A Catholic Charities Agency in the Diocese of Paterson
508 Straight St
PO Box 2738
Paterson, NJ 07501

Phone (973) 345-6000
Fax: (973) 345-7279
Email: Contact Form

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Admissions Department

New Admissions Department

Admissions Department

  • NEW LOCATION - 396 Straight St., Paterson, NJ 07503 - Directions
  • Phone: 973-345-6000 x6289
  • Fax: 973-742-6161
  • Clinical Director: Farha Major
  • E-mail Admissions: Contact Form

Straight & Narrow’s Admission Department is designed to be a non-judgmental first line of contact for individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders. Individuals are screened and assessed for admission eligibility to Straight & Narrow according to specific criteria and guidelines, in compliance with DMHAS guidelines and agency licensure. Our Central Intake office provides access to the following programs/levels of care:

3.7WM Detoxification
3.7 Short-term Inpatient
3.5 Long-term Inpatient
3.1 Halfway House
2.1 Intensive Outpatient
1 Outpatient

All potential clients are screened for admission eligibility. This may be done in the form of an interview conducted by an admissions counselor or as a review of a prior assessment from a referrer. Screening interviews may be conducted in person, via telephone, or through secure video conference with one of our staff. Client’s screening, along with medical documentation will be jointly reviewed by our Admissions staff and Medical staff. The client is assessed for the appropriate level of care as determined using ASAM level of care criteria. Funding eligibility is determined upon completion of the DASIE (DAS Income Eligibility and Initiative Eligibility). Clients can then be provided an admission date based on bed availability at the time of scheduling. You do not need medical insurance to be eligible for treatment. We offer treatment at no cost for those individuals who qualify for eligible funding sources.

If you are in need of treatment, please contact our Admissions Department at any of the contact information above between 8:30AM to 4:30PM, Monday to Friday.

Farha Major
Director of Straight & Narrow's Admissions Department

Farha Major is the Director of Admissions. Farha holds certifications in Temperament Counseling, Human Resources and Alcohol and Drug Counseling, a Bachelors Degree in Religious Education, and a Masters Degree in Theology. Farha’s vocation and occupation for the past 16 years has been in multiple positions as a Social Service professional. She has provided services for several populations to include, behaviorally and emotionally classified adolescents, women and children, at risk youth and substance abusing youth and adults, as well as individuals on Drug Court. She is currently pursuing a dual degree in Human Services and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Farha has committed to working with organizations who are providing a helping hand to anyone in need.
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