ACCESS Deaf Services

Based at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson and funded by the NJ State Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, ACCESS provides community-based mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing people throughout New Jersey. The offices are located at 621 Main Street in Paterson, New Jersey.

  • Residential Services
  • Outpatient Deaf Services

ACCESS Residential Services operates two licensed group homes for deaf and hard of hearing individuals with severe and persistent mental illness who have been discharged from state or county psychiatric hospitals and require the highest level of support (24 hours a day) in the community. All services are provided in a home-like environment by staff utilizing American Sign Language (ASL) and other visual-gestural means to communicate with residents. One group home in Paterson, is an A+ setting, providing 24-hour, seven days a week, staff coverage. The other group home is located in Fair Lawn.

ACCESS Residential Services also provides Level B housing to six individuals, residing in apartments in the community. There are three apartments, with two bedrooms each, where residents are provided with 4 to 12 hours of daily therapeutic staff assistance.

For additional information about ACCESS Residential Services, please contact 973-754-4680.

Experienced Master’s level clinicians, with backgrounds in mental health and deafness, provide psychotherapy services at various locations throughout the state. ACCESS outpatient services are provided to individuals, couples and families.

Psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring are also provided at these sites. In addition, psychiatric emergency services are available on a 24/7 basis throughout New Jersey. Assistance and consultation services are offered to hospitals and psychiatric emergency screening centers to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing patients receive culturally appropriate psychiatric assessments.

For additional information, please contact:

Carol Uckar, MA, CI
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