Mental Health Resources
Please CALL or TEXT 9-8-8 or visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline chat to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Mental Health Resources For Schools, Educators, Students, and Parents.
Social Services Directory
2023 Bergen County Social Services Directory
Alternatives to Domestic Violence
Center for Hope and Safety
Bergen County Office for Children
Key Services Guide for Older Adults and Caregivers
Download and find a list of services for older adults and caregivers living in Bergen County.
Food Security Resources
Consumer Product Safety
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention & Control
Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect learning, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement.
Helpful Resources for Preventing Lead Poisoning
NJ Department of Health
A brief overview of where lead is found and how to prevent lead poisoning.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Everything you need to know about Lead Poisoning from prevention, programs, statistics and latest news and regulations.
Project Medicine Drop
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has developed Project Medicine Drop as an important component of its effort to halt the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs. It allows consumers to dispose of unused and expired medications anonymously, seven days a week, 365 days a year, at “prescription drug drop boxes” located within the headquarters of participating police departments.
Each Project Medicine Drop box is installed indoors, affixed to the floor or wall in a secure area within police department headquarters, within view of law enforcement officers, in an area to which members of the public may be admitted to dispose of their unused medications. Their prominent “Project Medicine Drop” logos make the boxes highly visible and recognizable.
This initiative builds on the success of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Initiative, and the American Medicine Chest Challenge, which is sponsored in New Jersey by the DEA, Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey, and Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey. Both programs provide single-day opportunities to drop off unused medications at pre-identified, secure locations.
Project Medicine Drop provides the opportunity to discard unused prescription medications every day throughout the year. The participating police agencies maintain custody of the deposited drugs, and dispose of them according to their normal procedures for the custody and destruction of controlled dangerous substances. They report the quantity of discarded drugs to the Division of Consumer Affairs on a quarterly basis.
Medical Waste Disposal
Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission is unable to take medical waste of any kind. Please see the following links for more information on proper disposal: