Since 1982...

(formerly NCADD-NJ)



The National Center for Advocacy and Recovery for Behavioral Health (NCAAR-BH) will help lead  efforts to ensure the establishment of an integrated recovery-oriented system of care that  provides needed evidence-based behavioral health prevention and recovery services to its  residents as a human right. 

Our Mission: 

  1. Be a center of excellence addressing recovery and wellness for behavioral health issues, and to serve as the premier advocacy organization with and on behalf of individuals,  families, and communities within this continuum; 
  2. Maintain a reputation for expertise, impartiality and the pursuit of excellence in public  policy and education, care coordination, and recovery leadership, as well as through the advancement of progressive recovery and wellness- based approaches to health; 
  3. Help to lead the transition from an acute care model of treatment towards establishment  and maintenance of a recovery-oriented system of care for individuals affected by  behavioral health issues and contributing social determinants of care; 
  4. Be a leader in the application of advancing technology that makes recovery services more  accessible and effective, and also protects rights, interests, and privacy of the clients. 

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, NCAAR-BH has established corporations in both Nigeria and Kenya to carry on advocacy work in those countries. NCAAR-BH 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 NCAAR-BH 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 Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Please explore this website for more information, or call us at 609-689-0599.

Our Vision, Values and Board of Directors can be found here. You can find a current annual report here.

This website is made possible, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
NCAAR-BH, 360 Corporate Blvd, Robbinsville, NJ 08691, 609-689-0599
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