Wellspring Center for Prevention

Promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities
through the prevention of addiction-related problems across the lifespan.


Our prevention initiatives are supported by many organizations and entities around the county, state, and country. Here is a list of all the organizations and grants that enable us to serve our community.

Federal Awards

US Dept. of Health and Human Services:

  • State of NJ, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) provides funding for Primary Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Our contract with DMHAS allows us to implement and deliver our evidence based programs for a wide variety of audiences throughout Middlesex County to reduce the misuse of alcohol and other drugs. This award directly supports our Coalition for Healthy Communities which collaborates with area partners to create community level change through using environmental strategies, community education and advocacy.
  • To combat the opioid epidemic in the United States, the HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) provides funding to address primary and/or secondary prevention of prescription and non-prescription opioid misuse by women across the lifespan.
  • DMHAS and Department of Children and Families/Children’s System of Care provides funding for our Partnership for Success grant. Through the implementation of this initiative, Collaboration efforts with Children’s Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC) will address policies and practices among youth serving systems to reduce the risk factors and enhance the protective factors associated with behavioral health disorders for youth populations at risk (age 9-20).
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides funding for our Coalition for Healthy Communities to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth ages 12-20 through the Sober Truth on Preventing Drinking Act (STOP). Learn more about our Stop Underage Drinking by Students program.
  • DMHAS provides funding to implement policies and practices among athletic programs to reduce the risks of opiate use and misuse for sports-related injuries in young athletes

State of New Jersey Awards

Department of Children and Families:

  • State of NJ, Department of Children and Families provides funding for clinical, social, and recreational services to the Carteret community through “Pathways”, its School-Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP). By offering counseling, substance abuse prevention, delinquency prevention, pregnancy prevention and drop-out prevention services; we are able to create a safe, structured environment within the school to address the social and health needs of students, ensuring that they are better able to graduate, become employable or continue their education, and lead physically and mentally healthy, drug-free lives.
  • NJ’s Children’s System of Care (CSOC) provides funding for our Substance Use Navigators (SUN’s) to provide consultation to community providers, CSOC system partners, families, advisory groups, and/or governmental entities serving or advocating for youth (under 21 years of age) with substance use challenges and residing in Middlesex County.

County Awards

  • The Middlesex County Department of Human Services provides funding to address the County’s addiction service needs. Through the implementation of Substance Abuse Education and Public Awareness, Wellspring provides information and referral services, technical assistance for school districts, and evidence based addiction education for older adults regarding the scope of mental health services available to Middlesex County residents.
  • The Middlesex County Department of Human Services, Division of Children’s Services (MCCS) provides funding to reduce delinquency in Carteret by providing individual, group or family counseling services for all Middle School students.