Center for Prevention and Counseling (CFPC), Newton, NJ, is a healthy non-profit in Sussex County for over 45 years dedicated to community wellness and recovery from substance use disorder. Their excellent work thrives with a team of grant writers who have a finger on the pulse of the Sussex County recovery community. Through federal, state and local grants as well as private and public foundation donations, CFPC is a grant and donation driven agency. Most recently, CFPC was awarded the STAR (Support Team for Addiction Recovery) grant which gives CFPC the ability to offer Recovery Specialists and Case Managers who will provide non-clinical assistance and recovery support services to individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD). Funding for these statewide STAR grants is provided under the State of New Jersey’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The Sussex County STAR team also consists of a program supervisor who, together with recovery support specialists and case managers will work with individuals to assist with issues that often transpire concurrently with OUD, such as homelessness, incarceration, legal issues, employment, education, transportation, need for social services, health care, child welfare involvement, child care, health insurance, documentation, etc. The overall goal of STAR is to help maintain individuals with OUD in a “Recovery Zone” for as long as possible, help to reduce the risk of recurring episodes of opioid related problems and prevent future overdose.


STAR provides these essential support services according to a recovery based philosophy of care to provide for an individual’s continuing stability, recovery and wellness as they move through the recovery continuum. The Sussex County STAR team encourages self-determination and promotes the hope that individuals can recover from OUD and regain meaningful roles and relationships in the community. STAR supports recovery planning by linking individuals to resources and services in the community, identifying factors that impact wellness and recovery, provides assistance in the management of crisis situations, and models strategies on how to attain addiction recovery with success.


This very significant STAR grant commenced in October 2019 and CFPC welcomes the public to learn more at their upcoming STAR OPEN HOUSE on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 from 12-2PM at the 61 Spring Street location. Be greeted by the STAR staff, tour the suite designated for participants to receive STAR support and enjoy refreshments as CFPC welcomes in the holidays and encourages an understanding of all STAR has to offer our community members. To RSVP or, for more information, contact Steve Higgins, STAR Program Administrative Assistant, Center for Prevention and Counseling, Newton, NJ at or call (973)862-6701