Are you looking for an opportunity to pay it forward?

Is helping others to find and maintain a path of recovery from problematic substance use something that speaks to you?

Our new CARES Recovery Corps Project is the perfect opportunity for you to become a critical part of the solution to your community’s struggle with problematic substance use, especially the opiate crisis.

CARES Recovery Corps is a cutting-edge grassroots community-level approach aimed at improving people’s lives by delivering peer recovery support services directly to those most in need.

When you enroll in our CARES Recovery Corps Project, you will be trained at no cost in the nationally recognized Certified Peer Recovery Specialist curriculum and then be eligible to participate in a 500-hour internship program with CARES; enabling you to earn your Certified Peer Recovery Specialist certification in New Jersey. You’ll then be able to take those skills and knowledge back to your community and truly help those in need, creating your own community of recovery. Services will be provided in Passaic and Morris Counties.

To apply, click the Apply Now button below and fill out the application form. If you’re selected, a member of our team will reach out either by phone or email to schedule an interview.

To find out whether CARES Recovery Corps is right for you, fill out this form and someone will be in touch

Articles & Blogs

Compassion and Mutual Identification in Peer Work

By Patrick Roff The mutuality created between “one alcoholic talking to another” has been the cornerstone of recovery since 1935. Webster’s dictionary defines “mutuality” using... Read Blog

COVID-19 Update – 11/1/2021

By: Matt McGovern (LINCS COVID-19 Epidemiologist/Data Manager) It appears that this most recent “wave” of the pandemic in Morris County and the state of New Jersey has plateaued over... Read Blog

Introducing Jefferson Township Youth Coalition (JTYC)

Hello Friends! As Co-Coordinators of the new Jefferson Township Youth Coalition (JTYC), Ashley Brown and Carly Sinnott, we’d like to introduce not only ourselves, but we’re excited to... Read Blog
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Events & Meetings

Hope One- Shoprite

December 8, 2021 | 10:00am - 2:00pm

503 Paulison Avenue Passaic, NJ 07055 LEARN MORE

Recovery Fitness

December 8, 2021 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Let’s build our recovery muscle, while working out our physical muscles! Join us on Wednesdays at 7pm via Zoom for a training session led by elite coaches Rudy and Jen of J&R Fitness. The workout, geared towards individuals in recovery—will LEARN MORE

Hybrid All Recovery Meeting

December 8, 2021 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

CARES Essex County

Meetings are hybrid, you can attend in-person or virtually using Zoom Meeting ID: 893 4651 1562. Our All Recovery Meeting is based on the philosophy that people from every recovery pathway have much in common and can benefit from sharing LEARN MORE
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