Grantee Blog 2020

Our COVID-19 Crisis Response for Holistic Health

The COVID-19 public health crisis has impacted Bergen County families significantly. Many are facing Illness, isolation, unemployment, food and housing insecurity, and much more.  Fear and uncertainty are resulting in increased stress, anxiety and other mental health concerns among both our staff and clients. BFC is committed to addressing these complex mental health issues by providing and connecting individuals and families with accessible mental health supports.

Our seven licensed clinicians offer free confidential mental health supports and referrals.

We’ve created mental health minutes providing tips to clients how to get through the COVID-19 Crisis

We have created the Client Resources Page on our website from COVID-19 resources to mental health hotlines.

We facilitate virtual support groups for caregivers, people living with HIV/AIDS, new moms, teens, isolated seniors and others.

We offer 5-7 online exercise classes every week from Meditation, Yoga, Balance, Chair Yoga, Qigong, and Stretch to Tai Chi, promoting our clients’ well-being

About the Grantee

Bergen Family Center

Founded in 1898 by the Woman’s Club of Englewood, as an after-school program for vulnerable youth, Bergen Family Center is Bergen County’s oldest continuously operating family service agency. We value early learning; promote healthy youth development, provide prevention, intervention, and counseling services, offer critical support to families, and help older adults age in place with dignity.