Our agency has grown from a simple soup kitchen to become the most respected anti-poverty program in NJ. It now includes fifteen integrated programs on nine owned properties located within a quarter-mile radius of our main site in Paterson: Kitchen, capacity for 400, serves a hot nutritious lunch every day to the poor and homeless; Emergency Overnight Shelter for Men and Women, provides 40 (men) and 36 (women) beds for chronically homeless men and women; Hope Residence for Mothers and Children, provides a safe and comfortable home for up to 31 homeless/addicted mothers and 70 of their children (24 beds for Halfway House for Women with Children); Transitional Apartments for Mothers and Children, offers 6 two-bedroom apartments for families; Transitional Housing for men, provides permanent affordable housing for up to 8 formerly homeless men; Primary Medical and Dental Clinic, handling more than 3,200 FREE patient visits a year for medical and dental services to the homeless and working poor; Halfway House for Men and Women, with capacity for 103 (men) and 36 (women) residents in long-term treatment for substance abuse; Outpatient Program, offers outpatient substance abuse treatment; Workforce Development Program, clients receive job training, mentoring, interviewing skills, and job placement assistance; Community Recovery Center, resource for the community where recovery-related workshops, trainings, meetings, services and social events are delivered 7 days/week; Eva's Village Apartments, 50 units of affordable housing; Access Center, case management, referral and intake services for residents in the greater Passaic County area seeking a variety of primary, medical and behavioral health services; Culinary School, a private vocational school providing residents from the greater Paterson area with training in the food service industry.
Addiction Treatment Programs
RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM Eva's Village provides Residential Treatment for men, women and women with children. There are 103 beds available for men, 36 beds for women and 24 for women with children. Staffed by certified alcohol and drug counselors, Eva's Village offers a three-phase program for up to 12 months. Services include comprehensive assessment, group and individual counseling, intensive education about addiction, job training, family support, and on-site 12-step programs. After the initial orientation phase, all participants must be employed and establish savings accounts. The treatment supports the transition from addiction to a life of dignity and independence. Outpatient Program Eva's Outpatient Program offers counseling, group therapy, education, and aftercare based on the American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria, and a full range of psychosocial services. Afternoon and evening slots are available for up to 180 clients.
RECOVERY CENTER AT EVA'S VILLAGE The Recovery Center at Eva's Village is the first PEER DRIVEN Recovery Center (RC) in the State of New Jersey. The RC aims to be the bridge to recovery by providing an accessible environment that promotes recovery and wellness. At the RC, addicts and alcoholics achieve wellness through peer support, peer and professional education, positive peer role models and service.
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