difficult time.

  • Winner & Associates: Winner & Associates is a therapeutic intervention support agency committed to providing instructional and restorative emotional growth to families with challenges. - Immigration (Trauma and Resource Assistance)

  • Holy Name Medical Center's Hispanic Outreach Program: The Familia y Salud Program at Holy Name Medical Center was developed to provide the highest level of healthcare to members of the Hispanic community and, consistent with the Medical Center's ministry of healing, to provide services and programs in a culturally sensitive and caring environment.

  • CURA, Inc.: Comunidad Unida Para La Rehabilitación de Adictos doing business as C.U.R.A., Inc. was founded by Oswaldo Fiero and Gloria Plaza in response to a need that was not being met in the Hispanic community in the City of Newark: Alcoholism and Drug Addiction. Substance Abuse Treatment Programs were available but not in Spanish.

Social/Legal Wellbeing


  • Integrated Translation Services: Integrated Translation Services LLC (ITS) is a full service foreign language translation and interpretation company providing services in-person, via telephone and virtually in more than 180 languages and American Sign Language (ASL).

    • Face-to-Face Interpreting
    • Written Document Translation
    • Telephone Interpreting
    • Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
    • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting
    • Elsa™ Hands-Free Interpreting
  • Education & Training Center (Greater Bergen Community Action GBCA): Education & Training Center (ETC) was created to enable individuals to impoverished backgrounds to attain self-sufficiency through educational training and programs geared towards development of marketable employment skills. Greater Bergen offers a continuum of lifelong education of low-income adults, the foreign-born and senior citizens.

  • Language Today: Language today is Bergen County's largest and most successful interpreting company. We have the largest array of resources to meet all of your interpreting and translation needs and offer the best rates in the business.

  • Manavi - South Asian Women's Organization: Founded in 1985, Manavi was the first organization in the United States to specifically address the unmet needs of South Asian women affected by violence. Manavi’s objective is to reach out to these women and be an essential resource for them during their time of crisis.

  • New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ): The Institute’s cutting-edge racial and social justice advocacy seeks to empower people of color by building reparative systems that create wealth, transform justice and harness democratic power - from the ground up - in New Jersey.

  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): USCIS Application Support Center - 116 Kansas Street, Main Floor, Suite 7103, Hackensack, NJ 07601

    • File Forms Online
    • Find a USCIS Application Support Center
    • Manage your Case Online
    • Learn about Green Cards
    • Learn about Citizenship
    • Learn about Working in the U.S.
    • Access Research Tools and Other Resources
  • Wafa House, Inc: Wafa House, Inc's objective is to maintain a facility that will strengthen and reinforce the family unit through intervention and community awareness. Offers emergency housing.

  • Women and Family Ascending Association (W.A.F.A.A): We are a government recognized non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention therapy, referrals for job assistance, cultural sensitivity training, anger management therapy, Public Notary assistance, as well as many other services.

  • Women's Rights Information Center: Our programs and services are uniquely designed to address women's issues, support women, and their families during times of challenge and change. 

  • Center for Racial Justice in Education: From intensive one-day trainings, to longer-term, in-depth partnerships with organizations and schools, the Center for Racial Justice in Education supports educators in disrupting and dismantling racism wherever children learn—for their own benefit, for the benefit of the children in their care, for the benefit of the broader communities in which they live.

  • Oasis - A Haven for Women and Children: We carry out educational and social service programs that help women enter and succeed in the workforce and help children flourish academically. We also operate a soup kitchen and provide emergency food, clothing, and social support to city residents in need.


  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC): The ILRC trains attorneys, paralegals, and community-based advocates who work with immigrants around the country. We inform the media, elected officials, and public to shape effective and just immigration policy and law. Our staff works with grassroots immigrant organizations to promote civic engagement and social change.

    • Red Cards: All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The ILRC’s Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home.

  • is a searchable online directory of over 1,000 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. Only nonprofits that are BIA recognized or have attorneys on staff are included in the directory. Users can search by state, zip code, or detention facility.

  • Jadoo and Zalenski, LLC - Immigration LawyersWe understand the New Jersey criminal justice system, and are well versed in New Jersey family law, New Jersey real estate law, and the fast-changing provisions of immigration law. In addition, we handle a wide range of civil litigation and DYFS (Division of Youth and Family Services) cases.

  • Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ): Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) coordinates the statewide network of nonprofit Legal Services programs that provide free legal assistance in civil cases to low-income people in New Jersey who cannot afford lawyers.

    • LSNJ PROTECT: A new statewide initiative offering comprehensive and holistic legal services to victims of human trafficking throughout New Jersey.

  • National Immigration Law Center/Centro Nacional de Leyes Migratorias (NILC): Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.

  • Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS): NNJLS focuses on four core areas of civil law – housing, consumer, family, and public benefits. These are the areas in which our clients are most likely to develop legal problems which they cannot address themselves without the help of an attorney. Offers specialized services for immigrants.

  • The Shulman Law Group - Immigration Legal ServicesThe Shulman Law Group is based in New Jersey and have represented clients throughout the United States and worldwide, thus earning a national and international reputation as being the best immigration attorneys in business. Our lawyers travel to foreign embassies and consulates to directly handle problematic situations for clients.

  • Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ)VLJ’s mission is to improve the lives of economically-disadvantaged adults, children, and families in New Jersey by empowering them with tools, advice, and pro bono representation with the goal of securing fair and equal treatment within the legal system.

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  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
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Last Updated: 05/15/24