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Some La Casa de Don Pedro centers are now open with limited capacity, social distancing, and health & safety measures in place. Other programs continue to be offered remotely.

La Casa de Don Pedro Programs & Services Updates

Now enrolling for all Early Childhood Education programs: preschool, Head Start, Early Head Start, and Prenatal Support. Programs are all virtual with very limited in-person classrooms. Call Wendy Garcia at 973-370-4467 or email earlychildhoodeducation@lacasanwk.org to enroll.

Family and domestic violence counseling services, emergency assistance services, community health, and HIV/AIDS services continue virtually and through Facebook Live: (Facebook.com/LaCasaFamilySuccessCenters). Call us at 973-483-2703 or 973-624-4222, email Health services: health@lacasanwk.org.

Full day in-person youth enrichment program is now open. Contact us to join our waiting list: 973-483-2703, 973-624-4222 or youth&families@lacasanwk.org.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance season is up and running! Our 317 Roseville Avenue center is open daily with 60 clients max. per day. Masks, on-site temperature checks & health questionnaire required to enter. Submit LIHEAP and USF applications, emergency requests and all supporting documents to: energyasst@lacasanwk.org, drop off in our drop box on site, mail to La Casa de Don Pedro/LIHEAP, P.O. Box 7118, Newark, NJ 07107, fax to 973-485-9984, or visit a customer service representative in person. Email inquires and questions to energyasst@lacasanwk.org.

All adult education, LEAD Charter School, citizenship and English as a Second Language classes continue to be offered online only. Immigration legal services are provided in person by appointment only. Contact us at 973-481-4568, careerservices@lacasanwk.org or immigration@lacasanwk.org to learn more or to make an appointment.

Housing counseling (foreclosure prevention and first time homebuyer counseling) is available by telephone and email. Email Dante Lara (dlara@lacasanwk.org) or Dorothy Rivers (drivers@lacasanwk.org). HUD-Certified First Time Homebuyer Education workshops are available online at www.ehomeamerica.org/lacasa. Rental Housing Assistance: housingassistance@lacasanwk.org.

All Weatherization and Lead Abatement clients can submit 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.


Algunos centros de La Casa de Don Pedro están ahora abiertos con capacidad limitada, distanciamiento social y medidas de salud y seguridad en usos. Otros programas se siguen ofreciendo de forma remota.

Ahora se inscribe en todos los programas de Educación Infantil temprana: Preescolar, Head Start, Early Head Start y apoyo prenatal. Todos los programas son virtuales con planes para abrir algunas aulas en persona. Llame a Wendy Garcia al 973-370-4467 o envíe un correo electrónico a earlychildhoodeducation@lacasanwk.org para inscribirse.

Los servicios de asesoramiento sobre violencia familiar y doméstica, los servicios de asistencia de emergencia, la salud comunitaria y los servicios de VIH/SIDA continúan virtualmente y a través de Facebook Live: (Facebook.com/LaCasaFamilySuccessCenters). Llámenos al 973-483-2703 o 973-624-4222, envíe un correo electrónico a servicios de salud: health@lacasanwk.org.

El programa de enriquecimiento juvenil en persona de día completo ya está abierto. Contáctenos para unirse a nuestra lista de espera: 973-483-2703, 973-624-4222 o youth&families@lacasanwk.org.

¡La temporada de asistencia energética para hogares de bajos ingresos está en marcha! Nuestro centro en 317 Roseville Avenue está abierto todos los días con 60 clientes máximo cada día. Máscaras, controles de temperatura y cuestionario de salud requerido para ingresar. Envíe solicitudes de LIHEAP y USF, solicitudes de emergencia y todos los documentos de apoyo a: energyasst@lacasanwk.org, deje en nuestro buzón en el sitio, envíe por correo a La Casa de Don Pedro/LIHEAP, P.O. Box 7118, Newark, NJ 07107, fax al 973-485-9984, o visite a un representante de servicio al cliente en persona. Envíe consultas por correo electrónico y preguntas a energyasst@lacasanwk.org.

Todas las clases de educación para adultos, LEAD Charter School, ciudadanía e inglés como segundo idioma se siguen ofreciendo solo en línea. Los servicios legales de inmigración se proporcionan en persona solo con cita previa. Contáctenos al 973-481-4568/4713, careerservices@lacasanwk.org o immigration@lacasanwk.org para obtener más información o para hacer una cita.

El asesoramiento de vivienda (prevención de ejecuciones hipotecarias y consejería para compradores de vivienda por primera vez) está disponible por teléfono y correo electrónico. Envíe un correo electrónico a Dante Lara (dlara@lacasanwk.org) o Dorothy Rivers (drivers@lacasanwk.org). Los talleres de educación para compradores de vivienda por primera vez certificados por HUD están disponibles en línea en www.ehomeamerica.org/lacasa. Asistencia de Vivienda de Alquiler: housingassistance@lacasanwk.org.

Todos los clientes interesados en el programa de climatización y remediación de plomo pueden enviar solicitudes de programas, documentos de respaldo y preguntas a: wxleadasst@lacasanwk.org.

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

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.