PEER PROGRAMS

In recent years, there has been an emerging recognition of the importance to include peer recovery support services provided by “people with lived experience” into the substance use disorder (SUD) continuum care. As a result, peer recovery support services have expanded and continue to grow across the state. 

 

Peer recovery support services are not only being provided to those returning to their community following formal treatment, but they are also supporting individuals regardless of their recovery pathway. To help address the current opioid epidemic, peers operate in treatment agencies, recovery organizations, hospital emergency departments, law enforcement agencies, prevention agencies, educational settings, behavioral health organizations and in many more community sectors. The services provided are non-clinical and utilize unique skill sets which focus on initiating or maintaining sustained recovery and overall wellness.
 
To better help support this growing field, NJPN provides initial and entry level Peer Recovery Support trainings in addition to continuing education and specialty trainings. These trainings are supported by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services State Opioid Response grant.

RECOVERY INITIATIVE PROVIDERS
PROVIDER BY LOCATION

Click each county for listing of DMHAS peer-based programs & local agencies.

Recovery Program Quick Terms

STAR

Support Team for Addiction Recovery

OORP

Opioid Overdose Recovery Program

CARES

Center for Addiction Recovery Education & Success

 

CPSAI

Child Protection Substance Abuse Initiative

 

STORI

State Targeted Opioid Response Initiative

 
PROVIDER BY NAME

FILTER BY PROGRAM

Atlantic Behavioral Health

Peer Programs:

OORP, STAR

Atlantic

Joanne Arnold Velcheck

609-646-5142

Catholic Charities

Peer Programs:

CPSAI

Middlesex

Nina Nieves

732-738-1323

Children's Aid & Family Services

Peer Programs:

OORP, STAR

Bergen

Ellen Ellias

201-261-2800

Family Guidance Center of Warren County

Peer Programs:

OORP

Warren

Katherine Penaherrera

908-689-1000

Inspira Health Network

Peer Programs:

OORP

Cumberland

Nicole Tursi

856-575-4158

Mercer Council on Alcoholism & Drug Addiction

Peer Programs:

OORP

Mercer

Jocelyn Cooper

609-396-5874

Oaks Integrated Care

Peer Programs:

OORP

Burlington

Brenda Goggins

609-267-5928

RWJ Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention

Peer Programs:

OORP, STAR

Essex, Middlesex, Hudson, Ocean, Somerset, Union

Ruth Palacio

833-233-4377

The Center for Prevention and Counseling

Peer Programs:

OORP

Sussex

Becky Carlson

973-383-4787

Cape Regional Medical Center

Peer Programs:

OORP, CARES

Cape May

Sueanne Agger

609-463-2273

Center for Family Services

Peer Programs:

OORP, STAR, CPSAI

Camden, Gloucester

Atlantic

John Thompson

856-428-5688

Therese Benyola

856-964-1990

Eva's Village

Peer Programs:

OORP

Ocean

Edwin Cruz

973-523-6220

Hunterdon Medical Health

Peer Programs:

OORP

Hunterdon

Greg Rearick

908-788-6401

Integrity House

Peer Programs:

OORP, STAR

Ocean

Cynthia Kelly

973-623-0600

Morris County Prevention is Key

Peer Programs:

OORP

Morris

Chris Goeke

973-285-6000

Preferred Behavioral Health

Peer Programs:

CPSAI, STAR

Bergen, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex

Jean Hennon

732-367-4700

Southwest Council

Peer Programs:

OORP

Salem

Jackie Williams

856-794-1011

SUPPORTED BY

NJPN’s peer recovery support services, trainings and resources are made available and supported by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response grant.

 
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