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Our Mission
 

NCADD-New Jersey works in partnership with and on behalf of individuals, families, and communities affected by alcoholism and drug dependence, to promote recovery. We have been working for over 35 years to reduce the stigma associated with addictive illness and to advocate for and promote recovery. This is the same mission established by Marty Mann, who founded the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in 1945. As an affiliate of the national organization, we have been a strong advocate for policies and laws that increase the access to quality treatment and recovery services. We also strive to eliminate policies that are discriminatory towards those suffering with addictive illness.

We sponsor a wide range of programs and services designed to fulfill our mission and goals. These activities include reviewing and analyzing legislation in relation to the organization's mission and the development and management of a statewide network of grassroots community advocates organized throughout the state if New Jersey. Through our African Initiative, NCADD-NJ has established corporations in both Nigeria and Kenya to carry on advocacy work in those countries. NCADD-NJ also operates the Substance Abuse Initiative (SAI) and Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI). The SAI is a statewide Work First New Jersey welfare-to-work program funded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services. The goal of the SAI is to eliminate addiction as a barrier to employment. The New Jersey Department of Human Services' Division of Family Development (DFD) awarded NCADD-NJ the Family Violence Option (FVO) initiative, which was implemented on January 1, 2018. The FVO makes recommendations to the County/Municipal Welfare Agencies (CWA/MWA) to grant up to five different waivers to General Assistance (GA) and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) recipients. The purpose of the FVO waivers are to protect the GA/TANF recipients who are in imminent danger from the perpetrator. The Risk Assessors will work closely with the CWA/MWAs to make all reasonable efforts to provide childcare and transportation to make it possible for individuals to complete the risk assessment and safety planning.

These are just a few of the ways we work to address the problem of drug and alcohol addiction. Please explore this website for more information, or call us at 609-689-0599.

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