IMPORTANT Message regarding
EFFECTIVE MARCH 18, 2020
NJCRI building will be closed.
Services will be provided remotely & virtually
until further notice - visit our website for updates *
Syringe access program
Next tentative on-site service: Friday, April 3rd 9am-12pm
Please call for confirmation or more information: (973) 558-5063
*In the interest of the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and community at large, please be advised that effective March 18, 2020, our office will be closed until further notice.
This decision was made after thoughtful consideration and at the direction of Local, State and Federal officials (NJ Governor, NJDOG, CDC) and recommendations about best practices during this National Emergency.
PLEASE NOTE: NJCRI will still be providing the following services by appointment only please call:
Medical Services: (973) 558-5039
Psychiatric Services: (973) 558-5054
Needle Exchange Services: (973) 558-5063
PLEASE CALL THE FOLLOWING NUMBER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT PRIOR TO
VISITING THE FACILITY: (973) 483-3444 OR 866-448-5812.
We ask that you please not visit the facility without calling first, you will not be allowed to enter.
If you have an emergency or are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, or believe you have come in contact with the coronavirus, we ask you to please go to your nearest hospital Emergency Room.
NJCRI remains committed to serving our clients during this time and while the facilites will be closed, staff will be working remotely and will be able to assist you. Please visit our webiste www.njcri.org contact section for email list of departments.
We will be updating the NJCRI website regularly to keep you informed of any further developments. Also follow us on Facbook/NJCRI for current information. Please check daily. In the meantime, please utilize the sources below for additional information about the Coronavirus and best health practices to keep yourself, your family, friends and community safe during this time.
Center of Disease Control and Prevention
New Jersey Department of Health
ATTN NEWARK: SCREENING SITE FOR NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TO OPEN IN
ESSEX COUNTY WEEQUAHIC PARK
Essex County Residents can Register for an Appointment at www.EssexCOVID.org
March 30th, Wednesday,April 1st, and
Friday April 3rd / 150 tests per day will be administered each day.
The testing site is for Essex County residents; appointments are mandatory. Residents must arrive by car.
NJCRI distinguishes itself by its over 30 year history of providing HIV/AIDS care and treatment to individuals in Northern New Jersey. We are a strong integrated team between all our departments and our full service model, makes NJCRI unique and a welcome oasis for our community. We will continue to adapt and support our clients with essential and innovative services.
The North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI) is one of New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive HIV/AIDS community-based organization.
Our mission is to "empower our clients by reducing social and health disparities in the greater Newark area.”
Over the past 30 years of service NJCRI has adapted and changed to rally the fight against HIV/AIDS, as well as providing important social services to our community. In 1988, the initial focus was to provide clinical trials in Newark so those that were infected with the HIV virus could gain access to promising investigational treatments. At that time patients were required to travel to New York to receive these services. NJCRI was the first AIDS service organization in New Jersey to provide medical care to those with HIV. Our staff have published more than 30 research articles and have presented their research findings at local, national and international AIDS conferences.
Today with over 40 different grant-funded programs, NJCRI continues to be on the cutting edge of HIV treatment. We understand that HIV is much larger than just a medical issue, and take pride in providing those in the midst of health disparities with the opportunity to improve their quality of life. We have taken a holistic approach by streamlining all our services and creating a one-stop resource center for our clients. Named after an esteemed and respected former colleague, the Dr. George Perez Medical Care Center provides care and treatment to both HIV negative and HIV positive patients alike.
Additional services we offer include behavioral research, transgender medical care, pediatrics, primary medical care, chronic illness management education, street outreach, substance abuse treatment, transportation, mental health/psychiatric services, food pantry, syringe exchange, an adult drop-in center for the homeless , and many LGBTQ services including a drop-in center for LGBTQ youth. We are also strong community advocates and provide technical assistance to other community-based organizations in our area. Approximately over 10,000 people avail themselves of our free and confidential services each year
Years of Experience
Clients served yearly
Grant funded programs
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Operations
Director of Research
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Community and LGBTQ services
Ronald Poblete, M.D.
Care and Treatment
PAY IT FORWARD!
THE GUIDING FORCE BEHIND OUR MISSION ... OUR CLIENTS!
When you make a gift, you reaffirm your belief in our mission of service and demonstrate your concern for and willingness to help your community.
NJCRI is a 501(c) 3 charitable institution (EIN: 52-1592616). Your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Check donations can be made out to : NJCRI
Attn: Joseph Rothenberg
393 Central Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
Your unrestricted donation to NJCRI can help us raise awareness and provide essential treatment and support for those whose lives have been touched by HIV/AIDS, those who are battling addiction, the homeless, for those in need of emotional support, and for our LGBTQ community at large.
*EXTREME WEATHER CLOSURE INFORMATION: (973) 483-3444
DUE TO CORONAVIRUS NATIONAL EMERGENCY, HOURS OF OPERATION ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. APPOINTMENT ONLY.
393 Central Ave
Newark NJ, 07103
Counseling, Testing, and Referral
Health Screening Department:
Toll free – (888) 688-9097
(973) 483-3444 x 215 / Moseale Coker
Fax – (973) 412-8500
HIV Care and Treatment Services:
Erika Escabi, RN x 203 firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Case Management:
(973) 483-3444 X 208 / Vieshia Morales
(973) 483-3444 x 207 / James DeSantis
(973) 483-3444 x 238 / George Walker
F: (973) 849-0117
(973) 483-3444 x 237 / Dorinda Coleman
Crossroads/ Project Access:
(973) 483-3444 x 204 / Ricardo Rodney
(973) 483-3444 x 220 / Ron Berry
8AM - 6PM
Tuesdays - Friday
8AM - 8PM
(973) 483-3444 x 217 / Julio Roman
(973) 483-3444 x 251 / Ivan Wilson
(973) 483-3444 X 222 / Henry Iwuala
Fax – (973) 648-0312
(973) 483-3444 x 209 / Juan Torres
(973) 483-3444 x205 / Corey DeStefano
(973) 483-3444 x 239 / Shariff Hall
Fax – (973) 485-7080
Medical Monitoring Project:
Shena Dance / email@example.com
Oskar Gonzalez / firstname.lastname@example.org
973-483-3444 x 223