Welcome to the
ALLIANCE AGAINST HOMELESSNESS

"Home is a cradle that comforts the soul; from which a confident being emerges, expectant- ready to face the day."

Providing a stable home, guidance and support enables our residents to live a full, well-rounded life that most of us take for granted. Sharing moments, a smile, tears and laughter are what make our clients and staff - family.  Your support allows us to unite in working to keep our mission strong and moving forward successfully.  Thank you for being a part of our extended family.

Ours - are houses with a heart.  AAH of Bergen County, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated to develop and operate permanent supportive housing for seriously and persistently mentally ill people who are homeless.  We own and operate five state licensed residences which house 20 men and women.

During the 22 years that AAH has been in operation, our services have evolved, encompassing solutions to many problems induced by mental illness and homelessness.  Our aim has been to solve these problems in the most personal and compassionate manner, always aiming toward stabilizing lives and alleviating suffering. 

We are proof that supportive housing promotes stability, wellness and recovery, continuity of services and supportive relationships.  The individuals who reside in our homes demonstrate daily their ability to maintain themselves in an independent living environment.  Not one has returned to an institutional setting or the streets. 

All are thriving.    

Board of Trustees

The members of the AAH Board of Trustees are volunteers who are mental health consumers and/or professionals of various disciplines such as healthcare, public relations, finance, law and non-profit administration.  All support the organization with financial and in-kind donations and help us meet our strategic goals and objectives with their time, energy, skills and commitment.


 

Our Professionals

AAH administrative staff are experienced and qualified professionals trained to handle psychiatric emergencies and are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The houses are supervised by Peer Counselors who are themselves consumers of mental health services and have earned their credentialing from the Mental Health Association.  All are trained in the WRAP program as well.  Their skills and supportive presence is based on the therapeutic value of one consumer helping another.