Shelter Plus Care (Division of Family Guidance)
Shelter Plus Care is a permanent supportive housing program that provides HUD housing vouchers and support services to assist young people in acquiring sustainable housing and functioning in an independent living setting. Shelter Plus Care is a collaboration between the Housing Authority of Bergen County, which determines eligibility and administers the vouchers, and the Bergen County Division of Family Guidance, which provides ongoing case management services.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS?
- To help young adults with mental health, substance abuse, learning, and/or behavioral difficulties acquire and sustain affordable housing.
- To facilitate participants’ job retention, apartment upkeep, budgeting, and ac-cess to medical and psychiatric ser-vices.
- To reduce homelessness.
- Help young adults find apartments and live independently in unsupervised residences.
- Provide monthly case management services.
- Link participants to community re-sources such as food banks, Medicaid, and mental health services.
- Provide crisis counseling.
- Facilitate access to the Division of Family Guidance continuum of services including:
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Medication monitoring
- Substance abuse treatment
- Vocational testing
- GED preparation
- Vocational, job & college coaching
- Recreational activities
- Must be a resident of Bergen County.
- Must be between the ages of 18 and 21 at time of initial eligibility.
- On an annual basis, must meet HUD eligibility requirements and need continued supportive services.
- Visions Transitional Living Program
- Bergen’s Place Youth Shelter
- Community referrals
- The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P)
|Eligibility||Residents of Bergen County, age 18-21. On an annual basis, must meet HUD eligibility requirements and need continued supportive services.|
Basic Needs / Assistance
Family & Support Services
Last Updated: 08/10/23