News & Events

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Daytop’s 2017 Gala celebrating 25 years of ‘Saving Lives’ This year’s honoree is Nelson Ferreira, CEO of Ferreira Construction

This year's Gala Honoree is Nelson Ferreira, CEO of Ferreira Construction Co. and being presented with the Silver Star Award is John R. Sette, of Lohman Associates, Inc. The event is being chaired by Lawrence R. Boresen, Jr. of Turner Construction.

This year's event will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at The Palace at Somerset Park Somerset, NJ. For registration and/or additional information please contact  Mary O'Mealia at 908-781-8485 or at                                                                                                                                             

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Daytop New Jersey’s 25th Anniversary Event

Daytop NJ will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a fun filled afternoon with music, activities, and lots of reflection.

Join us Saturday, September 23rd at the “The Guest House”, 74 Mosle Road in Gladstone.

We truly hope everyone who has played a part at Daytop NJ in the past 25 years will join us.

We need your help- all Daytop extended family members are invited: alumni, supporters, family association, staff and board members (past and present) alike.

You can help spread the word by reaching out to those you know that have been associated with Daytop NJ and RSVPing on our event page and sharing with your friends.

For more details or to RSVP, contact Francesca Viola at

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Daytop New Jersey’s annual graduation ceremony

Daytop New Jersey held it's annual graduation ceremony at it's Mendham campus Sunday June 18, 2017.

The Daytop team of students, teachers and clinical staff did an incredible job at making the event memorable. Daytop Academy graduates have much more to celebrate than those who attend other learning institution's.
Daytop Academy graduates not only celebrate their academic achievements but also success with their struggle with addiction. You can see in the eyes of students and their families, the light of hope.
Congratulations to the Daytop New Jersey Academy graduating classof 2017.

To see additional photos of this special day, visit the Daytop New Jersey Facebook page at the below link.

 Facebook photo album of 2017 Graduation

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June 15th, Daytop New Jersey held its 5th Annual Mary Mulholland Golf Classic at Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club

Daytop New Jersey's annual golf event held at the beautiful Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club, was a fantastic success.

114 golfers came out to support the Daytop New Jersey mission of returning youth, young adults and adults suffering from drug use, back to their families and their communities.

This year's Honoree, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, brought along his Hope One van to the event. This newly launched project brings support and education where it can do the most good, directly to communities of Morris County

Daytop New Jersey wishes to thank all those who contributed and worked to make this event suck a success.

Click on the below link to Daytop New Jersey's Facebook page to see photos of the event.

Daytop New Jersey's 5th annual Mary Mulholland Golf Classic

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Congressman Tom Mac Arthur and his wife Debbie hosted a Daytop fundraiser at their home in Long Beach Island

On Friday June 2nd, a beautiful June evening, Congressman Tom MacArthur and his wife Debbie hosted a fundraising event to raise money for Daytop New Jersey in an effort to support their mission to recover lives. There were about 20 leaders of the Ocean County community and the Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno in attendance.

The group gathered to hear about the scourge which has hit many communities in New Jersey but none harder hit than Ocean County. Congressman Mac Arthur and Daytop New Jersey’s President and CEO Jim Curtin spoke to the group urging them to participate in the state wide efforts to stem the opioid epidemic and to support Daytop’s Ocean County Outpatient program located in Manahawkin.

Everyone stood speechless as they listened to a woman that completed the Daytop program talk about her journey from addiction to recovery and ultimately receiving her Bachelor’s degree.

“Its stories like this”, said Jim Curtin “that make us understand that recovery is possible.”

“Thank you Tom and Debbie MacArthur for hosting this event and for your continued support for those persons in your community in need of help.”_DSC0299 _DSC0295 _DSC0323 _DSC0301

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Daytop New Jersey’s Crawford House Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday May 23rd, Daytop held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Family Support Center on the Crawford House campus.

The new family support center at Crawford House helps mothers rebuild broken relationships and re-establish trust with their children and other family members in a
beautiful space designed to foster the mother-child bond and family connection.
This project has been made possible by funding from The RWJ 1962 Charitable Trust, NJ Department of Community Affairs, and Montgomery-Rocky Hill and Hillsborough Rotary and a gift in memory of Shirley Martin.

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Daytop New Jersey is holding a reception for it’s Ocean County Facility

Event Hosts


John R. Sette and Laurence M. Downes

Friday, June 2, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The MacArthur Family Beach Home
Barnegat Light, New Jersey 
*Address to be provided upon RSVP
The Mission of Daytop Village of New Jersey, Inc. is to provide highly effective and accessible Behavioral Health Services, restoring hope and improving the quality of life for persons served, their families and our communities.
Business Casual
Host Committee: $2,500 per person* 
Individual Reservation: $500 per person

For information on this event Please contact:

Nicole Davidman Drewniak at (908) 447-0358 |


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Daytop Village of New Jersey at Crawford House Opens Family Support Center with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On May 23, Daytop Village of New Jersey at Crawford House will be celebrating their new Family Support Center, a newly constructed, 1,000 square foot building, at 362 Sunset Road in Skillman with a ribbon cutting and open house. The Honorable Kim Guadagno is the special guest speaker. James Curtin, Daytop New Jersey president and chief executive officer, will also say a few words.

Crawford House was the first halfway house in central New Jersey to admit indigent and homeless women exclusively. Set on a serene 14-acres, Crawford House provides transitional-housing and treatment to women in early recovery from addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Based on the 12-step recovery model of Alcoholics Anonymous, Crawford House facilitates physical, emotional and spiritual healing in a safe and mutually-supportive community. Crawford House provides residential treatment and support services for approximately 100 women annually, aged 18 years of age, and older.

The Family Support Center helps mother’s rebuild broken relationships and reestablish trust with their children and other family members in a beautiful space designed to foster the mother child bond and family connection. Parenting skills are taught and mothers get to practice what they are learning at the center Crawford House is funded in part by the Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services as well as contracts with several counties, private and corporate grants, individuals, and special events. The Family Support Center was funded by the RWJ 1962 Charitable Trust and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs with additional community support from the Montgomery/Rocky Hill and Hillsborough Rotary, and pro bono interior design work by Amy Karyn Home in Hopewell.

This event is open to the community as fighting the terrifying disease of addiction touches everyone’s life.

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Treatment is now available for 18, 19 and 20 year olds at our residential facilities

Recently Governor Christie announced news that now allows 18, 19, and 20 year old young adults struggling with substance use, who are in need of out of home (OOH)/residential care to be admitted into adolescent DCF licensed programs that can offer more developmentally appropriate, trauma informed care. 


Admissions information:

  • For questions on admissions or to make a referral please call 888-4DAYTOP (888-432-9867) then extension 2.  Or you can continue to use the numbers you have for referring youth. 
  • 100% of those being admitted into Daytop, New Jersey’s OOH programming have been eligible for public funding for the duration of treatment.
  • Daytop, New Jersey is able to offer same day admissions seven days per week.
  • All other admissions criteria remain the same.


Treatment and programming information:

  • The two OOH/residential programs are licensed by DCF and accredited by CARF.
  • Regionalized care in North and South Jersey with OOH/residential programs in Morris County (Mendham) and Salem County (Pittsgrove).
  • Programs are located in suburban areas on expansive grounds.
  • Enrollment into a fully accredited recovery high school (Mendham) or a full day education program (Pittsgrove) if the youth is still enrolled in school.
  • GED programming options for those who are unable to re-enroll in their home school district.
  • Person centered and family based treatment philosophy.
  • Medical Directors that are American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and board certified.
  • Individual and group therapy provided at least one time weekly by a licensed masters level professional. 
  • Minimum of two hours of case management weekly geared towards communication, transition planning, and continuing involvement of all members of the child’s family team including guardian(s) and other supportive and involved family members, CMO workers, school SAC or guidance counselor, and legal stakeholders (probation or drug court worker), etc.
  • Evidence based and informed programming including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA), Six Core Strategies, contingency management, etc. delivered in group, educational, family and individual counseling.                                                                                                                                                   
  • Creative and effective allied therapies (movement and experiential based).  These include Award Winning Music for Recovery Program, Art for Recovery, equine therapy, yoga and mindfulness, a full challenge course at both facilities, among many experiential therapy opportunities.
  • Please call 888-4DAYTOP to make a referral.  Please contact Jeanne Kappel at 973.543.5656 ext. 794 to arrange a visit at either of the OOH locations.  Thank you.
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Paul Ressler and Joseph Coronato among NJTV Everyday Hero Award winners

Paul Ressler, Daytop New Jersey's Board Vice Chairman, has garnered an Everyday Hero Award from New Jersey Public Television, along with others whose work and advocacy have touched on the heroin and opioid epidemic.

The awards, part of NJTV's Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Crisis program, were handed out Wednesday night January 18th, in Trenton.

Paul,  whose son Corey died of a heroin overdose in 2010, spurring the formation of The Overdose Prevention Agency Corporation in Hamilton, also received an Everyday Hero Award. Ressler’s organization trains people in the use of naloxone. Ressler also sits on the board of Daytop New Jersey, which treats adolescents and adults with mental health and substance abuse problems.'s-death-spurs-narcan-training/94513504/

Past News & Events

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Daytop New Jersey’s 5th Annual Mary Mulholland Memorial Golf Classic

Daytop New Jersey's 5th Annual Mary Mulholland Memorial Golf Classic

Will be held at:

Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club
100 Walnut Street
Livingston, New Jersey

Click here for information and online registration to this event

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Daytop New Jersey at Crawford House Honors Ann Nawn at the Annual Spring Dinner

Daytop New Jersey at Crawford House held its annual spring dinner on Thursday, May 11th at The Bedens Brook Club in Skillman. This year, Ann Nawn, was honored.  Ann has made an intense impact on the woman by starting an equine therapy program. Through interactions with horses, and with help from an equine therapist, the women discover and explore behaviors and relationship patterns that have become problematic in their day-to-day lives. Equine therapy offers an effective and creative way for the woman to learn about things like self-worth and personal integrity, healthy relationships, and effective communication.

The spring dinner raised $146,000 to continue the life-altering work of providing transitional-housing and treatment to women in early recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol.  The evening included an array of exciting and unusual silent auction items, dinner and music.

For more information about the event, to volunteer for next year’s dinner committee, or to donate to the auction, please contact Anne Bradley, director of development at 908-874-5153, ext. 7 or

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Nick Hilton In-Store Event

Please join us December 1st at Nick Hilton Princeton and receive a 20 percent discount. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Crawford House in Skillman. If you can't join us visit any day in December, mention Crawford House and receive your discount.
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Friends of Daytop New Jersey Annual BBQ

Save the Date for the next gathering of the Friends of Daytop to be held on the Mendham grounds September 17, 2016 between the hours of 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Food, beverages, and entertainment will be provided.  
For RSVP and additional information please contact Jeanne Kappel at

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Daytop New Jersey Academy Graduation

Saturday, June 18, 2016

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2016 Golf Outing

Mary Mulholland
Memorial Golf Classic

Ernie Larini and Dennis O'Brien

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club
Livingston, NJ

Picture left to right; Ernie Larini, George Palmer and Dennis O’Brien.

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Crawford House 2016 Annual Dinner

Daytop New Jersey at Crawford House held its annual spring dinner on Thursday, May 12th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Bedens Brook Club in Skillman.

Nick Hilton, long-time volunteer, was honored. The spring dinner is the signature event where much needed funds are raised to continue the life-altering work of providing transitional-housing and treatment to women in early recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. This year’s dinner raised $155,000.

The evening included an array of exciting and unusual live and silent auction items, dinner and music for the 160 friends and supporters who attended.

Please contact Anne Bradley, director of development at 908-874-5153, ext. 8 or for information about next year’s event.

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Morris County Heroin Summit of 2016

The Rockaway Township Substance Abuse Alliance
along with the Morris County Prosecutor's Office
and Daytop New Jersey Presents:

Morris County Heroin Summit of 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Christ Church
140 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ

For registration leave a message at:
973-627-2465 ext. 434 or email:

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Daytop Village of New Jersey’s Ocean County Facility

Eagle Ridge Golf Club
2 Augusta Boulevard, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701

Date: Monday, April 25, 2016

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Information: Nicole Davidman Drewniak at (908) 447-0358 or or visit here.