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Eva's Village

4.0 Great (16 Reviews) |
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393 Main Street
Paterson, New Jersey 07501

Services

  • Average Location/Amenities

Facility Highlights

12-Step Programs

Group Counseling

Job Training

Philosophy

Founded in 1981, Eva’s Village was the first peer-driven recovery center in New Jersey. The facility believes that active drug and alcohol addiction can be overcome through spiritual awareness and community integration, and offers a safe and welcoming environment for recovery, as well as fellowship and peer-to-peer support. Both residential and outpatient services are offered, as well as onsite child-care for mothers with dependent children.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Marie Reger
Executive Director

The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Directors and manages and administers all the activities and departments of Eva’s Village. Marie Reger has held the position of Executive Director since 2012, and previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Eva’s Village for seven years. During her tenure she provided the financial planning and strategy for the organization's growth from a $3m to $8m budget and created a new organization-wide accounting and payroll system to increase operational efficiency. As Executive Director she has overseen the expansion of clinic facilities and programs as well as the creation of an integrated food service department and new programs for child care and education.

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Michael Santillo
Administrative Director Clinical Services

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Administrative Director of Clinical Services supervises all clinical staff and is responsible for the direction, provision and quality of all clinical services. Michael Santillo is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) with twenty years of experience in the field and has held the position of Administrative Director of Clinical Services at Eva’s Village for the past ten years. He has led the expansion of Eva’s Village residential and outpatient alcohol and drug treatment programs, now encompassing 163 residential halfway house beds for men, women and women with children as well as Eva’s 180 slot partial care, intensive outpatient and standard outpatient programs. He is a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the NJ Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and co-chair of the Passaic County Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Professional Advisory Committee. He is the President of the Association of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Halfway Houses of NJ, a non-profit statewide organization consisting of fifteen residential treatment providers.

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They claim to know if someone is under the influence. Lie number 1. Then when someone call them out they wanna start banning ppl.
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I love Eva’s,Eva’s saved my life now I’m a productive member of society also a father to my three daughters I’m a proud member of my community
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2.7
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This place is THE WORST!!!!! The whole purpose of this place is to help individuals get back on their feet and get back on track with their lives. But all the staff members wish to do is send the members of the male halfway house to jail for any minor little issues that may occur. They are supposed to be there to help individuals but half the time they don't even want to hear anything that they have to say. They brush the guys off and don't allow time for them half of the counselors aren't even licensed to actually work there. They're constantly sending guys off to jail instead of working with them to help them. The purpose is to help but if the individual is put back on the street or sent to jail they are only going to go down the wrong path once again or something worse because this place decide to put them back in Reverse instead of helping them move forward. I personally know of someone that Faithfully did the program for six months and was doing well and is almost out of there and was put on full blackout restriction for a minor misunderstanding without even hearing his side of the story it was whatever the counselor said was the truth and that's how it goes with the counselor said is what it was without even hearing the individual side of the story or giving him the time of day instead they just put them in jail for a minor misunderstanding when he did the program Faithfully from the start he can now no longer work his job that had a lot of potential for him to move up and become manager he really like the job and was doing well and now this place has ruined him. It's almost like all of this place cares about is money the rotation rate of these individuals is constantly turning they are constantly kicking people out 4 stupid reasons only to bring them back to send them back out again it's like all about money and not the people. The individual I know personally is totally destroyed mentally and devastated over a minor mishap that wasn't even discussed it was like once he was discharged nobody wanted to give him the time of day and that is not right!!! I highly recommend you STAY AWAY!!!
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2.0
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They do give you an opportunity to better yourself but if you make one mistake or even blink the wrong way your out on restriction and can’t work which defeats the whole purpose of the program! Most the counseled are empathetic to addiction but one in particular is the worse counseler I have ever encountered in my life. Her unprofessional Approach to everything is in itself down fall.
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No Rating
This program is a nightmare. They want nothing but the $$$$$. There only objective is to get as much money for you as possible. They don't treat the patient accordingly. This is themist unethical, unorganized, shitshow of a program. Noone calls you back or attempts to do what's best for the client. they lie,lie, lie. I've seen multiple people get sent back to jail because of the facilitys mistake, and I quote," if it makes the organization look bad or be in fault there's nothing I can say or do." I cannot stress enough the animosity I have towards this program. They have done nothing but make our lives more difficult. And I bet this post doesn't make it on cuz I wrote the truth, and it's not a flattering review.
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This place is the worst. Noone is listening to the needs of the client, they group everyone as a whole and needs are individualizes, a person can't be treated as a group. The staff is on a power trip and their lives must suck so bad that they take it out at their place of employment. I recommend you stay as far away from this place as possible
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This place is horrible, after the director mike quit the clinical staff and housing staff are the worst to clients , i lived there i know
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5.0
Excellent
Eva\'s Village saved my life. I just celebrated 2 years clean yesterday because they never gave up on me and because of all I learned there. I highly recommend people to go here for treatment.
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4.0
Great
One of Eva's Village strengths is that most of the counselor's are addicts which helps. Some counselor's don't fully understand the feelings and experiences we've gone through which makes it hard. One of Evas Village weakness is that most of the staff has dealt with their own addictions and won't do in their recovery what they ask us to do.
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4.3
Great
Clean. the programs are good. with structure not eveyone can be the boss I know of many people who have done very well in this program
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3.0
Good
Strong rules and regulations. Strong work ethic (counselors). Not enough counselors for the amount of clients. Evas Recovery Center helps clients form s strong foundation for solid recovery.
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4.3
Great
effective, caring professional staff price effective, provides tips, guidelines, counseling
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2.0
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The mommy and me program is set up for inner city clients. The program is not in compliance with child safety features. There are no child safety guards on door knobs in case a child wakes up at night when everyone is sleeping and sneaks out the door . That is a dangerous scenario. The meals provided for the children fails to be healthy choices. There is no real parenting program and most of the time they are cleaning. I would not recommend this program to anyone other than those who are from the urban areas. Bureau of Licensing needs to take a good look at the program and the lack of safety features.
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5.0
Excellent
Great
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3.7
Very Good
Strengths: Caring, understanding, my personal counselor was a perfect fit for me. Weaknesses: Need to explain the procedures for recovery more in depth. It was an amazing experience where I learned a lot about myself and how to cope with lifes difficulties in a positive manner.
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4.7
Excellent
Great counseling options.
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5.0
Excellent
Gave me the tools I needed to stay clean.
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5.0
Excellent
Great Program.
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