Main Street Counseling has been helping individuals through all manner of travails since 1980. The pandemic obviously created a new set of stresses, hard decisions and difficult situations, but founder and Executive Director Steve Margeotes was ready.
For this edition of NJBIZ Conversations, Editor Jeff Kanige spoke with Margeotes about the center’s work with the Newark school system, how the organization has adapted over the years and how COVID-19 affected its work.
“The trauma associated with the pandemic has escalated to depression, anxiety thanks to corporate and government funding we’ve hired 10 staff in the last year and a half, the caseload is about 500 clients a week,” he said. Thanks to the Horizon Foundation, one of those that have contributed to our work … so we’re doing well. The demand is overwhelming we’re still turning away probably 10 clients a day and everyone’s at full capacity. But it has had a profound impact on everybody.”
If you’d like to speak with someone at Main Street Counseling, go its website. Or you can call 973-736-2041.