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401 Grand St. Paterson, NJ 07505 | (973) 881-4000
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Mental Health Board

Department of Human Services
Administration Building
401 Grand Street, Room 506
Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: (973) 881-2834
Fax: (973) 881-2733

Mental Health Board and Local Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (LACADA)

The Mental Health Board and LACADA is a joint group of concerned citizens and professionals who provide input on policy and needs for both mental health and substance misuse.  Members identify priorities in Passaic County for the comprehensive treatment, education, and promotion of public awareness of alcohol and drug abuse and mental health needs.  


  • Provide input on development, funding, and provision of alcohol and drug abuse and mental health services.
  • Serve as the coordinating body in the development of a plan embracing all areas of alcoholism and drug abuse service delivery for the County.
  • Provide a forum to foster communication, education, and information concerning alcoholism and drug abuse and mental wellness.


  • Identify needs in the alcoholism and drug abuse and mental health service delivery system utilizing recommendations of the providers advisory group, to insure that targeted populations receive quality services in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Assist in developing a comprehensive plan for alcoholism and drug abuse services for the county.
  • Review, evaluate, and recommend proposals for the establishment of substance misuse and mental health education, prevention, and treatment service programs.
  • Recommend the amount of Federal and State Funds to be allocated for mental health and substance misuse services.
  • Recommend policies and funding allocations for Municipal Alliance Committees to help prevent alcoholism and drug abuse.