Newark Renaissance House was founded in 1975 as a drug-free residential community in Newark, New Jersey. Since then, it has expended to include outpatient care, the main program is still rooted in residential treatment for adolescent boys dealing with alcohol and drug abuse, as well as co-occurring disorders. There is also a track for women with children.
Accommodations and Food
The adolescent facility is for boys ages 14 to 18 and has a total of 60 beds, 38 for state-funded residents and 22 for those with insurance, where clients generally sleep four to a room in dorm-like accommodations. The women with children’s program has a total of 22 beds for mothers, each of whom can bring two to three kids, where they are generally housed in single-family units, though sometimes two mothers may have to share a room.
Both facilities come equipped with healthcare and wellness centers with exercise equipment. The women’s facility also has an on-site day nursery to keep children occupied while their moms are in treatment. Three meals and two snack a day are provided by a team of on-site chefs.
Treatment and Staff
Both programs follow intensive schedules made up of individual and group therapy where treatment involves a psychotherapeutic approach and the 12 steps, including help with codependency if necessary. Educational sessions about the disease of addiction are also part of the program, as are vocational skill building, parenting classes, nutritional counseling and relapse prevention. Family therapy is also an important component of both programs.
Staff consists of CADCs, LACs, RNs and Master’s-level counselors.
Newark Renaissance House offers outpatient addiction treatment similar to their residential programs. Nip it in the Bud is a developmental nursery program for children whose mothers are in treatment and Boarder Babies perinatal program is a state-sponsored option where case managers work with addicted pregnant women to help them find permanent housing.
Overall, Newark Renaissance House provides comprehensive treatment options to adolescents and mothers who are battling chemical dependency and substance abuse. The programs are affordable and include dual diagnosis support. Those qualified are likely to find Newark Renaissance House a valuable local resource.
Newark Renaissance House
50-56 Norfolk St
Newark, NJ 07103
Newark Renaissance House Residential Cost: Sliding scale. (973) 623-3386. Find Newark Renaissance House on Facebook
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