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STATEMENT

We at PACO understand that these are challenging times. The Covid-19 or Coronavirus has entered our way of life, and we are all working each day to ensure our families, and the community-at-large remains safe. We have created a Coronavirus section on our website to share and keep everyone up to date with any new information and impact on PACO programming.

 

At this time, PACO intends to remain open and to offer our services until we are permitted to do so. We are actively communicating with our staff and will update our constituents of the most current information.

 

We are working with State and local health officials to determine the best course of action in the coming days. We are working with our staff to ensure we minimize the spread of the virus and are taking the necessary precautions. Please stay tuned to our website and social media channels, as we determine the best course to continue to serve the community.

 

Please stay safe and healthy,

 

Julio Garcia

Executive Director

UPDATES

June 17, 2020
***NEW PROGRAM ALERT***

The State of NJ will be offering Rental Assistance for those who have been financially affected by COVID-19 and have fallen behind with the rent. The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program will be available Monday, July 6th to Friday, July 10th. Click the link below for more information.

 

Download COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program (PDF)

 

June 9, 2020

P-EBT Program is now available to help families buy food for their children during this COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Download P-EBT Flyer (PDF)

May 15, 2020

COVID-19 TESTING IN JERSEY CITY HEIGHTS

On Tuesday, May 19th & Thursday, May 21st, The Dept of Health & Human Service of Jersey City will be providing testing for the community by appointment ONLY.

 

Testing will take place at Pershing Field Park located on 201 Central Ave in Jersey City. To schedule an appointment, please call (201)547-5535, Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm.

 

May 13, 2020

(UPDATED) TESTING SITES IN HUDSON COUNTY

JERSEY CITY RESIDENTS ONLY
Testing for COVID19 & Antibodies. You must first call to make an appointment and then a testing site location will be assigned to you. See link for more information:
https://jerseycitynj.gov/cms/one.aspx?pageId=16490629

 

Hoboken Residents ONLY:
The City of Hoboken and Riverside Medical Group partner for offer Testing to its residents by appointment only.
https://www.riversidemedgroup.com/riverside-prepared-for-covid-19/

 

For Union City & Weehawken Residents ONLY:
COVID-19 Testing available for by appointment only. See link for more information:
http://www.ucnj.com/web_content/pdf/flyers/UC-Testing-Sites-STACK-LETTER.pdf

 

North Hudson Residents ONLY (Guttenberg, West New York, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken):
COVID-19 Testing available by appointment only. See link for more information:
http://www.northbergen.org/_Content/pdf/NHCAC-COVID-19-Testing-April2020.pdf

 

Secaucus:
Hudson Regional Medical Center is offering COVID19 & Antibody Testing by Appointment only. See link for more information:
https://www.hudsonregionalhospital.com/2020/03/hudson-regional-hospital-begins-coronavirus-testing/

 

Testing for Riverside Medical Group Patients by appointment ONLY. See link for more information:
https://www.riversidemedgroup.com/riverside-prepared-for-covid-19/

 

Bayonne Area:
COVID-19 Testing Available at Local Rite Aid in Bayonne (1097 Broadway, Bayonne). See link for more information:
https://www.projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19/?utm_source=riteaid&utm_medium=covid-19&utm_campaign=website

 

West Hudson Residents (Kearny, East Newark, & Harrison):
AFC Urgent Care is offering COVID19 & Antibody Testing by appointment only. See link for more information:
https://www.afcurgentcare.com/centennial/patient-resources/covid-19-testing/

 

 

March 23, 2020

Drive-Through Testing Site Available

https://www.hudsonregionalhospital.com/2020/03/hudson-regional-hospital-begins-coronavirus-testing/

 

https://secaucusnj.gov/covid-19/278-3-22-2020-update-hudson-county-covid-19-testing-center

 

 

March 19, 2020

PROGRAM AND SERVICE UPDATES

 

Senior Services

Buenos Días – Reassurance calls for Seniors in English and Spanish in Hudson County

PACO is providing reassurance calls for our most vulnerable. These calls are to ensure that someone is checking-in. We are also taking the opportunity to monitor any health changes that may arise and help our seniors obtain the information they need during this time.

 

For seniors living on their own, without regular interaction from family members, they are often left feeling alone and neglected. Our goal is to make them feel secure in knowing that they will always have someone who will check on them regularly to ensure their well-being.

 

For a family living out of town, or busy trying to keep up with demanding schedules, it’s not always possible to check on their loved ones daily. Our service is to provide the family with peace of mind in knowing that their loved ones will be checked on every day.

 

Please note: This service is limited to calls only Monday -Friday.

 

For more information or to enroll a loved one, please call 201-963-8282 or email Program Manager Ms. Eugenia Francisco efrancisco@pacoagency.org

 

To download the application, please click here.

 

 

March 18, 2020

PROGRAM AND SERVICE UPDATES

PACO is committed to continued service to the community during this time. However, to ensure the safety of our constituents and staff, we will suspend all walk-in customer services at our 346 Central Ave Location. We will also continue to serve our Senior population at our Main office on Manila Ave by appointment only.

These steps are being taken as a precaution due to the COVID-19 outbreak and ensure everyone safety.

 

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE

PSE&G Announced on March 13th, that due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, families will be negatively affected. PSE&G will suspend Shut-offs until further notice.

PACO will accept applications via email, fax, or drop-off at our 346 Central Ave, Jersey City site.
We will provide additional assistance over the phone via 1-844-722-6432

 

      • Satellite Service at PSE&G Payment centers in Union City and Jersey City Journal Square are temporally postponed.
      • HEA Service at our Main Office location 390 Manila Ave will be postponed due to the proximity to our Senior Service Program.

 

LIHEAP applications are available for download at our website:
Applications must be downloaded and completed. A fillable pdf is forthcoming along with step by step instructions

https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/forms/docs/heaappl.pdf

Applicants are asked to complete and return applications with supporting documentation via email to liheap@pacoagency.org, mailed, or dropped off at our 346 Central Ave location. (The state will allow us to accept digital signatures)

 

WEATHERIZATION AND LEAD REMEDIATION

We will continue to provide each service. Current customers will be contacted with any new developments and appointments. New program inquires can be made by contacting 1-844-722-6432.

 

SENIOR SERVICES AND MULTI-SERVICE SUPPORT

PACO will continue to provide assistance and will continue to be open to the public at our 390 Manila Ave. Jersey City location. (Main Office) by appointment only. Please make appointments by calling 201-963-8282

All senior community events and trips have been cancelled. However, we are working with the City of Jersey City to offer transportation to supermarkets.

These steps are to help all of us avoid person to person contact and still be able to provide this much needed service to our community.

 

March 17, 2020

Information from NJ Department of Labor

New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law even covers public health emergencies – employees can use Earned Sick leave if their workplace or child’s school or daycare is closed due to an epidemic, or if a public health authority determines the need for a quarantine.

Link:
https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml

Donwload PDF Guide

 

March 16, 2020

PROGAM AND SERVICE UPDATES

 

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE

PSE&G Announced on March 13th, that due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, families will be negatively affected. PSE&G will suspend Shut-offs until further notice.

PACO will continue to provide assistance and will continue to be open to the public at our 346 Central Ave. Jersey City location.

 

      • Satellite Service at PSE&G Payment centers in Union City and Jersey City Journal Square are temporally postponed.
      • Service at our Main Office location 390 Manila Ave will also be limited due to the proximity to our Senior Service Program.

 

LIHEAP applicants are able to download the application from our website:

https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/forms/docs/heaappl.pdf

Applicants are asked to complete and return applications with supporting documentation via email (liheap@pacoagency.org), mailed, or dropped off at our 346 Central Ave location. (The state will now allow us to accept digital signatures)

 

WEATHERIZATION and LEAD REMEDIATION

We will continue to provide each service. Current customers will be contacted with any new developments and appointments. New program inquires can be made by contacting 1-844-722-6432.

 

SENIOR SERVICES and Multi-Service Support

PACO will continue to provide assistance and will continue to be open to the public at our 390 Manila Ave. Jersey City location. (Main Office)

However, all senior community events and trips have been cancelled. We will continue to provide one-one assistance. We will also reduce the amount of individuals in our waiting area.

These steps are to help all of us avoid person to person contact and still be able to provide this much needed service to our community.

We are working to implement safety measures to keep our clients and staff safe. All clients who come to our center will be screened to respond to COVID-19 screening questions and will have access to hand sanitizer and/or soap and water to wash their hands.

June 9, 2020

P-EBT Program is now available to help families buy food for their children during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Download PEBT-Flyer

 

May 15, 2020

COVID-19 TESTING IN JERSEY CITY HEIGHTS

On Tuesday, May 19th & Thursday, May 21st, The Dept of Health & Human Service of Jersey City will be providing testing for the community by appointment ONLY.

 

Testing will take place at Pershing Field Park located on 201 Central Ave in Jersey City. To schedule an appointment, please call (201)547-5535, Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm.

 

May 13, 2020

(UPDATED) TESTING SITES IN HUDSON COUNTY

JERSEY CITY RESIDENTS ONLY
Testing for COVID19 & Antibodies. You must first call to make an appointment and then a testing site location will be assigned to you. See link for more information:
https://jerseycitynj.gov/cms/one.aspx?pageId=16490629

 

Hoboken Residents ONLY:
The City of Hoboken and Riverside Medical Group partner for offer Testing to its residents by appointment only.
https://www.riversidemedgroup.com/riverside-prepared-for-covid-19/

 

For Union City & Weehawken Residents ONLY:
COVID-19 Testing available for by appointment only. See link for more information:
http://www.ucnj.com/web_content/pdf/flyers/UC-Testing-Sites-STACK-LETTER.pdf

 

North Hudson Residents ONLY (Guttenberg, West New York, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken):
COVID-19 Testing available by appointment only. See link for more information:
http://www.northbergen.org/_Content/pdf/NHCAC-COVID-19-Testing-April2020.pdf

 

Secaucus:
Hudson Regional Medical Center is offering COVID19 & Antibody Testing by Appointment only. See link for more information:
https://www.hudsonregionalhospital.com/2020/03/hudson-regional-hospital-begins-coronavirus-testing/

 

Testing for Riverside Medical Group Patients by appointment ONLY. See link for more information:
https://www.riversidemedgroup.com/riverside-prepared-for-covid-19/

 

Bayonne Area:
COVID-19 Testing Available at Local Rite Aid in Bayonne (1097 Broadway, Bayonne). See link for more information:
https://www.projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19/?utm_source=riteaid&utm_medium=covid-19&utm_campaign=website

 

West Hudson Residents (Kearny, East Newark, & Harrison):
AFC Urgent Care is offering COVID19 & Antibody Testing by appointment only. See link for more information:
https://www.afcurgentcare.com/centennial/patient-resources/covid-19-testing/

 

 

March 23, 2020

Drive-Through Testing Site Available

https://www.hudsonregionalhospital.com/2020/03/hudson-regional-hospital-begins-coronavirus-testing/

 

https://secaucusnj.gov/covid-19/278-3-22-2020-update-hudson-county-covid-19-testing-center

 

 

March 19, 2020

PROGRAM AND SERVICE UPDATES

 

Senior Services

Buenos Días – Reassurance calls for Seniors in English and Spanish in Hudson County

PACO is providing reassurance calls for our most vulnerable. These calls are to ensure that someone is checking-in. We are also taking the opportunity to monitor any health changes that may arise and help our seniors obtain the information they need during this time.

 

For seniors living on their own, without regular interaction from family members, they are often left feeling alone and neglected. Our goal is to make them feel secure in knowing that they will always have someone who will check on them regularly to ensure their well-being.

 

For a family living out of town, or busy trying to keep up with demanding schedules, it’s not always possible to check on their loved ones daily. Our service is to provide the family with peace of mind in knowing that their loved ones will be checked on every day.

 

Please note: This service is limited to calls only Monday -Friday.

 

For more information or to enroll a loved one, please call 201-963-8282 or email Program Manager Ms. Eugenia Francisco efrancisco@pacoagency.org

 

To download the application, please click here.

 

 

March 18, 2020

PROGRAM AND SERVICE UPDATES

PACO is committed to continued service to the community during this time. However, to ensure the safety of our constituents and staff, we will suspend all walk-in customer services at our 346 Central Ave Location. We will also continue to serve our Senior population at our Main office on Manila Ave by appointment only.

These steps are being taken as a precaution due to the COVID-19 outbreak and ensure everyone safety.

 

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE

PSE&G Announced on March 13th, that due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, families will be negatively affected. PSE&G will suspend Shut-offs until further notice.

PACO will accept applications via email, fax, or drop-off at our 346 Central Ave, Jersey City site.
We will provide additional assistance over the phone via 1-844-722-6432

 

      • Satellite Service at PSE&G Payment centers in Union City and Jersey City Journal Square are temporally postponed.
      • HEA Service at our Main Office location 390 Manila Ave will be postponed due to the proximity to our Senior Service Program.

 

LIHEAP applications are available for download at our website:
Applications must be downloaded and completed. A fillable pdf is forthcoming along with step by step instructions

https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/forms/docs/heaappl.pdf

Applicants are asked to complete and return applications with supporting documentation via email to liheap@pacoagency.org, mailed, or dropped off at our 346 Central Ave location. (The state will allow us to accept digital signatures)

 

WEATHERIZATION AND LEAD REMEDIATION

We will continue to provide each service. Current customers will be contacted with any new developments and appointments. New program inquires can be made by contacting 1-844-722-6432.

 

SENIOR SERVICES AND MULTI-SERVICE SUPPORT

PACO will continue to provide assistance and will continue to be open to the public at our 390 Manila Ave. Jersey City location. (Main Office) by appointment only. Please make appointments by calling 201-963-8282

All senior community events and trips have been cancelled. However, we are working with the City of Jersey City to offer transportation to supermarkets.

These steps are to help all of us avoid person to person contact and still be able to provide this much needed service to our community.

 

March 17, 2020

Information from NJ Department of Labor

New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law even covers public health emergencies – employees can use Earned Sick leave if their workplace or child’s school or daycare is closed due to an epidemic, or if a public health authority determines the need for a quarantine.

Link:
https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml

Donwload PDF Guide

 

March 16, 2020

PROGAM AND SERVICE UPDATES

 

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE

PSE&G Announced on March 13th, that due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, families will be negatively affected. PSE&G will suspend Shut-offs until further notice.

PACO will continue to provide assistance and will continue to be open to the public at our 346 Central Ave. Jersey City location.

 

      • Satellite Service at PSE&G Payment centers in Union City and Jersey City Journal Square are temporally postponed.
      • Service at our Main Office location 390 Manila Ave will also be limited due to the proximity to our Senior Service Program.

 

LIHEAP applicants are able to download the application from our website:

https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/forms/docs/heaappl.pdf

Applicants are asked to complete and return applications with supporting documentation via email (liheap@pacoagency.org), mailed, or dropped off at our 346 Central Ave location. (The state will now allow us to accept digital signatures)

 

WEATHERIZATION and LEAD REMEDIATION

We will continue to provide each service. Current customers will be contacted with any new developments and appointments. New program inquires can be made by contacting 1-844-722-6432.

 

SENIOR SERVICES and Multi-Service Support

PACO will continue to provide assistance and will continue to be open to the public at our 390 Manila Ave. Jersey City location. (Main Office)

However, all senior community events and trips have been cancelled. We will continue to provide one-one assistance. We will also reduce the amount of individuals in our waiting area.

These steps are to help all of us avoid person to person contact and still be able to provide this much needed service to our community.

We are working to implement safety measures to keep our clients and staff safe. All clients who come to our center will be screened to respond to COVID-19 screening questions and will have access to hand sanitizer and/or soap and water to wash their hands.

24 HR HOTLINES

A number of municipalities and the State has implemented hotlines that you can call with questions regarding Coronavirus. Below are links and information for a few that are available:

 

• Jersey City – If you suspect you have been exposed to Covid-19 please call 201-547-5208 before going to a medical facility

 

• Hoboken – If you are in Hoboken and believe you were exposed you may contact the Hoboken Health Department at 201-420-2000 x5211

 

• Union City – the Union City Police Department has set up a 24-hour hotline to answer questions regarding the coronavirus: 1-800-222-1222

 

• State of NJ – For questions regarding the coronavirus call the NJ COVID-19 & Poison Center Public Hotline at 1-800-962-1253 or 1-800-222-1222

Links