The Provident Bank Foundation awarded a mini-grant in the amount of $1,500 to Vantage Health System for its Opening Doors Program. Opening Doors is a program which finds permanent housing and offers support services to homeless families with school age children here in Bergen County. Says Vicki Sidrow, CEO, “this program, awarded by the Housing and Urban Development Department of the Federal Government last year, has so far successfully housed 27 families. The goal is 40 families by next year. Most are single mothers, some coming from the domestic violence shelter or other transitional shelters. The staff supporting this new program provides housing assistance and other social and clinical supports both in the home and in our offices as needed. The success stories so far have been inspirational”.
“We are grateful to the Trustees of the Provident Bank Foundation for recognizing this important program, Vantage’s important work in the community and the impact we have on our local residents in need” said Ms. Sidrow.
Vantage Health System is a private not-for-profit 501(C) (3) corporation in operation since 1957 offering a comprehensive range of behavioral health services to the residents of Bergen County, including those with mental health, addictions, developmental disabilities and adult medical challenges in 12 sites, outpatient locations in Dumont and Englewood, residential, in-home and in-school.
Insurance, Medicaid and Medicare are accepted, and a sliding scale fee is available for eligible individuals. For access to care, or information on services, call (201)567-0059.