Broadway House for Continuing Care provides extensive social and spiritual services, as well as substance abuse counseling, to residents recovering from a host of illnesses and injuries, including HIV/AIDS. The goal: To ensure that every resident receives the support they need to rejoin the community with dignity and respect.
Social Services play a critical role in maintaining the psychological well-being of Broadway House residents. Every resident receives individualized care planning designed to meet their unique needs. Comprised of experienced therapists, counselors, and psychiatric professionals, our team offers a diverse range of therapies providing a bedrock of psychological stability and safety for Broadway House residents. Services include:
- Mental Status Examinations
- Psychosocial Assessments
- Addiction Counseling
- Methadone Maintenance
- Art Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
An important part of our work at Broadway House is empowering residents with the information and life skills they need to thrive when they rejoin the community. This is critical for all of our patients, especially those with HIV/AIDS, who are living longer, healthier lives thanks to improved protocols and treatments. Our dedicated staff includes counselors and social workers who advocate for our residents with a broad range of discharge support, including:
- Family Support & Intervention
- Liaison to Community Resources
- Individual/Group Counseling & Support Services
- Discharge Planning
- Housing and Clothing Support
- Entitlement Assistance (Social Security, Medicaid, etc.)
Broadway House offers a host of special services to enrich your stay with us. Our residents benefit from a robust menu of physical, spiritual, and educational programs, all designed to prepare you for life after discharge:
- Nutrition Services
- Life skills education, such as cooking and financial management
- Pet therapy
- Offsite day trips
- Supervised exercise
- An activities room with a large-screen TV, video games, and opportunities to socialize
- Specialized services for those living with HIV/AIDS Learn more.
Tracey is dreaming of a safe place she can finally call home. The Newark resident was in a relationship that left her heartbroken and homeless. Addicted to heroin and alcohol, Tracey was referred to Broadway House for Continuing Care after surgery to rehabilitate a broken knee, address her addictions, and heal her spirit.
Tracey recalls, “When I came to Broadway House, it took months and months to finally get out of my wheelchair and start walking with the help of a walker. Now, I’ve kicked methadone and my substance abuse, diabetes, and high blood pressure are under control. If it weren’t for Broadway House, I don’t know where I’d be. They saved my life.”
Today, our social services staff members are working with Tracey on applying for Social Security and finding a permanent place to live. Tracey says, “I want a real place to call home. I’d like to find a women’s program to help me take up a trade and learn some skills. My health is good, and that makes my mother so happy. Her prayers were answered. I thank God… and I thank Broadway House.”
There is a beautiful place, staffed by beautiful people, who care for beautiful people. We are talking about a little-known miracle in Newark, NJ. It’s called Broadway House. This house is a long-term care facility for people living with HIV/AIDS. This 66-bed facility is unlike any you have ever visited. It offers excellent medical care in an environment that fosters respect between the staff and residents. There are many fun activities and trips to go on, and the food is very good. We also have the opportunity to talk to groups of children and young adults about the dangers of HIV.