Of all the behavioral health issues that strip a person of their dignity and ability to survive, the scourge of addiction is arguably the worst in terms of the cost to human life and the cost to society as well. Heroin addiction and opioid abuse have reached epidemic levels; last year, opioids, including heroin, killed over 28,000 people in the U.S., which is greater than any year on record. The opioid epidemic is now gripping the entire state of New Jersey with a rate of fatalities due to opioid overdose upwards of three times the national rate. Prescription drugs - particularly opioid-based painkillers - have fueled the rise in heroin use.
Eva’s Village has long been addressing the challenges that addiction presents to the health and welfare of our population. Eva’s early mission to address poverty and homelessness quickly gave way to the realization that many of the individuals we fed and housed had issues with substance use disorders and behavioral health. Starting in 1986, Eva's opened its first Halfway House; since then, our programs have expanded to offer residential and outpatient treatment programs, ongoing support through our Recovery Community Center, and the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program.
Eva's also operates a Medical & Dental Clinic that provides free services to uninsured and uninsured members of the Paterson community, including Eva's Village clients. Many individuals in our community suffer from co-occurring disorders, requiring treatment for addictions, mental health issues and multiple medical and dental problems. At Eva's Village, people struggling with physical and behavioral health issues find professionals and peers who provide a supportive community and comprehensive care for all their needs.
Visit each program page for more information:
Substance Use Disorders Treatment for Men
Substance Use Disorders Treatment for Women
Substance Use Disorders Treatment for Mothers with Children : Hope Residence
Outpatient Substance Use Disorders Program
Outpatient Mental Health Program
Medical and Dental Clinic
Recovery Community Center
Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (OORP)
393 Main Street • Paterson, NJ 07501
Phone: 973.523.6220 • Fax: 973.825.7297