Youth, Family & Health Services

La Casa de Don Pedro offers a multitude of social services available for the entire family. By supporting families, our goal is to engage, empower, and inspire people so that they are empowered access all that is available to them and be able to move forward with their own personal goals. Our staff of dedicated family support workers, counselors, and enrichment instructors engage with our families, often serving as their first port of entry into La Casa. They assess their needs and share the resources La Casa can provide and connect them to other opportunities as well.

Contact us at 973-483-2703, 973-624-4222, youthandfamilies@lacasanwk.org or health@lacasanwk.org.

Now providing virtual services.

Family Engagement and Counseling

La Casa de Don Pedro provides individual, family and group counseling. Families and youth can walk in or be referred to La Casa to participate in a variety of counseling activities and support groups. Our team is professionally trained in a variety of counseling skills and conduct intake assessments that begin with the presenting problem. Often the initial issues are only the surface of more complex problems that require more in-depth counseling. When individual challenges require outside expertise, we refer our clients to partner agencies.

Family Success Centers – Follow us on Facebook for the latest virtual activities free for everyone! From programs like survival English, cooking, educational support, parenting, to yoga, our community advisory board makes key decisions in scheduling programming.

Youth & Family Counseling – Contact us at youthandfamilies@lacasanwk.org with your needs.

Family Violence Prevention and Counseling – Contact us at youthandfamilies@lacasanwk.org. We offer individual and group counseling and support.

Mental Health Speaker Series – La Casa is now offering a FREE series on mental health (in Spanish only) on the 4th Wednesday of every month in partnership with The American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry and Johnson and Johnson’s Employee Resource Group, The Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement (HOLA). The series features medical experts from all over the world who will be speaking about various mental illnesses. To register, e-mail youthandfamilies@lacasanwk.org or call 973-483-2703.

School Age Children Programs

In-Person “Study Hall” School Age Children’s Child Care Program – In Person fully day childcare program for children grades K-8 to help with virtual learning. We offer an internet connected space, with health guidelines in place to support children while they learn virtually, helping working families stay employed.

After School Enrichment – With after school programs at both La Casa’s center at 23 Broadway and in several North Newark elementary schools, and plenty of projects and homework support, we are ready to work with your children! (availability TBD post pandemic).

Summer Youth Programs – Summer isn’t summer without camp, and La Casa’s summer camp is offered daily with plenty of entertaining activities and field trip. Contact us at youthandfamilies@lacasanwk.org

Health Services

HIV/AIDS Services – People living with HIV/AIDS in the Greater Newark region can access our network of support including counseling, nutritional therapy, and food assistance. The program is offered through the federally funded Ryan White Program.

Sista Outreach – Calling all Latinas – Make sure you’re in the know about how to take care of your bodies and keep yourself healthy, especially from unwanted sexually transmitted infections.

Healthy Living Initiative – Programs on Heart disease prevention, exercise, healthy eating and more to keep your heart and body healthy.

Division Director, Edward Hernandez