The Youth Based Services Program is designated to provide Harrison/East Newark students, ages 13 - 19, and their families with a variety of voluntary, free and confidential services. The goal of the program is to help teens maintain a good physical and mental health. Parental permission with a written consent form is required.

The School Based Youth Services Program is funded by a grant from the Department of Children and Families, Division of Prevention and Community Partnerships, Office of Special Linking Services, and is administered through the Harrison Public Schools.


  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • Group Discussions
  • Academic Services
  • Student Employment Orientation
  • Preventative Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Psychiatric Referral Services
  • Recreation Programs
  • Recreational Outings


  • ESL Beginners Group
  • ESL Intermediate Group
  • Female Empowerment Group
  • Girls Group
  • Boys Group
  • Bereavement Group
  • Walking for Wellness Group

Program Staff

Maria Rebelo. MSW, LCSW. Program Director
973 482 5050 ext. 1630

Johanny Villalobos. MSW, LSW. Mental Health Counselor
973 482 5050 ext. 1629

Silvia Hochreiner. MSW, LSW. Youth Development Specialist
973 482 5050 ext. 1632

Celia Mariano, Administrative Assistant

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