Resources

These are all of our resources. You may find it helpful to view by selected Community and Health Services using the main navigation. Or, you can search by location and keyword!

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City of Paterson Health Dept

Provides multi-purpose clinics, well baby clinics, immunization clinics, podiatry clinics, adult health, maternal and child health services, STDs clinic, childhood lead poison control program, TB clinic, HIV/AIDS counseling and testing and Ryan White project (all AIDS services are free and confidential), women's health center, health education and environmental health programs, and communicable disease control. Supplies birth, marriage, and death certificates. Hears occupational health complaints.

Center for Food Action

Ringwood

We provide emergency food, homelessness prevention, and utility assistance to tens of thousands of individuals and families living in Northern New Jersey.

Families First, Inc. Positive Parenting

Provides group and individualized training to parents, guardians, and others responsible for raising and care of children, regardless of their ability to pay. Provides family support for those struggling with substance abuse, and provides the community with positive and practical child-rearing applications. Also provides corporate training and continuing staff development each year as a licensing requirement for daycare and pre-schools.

Madison Ave Crossroads Ministries

Paterson

Programs include tutoring in math and reading skills, arts and crafts, drama, music, dance, Bible study class, recreation and sports. HW assistance is given where needed.

New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA) Donated Dental Services

Donated Dental Services (DDS) is a collaborative, direct way that the dental profession reaches out to people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically at-risk and cannot afford dental care. DDS is a program of Dental Lifeline Network – New Jersey . With more than 700 volunteer dentists, it is one of the largest DDS programs in the United States . 

Participation is easy. Volunteer dentists treat the patients in their own offices and on their own schedules. A DDS Coordinator screens and matches patients with dentists. Volunteer dentists choose to see or decline any patient, determine their own treatment plan and are not responsible for lab costs. The Coordinator arranges for assistance from laboratories and specialists and handles all paperwork.

The goal of DDS is to return patients to good oral health through comprehensive treatment. Thousands of vulnerable people have no access to dental care which is not covered by Medicare and very rarely by adult Medicaid. Nationally, through DDS more than 15,000 volunteer dentists and 3,200 laboratories have donated over $200 million in treatment to more than 100,000 patients.

DONATED ORTHODONTICS is another program now available to qualified children. To find out more about how your child may qualify for FREE braces, call (866) 201-5906.

Congdon Youth Arts Program

Paterson

Art In Motion, Inc is working with NJCDC to bring you our Congdon Youth Arts Program. FREE CLASSES in Guitar, Piano, Drums, Latin Dance, Zumba, & DJ'ing. A four-week intensive focusing on Latino Culture & Music in preparation for Hispanic Heritage Month. Classes will run Monday, Aug. 19th - Sept.14th.

Dollar a Day Auto Insurance

Paterson

The SAIP is an initiative to help make auto insurance available to drivers who are likely to go uninsured because of limited financial resources.

The SAIP can be obtained at most insurance agencies. If you're not sure how to get one, you can call the Personal Automobile Insurance Plan (PAIP) or search for a PAIP producer by clicking the link listed.

The policy costs $360 if you pay up front or $365 in two installments. Emergency treatment immediately following an accident and treatment of serious brain and spinal cord injuries up to $250,000. It also provides a $10,000 death benefit.

Outpatient treatments such as doctors' visits covered by Medicaid, damage you may cause to other persons or property (liability coverage), or damages to your own car (collision and comprehensive coverages). The applicant must demonstrate enrollment in Medicaid when the policy is first written and at each renewal. If the insured is no longer enrolled in Medicaid during the policy term the policy will not cancel, but the insured will receive only the limited benefits of the policy.

The policy only covers those enrolled in Medicaid. If there is one car and several people in the household enrolled in Medicaid, they can all be covered by the same policy. However, there can only be one car per policy. You cannot get a policy if your driver's license or registration is revoked or suspended.

In addition to driver's licenses for all operators of the vehicle to be insured and the vehicle's registration, you need to bring a Medicaid identification card that shows that all persons to be covered under the policy are enrolled in Medicaid. Any person who includes any false or misleading information on an application for an insurance policy is subject to criminal and civil penalties.

Making Moves Dance Studio

Passaic

At MMDStudio our goal is to provide challenging and progressive dance & music instruction, at the same time, to allow the students to enjoy themselves and release inner feelings through dance expression and music knowledge. All instruction is geared to produce technically sound injury free dancers, in a caring environment, with an emphasis on self-esteem.

We offer classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Zumba® Fitness, Zumbatomic® (Zumba® for Kids).

We also offer Piano/Keyboard, Drums, Guitar, Flute and Voice lessons.

 

Menconi School of Music

Clifton

Lessons for kids and adults for all instruments and voice. We now have bilingual Spanish teachers to broaden our programs.

Private and group classes available.

Youth 4 Youth

If you are a youth involved with DYFS, DCBHS, or the JJC, you can share your writings, poetry, and art work with others in similar situations.

New Jersey Next Step

NJ Next Stop is a state site sponsored to help NJ teens, parents, and counselors learn more about career interests, career options, and the world of work.  It also provides information about industries, occupations and skills that are in demand in New Jersey.

Vocational Schools Database

If you're interested in pursuing a career in nursing, automotive technology, computer science or the culinary arts, use this directory of New Jersey vocational and technical schools to help you find programs that can provide you with optimal training. Whether you live in Trenton, Hoboken, or Patterson, it's easy to find vocational and technical schools specifically designed for your professional aspirations.

Even if you live in a smaller town like Piscataway or Hackensack, you can still benefit from using this extensive directory. No matter where you live, there may be at least one vocational or trade school nearby that can provide you with the training necessary for whatever career you want to pursue. You may become certified in as little as one or two years, and start pursuing your dream job thereafter. Starting your career may not be very difficult with a certificate or associate's degree from a New Jersey vocational or trade school.

Transitions for Youth

Transitions for Youth (TFY) is a multifaceted program that utilizes a positive youth development framework to address the various needs of youth transitioning to adulthood. We are especially committed to serving communities and their most vulnerable young people, specifically those youth involved in foster care, juvenile justice and mental health systems. Transitions for Youth is a program run with the support of the Center for Nonprofit Management and Governance.

Foster Care Alumni of America

The mission of Foster Care Alumni of America is to connect the alumni community and to transform policy and practice, ensuring opportunity for people in and from foster care.

Lafer, Barbara, PhD

Wayne

Cognitive therapy, family / marital therapy, ADHD, loss, stress management.

Brenner, Betty, LCSW, ACSW

North Haledon

Behavior therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Short-term Psychotherapy, group/ family therapy, marital therapy, play therapy with children, ADHD, Bipolar

St. Mary's Hospital Behavioral Health Services

Passaic

Individual and group therapy, education about illness management and recover, individual and group counseling for those that also have an addiction to drugs and alcohol, weekly medication monitoring, education and counseling with program psychiatrist and RN, assistance with discharge planning and community referrals. 

Introduce Your Child to the School Community with "Student Snapshot"

To develop a Student's Snapshot, use the template provided in the attachment. It will help you determine what is most important to you and your child and develop the ability to express those concerns and expectations in clear ways. Keep it simple and personal. Be sure to include your child in decisions about what information to share and with whom. This tool is useful for sharing with the people who will be interacting with your child during the school day.

St. Mary's Hospital Adolescent Partial Care Program

Passaic

The Adolescent Partial Program at St. Mary’s Hospital is a partial hospitalization program serving children and adolescents in Passaic County between the ages of 11 and 17 who exhibit significant psychiatric, emotional or behavioral disturbances. The program provides intensive therapeutic and psychiatric services 5 days a week, and aims to prevent hospitalization, re-hospitalization, and/or out of home placement in addition to development of an improved overall level of functioning in each life domain.

Holiday Food Assistance

Attached is a list of places that provide assistance for families during the holidays in regards to food, toys, and clothing. Keep in mind that some of these places require registration, proof of residency, proof of income, etc. Some are also on a first-come, first-serve basis. Happy holidays!