Program areas at NHCAC
Healthcare services: health care services are provided from 10 sites strategically located throughout Hudson, bergen and passaic counties. These services include primary and preventive health care for both the uninsured and under-insured predominantly minority residents, and covers prenatal, gynecological, family planning, pediatrics, and adult medicine as well as comprehensive oral health care, mental health, and addiction services counseling. The agency continues to focus on reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and use of emergency rooms. In 2021, 75,595 unduplicated patients were assisted through 240,452 professional visits. Eighty-five percent (85%) of patients are latino and 76% are sufficiently limited in their english that they were served in another language. Ninety-one percent (91%) had incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (fpl); and of that number, 71% fall at or below 100% fpl. Uninsured patients made up 45% of the patients, and 42% were covered by medicaid; this includes 15,509 chip. Medical (includes family, internist, ob/gyn, pediatrics, other specialist)total patients served: 58,896total visits: 191,881substance abusetotal patients served: 95total visits: 732dentaltotal patients served: 11,124total visits: 27,824mental healthtotal patients served: 1,539total visits: 11,683visiontotal patients served: 463total visits: 510podiatrytotal patients served: 1,462total visits: 3,138community education specialists (includes aca enrollment specialists and colorectal screening specialists)total outreach captured: 2,016total visits: 4,684
Community services: encompasses all programs not included in the other 2 categories.a. Women, infants & children (wic) nutritional program - wic nutritional education and assistance services continues to provide supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five. The program also includes nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and support, immunization screening and health care and social service referrals, as well as vouchers. These vouchers are redeemable for specifically designated foods at participating supermarkets. Total clients served: 13,924employment services/job placement - assessment and referral to employment plus job development accompanied by job readiness services for those needing such aid before beginning job search.total participants enrolled: 246total jobs received: 211hispanic affairs/immigration & naturalization - a variety of assistance related to entrance, legal residency, citizenship and other ins concerns including special projects, e.g., family unification visas and work permits; amnesty and lottery programs.total clients served: 2,583housing counseling/tenant advocacy - provides education and assists residents with pre-purchase/home buying, rental counseling, shelter/services for the homeless, and tenant advocacy. North Hudson Community Action Corporation is a hud approved housing counseling agency.total clients served: 98hud coc rapid re-housing - provides quick entry into housing paired with temporary financial assistance and individualized case management that assists a minimum of 22 households with their housing stability goals. A number of support services (job placement, parenting skills workshops, financial management, etc.) Are provided to enable self-sufficiency after the temporary assistance ends. Total clients served: 29project shape - (social & health assistance program for the elderly): provides a full spectrum of social and home health services for area residents 60 years old and over. These services include information and referral, benefits screening, access assistance to entitlements and other forms of care, case management, homemaker assistance, and management of the jacc program.total clients served: 826safe housing/home repair (residential maintenance) - provides a maximum of $500 in home repairs to correct health and safety violations for seniors 60 and over.total clients served: 7christmas toys - annual toy distribution to children in neediest families served; additional toys were purchased to support those impacted by hurricane sandy.children served: 2,521
Early childhood development and child care: funded to serve 367 pre-school children, 104 infants and toddlers, and 30 pregnant women, the North Hudson Community Action (nhcac) head start/early head start (hs/ehs) programs provide full-day, full-year early education and parenting programs, integrated with extended childcare, health, and family support services. 91% of families served this fiscal year had incomes at or below 100% of poverty and 148 children participated in pre-school activities and are developmentally ready to enter kindergarten.
Homeless prevention & housing services include:homeless prevention: temporary housing for eligible tanf recipients, the working poor, and non-welfare families for 6 to 12 months. Case management and support services, in cooperation with Hudson county welfare for tanf families are also provided. Total tanf recipient families served during the year: 103emergency assistance: provides emergency assistance to clients, from food to rental payments. Total clients assisted with:emergency food: 330emergency rent: 144temporary emergency shelter: 455