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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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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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