Displaced Homemaker Program @ the One-Stop

Displaced Homemakers Center at the Bergen One-Stop Program provides a variety of professional services to assist women who are separated, divorced, widowed, or spouse disabled, to make appropriate career decisions. Many of the programs and services offered are supported by state and federal grants and contracts. Every year, this unique program helps thousands of women to achieve self-sufficiency, learn English, improve basic literacy skills, and make improvements in their lives. Classes are available day and evening to meet your individual needs.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Program Office for a schedule of workshops, educational programs and additional services.

REGISTRATION: Contact the Program Office
OFFICE LOCATION: 60 State Street, 2nd floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6637
OFFICE HOURS: Open 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. 
TELEPHONE: 201-329-9600, ext. 5533  



  • Computer literacy classes: Designed for beginners who need assistance with the basics: using a mouse, setting up an e-mail account, doing research on the internet and creating a Word document.
  • Resume Development and Interviewing Skills.
  • Individual Professional Career Counseling (by appointment only) and Group Counseling.
  • Referrals to Grant-Eligible Occupational Skills Training leading to nationally-Recognized Certifications.
  • Adult Education: High School Equivalency and English-as-a-Second-Language courses.
  • Adult Basic Math and Language Arts Review.
  • Employability Skills Training Certification.
  • On-the-Job Training and Work-Based Experiences.
  • Job Search and Placement Assistance.
  • Assistance with Vocational and/or Postsecondary Admissions and Financial Aid Procedures.
  • Personal Growth, Financial Literacy, and Assertive Communication Skills Training. 


Career Exploration for Women in Transition: For women who are either entering the job market for the first time or re-entering after a prolonged absence, this intensive career exploration/life skills workshop is designed to assist women to successfully transition to the contemporary workplace. Vocational and Personality Assessments, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Self-Directed Search are offered.

Support groups for Women: Designed for women in transition (divorce, separation, and death of spouse) who need assistance to weather the financial, social and/or emotional storm.

Activities For Women’s History Month:  Designed to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of all women during the month of March. Workshops focus on health, fitness, nutrition and self-care.

Re-Employment Opportunities (R/O):  Information Sessions are held Mondays and Thursdays at 8:45 or 12:45 at the Bergen One-Stop Career Center, 60 State Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601. All sessions start promptly. Please see receptionist upon arrival for more details. 201-329-9600.



Networking Workshops

Network with other people seeking similar jobs or assistance, pool resources, exchange ideas and learn something new! This is a great way to build and improve your networking skills in a safe and supportive environment.

Every Tuesday 1pm to 2pm

  • Networking Group for Moms of school aged children
  • Networking Group for people interested in Food, Food production, Nutrition etc. – whether as a full time job or home based business
  • Networking Group for people interested in starting their own business
  • Networking Group for people interested in the Health Care field

Workshop format:

30 minute presentation followed by 30 minute discussion

July Calendar:

July 10, 2018:                     Networking Group for Moms of school age children Presentation: Starting a Childcare Co-op

July 17, 2018:                     Networking Group for Food/Nutrition

Presentation: Obtaining Food Safety Certificates

July 24, 2018                       Networking Group for Starting a business

                                                Presentation: How to start a business on a shoestring

July 31, 2018                       Networking Group for Health Care jobs

Presentation: How to find Salary ranges for various Health Care related jobs

Bring your resumes and business cards and share information with people in the group.

To reserve your spot please contact Anne: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 201-329-9600 X 5510



June 2018-Bergen One-Stop Career Center Workshops.

60 State Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Prior Registration is Required for all Workshops.

June 2018 Handout Calendar

Information/Re-employment Orientation-Monday and Thursday 8:45 and 12:45 pm

Jersey Job Club-Every Thursday 1:00 pm

Current Labor Market Trends-June 21, 1:00-3:00 pm, Room 201.

Effective Job Search-June 13, 1:00-3:00 pm, Room 101C.

Financial Planning for Retirement-June 28, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Room 202C.

How to Create an Effective Cover Letter-June 26, 1:00-2:30 pm, Room 101C.

Interviewing (Part 1) Techniques-June 7, 10:00-11:30 am, Room 204.

Interviewing (Part 2) Role Play-June 21, 10:00-11:30 am, Room 204.

Linkedin 101 (Basic)-June 20, 1:00-3:00 pm, Room 101A.

Management Skills for Active Job Seekers-June 25, 1:00-3:00 pm. Room 101C.

Master the Art of Networking-June 12, 1:00-3:00 pm, Room 101A.

Motivating/De-Stressing while Job Searching-June 28, 1:00-3:00 pm, Romm 101C.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator-June 8, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Room 204. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a powerful tool to help identify your unique gifts. Knowing your type helps you to be more self-aware, especially where you focus your energy, gather information, and make decisions affecting your approach to work, life, and career. To participate, you must complete and return a 93-question assessment. The assessment may be picked up at the Customer Service Counter, 1st Floor, and returned to Laura Troy, 2nd Floor, Room 200 by June 6.

Overcoming Challenges Faced by the Experienced Worker-June 27, 1:00-3:00 pm, Room 101C.

Resume Writing-June 13, 10:00-11:30 am, Room 204.

Transferrable Skills-May 24, 10:00-11:30 am, Room 204.

Click here for a downloadable workshop calendar.



The Displaced Homemakers Center Strives to Provide New Jersey Employers with a Competitive, Work-Ready, and Dependable Source of Labor

  • Outreach and Recruitment Services for Employers are offered.


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