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Borough of Welfare Department

Website: http://ridgefieldboro.com/

Ridgefield, NJ - 07657

Financial Help Provided: Utilities Assistance, Prescription Assistance

Full Description:

Provides assistance and counseling to residents in danger of eviction or having their utilities shut off.
Assistance in emergencies, i.e. prescriptions, transportation, shelter, food, and clothing.
Provides aid to transients.
Operate a food pantry and clothing closet at 550 Edison Street.
The department represents the Salvation Army in Ridgefield and as such can draw food from the Central Food Bank of New Jersey and receive grants from ShopRite’s “Partners in Sharing” program and other agencies.
Provide food baskets for families in need at Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition, we supply gifts for needy children at holiday time.
Relocation assistance for residents who are displaced because of the action of the Borough or State.

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Tips For Prompt And Professional Assistance
1. Make an appointment - Always attempt to make an appointment. Oftentimes this will save you hours waiting in lines. When on the phone make sure you ask for the documentation needed in order to receive assistance.

2. Do not be late for your appointment - This tip should speak for itself.

3. Dress appropriately - If you want to be treated with respect, dress as appropriately as possible. We are not saying wear a suit. Just make sure you and your clothes are clean and non offensive. We have found that clients who dress in this manner have a better chance of receiving aid.

4. Bring all pre determined documentation - Bring all of the documents you were advised to bring from your appointment phone call. Without them, you will not receive aid.

Mission Statement
To help the needy find financial aid and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place.