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Community Outreach Services - Homeless

Agency: Alternatives
Service Description:

Alternatives provides transitional houisng and supportive services for homeless individuals and families in Somerset County. Housing options/services include:

- Transitional housing (depending on situation and eligibility)
- Ongoing overall case management
- Clinical counseling
- Skill builiding services that include:
* Cooking
* Cleaning
* Assistance with activities of daily living
- Money management and assistance with budgeting
- Application assistances for gaining entitlements, benefits, or other supports
- Linkages to medical and mental health providers/services
- Education on medications, symptomology, and available treatments for medical conditions
- Employment skill building and career planning services, such as:
* Resume writing
* Job search assistance
- Connection with community resources
- Advocacy with external entities (including physicians, hospitals, entitlement agencies, landlords, etc.)
- Crisis management
- 24 hour on-call services


Please call for more information.


Open to homeless individuals and their families in Somerset and Warren Counties. Applicants must be homeless prior to admission.

In addition, applicants in Somerset County must meet the eligibility criteria through the Somerset County Board of Social Services. Please call for more information.

Application Instructions:

Please call for more information. An application can be generated directly through Alternatives or through the Board of Social Services.

Required Documents:

  • application/registration forms
  • ID
  • Last Update: September 21, 2017


    600 First Ave

    Raritan, NJ 08869

    Web Address:

    Areas Served:

    Somerset and Warren Counties

    Business Hours:

    Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Telephones: types, numbers and hours
    Type Number Details
    Main Phone (908) 685-1444
    Fax (908) 685-2660




  • Open Fridays
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Thursdays
  • Open Tuesdays
  • Open Wednesdays
  • Special Populations

  • Mental Disabilities & Illness