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Mission & History

History

It began with a question.

Can You Help?

Father Edward Hajduk, a parish priest at Sacred Heart Church in Lyndhurst, NJ, was having increasing difficulty counseling his parishioners on some of the substance abuse issues they were bringing to him. It was the late 60's, and the world was changing; so was the world of mental health.

Father Hajduk asked the Junior Women's Club of Lyndhurst if they would take on a service project to survey the increasing needs of the community. President Eileen Becker enthusiastically agreed. The Junior Women's Club began their work and soon found themselves in the office of the County Mental Health Director who suggested they start a Community Mental Health Center. Soon after, a meeting of concerned citizens, social workers and clinicians was held in the living room of Ronald Cannella of Lyndhurst, to make plans for a mental health center in southern Bergen County. 

South Bergen Mental Health Center was born; many members of the Lyndhurst Junior Women's club were on the original Board of Trustees. To this day Mrs. Becker and her family remain dedicated supporters of the Agency.

It was a sign of the times.

In 1969 the South Bergen Mental Health Center was born; many members of the Lyndhurst Junior Women's club were on the original Board of Trustees. To this day Mrs. Becker and her family remain dedicated supporters of the Agency.

In 1969 South Bergen Mental Health Center became Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare, and has expanded to three outpatient and partial care service locations in Hackensack, Lyndhurst and River Edge. We have residential facilities in Morris Plains, Emerson, Hackensack, Kearny, Lyndhurst, Rutherford and Fairview, providing beds for nearly 200 people every night.

We provide compassionate and professional services to nearly 4000 children, adults and seniors every year, making us the premier mental and behavioral health provider in Northern New Jersey.

Mission

Our mission is to provide the optimum in behavioral health care that is aligns with consumer and community needs.

Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., will treat individuals, families, and the community with respect and dignity regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, illness or age. We are committed to accessible health care services that are delivered in a cost-effective manner. We will provide this care with creative and responsive treatment strategies.

These services are supported by not only the recruitment of the highest quality care providers, but also the continuing education and development.

Vision

Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., is the leader in behavioral health care services for New Jersey and Bergen County. We’re an essential member of a quality network of behavioral health care providers.

Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare will continuously identify, meet and exceed customer and community expectations by striving to provide quality health care services for our community.

We will ensure excellence through ongoing monitoring of quality indicators, treatment outcomes, accessibility, cost-efficiency and staff development.