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General Social Services
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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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Self-Care Is More Than Me Time

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12-Step Process to Practicing Forgiveness

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Relapse Myths and Misconceptions

Relapse is expected in recovery. It is an awful truth and one many people do not want to acknowledge. However,…

Strategies for Managing Your Anger

“I can’t control my temper.” Have you ever uttered that phrase? If so, you are not alone. Anger can be…

How to Benefit From Group Therapy Sessions

Group therapy sessions can be absolutely agonizing. Seeing any therapist can be. But a therapist in a group of people,…

A Mindful Approach to New Year’s Resolutions

For whatever reason, lots of us simply choose the new year as an opportunity to resolve to do something this…

What Are the Signs of Addiction?

Addiction carries the stereotype that the person who is addicted will attempt to hide any signs and symptoms of their…

What is an Addictions Counselor?

Addiction can be scary and disrupting to your way of life. Once you decide to be the change you want…

Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

If you are suffering from a substance abuse issue, it is very possible that you have a dual diagnosis. Many…

Understanding Withdrawal

For some people, the fear of withdrawal is the one thing holding them back from getting sober. They have heard…

Help for Mental Illnesses

We have put together a list of resources for people who are struggling with mental illnesses. Crisis Resources A mental…

Outpatient Treatment for Alcoholism – Alcohol Rehab Guide

Have you been struggling with alcohol dependency? If so, you have options for drug & alcohol addiction rehabilitation Essex NJ.…

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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