ABOUT EVA’S VILLAGE
Eva’s Village was founded in 1982 as a small soup kitchen, and is now a faith-based nonprofit in the city of Paterson, northeastern New Jersey. The organization provides food and housing to the hungry and homeless, as well as residential and outpatient substance use disorder treatment for men, women, and mothers with children. It's one of 104 New Jersey facilities (28%) to offer addiction services to pregnant or postpartum women, and one of just 30 (2.3%) New Jersey facilities to have an opioid treatment program.
Eva's Village also operates a medical and dental clinic that provides free services to uninsured and underinsured residents of Paterson.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Residential treatment is offered in gender-separate programs, both of which are based on the 12-Steps and split into three phases. The programs include comprehensive assessment, group and individual counseling, addiction education, and family support, as well as on-site 12-step meetings. Clients also receive workforce development training, which includes guidance on resume writing, job searching, and job applications, plus mock job fairs twice a month.
The mothers with children program adds parenting classes, child care, and afterschool programs to keep children occupied while their mothers are in treatment. Eva's Village is one of 29 facilities in New Jersey to provide child care to its clients.
Outpatient programs are offered during the afternoon and evenings and include counseling, group therapy, and education.
The treatment team includes a medical director, master's and PhD level counselors, certified and alcohol and drug counselors, and licensed clinical social workers. At the time of this writing, the five individuals who were polled by Rehabs.com about the staff gave them above average ratings.
Staff’s level of training and experience: 4.3/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The various residential programs accommodate a maximum of 103 men, 36 women, and 24 mothers with up to 55 children. The organization also provides shelter, transitional housing, and a community kitchen for individuals in need. The five individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center's maintenance gave it above average ratings.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The majority of alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date (eight out of 10) described Eva's Village as an effective recovery environment with a compassionate and understanding staff. "One of Eva's Village strengths is that most of the counselor's are addicts which helps," noted one anonymous alum in a representative review. B.P. agreed and credited the program with saving her life.
Eva's Village also fared well on secondary sites, where it earned high average ratings of 3.9 out of five stars based on 31 Google reviews and 4.8 out of five stars based on 68 Facebook reviews (which the facility can manage).
Complaints, which were few and far between, included a criticism of the women with children program's safety measures, as well as a lack of staff and consistent rule enforcement.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Both of the loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date gave positive feedback and awarded the facility four out of five stars for its holistic offerings, its family participation, and its treatment of co-occurring disorders. "I know of many people who have done very well in this program," wrote one loved on in a representative review.
According to a 2017 annual report, Eva's Village is funded in large part by government grants and private contributions. While it's not clear whether there's any charge for the organization's substance abuse services, one alum told Rehabs.com that they paid for treatment via a combination of family support, private or state/federal insurance, external financing, and/or self-pay.
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