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Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation

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Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: To provide programs geared primarily for low-income citizens, senior citizens and handicapped residents of bayonne, nj.

Programs: To empower families and nurture and educate young children between the ages of 3 and 5. The program is a comprehensive medical, dental, psychological, nutritional as well as educational program. Beof head start partners with communities of underprivileged children in bayonne, nj. To address the needs of special needs children, the beof offers an on-site inclusion program in cooperation with the bayonne board of education. During the 2013-14 school year there were 156 children enrolled in the head start program, including 15 children with disabilities. During the year the program received $351,934 in in-kind support, including rent from bayonne city and various contributed educational and professional services.

the sandy home repair & advocacy program is funded through a social services block grant. The program helps seniors and individuals with disabilities whose primary homes were damanged by superstorm sandy. The program is administered by the nj dhs, division of aging services through hudson county's aaa. Eligible households may receive up to $5,000 for home repairs, including but not limited to mold remediation, replacement of interior wall boards, restoration of heating and cooling systems, electrical repairs, patching roofs, and disposal of debris. The sandy homeowner/renter assistance program offers temporary relief to individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis from superstorm sandy. The program provides housing stability by maintaining temporary housing while primary residence is repaired/rebuilt. Assistance includes, but is not limited to, rent or mortgage past due or current, past due or current utility payments, and replacement of essential items such as furniture and appliances.

to provide assistance to low-income individuals and families in need. Some of the other services offered to eligible residents of bayonne city include: energy assistance, nutritious meals served at two nutrition sites, meals-on-wheels, transportation for elderly and/or handicapped residents, homeless prevention, fair housing, and community outreach.

the program, funded through the new jersey department of community affairs, provides assistance to low-income families to help prevent high energy costs as well as promote energy conservation. By conducting energy audits through weatherization, beof has been successful in the preservation of homes as well as improving the quality of life for all clients who have received assistance through the program. As the need for weatherization increases throughout bayonne city, beof has increased outreach to the community to ensure that all those in need know of the beneficial services beof provides.

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Very bad experience. They are not well informative on how the application process works for rental assistance program. I was mislead with my application approval processing thinking that their approval process works as a
rules and guidelines they have on the application instead what they told me was that their approval decision is based from what they think it is best from their owned decision

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