COVID-19 Updated Hours & Contacts

RESPONDING:  Compassionately & Responsibly (remote contact preferred)

Anyone needing services please see our current operation below:  (updated 10-13-2020)

Due to State & Local Mandates for COVID-19, Buddies of NJ has an amended schedule:

Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm : 201-489-2900

Full Staff may be reached at the below contacts.

PLEASE, Call in Advance for an Appointment.   Masks must be worn and appropriate distancing guidelines must be followed.  Temperatures and Simple COVID-19 Prevention Answers will be asked from each person before entry into facility.

DIRECT EXTENSIONS – MAY YIELD QUICKER RESPONSES to messages

x-118 Carolina – Case Manager | carolina@njbuddies.org

x-114 Iris  –  Housing  | iris@njbuddies.org

x-TEMP – Medical Case Management | susanvitale80@gmail.com  201-280-8467

x-115 Jamaiya – Case Manager | jamaiya@njbuddies.org

x-116 Jenny – Case Manager | jenny@njbuddies.org

x-122 Abraham – Operations Manager | abraham@njbuddies.org  201-566-4693

x-112 Ric Miles – Executive Director | ric@njbuddies.org

Substance Use / Support  – bruce@njbuddies.org affiliate non-staff

Mental Health Support – mario@mariolcsw.com  affiliate non-staff

EMERGENCY DENTAL – ONLY FOR RYAN WHITE CLIENTS:  Dr. Ritter (201) 666-3402  /  Dr.  Jolly  (973) 284-7363  affiliates non-staff

HIV Testing & Counseling Questions: E-mail TEAM MEMBER at testing@njbuddies.org , ashley@njbuddies.orgmarc@njbuddies.org or kathy@njbuddies.org to schedule a test.

PrEP Questions: eric@njbuddies.org OR artie@njbuddies.org

Email ray@njbuddies.org  FOR INFORMATION ON REMOTE SUPPORT GROUP

FOOD PANTRY: Please Call Ahead of Time 201-489-2900 | Bags will be made in advance and handed at the door.

Support Groups | Counseling | Substance Use Program – Please Contact Peer Leader / Professional for future schedules

Buddies of NJ, Inc. (NJB), 501(c)(3) is Bergen and Passaic County’s Premier AIDS SERVICE ORGANIZATION.

Your support makes it possible to provide:  Service, Education, Resources, and Care to People Living With and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Buddies provides NJHS Licensed Substance Abuse Counseling & Treatment Services; Free Rapid HIV Testing & Counseling; PrEP Counseling; Case Management; Community Health Navigation, Medical Case Management; Housing & Housing Assistance; Dental Services; Counseling Services; Peer Support Groups; Medical Transportation; and a Food Bank.

NJB is supported with federal grants from the Ryan White Care Act, HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS), and the New Jersey Department of Health.  Additional funding is also provided through private foundations, fundraising efforts, and generous contributions from the community at large.  Buddies is a founder and proud Member Organization of the New Jersey AIDS Walk, Inc.

WHAT WE DO

  • FREE Confidential HIV Counseling & Testing

    Knowing is Key to Staying Healthy. Call for an Appointment: 201-489-2900

    Drop-ins Welcome, Mon-Fri 10am–3pm

    Funded by NJ Division of Health

  • Let Us Help You

    Services include: HIV Case & Medical Case Management | Licensed Substance Abuse & Mental Health Center | HIV Counseling & Testing Resource Center | Dental Services/Peer Support | Food Pantry | Medical Transportation | Housing & HOPWA

  • End AIDS / Stop HIV

    Talk About Difficult Issues/Help End Stigma/Stay Healthy & Ready For A Cure /Stay Connected & Volunteer Time /Lower Community Viral Load

Make a Difference

Be A Buddies Supporter! We can’t do it alone! Please donate or volunteer as a way to support our services and help the HIV positive community.

Use our 340B partner to get your medications efficiently and at the same time reinvest in your future without added cost!

Ask Abraham Corsino or your case manager about the quickest way to get in on this personalized pharmacy that specializes in your needs.

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