Seeking Cures For Tomorrow, Providing Support for Today.

We're an innovative community-responsive organization helping individuals thrive. We offer comprehensive care and compassionate support to over 20,000 people annually, elevating health and care while empowering the community.

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SERVICES & SPECIALTIES

VACCINATIONS
COVID-19 vaccinations, boosters/testing, Monkey Pox vaccinations, by appointment and scheduled clinics
MEDICAL SERVICES
Schedule an appointment for medical services, PReP support services or for testing/counseling
COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Crossroads Drop-in Center provides food, laundry and other support services for the homeless and underserved community members.
COUNSELING AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
Substance abuse, mental health and wellness, psychiatric support services available
TRANSGENDER MEDICAL AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Specialized support services, hormone therapy, testing, counseling and outreach
HIV/STI TESTING SERVICES
Know your status and find the support and care that you need.

our Accomplishments

  • 1988

    Serving our community since

  • 15.000

    Citizens served annually on average

  • 40+

    Community services provided

  • 20.000

    Covid Vaccines provided

LATEST NEWS

NJCRI's efforts in the LBGTQ+ community and to end HIV highlighted in The New Jersey Monthly
NJCRI is one of New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive HIV/AIDS community-based organizations, whose mission is to empower clients by reducing social and health disparities in the greater Newark area.
NJDOH issues official statement on the Death of New Jersey Resident Linked to Monkeypox
Monkeypox was found to be a contributing factor in the October death of a New Jersey resident with a history of underlying medical conditions, the New Jersey Department of Health announced today.
Newark Group Uplifts Local Families With Thanksgiving Events
Local nonprofit Girls; Live, Love, Laugh Inc. (GLLL) recently continued their mission to support single-parent families in the city of Newark with a pair of recent Thanksgiving outreach events.
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The North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI) is one of New Jersey's largest and most comprehensive HIV/AIDS community-based organization.

Our mission is to "empower our clients by reducing social and health disparities in the greater Newark area."

Over the past 30 years of service NJCRI has adapted and changed to rally the fight against HIV/AIDS, as well as providing important social services to our community. In 1988, the initial focus was to provide clinical trials in Newark so those that were infected with the HIV virus could gain access to promising investigational treatments. At that time patients were required to travel to New York to receive these services. NJCRI was the first AIDS service organization in New Jersey to provide medical care to those with HIV. Our staff have published more than 30 research articles and have presented their research findings at local, national and international AIDS conferences.

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our DIRECTORS

Brian McGovern CEO
Joseph Rothenberg Chief Financial Officer
Awilda Rivera Director of Operations
Director of Nursing
Corey DeStefano Director of Research
Henry Iwuala Director of Behavioral Health