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.
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 the problem of drug and alcohol addiction. Please explore this website for more information, or call us at 609-689-0599.
This website is made possible, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.