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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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State of Mental Health in America 2022

Every year, Mental Health America (MHA) gathers information about the state of mental health in America. They present it so…

Why Is Our Collective Mental Health Getting Worse?

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, Americans were experiencing a collective decline in mental health. As mental health service providers, we…

Controlling Your Anger

“I can’t control my anger.” Have you ever found yourself making that excuse after behaving inappropriately? It is a convenient…

May Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The theme of 2022’s mental health awareness month is “Together for Mental Health.” At…

Drug Rehab and Taxes

While people choose to seek treatment for drug or alcohol addiction for many reasons, one of those reasons is the…

What Is Medication Assisted Treatment? 

Are you scared of detox? If so, you will not be surprised to find out that fear of going through…

Mental Health in 2022

Are you feeling emotionally and mentally drained as we head into 2022? If so, you are not alone. Before the…

A Sober New Year

Was sobriety one of your resolutions for the new year? If you are like many people who struggle with drug…

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…

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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