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Effective immediately, all La Casa de Don Pedro centers are closed and all programs and services have been suspended until further notice. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we are following guidance from the CDC, government, and other health experts to keep the community, and our staff, as safe as possible. 

We understand the value of the critical services La Casa provides to approximately one thousand families and individuals each day, and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We will continue to closely monitor the situation so we can get back to empowering and revitalizing our communities as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and for trusting La Casa de Don Pedro in these difficult times. 

La Casa de Don Pedro Programs & Services Updates

  • Families of our Early Childhood Education preschool, Head Start, and Early Head Start programs were offered take home distance learning packets and all are invited to access online learning opportunities.
  • All after school enrichment programs, family counseling services, emergency assistance services, community health, and HIV/AIDS related services are suspended until further notice. However, we can respond to your email inquiries. Youth & family support: youth&families@lacasanwk.org.Health services: health@lacasanwk.org. Housing assistance: housingassistance@lacasanwk.org.
  • Home Energy Assistance clients (LIHEAP and USF) can submit their program applications, as well as emergency requests and all supporting documents to: energyasst@lacasanwk.org, mail to PO Box 7118, Newark, NJ  07107.  Additionally, program inquires and questions can also be sent directly to energyasst@lacasanwk.org .
  • All adult education, LEAD Charter School, citizenship classes, English as a Second Language and immigration legal services are postponed.  Please stay for updates on potential remote learning plans to begin Monday, March 23. Please contact us at careerservices@lacasanwk.org or immigration@lacasanwk.org to share your questions to receive further details.
  • Housing counseling (foreclosure prevention and first time homebuyer counseling) is limited to telephone and email interactions. Please email Dante Lara (dlara@lacasanwk.org) or Dorothy Rivers (drivers@lacasanwk.org) to schedule an appointment.
  • First Time Homebuyer Education Workshops are suspended until further notice. However, remote learning is available. If you are interested in participating in an online class please contact Dante Lara (dlara@lacasanwk.org.)
  • All Weatherization and Lead Remediation clients can submit their program applications, supporting documents and questions to: wxleadasst@lacasanwk.org.

Please stay tuned to our website and social media accounts for all the latest news and updates on the coronavirus and how it affects our centers and services.


Actualmente todos los centros de La Casa de Don Pedro están cerrados, y al mismo tiempo todos los programas y servicios han sido suspendidos hasta nuevo aviso. En respuesta a la pandemia de coronavirus, estamos siguiendo la guía de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC por sus siglas en inglés), el Gobierno y otros expertos en salud para mantener a la comunidad y a nuestro personal lo más seguros posible.

Comprendemos el valor de los servicios esenciales que La Casa brinda a aproximadamente mil familias e individuos cada día, y nos disculpamos por cualquier inconveniente que esto les haya causado. Continuaremos monitoreando de cerca la situación para que podamos volver a empoderar y revitalizar nuestras comunidades lo antes posible. Les agradecemos la paciencia y la confianza en La Casa de Don Pedro en estos tiempos difíciles.

Actualización sobre los programas y servicios de La Casa de Don Pedro.

  • A las familias de nuestros programas de educación preescolar, Head Start y Early Head Start, se les ofreció paquetes de aprendizaje a distancia, de manera que todos están invitados a acceder a oportunidades de aprendizaje en línea.
  • Todos los programas de: enriquecimiento después de la escuela, servicios de asesoramiento familiar, servicios de asistencia de emergencia, salud comunitaria y los servicios relacionados con el VIH/SIDA se encuentran suspendidos hasta nuevo aviso.
  • Los clientes de Asistencia de Energía en el Hogar (LIHEAP y USF por sus siglas en inglés)) pueden enviar sus solicitudes sobre este programa, así como solicitudes de emergencia y todos los documentos de respaldo, al siguiente correo electrónico: energyasst@lacasanwk.org, o por correo a 317 Roseville Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107. Además, también se pueden enviar consultas y preguntas del programa directamente a energyasst@lacasanwk.org.
  • Se pospone toda la educación de adultos, LEAD Charter School, clases de ciudadanía, inglés como segundo idioma y servicios legales de inmigración. Se solicita que estén atentos para recibir actualizaciones sobre posibles planes de aprendizaje remoto que comenzarán el lunes 23 de marzo.
  • El asesoramiento sobre vivienda (prevención de ejecuciones hipotecarias y asesoramiento para compradores de vivienda por primera vez) se limita a las interacciones telefónicas y por correo electrónico. Puede enviar un correo electrónico a Dante Lara (dlara@lacasanwk.org) o Dorothy Rivers (drivers@lacasanwk.org) para programar una cita.
  • Los talleres de educación para compradores de vivienda por primera vez están suspendidos hasta nuevo aviso.
  • Todos los clientes del programa sobre climatización y remediación de plomo, pueden enviar sus solicitudes, documentos de respaldo y preguntas al correo electrónico: wxleadasst@lacasanwk.org

Se les insta a estar atentos a nuestro sitio web y redes sociales para conocer las últimas noticias y actualizaciones sobre el coronavirus y cómo afecta a nuestros centros y servicios.

Early Childhood Centers

Main Location: 201 First Street, Newark, NJ 07107

Tel.: 862-237-9260

75 Park Avenue Preschool: 973.485.0850
39 Broadway Preschool: 973.481.4091
202 First Street Preschool: 973.350.0530
201 First Street Head Start
& Early Head Start: 862.237.9260

89 St. Francis Head Start: 862.237.9330
174 Roseville Head Start: 862.237.9320
437 15th Street Head Start: 973.242.0696
35-43 Elizabeth Ave Head Start
& Early Head Start: 862.237.9380
Dewey St. Early Head Start: Coming Soon

Youth, Family & Health Programs

23 Broadway, Newark NJ 07104: 973-483-2703

76 Clinton Ave., Newark, NJ 07114: 973-622-4222

282 First Avenue Family Success Center II, Newark, NJ 07104: 973-482-9002

Family Success Centers
Two centers strengthen families by developing networks of family services with the goal of preventing child abuse and neglect.

After School & Summer Enrichment
Homework assistance, civic engagement, arts, recreation and field trips for children
ages 5-12. Includes programs onsite and McKinley School.

Domestic Violence Program
Counseling, advocacy, translation, & support for victims of domestic violence.


Youth Empowerment Services
Services to address developmental issues, parent/child conflict, academic & other challenges.

Healthy Living Initiative
Health education, nutrition support, case management & advocacy.

Prevention Program
STD/STI outreach & workshops for youth, men & women. HIV testing, counseling and referrals.

HIV/AIDS Intervention Services
Case management, mental health services, meal delivery, medical & nutritional therapy, & housing services for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Adult Education Programs

39 Broadway, Newark, NJ

973-481-4713

English as a Second Language
Three levels of ESL: beginner, intermediate, & advanced.

Citizenship Preparation
Courses covering ESL, U.S. History & government for people seeking to pass the USCIS Naturalization interview.

Immigration Assistance
Assistance to immigrants in obtaining legal standing in the U.S. Free for income
eligible clients.

Welfare to Work
Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency,
& Low Literacy classes for WorkFirst NJ students.

Opportunity Youth Network
Alternative high school for out of school youth ages
16-24 focused on preparation for post-secondary edu-
cation, vocational training, and the workforce.

Adult Basic Education Testing
High School Equivalancy testing in English & Spanish.

Hispanic Women’s Resource Center
Employment training, English language classes

Energy Conservation and Assistance

317 Roseville Avenue, Newark NJ 07107

EnergyAssist@lacasanwk.org

973-485-7555

Home Energy Assistance
Utility benefits for income eligible households through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) & Universal Service Fund (USF.)

Weatherization Assistance
Home energy conservation improvements for eligible homeowners, landlords, & tenants.

Senior Citizens Heating & Cooling Program
Emergency oil & cooling units for income eligible Essex County residents over age 60.

Healthy Homes Initiative
Health education, outreach, case management for lead & asthma home hazards in Newark’s Fairmount & Upper Clinton neighborhoods.

Housing & Homeownership

317 Roseville Avenue

Newark, NJ 07107

973-485-0701

Emergency Housing Assistance
Rental assistance, counseling, emergency budget & advocacy for families facing a housing crisis. (76 Clinton Ave. 973-624-4222)

First Time Home Buyer Education

Workshops, counseling, and advice on buying a home, especially for first time homebuyers. Those who complete the required hours receive a certificate which can help guarantee better mortgage rates and opportunities. Register here.

Affordable Homeownership Development
Development and sale of affordable homes, rehabilitation of foreclosed properties & commercial facilities.

Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
HUD approved foreclosure prevention counseling, budgeting, credit assistance to determine best possible outcome for families facing foreclosure.

Financial Fitness Classes

Community Development & Engagement Opportunities

317 Roseville Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104

973-485-0701

Lower Broadway Neighborhood Association

Community Organizing & Planning
Engagement with stakeholders on quality of life issues, education, safety, & leadership development.