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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

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

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?

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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.…

Seek Help Despite the Pandemic

Our Facility Is Up and Running Both in Person and for Telehealth Services Medical professionals, family members, and people who…

What to Expect from Outpatient Treatment

Wondering what outpatient treatment is like? It varies from facility to facility. There are also factors that can impact the…

Factors to Consider When Choosing an Out-patient Treatment Facility

Congratulations for taking a first step towards sobriety by looking for a treatment facility. You may think all treatment facilities…

Signs You Need Substance Abuse Treatment

If you are looking for signs of when you need substance abuse treatment, then you probably already recognize that you…

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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