According to the National Coalition on Homelessness, almost 300,000 of America's homeless are women, mostly struggling with addiction and/or mental illness Why be honest? Because I know healing will follow... Between stimulus and response there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. -Viktor E. Frankl

Welcome to The Center for Great Expectations

"A safe place, a safe presence and a safe path" for
homeless, pregnant or parenting, adult women and adolescents,
and their children to overcome, and break, the destructive generational cycle of  trauma, abuse, homelessness and addiction.
We Provide
♥ Trauma-Informed Care, integrated with Parent Infant Mental Health
♥ The Nurtured Heart Approach©
♥ Individualized treatment plans that meet each client's needs
♥ Secure, supportive, homelike setting
♥ Dedicated staff, including Doctoral & Masters level clinicians
♥ Low staff-to-client ratio
♥ Onsite Child Development Center - Katy's Place
♥ A Continuum of Care, from Residential, through Outpatient and Supportive Housing
Our Goals include...
▲ Having a healthy baby or reunification
▲ Overcoming past challenges, including extensive trauma & abuse
▲ Growing self-esteem & spirituality
▲ Becoming a nurturing mother
▲ Developing coping, recovery, parenting & life skills
…. to "break the cycle", and embrace the next right step
for herself and her child.

We are the only 501(c)(3) in New Jersey that provides this combination of individualized treatment and services to this vulnerable population of young mothers from throughout the state.

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