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
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.
Referral into dental care and treatment to insure appropriate health maintenance.
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.
*Drop-In Resource Center
*HIV and Health Publications, Websites, Apps, etc.
*Educational and Social Events
Support Groups, Call 201-489-2900 or go to http://www.njbuddies.org.
Take Control of Your Health!
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.
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.