Health and Social Services
The Social Services department interacts closely with NCC’s family and senior housing units. In all NCC senior housing facilities, there is a social services office staffed by a care coordinator. A registered nurse oversees the department, serving as Director of Health and Social Services.
Emergency Food Pantry ~ New Community Corporation operates an emergency food pantry starting the 16th of every month to aid individuals and families who are in need of food supplies. In addition to canned goods, the pantry also provides items such as rice, cereal and even frozen, whole chickens.
The food pantry requires:
– A valid NJ ID and/or proof of residency
– Proof of income (employment, unemployment, Social Security award letter, etc.)
– Birth certificate for each child under the age of 18
Referrals for Basic Needs ~ Residents receive referrals to acquire necessities such as food, clothing, shelter and health care within the NCC network or other locations.
Transportation ~ Social Services provides transportation to the seniors and families who live within NCC network. The residents are taken on trips to restaurants, museums, shopping centers and special events.
Health Clinics ~ Residents can take advantage of two health clinics staffed by a physician and nurse at the following locations:
Associates (180 South Orange Ave.) – Every other Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Commons Senior (140 South Orange Ave.) – Every other Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Holiday Needs ~ We collect toys, help supply holiday meals and provide Christmas gifts to NCC families in need.
NJ EASE Care Management Program ~ This program allows senior citizens to receive health care while remaining in their own homes. Individuals must be 60+ years of age, reside in Essex County and be considered frail and vulnerable.
Residential Social Services ~ The Social Services Department assigns care coordinators to all NCC housing developments. NCC’s care coordinators work closely with families and children to foster a pleasant living environment.
Workshops ~ Residents participate in educational workshops on topics that are important to them, such as “Fall Prevention,” “Proper Nutrition” and more.
Home Friend Program ~ The Home Friend program is designed for seniors who need extra help with their daily living needs. Seniors must be 60+ years and have Medicare to be eligible for this program.
Our Mission: To help residents of inner cities improve the quality of their lives to reflect individual God-given dignity and personal achievement.