Buddies of NJ Inc.

Buddies of NJ Inc.: Serving the Community Since 1985

Our Mission: to provide support, education and services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.


Buddies of New Jersey Inc.

Franklin A. Smith Resource Center
149 Hudson Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Email: info@njbuddies.org
Helpline in NJ only: 1-800-508-7577

Buddies of New Jersey Inc. (NJB),a non-profit community-based organization, is a resource center offering a network of support for people infected and affected by HIV/Aids.

Since 1985, NJB has established itself as the foremost resource center serving Bergen and Passaic Counties.

Thousands have utilized our food bank, made use of our transportation service and received assurance either individually or by participating in one of our support groups. Case Management, HIV/AIDS education, substance abuse treatment and counseling and housing services are all a part of the support network.

NJB is supported by grants from the Ryan White Care Act, HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for people with Aids), State of NJ, County of Bergen and private foundations.

Support also come via fundraising efforts and generous contributions from the community at large.


*Medical and Non-Medical Case Management:

Ensures a coordinated system of care that facilitates patient access to resources and support services.

*Substance Abuse Services:

(Outpatient) NJ State Licensed Treatment and Counseling Services for people with HIV/AIDS who have substance abuse and/or addiction issues and may be in early recovery are drug free or are drug free or are methadone compliant.

*Oral Health:

Referral into dental care and treatment to insure appropriate health maintenance.

*Medical Transportation:

Assist HIV+Clients in reaching medical and clinical appointments.

*Peer Support Groups:

Provides a safe place for persons with HIV/AIDS, their families and loved ones to share their experiences and feelings. It provides emotional support, shares resources, caring, information and more which helps assure clients to stay in care and stay healthy.

*HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS)-Bergen County Administrator: Long-term and short-term rental assistance, security deposits, foods vouchers, utitilities and emergency shelter.

*Robert A. Harrison House: A home for six residents who need to gain stability living with HIV/AIDS.

*Outreach: Raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and bring positive people into a full network of care.

*HIV Testing & Counseling: FREE, Confidential results in <20 minutes. Provided by NJ State Certified HIV Counselor.

* PrEP: FREE Counseling, Referral and Financial Assistance for Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP.

Resource Services…

*Drop-In Resource Center
*HIV and Health Publications, Websites, Apps, etc.
*Client/Patient Advocacy
*Educational and Social Events

Support Groups, Call 201-489-2900 or go to http://www.njbuddies.org.

Take Control of Your Health!
Get Tested!

CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 be tested for HIV at least once a year as part of their routine health care. Testing once per year (or more frequently) is recommended for people who participate in activities that have high risk exposure. Knowing your HIV Status is Key to staying healthy. Studies repeatedly show that when people who find out they are HIV+ get into care and supportive services, they are more likely to live longer, healthier lives.

Get PrEPed!

1 pill/day to prevent lifelong HIV?

The Debate is over; PrEP Works!

Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at higher risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. Call today and see if PrEPis for you: 201-696-6009. Serving Bergen and Passaic Counties.

Rights of People: Living with HIV/AIDS:

*Qualities medical treatment and social services without regard to sexual orientation, gender, age diagnosis, economic status, race, cultural heritage or ethnicity.

*Full comprehensive explanations of all medical procedures and risks, choice of treatment modalities, choice to refuse research information without jeopardizing treatment, choice to make informed decisions about ones life:

*Privacy, confidentiality of status and medical records and

*To live and die with dignity.

Buddies of NJ Inc.
Serving Bergen & Passaic Counties

*Disclaimer: I got the information directly from the Buddies of NJ Inc. pamphlet. I have never used the service before so I have no opinion either yes or no on the service. Please call the company for more information.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Buddies of NJ Inc.

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the service for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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