Paterson Task Force for Community Action, Inc.

Paterson Task Force Programs

GOODS AND SERVICES

We provide clients in crisis situations with bagged groceries, clothing and referrals to other agencies when necessary. We also provide Thanksgiving food baskets, toys and gifts for the holiday season, furniture and household items to clients leaving our shelters or fire victims, and client referrals from other agencies.

EMERGENCY SHELTERS

Our certified HUD Housing Counselor provides comprehensive counseling to residents of Passaic County. Housing Counseling includes landlord-tenant rights, rental assistance referrals, home pre-purchasing and delinquent and default mortgages. Our Counselor also advocates for tenants in Fair Housing cases, unfair or illegal landlord practices, and eviction. The counselor is also a certified Veteran’s Housing Counselor. During the course of the year, she has served over 158 clients, 98 Foreclosure Prevention, 35 received mortgage modifications (saved homes) and 25 Fair Housing clients.

HILLTOP HAVEN I and II - HILLTOP HEIGHTS:

Paterson Task Force has three (3) facilities to house the homeless as well as provide emergency shelter.

HILLTOP HAVEN I & II:

We have provide a safe haven for approximately 117 adults and 201 children, each year. Families are provided with three meals a day, clothing, and assistance with finding stable housing. Our partners also provide these residents with medical treatment, mental health services, substance abuse counseling, and educational services.

HILLTOP HEIGHTS:

Houses intact families that include women with male children over thirteen years old, males with children or husbands and wives with children. In the past year, we have housed approximately 300 people (both adult and children). Each has access to all the services provided by our partners besides meal services as they are supplied with full kitchens along with food packages when available.