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HIV/AIDS Services

Canaan House
Canaan House is a full-service, permanent, supported, independent living facility designed to meet the special needs of homeless people living with HIV/AIDS and a severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and/or chemical addiction. Canaan House provides a full continuum of care including:

  • Staff on site 24 hours per day, 7 days per week;
  • 24/7 crisis intervention and emergency services;
  • Group and individual mental health and substance abuse services;
  • Home health-care services;
  • Benefits management services;
  • Nutrition education;
  • Food preparation and housekeeping services;
  • Vocational rehabilitation services;
  • Life skills and personal care education services;
  • Family support services; and
  • Case management and referral services.
Location
Canaan House
389 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 434-3939


Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd provides permanent housing and supportive services to homeless men 21 years of age and older who are living with HIV/AIDS. These include:
  • Case management services
  • Advocacy services
  • Meals as needed
  • Self-help support
  • Mental health and substance abuse services
Location
Good Shepherd
404 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 799-0484

Staff on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Franciska Residence
Franciska Residence is a transitional housing program for homeless men living with HIV/AIDS. Clients receive a variety of services including:

  • Individual and group counseling recovery support
  • Skills building
  • Nutrition education
  • Social opportunities
  • Referrals for education, permanent housing, job training, mental health and substance abuse issues
  • Case management services
  • Three meals a day

Services are provided in a safe, caring environment designed to strengthen the individual’s coping mechanisms so that he is prepared for a permanent living situation.

Location
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark
Franciska Residence
615 Grove Street
Jersey City, NJ 07301

(201) 653-3366

Staff on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


St. Bridget's HIV/AIDS Support Network
St. Bridget's HIV/AIDS Support Network provides supportive services to people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as their families and significant others. Based on individual needs, clients can access:

  • Educational workshops on nutrition, health, stress reduction and other life skills areas;
  • Referrals to mental health and/or substance abuse counseling;
  • Advocacy services; and
  • Recreational activities.
Location
St. Bridget's HIV/AIDS Support Network
404 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 799-0484 or -0485


Monday – Friday; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


St. Bridget's Residence
St. Bridget's Residence is comprised of a transitional housing program and an emergency shelter that provides housing, three meals a day and supportive services to homeless men living with HIV/AIDS. Based on individual needs, clients can access:
  • Educational workshops on nutrition, health, stress reduction and other life skills areas;
  • Referral to mental health and/or substance abuse counseling;
  • Case management services;
  • Advocacy services; and
  • Recreational activities.
Location
St. Bridget's Residence
404 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 799-0484

Staff on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Canaan House
Franciska Residence
Good Shepherd
St. Bridget's Residence


John Westervelt
Chief Executive Officer



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