General community resources
Key Services Guide for Older Persons - NJ
State of NJ Services A to Z
Statewide (NJ) Benefits for Older Persons
Information Rockland County, NY
NY State Office for the Aging - Senior Citizens Resource Guide
Medicaid Benefit Information
Passaic County Assistance Programs
Financial Assistance/Counseling (Miscellaneous)
Bergen County Chore Program
Hearing Aid Assistance to Aged & Disabled (HAAAD)
A $100 reimbursement to eligible persons who purchase a hearing aid.
NJ CPA Help Center
Financial counseling for those in crisis (i.e., natural disaster or act of violence), meet financial guidelines and/or be in need of professional financial services.
Property Tax Relief Programs (NJ)
Social Service Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity, Inc.
Provides basic supplemental financial assistance and case management services to individuals and families of Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, Waldwick and Wyckoff. They also have a food pantry. Call for information. 201-444-2980.
Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program
The Valley Hospital makes inpatient and outpatient medical services available to eligible NJ residents who are in low-income situations with limited assets through the NJ Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program (referred to as "charity care assistance"). To obtain a charity care application, please click here.
Patients whose insurance coverage only pays for part of the hospital bill or outpatient services and who are otherwise eligible may also apply for NJ Hospital Care payment Assistance. For instance, Medicare Part A and/or B beneficiaries who have no secondary insurance may be eligible for charity care to pay for all or some of their deductibles and/or co-payments. Outpatients must apply through the Community Care Department in Hawthorne by calling 973-427-7676. Patients admitted to the hospital with no insurance will be mailed an application from Patient Financial Services or an application may be requested by calling 201-291-6080.
Outpatient prescriptions are not covered under charity care. For information about prescription drug assistance, click here.
Certain undocumented aliens may be eligible for a special Medicaid program called Medical Emergency Payment Program for Aliens to help pay for emergency services and/or inpatient care.
Click HERE for a list of Valley Hospital In-Area Hotels.
Community Health Law Project
Consumer's Guide to New Jersey Law (NJ State Bar Foundation)
Disability Law - A Legal Primer (NJ State Bar Foundation)
Elder Law Attorneys
Key Services Guide - Legal Assistance
Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ)
LSNJ coordinates the statewide Legal Services system, which provides free legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans for their civil legal problems.
NJ Statewide Benefits for Older Persons - Legal
National Lifeline Emergency Response Service
Valley Medical Group
Bergen County Department of Health Services Directory
Cancer Education and Early Detection Program
Community Health Improvement Partnership of Bergen County
Bergen County Meals on Wheels
* Referrals may be done by e-mail if listed.
Bergen County Senior Lunch Program for Active Seniors
Bergen County Food Stamps
Community Meals, Inc.
NJ Food Stamps and Food Assistance Programs-SNAP
Meals on Wheels Association of America
Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels
Passaic County Nutrition Services
Bergen County Community Transportation
Key Services Guide - Transportation List
NJ County Paratransit Program
NY County Paratransit Program
Public Transportation Links
Statewide (NJ) Benefits for Older Persons
Valley Social Work Department Transportation List
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Valley offers a free “Non-Emergent Transportation Service" for patients without access to Valley’s Outpatient Programs. The service is for patients who are unable to drive or have access to public transportation. The transportation must be for a service provided at The Valley Health System. The patient must live less than 30 minutes of The Valley Health System. Services are available on a first come, first serve basis. The transport must occur between the service’s hours of operation. For more information, call 201-447-8000, x2507. The service is available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Service is not available on holidays.
Veterans Trips to VA Hospitals
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