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Welcome to the Sussex Team

If you live in Sussex County we would love for you to get involved. Please contact Mariel Harrison of NCADD-NJ (609) 310-4040 mharrison@ncaddnj.org or Aaron Kucharski (609) 477-7085 akucharski@ncaddnj.org

Regular Team meeting are held at: The Center, 65 Newton-Sparta Rd, Andover, NJ

 

 

 

NCADD-NJ Advocacy Leader and Team 8 member Arthur Townes testified before the NJ Assembly Budget Committee and shared his redemption story.

About this team :

 

The Sussex advocacy team is a combination of people in long term recovery, young people, families in recovery and of loss, prevention specialists and mental health advocates that regularly host advocacy trainings and community events. The team has many strong voices that have focused on bringing community decision makers into the process of effecting local change.

Anyone is welcome to the advocacy meetings and the direction of what the team works on is based on those who participate.  Each team has a contact person to help you get involved with your local advocacy team.   Hope to see you at the next team advocacy meeting!

Check out our calendar for meetings and events!

Here are a few things the Sussex county team has worked on together

·         Community Listening Forums with local elected officials and those working in the criminal justice system to share stories of hope and advocacy solutions.

·         Advancing Peer to Peer Recovery Support.

·         Providing a Recovery Center for the County

·         Provided testimony at the Annual NJ Budget hearings and Department of Human Services, in addition to testifying for or against bills at the state house.

·         Recovery Celebrations during holidays like talent night and an annual Sober St Patrick’s day

·         Annual Addiction Awareness Walk

·         Ongoing skill training for advocates

·         Advancing NCADD-NJ’s Road to Recovery Campaign

·         Put together a County Resource Guide (available upon request) and an additional pamphlet specifically for those saved from overdose.

 

·         Built strong relationships with local law enforcement and hospitals to help overdose victims find the support they need to get on a path of recovery with patient navigators and peer recovery coaches.

 

 

Atlantic / Cape May        Cumberland/Salem         Camden/Burlington/Gloucester         Ocean/Monmouth          Mercer/Hunterdon          Middlesex/Union

Somerset/Morris          Passaic/Essex/Bergen/Hudson

Warren   Sussex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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