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

  • 508 Straight St., Paterson, NJ 07503 - Directions
  • Phone: 973-345-6000
  • Cell: 973-417-1514
  • Fax: 973-742-6161

"Good Morning, this is Straight & Narrow, a Catholic Charities agency in the Diocese of Paterson. How can we help you?"

Straight & Narrow’s Admission Department’s purpose is to non-judgmentally be the first line of contact with those in need of substance use treatment and help them begin their road to recovery at Straight & Narrow. 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. For individuals who may be incarcerated or for which commute may be difficult, in-person screenings can be conducted via telephone with one of our staff. We offer admission into all of our men (3.7 and 3.5) and women’s residential programs (3.5 and Mommy & Me) along with referrals to other programs provided throughout our agency that may be found to better suit the individual’s needs.

The admission process begins with a referral, self or other. 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. Sometimes family members or friends of the identified client will contact our agency. Due to confidentiality and in an effort to help us assess the client’s motivation for treatment, ultimately it is the client that needs to be in contact with us. 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.

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. 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.
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