The Work Group Success Stories

Our success stories are a testament to the dedication and commitment of our team and the clients we serve. Each story showcases the unique challenges our clients faced and how we helped them overcome those obstacles to achieve their goals. By viewing our success stories, you can get a better understanding of our capabilities and how we can help you achieve your objectives. We hope these stories inspire you to take the first step towards reaching your own success.

Adult Services: Individuals with substance abuse and mental health issues can obtain treatment in our Outpatient Program while continuing to work and live in their home community. The Work Group’s clinical program provides evidence-based, individualized care focusing on increasing self-efficacy and enhancing recovery efforts. Additionally, all clients are provided with a certified peer recovery specialist and career specialist throughout their treatment

Adolescent Services: A youth’s substance use is often connected to their personal history, environment, and other life stressors; thus, our substance use programs place a strong emphasis on treating those factors, which can include mental health disorders. Our individualized continuum of treatment options includes assessment, outpatient groups, relapse prevention, individual and family therapy, substance use psycho-education and prevention, and drug screening.

Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education (NOPE) program: The Work Group’s NOPE Program aims to reduce youth drug and alcohol use to ultimately decrease the high number of overdose fatalities that continue throughout our communities. While substance use treatment services are widely available throughout the community, there is a tremendous lack of access to education to prevent substance use from the beginning. In an effort to expand preventative education to middle school and high school students, The Work Group partners with Camden County Schools and youth-based organizations to provide prevention efforts designed to combat addiction through interactive - contemporary presentations, educating middle school and high school students faced with the real-life consequences of alcohol and drug use.

  • Vivian Lopez - 27
    "Had it not been for The Work Group teaching me how to set goals and develop action plans, I would not be as successful as I am today in my career or in my personal life."
    Vivian Lopez - 27
  • Nikita Cooks - 16
    “The Work Group has taught me how to manage money, prepare for the GED, help our community, and how to be more responsible in the choices I make for myself. I am determined to pass the GED and make my dreams come true.”
    Nikita Cooks - 16
    Camden City Resident
  • Jorge Perez - 18
    “I would be out on the streets if not for The Work Group. The Work Group made me a better person. For the first time in my life I felt as though I was involved with something important! It seemed like what I had to give actually mattered to someone and I got to make a difference in other peoples lives. After I completed the program, the staff encouraged me to keep my job and helped me with difficult situation at work."
    Jorge Perez - 18
    Camden City Resident & HOVERT Pharmaceuticals Employee
  • Dr. Tony Guzman - 26
    "This program does work. It is a 2nd chance for young people who were unable to complete high school through the traditional channels. While there are GED programs available, The Work Group provides something more. There is no other program that offers job skills and preparation for the job market. With only a GED, their cup is only half full. With the work readiness component offered by The Work Group, their cup is full. I am thankful that The Work Group was there for me."
    Dr. Tony Guzman - 26
    B.A. – Rutgers University, M.S. – Wilmington College, Ed.D. – Wilmington College
  • Marie Bosch - 19
    “Because of The Work Group, I was able to get my GED and they helped me enroll at Rowan University as a Secondary Education major. The Work Group gives a person a second chance and prevents them from getting in trouble.”
    Marie Bosch - 19
    Camden City Resident & Secondary Education Major – Rowan University
  • Jowie Lopez - 17
    “My life has changed so much since I came to The Work Group. Before I came to this program I was in the streets selling drugs and smoking weed. I was the type of person that didn’t care about what anyone had to say to me and never listened. I got locked up and they put me on probation. I was still on the streets until my probation officer told me you either go back to school or be locked up. I was accepted in the program and attended for nine months. I got my GED and I did something I never thought I would do. I signed up for college and got accepted. I am now attending Rowan University and I also have my first real job. I owe it all to The Work Group because, without them, I would be out doing the things I was doing.”
    Jowie Lopez - 17
    Camden City resident & Criminal Justice Major – Rowan University

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