Recovering from Addiction in a Home-Like Environment
August 05, 2014 - This week REAL House Inc. cut the ribbon on their new treatment facility located at 15 South Street, in Newark. This grand opening marks the success of a collaboration of several organizations, public and private dollars. These efforts have resulted in the ability to provide quality service for those suffering from drug and alcohol dependence.
The Victorian house was originally purchased in 2006 with a grant secured by Jennie D. Brown, President of The Corporation of Justice and Opportunities, Inc., a non-profit organization. The house has been renovated, retro-fitted and furnished in preparation of becoming a residential treatment facility.
The project was still missing its key component, a drug and alcohol treatment program with a proven track record. REAL House Inc. CEO Shawn Jennings came to the aid.
Jennings is also a partner in BFM Holdings LLC, a real estate investment firm. He along with his partner, Wally Choice bought the building and completed the remaining renovations. With tenacity and patience, the REAL House team was able to complete the requirements to have the building licensed and approved. The house can now provide treatment services for up to 17 clients.
Mrs. Brown’s dream of having a treatment program and to provide services to the Newark community has been brought to fruition by Jennings, Choice and the REAL House team.
15 South Street joins a growing list of facilities operated by REAL House Inc., which includes houses in Montclair and Bloomfield. REAL House services include intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment, halfway house services, tranquil treatment environments and shelter for the homeless.
A new REAL House facility is slated to open in Elizabeth.
Roz Miller Choice