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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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Greater Essex Counseling Latest Posts & Articles

Willingness to Commit to Therapy

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Intensive Outpatient Programs in New Jersey: What to Expect

If your mental health team has recommended an intensive outpatient program, you may wonder what that entails. The unknown can…

Finding the Right Therapist for You

Therapy is a highly personal process. So, it should come as no surprise that only some therapists work for some…

Overcoming the Stigma Around Mental Health

In some ways, mental health treatment has come a long way. Modern treatments are humane, science-based, and effective. However, there…

Dating After Rehab: The Do’s and Don’ts

The road to recovery is rocky and fraught with many obstacles. It’s very personal, but that doesn’t mean it is…

The Connection Between Addiction and Anxiety

No one intends to become addicted to substances. And no one intends to be anxious or have severe anxiety. But…

The Road to Recovery: Essential Steps in Alcohol Rehab and Beyond

Your road to recovery doesn’t end in rehab. You must now move on with your life and maintain your newfound…

Holistic Therapy in Drug Rehab: Alternative Approaches to Addiction Treatment

Holistic therapy is a new, evolving kind of treatment. It works in tandem with the usual kind of addiction treatment…

How Can MAT Help with Drug Addiction

MAT, also known as Medication Assisted Treatment, is a type of treatment to make drug addiction recovery easier. MAT combines…

Reasons You Might Be Having Trouble Concentrating

Concentration appears to be ever more elusive for those growing up and living in this digital age. Whether it’s a…

How Substance Addiction Can Change Your Personality

When you are using substances, you may feel hurt like your loved ones have withdrawn. Even if you feel like…

The Most Common Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Even if you are excited about starting the recovery process, you might be scared of going through withdrawal symptoms. We…

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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