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NJ Human Services

National Suicide Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

NJ Abuse Hotline
1-877-NJ ABUSE (652-2873)

NJ Family Care

NJ Housing

NJ Mental Organization

End Hunger Organization

NJ Find A Ride Organization

The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper

Assisted Living – The Best Medical Alert Systems

Newark Substance Use Disorder Resources

BlueCrest Recovery Center – Addiction Resources for Parents

BlueCrest Recovery Center – How to Build a Sober Support Network

Medicare Advantage Plans in New Jersey

Division Of Welfare 
(973) 733-3000
Welfare Fair Hearings (800) 792-9773
Welfare Extended Hours Appointments (973) 733-2001

Food Stamp Services 
(973) 395-8000

(973) 645-7134

General Assistance
(973) 395-8000

Women Infant and Children
(973) 733-7628

Division of Youth and Family Services
(877) 652-2873

NJ Care 2000 + Family Health Care Svcs
(800) 710-0710

Kinship Navigator
(877) 816-3211

Essex County Div. of Community Action
(973) 395-8350

Essex/Newark Legal Services
(973) 624-4500

Catholic Charities
(800) 227-7413

Newark City Welfare
(973) 733-7700

Essex County Division on Aging
(973) 395-8392

Child Support & Paternity
(973) 733-3392

Nursing Home Services
(973) 645-7068

Elderly & Disabled
(973) 645-7141

Emergency Assistance
(973) 645-8367

Contact Information

Greater Essex Office

23 Branford Place
Newark NJ 07102
(973) 623-7878

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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Greater Essex Counseling Latest Posts & Articles

Avoiding Holiday Relapses

Are you dreading the holidays? For many people in recovery, the holidays are full of triggers. Some people worry that…

Handling Holiday Stress

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  Or is it?  While many people enjoy the holidays, they are a…


When you are struggling with mental health issues or addiction, you may hear people telling you to be mindful. What…

Deep Breath

A few days back, I went for a walk. A long one. One that stretched the span of a few…

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Do you want the intensive help of a structured treatment program, but need more freedom than in-patient treatment can provide?…

IOP vs OP: What’s the Difference?

Addiction is a multi-faceted disease requiring individually tailored treatment programs. At Greater Essex Counseling Services, we know just how devastating…

Tame Your Temper: A Guide to Anger Management

“I can’t control my temper.” Have you ever heard yourself say those words? If so, you may have an anger…

Warning Signs of Substance Abuse

Most Americans drink alcohol, many still smoke, recreational marijuana is legal in many states (and available in all states), and…

Criminalizing Substance Abuse Is Inhumane

American society is very fond of substances. People drink coffee to wake up, sodas to be social, and alcohol to…

Safely Doing Alcohol and Drug Detox Right Now

If you struggle with addiction, you have probably been told to just “sober up.” In fact, most addicts commit to…

How the Medicaid Expansion Is Helping More People Get Treatment for Addictions

Addiction is a public health issue and one of the major challenges facing the American healthcare system. It not only…

Staying Sober When Warm Weather Is Approaching

There is a lot of speculation about whether it is easier to be sober in colder weather or warmer weather.…

About Greater Essex Counseling

Greater Essex Counseling Services, LLC provides patient oriented programming Mondays through Saturdays in our downtown Newark office. GECS offers two treatment program tracks: Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Counseling (OP), as well as Intensive Outpatient (IOP) services; and Anger Management group sessions which satisfy the New Jersey State Mandate. The Greater Essex staff are dedicated to providing family oriented treatment while maintaining a superior standard of care. Our goal is to help each patient become happy, healthy and whole in all aspects of life.

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