Teaneck Social Services Specialist
For information or a referral to community programs and services, such as financial assistance, homecare services, home repair and maintenance assistance, and food certificates,
please contact Ms. Andrade at:
201-837-1600 Ext. 1503
Click the link in blue to open the website of each resource.
Teaneck Ambulance - 201-837-2600, ask for TVAC
Teaneck Fire Dept - 201-808-8080
Teaneck Police Dept. - 201-837-2600
* In case of emergency, please dial 911 *
Food and Nutrition
JFCS: Kosher Meals on Wheels - 201-837-9090
Kosher meals to homebound seniors and disabled individuals throughout Northern NJ
Delivers: 1 week supply of frozen meals
Onsite food pantry - call for appointment
Bergen Meals on Wheels Program - 201-336-7420
For persons age 60+ years who are homebound, unable to prepare their own meals, have no one to assist with meal preparation during the day, and not a Medicaid recipient of MLTSS.
Delivers: 1 hot meal per day or 1 week frozen supply
Helping Hands Food Pantry - 201-715-5179
For Teaneck residents who are in need of assistance by providing weekly, non-perishable food to help supplement the cost of food.
Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-2:00 pm
Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm
Center for Food Action (Englewood) - 201-596-1804 x11
Seven day emergency food packages to seniors. Food must be picked up. Renewal required every 30 days.
Home Repair Assistance
Volunteer Center Chore Service - 201-489-7790
Installation of grab bars and railings and other minor safety repairs, at no cost, for senior citizens and people with disabilities
Rebuilding Together North Jersey - 201-447-8886
Assistance for low-income homeowners, particularly: seniors, people with disabilities, veterans or their spouses, members of the military, and families with children, with home improvements
Safely @ Home - 201-518-1175
Home safety modifications offered by Jewish Home Family to ensure that those seniors who are aging in their own homes can do so safely in the community. Seniors can opt into the membership program to receive services or volunteer program to aid their peers.
Elie Y. Katz's "Shovel for Seniors" - 201-218-5710
Teaneck volunteer program of people to shovel the snow for seniors in need. Volunteers will be assigned to a nearby neighbor and are asked to remove snow from their property after storms. As soon as volunteers become available, they will be assigned to a senior
Good Morning Check-Up Program - 201-837-2085
Ensures safety and well-being of registered Teaneck seniors through daily phone call check-ins by the Teaneck Fire Dept. between 8:00 - 9:00 am
Good Neighbor Program - 201-837-1600, ext 1651
Network of neighbors who volunteer to contact registered seniors and residents with special needs during a storm or emergency to check on their welfare
HNMC: Insurance Counselor - 201-379-5725
Free, unbiased assistance to help explain your current health insurance benefits and other options, including Employer Insurance Plans, COBRA, NJ Health Insurance Marketplace, NJ Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Medigap policies. Open from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) -
201-336-7413 or 201-336-7427 or 201-336-7400
New Jersey state trained and certified counselors help Medicare beneficiaries and pre-enrollees understand their benefits, options, and entitlements.
Seniors for Seniors - 201-880-9139
An educational program under the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care in the State of NJ that is designed to provide tools/methodologies to enable seniors to be empowered and effective advocates.
Bergen County Community Transp. - 201-368-5955
Door-to-door transportation, by appointment, for people with disabilities, elderly, and frail residents
Teaneck Senior and Disabled Transportation Services -
201-837-7130, ext 7040
Curb-to-curb free transportation, by appointment, for medical appointments in Teaneck, Englewood, or Hackensack 5 days a week; grocery shopping on Wednesdays & Thursdays
EZ Ride - 201-939-4242
Direct route transportation that fills the gap between fixed-route/fixed-schedule services and other expensive, private options
Costs: $15 annual fee + $2.50 initial pick up + $/mile
NJ Transit Access Link - 800-955-2321
Paratransit service for individuals who are unable to use local bus service due to age/disability
NJ Transit - 800-772-2222
Bus/train/light rail public transportation options
Click on njtransit.com or Google maps for schedules.
For instruction on how to travel safely by yourself using public transportation, NJTIP @ Rutgers can help. For some options, the only cost to customers during instruction is paying their own fares.
Teaneck Social Services Dept - 201-837-1600, ext 1503
Referrals and information to community programs and services
Bergen County ADRC* - 201-336-7400
Referrals and information to county-wide programs and services
* ADRC = Aging & Disability Resource Connection
Bergen Family Center - 201-568-0817
Adult Day Care Program and Care Management for Homebound older adults
Catholic Charities - 201-265-3840
Care-management services for older adults provided in partnership with Bergen NJ EASE. Need not be of the Catholic faith to receive assistance
Jewish Family and Children's Services of Northern NJ - 201-837-9090
Evaluation of care management needs through in-home assessments. Seniors are linked to appropriate supports. Need not be of the Jewish faith to receive assistance
Health and Medical
Holy Name Medical Center - 201-833-3000
Health and wellness resource in the heart of the Township of Teaneck
Vantage Health Systems - 201-567-0059
Not-for-profit system of community facilities and programs in Bergen County, providing services to all ages with mental health, addiction, developmental, and eldercare challenges
*For immediate crisis intervention, go to the nearest Emergency Room, call 911, or call 201-262-HELP (4357)
Events & Activities
For a list of calendar events and activities, please visit our Local Events page.