Welcome LGBTQ+ family
A note from us to you…
You are Deserving of a Healthy Life, and We Want to Help.
LGBTQ+ individuals are at higher risk for physical and mental health issues. To throw in an additional obstacle, members of the LGBTQ+ community are less likely to seek out medical assistance when those health issues arise. We want to do our part in changing this narrative, and believe that raising awareness is one of the first steps to doing so. Below we have highlighted resources provided by our partner, NJ AIDS Services. We hope these resources will help improve LGBTQ+ health–starting with you.
Getting to know our Partner:
Mission: To respond compassionately and responsibly to the HIV+ and LGBTQ+ communities by providing supportive services, housing opportunities, prevention strategies and education to enhance the community we serve. The vision of NJAS is to empower those we serve to achieve a healthy, safe and self-sufficient life, therefore gaining the resources to positively influence their community.
3 Executive Drive • Morris Plains • NJ • 07950 (973) 285-0006 • fax (973) 285-0067
Ending Discrimination, Gaining Equality
NJAS EDGE Initiative: Ending Discrimination, Gaining Equality
Keeping in-line with our mission to focus on prevention activities for at-risk populations, in 2019, NJAS added the EDGE (Ending Discrimination Gaining Equality) Pride Center to better serve our LGBTQ+ clients and expand care to this oppressed and marginalized population. Currently, EDGE Pride offers medical and non-medical case management, behavioral health care, support groups, housing linkage services, educational seminars and social events.
The miracle that started out as a simple idea, to remember a lost friend by building a shelter in his honor, was transformed into a reality. Although our services may have changed throughout our organization’s history, NJAS has remained dedicated to its underlying guiding principles and values, which are: dignity and worth of the individual, acceptance, respect for diversity, integrity, justice and professionalism. The legacy of Eric Johnson House and subsequent programs of NJAS have always and will continue to respond to everchanging needs of the HIV+, LGBTQ+ and at-risk communities
EDGE LGBTQ+ Services
Responding compassionately and responsibly to the HIV+ and LGBTQ+ communities