“Buddies of NJ” Facility Opens In North Bergen, Will Provide HIV/AIDS Services

Photo Courtesy of Township of North Bergen

In a momentous event on Friday, North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco proudly cut the ribbon to mark the grand opening of the state-of-the-art “Buddies of NJ” facility. The new establishment stands as a beacon of hope and support for individuals affected by HIV/AIDS in the community.

With this inauguration, the township takes a significant stride forward in expanding its commitment to providing comprehensive healthcare services to those living with HIV/AIDS. The “Buddies of NJ” facility will serve as a hub for an array of vital resources, empowering individuals to manage their health effectively and live fulfilling lives.

At the heart of this new facility lies a dedicated team of compassionate healthcare professionals, armed with the expertise and experience to deliver high-quality care. Equipped with cutting-edge medical technology and state-of-the-art facilities, the center offers a wide range of services, including counseling, testing, treatment, and support programs.

The facility is located at 1919 Kennedy Boulevard.

The facility is open the following hours:

  • Tuesday 12:30-9 p.m. – ages 18-29
  • Wednesday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – ages 18-29
  • Thursday 12:30-9 p.m. – ages 13-17
  • Friday 12:30-9 p.m. – ages 13-17
  • Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – ages 13-17

Mayor Sacco, a fervent advocate for the well-being of all community members, expressed immense pride in the establishment’s opening. Speaking at the ceremony, the mayor emphasized the significance of accessible and inclusive healthcare services, particularly for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

“The opening of the ‘Buddies of NJ’ facility represents a tremendous step forward in our city’s commitment to supporting those affected by HIV/AIDS,” Mayor Sacco stated. “This state-of-the-art center will not only provide critical medical services but also foster a sense of community, understanding, and hope. We stand united in our dedication to eradicating the stigma surrounding this disease and ensuring that everyone receives the care and support they deserve.”

The “Buddies of NJ” facility will not only offer medical services but will also serve as a venue for educational workshops, support groups, and community outreach programs. By providing a safe and nurturing environment, the center aims to foster a strong support network, reducing isolation and promoting emotional well-being.

Community members and organizations have lauded the city’s initiative to establish this comprehensive facility. Recognizing the importance of early detection and treatment, the “Buddies of NJ” center will play a crucial role in the region’s efforts to combat HIV/AIDS and improve the overall health and quality of life of its residents.

As the doors of the “Buddies of NJ” facility swing open, the community welcomes a new era of care and compassion. This milestone represents a testament to the city’s unwavering dedication to supporting those affected by HIV/AIDS, ensuring a brighter and healthier future for all.

Visit www.njbuddies.org or call 201-608-0857 for more information.