In order to highlight pockets of excellence across the country, the NNED selects a partner organization to highlight once a month. Puerto Rican Organization for Community Education and Economic Development, (PROCEED, Inc.) has been selected as the Partner of the Month for September in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
PROCEED’s mission is to provide and connect people to educational, health and human services; and enhance the capacity of individuals and organizations to offer quality programs and services to their communities locally in New Jersey, and throughout the United States and its territories.
PROCEED constantly evaluates to identify consumer needs and responds to these by incorporating new state of the art programs and services. Every year, PROCEED provides an array of social, health, and energy conservation services to approximately 16,000 individuals and families throughout Union County, most of which are free or provided on a sliding-scale.
A few of PROCEED’s services include:
- Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment: PROCEED provides individual and group substance abuse/alcohol abuse treatment, counseling, and educational workshops aimed at raising community awareness about substance abuse.
- Family Success Center: PROCEED has a James Kellogg Family Success Center as a safe space for diverse families representing many cultures, nationalities, languages, religions, and lifestyles to become more joyous, loving, and resilient.
- HIV/AIDS Services: PROCEED provides counseling and testing, prevention case management, health education, risk reduction workshops, client support groups, community outreach, treatment education, and transitional housing for men living with HIV/AIDS.
- National Center for Training, Support, and Technical Assistance: NCTSTA provides capacity building, training, and technical assistance in the areas of organizational infrastructure enhancement, program and curriculum development, and implementation of HIV and substance abuse prevention interventions.
Learn more about PROCEED, Inc. and their work to support communities that are strong, diverse and sustainable, where people are supported to overcome life’s challenges!
View a list of previous NNED Partners of the Month.