Bergen County's Housing, Health & Human Services Center
In October, the Bergen County Housing, Health & Human Services Center celebrated its fifth anniversary. The Hackensack-based program provides a full continuum of services including homelessness prevention, temporary shelter and permanent placement. The program's Director, Julia Orlando, focuses on collaboration and a housing-first approach to shelter, which has led to tremendous success. For more information on how the Center was created and how it has achieved its goal of reducing homelessness, the full article can be found by clicking here.
Atlantic County's Single Point of Entry Program
Atlantic County's Single Point of Entry program, which was implemented earlier this year, serves as a state and national model for efficiently streamlining the coordination of service providers catering to the homeless population. We spoke with Program Director, Ann Thoresen, who gave us updates on the program's successes and challenges in its initial months of operation. Click here to read the interview.