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Local Agencies Addressing Poverty: The Network

Local Community Action Agencies are working throughout New Jersey to provide direct services aimed at eradicating poverty. In some cases, there are multiple agencies providing services in a county. You can search for a local agency by county or by name to access local services.

CAAs welcome volunteers to assist with programs and services, as well as to serve as board members. Should you wish to get involved, please contact any of the agencies listed below.

Agency website contact service Area
Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation 201-437-7222 Union City, North Bergen, West New York, Garfield, Jersey City, Harrison, Englewood, Passaic, Hackensack, Guttenburg, Kearny
Burlington County Community Action Program 609-239-4000 Burlington County
Camden County Council on Economic Opportunity, Inc. 856-964-6887 Camden County
City of Jersey City Division of Community Development 201-547-6910 Jersey City
Essex County Division of Community Action 973-621-4400 Essex County
Gateway Community Action Partnership 856-451-6330 Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties; some services in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May and Mercer counties, and Philadelphia
Greater Bergen Community Action Partnership 201-968-0200 Bergen County
Hopes CAP, Inc. 201-216-1410 Hudson, Union and Somerset counties
Mercer County Department of Human Services 609-989-6897 Mercer County
Affordable Housing Alliance
Monmouth County
New Jersey Association on Correction 609-396-8900 Camden, Passaic, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth and Essex counties
North Hudson Community Action Association 201-210-0100 Hudson County
NORWESCAP 908-454-7000 Northwestern New Jersey
OCEAN, Inc. 732-244-2351 Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May counties
Passaic County 973-225-3683 Passaic County
Plainfield Action Services 908-753-3519 City of Plainfield
Puerto Rican Action Board (PRAB) 732-828-4510 New Brunswick, Middlesex County, Central New Jersey
Somerset Community Action Program 732-846-8888 Somerset County
The Farmworkers Support Committee (CATA) 856-881-2507 Southern New Jersey
The Jewish Renaissance Foundation 732-324-2114 Middlesex County
Union County Department of Human Services Planning Division 908-527-4800 Union County
United Community Corporation 973-642-0181 City of Newark
United Passaic Organization 973-472-2478 City of Passaic
United Progress, Inc. 609-392-2161 City of Trenton