The Community Care Program is a community-based, family-oriented specialized outpatient mental health service for seriously emotionally disturbed Passaic County youths and their families. The Program has been in operation continuously since 1982. The goal of the Community Care Program is to mainstream the identified child into the community. By meeting the child’s and family’s mental health needs as well as ensuring positive and optimal functioning in all relevant life spheres, this goal can be met.


The Program uses a multi-disciplinary team approach, integrating a range of services and interventions detailed in the individualized treatment plan for each child and family.


Appointments may be scheduled before, during, or after office hours. Psychiatric interventions are scheduled at our Passaic site during office hours. The Community Care Program staffing pattern includes a licensed supervisor and two full-time and one half-time Masters level clinicians, plus access to all the out-patient psychiatrists.   Staff is fluent in English and Spanish.


The Community Care Program is licensed for Children’s Outpatient Service by the


New Jersey Department of Human Services,

Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services.


Community Care Program


1451 Van Houten Avenue

Clifton, NJ 07013

Telephone:    973-473-2775

Fax:   973-473-3625



Alexandra Descalzi, M.A., L.P.C., A.C.S.


Medicaid, private insurance and individual fees based on ability to pay are accepted.



1451 Van Houten Ave

Clifton, NJ 07013

Phone: 973-473-2775

111 Lexington Ave

Passaic, NJ 07055

Phone: 973-471-8006

185 Paulison Ave

Passaic, NJ 07055

Phone: 973-473-2408

124 Gregory Ave

Passaic, NJ 07055

Phone: 973-928-7244

The Mental Health Clinic of Passaic is a private, not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3) community organization licensed by the NJ Department of Human Services and the NJ Department of Children & Families.