The Essex Community Peer Recovery Center (CPRC) was created to provide individuals with access to peer support, information about substance use disorder (SUD), recovery support services, and information about other community resources in a supportive substance-free environment.  The CPRC offers a warm and welcoming environment that is a safe and sober space. It allows individuals from all recovery backgrounds to come together to receive peer-to-peer support, as well as to be offered training and social, educational, and recreational opportunities.

The CPRC provides a continuum of care, including an array of services that support individuals seeking or in recovery from substance use and misuse.

Services include (but are not limited to):

  • linkage between treatment agencies and the CPRC for sustained recovery to prevent recurrence of substance use
  • support of individuals in their recovery to provide them a sense of hope and navigation to treatment
  • referral to Naloxone trainings, access to Naloxone Rescue Kits, and information on how to access Naloxone through a pharmacy

Through our work at the CPRC, we continue to expand the recovery continuum through peer-to-peer recovery support services, so as to prevent the recurrence of substance use and promote sustained recovery.  The CPRC is volunteer driven, member-inspired and premised on peer support.  Though program efforts at the CPRC are overseen by Prevention is Key, they are largely influenced by the local recovery community.

Visit the Essex Peer Recovery Center

332 South 8th St
Newark NJ 07103
(In the St. James Health Building basement)

Hours of Operation

Mon/Wed/Thurs: 4 PM – 9 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 3 PM

Contact:

(973) 625-1143

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March 2022

Vision Board Workshop

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CARES Essex County, 332 S 8th Street
Newark, NJ 07103 United States
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Join us for a Vision Board workshop at our Essex Community Peer Recovery Center! Creating a vision board is a helpful way to showcase your goals, dreams, and aspirations while expressing creativity. Click here for the flyer. Contact Niki Sumka at nsumka@mcpik.org or call 973-796-7307.

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April 2022

Vision Board Workshop

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CARES Essex County, 332 S 8th Street
Newark, NJ 07103 United States
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Join us for a Vision Board workshop at our Essex Community Peer Recovery Center! Creating a vision board is a helpful way to showcase your goals, dreams, and aspirations while expressing creativity. Contact Niki Sumka at nsumka@mcpik.org or call 973-796-7307.

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Building a Toolkit to Aid in Recovery

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 27, 2022

Prevention is Key and The Center for Great Expectations are happy to host a three part series regarding trauma, addiction, recovery and healing. Join us to learn about trauma and how it impacts our minds, emotions and bodies, and gain skills to manage its impact! For more information contact Barbara Kauffman at Bkauffman@mcpik.org. 

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PEER Virtual Open House

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

PEER Youth Mentoring is hosting an Open House this spring! We welcome youth, families, youth-serving personnel, and anyone interested in learning more about the PEER program. You will meet the PEER mentoring team, learn about the program, and have an opportunity to ask questions. The PEER Youth Mentoring Program offers a trusted and supportive adult to serve as a coach, friend, and advisor for your youth. A PEER Youth Mentor is someone who operates as a listening ear and ensures…

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August 2022

Feast with Friends

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Essex CPRC, 332 South 8th Street
Newark, New Jersey 07103
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Join us at Essex CPRC for a celebration of new connections! We welcome all members of the community for an afternoon of delicious food, fun games, and meaningful conversation. This event is free of charge and full of surprises! Feast and learn more about how our programs and services benefit the Essex community.

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Spread the Kindness Wednesdays

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

CARES Essex County, 332 S 8th Street
Newark, NJ 07103 United States
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The mission of Kindness Rocks is simple, to cultivate connection within communities and lift others through simple acts of kindness. FREE rock painting before our Wednesday All Recovery Meetings. Come for a snack, get to know one another, paint a kindness rock, and stay for our All Recovery Meeting.

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Essex Hybrid All Recovery Meeting

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

CARES Essex County, 332 S 8th Street
Newark, NJ 07103 United States
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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 together. The purpose of this meeting is to offer a place where people can share their recovery experiences, with an emphasis on the hope and healing of recovery and how recovery has changed our lives. For more information contact Candy…

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