Project Live Inc.

Newark, NJ - 07104

(973) 481-1211




Project Live, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that provides a wide range of residential, rehabilitation, support, vocational, and social services to mental health consumers in Essex County, New Jersey. Project Live was incorporated in 1979, and opened its first group home in 1983. Since that time the agency has expanded its array of services to include permanent supportive housing to serve the mental health needs of residents of Essex County. The program offers quality housing and the care and concern that give consumers of mental health services the ability to live as independently as possible. Project Live believes that housing is more than just a roof over a person’s head but also a "home", and that decent and affordable housing, ongoing supportive services, and employment opportunities are critical to the process of recovery. The agency subscribes to the "HOUSING FIRST" model, and, therefore strives to provide an environment that is supportive of each individual’s steps to wellness and recovery. The residential programs provide a wide continuum of service intensity from 24 hours supervised, transitional group homes to independent, permanent living arrangements. The services in every residence are tailored to the needs of each individual living there. Within the program, the residents learn the skills they will need to manage their own households. Assistance is provided even before moving in, with benefits linkages, counseling, and move-in assistance, and once in PLI homes, with learning ADL (Activities of Daily Living) skills including: cooking, cleaning, budgeting and banking, using public transportation, taking medication, arranging necessary appointments and more. Once the resident leaves the program, he or she joins the growing support network of Project Live graduates who receive continuing services through the Supportive Housing Program. Project Live has strong ties to the Essex County Community through its dedication and high quality services. Project Live has an excellent reputation among the mental health consumer population, clients’ families, local communities, funders/regulatory agencies, Mental Health partners/colleagues, its staf

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