Access For All Mission

The Committee serves as an advocate for individuals with disabilities in the Borough to help assist in gaining better access to services in the Community. The Committee's goal is to enhance their quality of life so that they may participate, to the fullest extent possible, in everyday activities in the community.


The Committee identifies existing programs and opportunities and develops and coordinates educational and social activities within the Borough.  This is done in partnership with the County, other organizations and municipalities.



About Access For All

We are a Mayoral Advisory group and report to the Mayor and Borough Council on matters which affect people with disabilities. In addition to advising the Borough, we can provide information about resources as well as plan events which promote inclusive activities.


Contact Us

Need more information or want to help? Email us at:

HAFA FaceBook Page Hillsdale Access For All | Hillsdale NJ | Facebook


Access For All Committee Members

The Committee is composed of residents of Hillsdale and representatives from the Borough Council and Departments. The group is a cross- section of our community, with each member providing diverse experiences and unique skills.


Hillsdale Access for All Committee Members 2024
Ruta Fiorino
Yana Mermel, Vice Chairperson
Ronald Miller, Chairperson
Gia Schneider, Art Show Coordinator
Sanny Yoon, Secretary
Anjali Daftary
Jennifer Romanoff
Marguerite Deppert RN, Board of Health
Kevin Donatello, Hillsdale Board of Ed
Joseph Roma, H.P.D

Please fill out this questionnaire to help us learn more about of the needs of the residents of Hillsdale and to be more aware of the issues which limit or prevent you or a family member from participating in activities in Hillsdale and Bergen County. Identifying personal information will be kept confidential. Only aggregate results will be shared with the public.

Please let us know if you need assistance, accommodations, or advocacy support. 

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Resources for People with Disabilities

Senior Van
The Borough offers seniors and disabled residents free van transportation within Pascack Valley on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays ( Food shopping day) from 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM.  

Please make your reservation by calling 201-666-4800 ext. 3.  You must leave your name, address, phone number, destination, appointment date and pick-up time.  We encourage you to use this service for local doctors appointments, food shopping, errands, hair appointments and trips to the post office and bank.  Please no tipping. If you have a question about the van, please call 201-666-4800 ext. 1506.

***You must make an appointment to use the van***

Bergen County Senior Van Service
Bergen County operates a van service for seniors over 60 or the disabled with a doctor's note. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  Reservations two weeks in advance to go anywhere in Bergen County.  The service is free, but a $1.00 donation is requested. Call 201-368-5955 for reservations.  


The Hillsdale Police Department has created a registry for individuals physical disability, cognitive disability or with a
sensory impairment in an effort to give police quick access in an emergency to critical information about a person who is registered

For more information, please click here.


Resources for Children and Families in Bergen County  Home - Bergen ResourceNet

Bergen's Promise is the designated Care Management Organization (CMO) for Bergen County, as part of the New Jersey Children's System of Care   Bergen's Promise - Bergen ResourceNet

hipcil - Heightened Independence and Progress, Center for Independent Living