Community Services: It All Starts with Harm Reduction

We are intentional about mental, physical and emotional care for the clients we serve and our programs consider the mind, the body and the whole person.

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

CROSSROADS DROP-IN CENTER
Food/laundry services available for residents without addresses of every age
CROSSROADS FOOD PANTRY
Fresh, canned and perishable food supplies for various members of the community
THE RAINBOW PROGRAM
(in partnership with LGBTQ Services): 1-800-Hotline, direct counseling and program services for DV/IP survivors.
PROJECT ACCESS
Syringe Exchange Program to anonymously distribute sterile syringes to injection drug users
PROJECT RENEW
Corrections and Healthy Relationships behavioral study and support services
REENTRY PROGRAM:
Support services for formerly incarcerated individuals

bEHAVIORAL NEWS

N.J. offering $16M in grants to help college students with mental health
New Jersey is offering $16 million in grants to help colleges and other institutions of higher education address their students’ mental health needs, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday.
New Jersey State Police is expanding a new mental health crisis program
A new program, called ARRIVE, that partners New Jersey State Police troopers with mental health experts in a low-key, non-confrontational manner, is expanding it's footprint
NJ in-school mental health program gets temporary reprieve due to outcry
Funding for School Based Youth Services, a decades-old mental health program that operates in 90 of the state's high-need school districts, will be extended by one year to 2024.
oUR pROGRAMS
CROSSROADS DROP-IN CENTER
AND FOOD PANTRY
Find out more about our support services for Resident’s Without Addresses (RWA)
HARM REDUCTION
SERVICES
Supportive services such as syringe exchange and substance use disorder treatment
COUNSELING/THERAPY
& PSYCHOSOCIAL
A wide range of support services for mental health

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Community
MISSION

Through various programs, studies, surveys and activities, Behavioral Health seeks to take care of our clients-physically, mentally and socially. Through programs that care for the body, we ensure that they are fed and have access to clean clothing and other resources.

With our social programs, we cover the concerns of the mental and emotional well-being of our clients by providing assistance that is well-rounded and focused on the full person.

Behavioral Health is about mental health and wellness, something that has become more and more important through recent years with pandemics and social collapse. We are invested in the entire body and we will ensure that the entire person has the opportunity to soar and exceed even their own expectations.

NJCRI

Behavioral Health
DIRECTOR

henry iwuala Director of BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Meet Henry

As Director of behavioral health services, I am responsible for the overall oversight of the agencies OP, IOP, co-occurring disorders and medication assisted treatment programs. I also oversee the mental health services, which consist of therapy and psychiatric services. The harm reduction services under my supervision include a homeless drop-in center and the only syringe access program in Newark. I was the principal investigator for two federal grants, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and The Office of Minority Health (OMH), from 2018 to 2021. The purpose of the SAMHSA project was to provide medication assisted treatment and to assist clients in need of higher level to enter treatment. The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services project was on Opioid Reduction in Essex County, to provide support for minority and disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, to prevent opioid abuse, increase access to opioid treatment and recovery services.