Serving Children & Teens in Newark, NJ and Surrounding Areas | Imagine

Imagine Newark

We are located in the Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health & Wellness Center at 208 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ 07112. To schedule an orientation for your family please contact Program Director Jacelyn Matthews at 908-264-3100 x 108 or email


To Take a one-hour Tour of Imagine click HERE.


Volunteer Facilitator Training

Imagine offers free grief peer support services. If you have an interest in helping children and families grow through their grief; if you care deeply about children/teens and love to listen to them; if you are able to provide a safe and trusting space for children to share their emotions; and if you can make a commitment of time and energy to work with our families, we have a place for you.

Our next 4-day Volunteer Facilitator Training will take place in 2020.  You will learn how to practice listening and facilitation skills, gain an understanding of group dynamics, become more informed about grief, and learn how to support youth after a loss.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Facilitator, please contact Jacelyn Matthews at or call 908-264-3100 x108.


Interested in Other Types of Volunteering?

Volunteers are greatly needed for other roles besides facilitating on our Nights of Support.
To learn more about becoming a volunteer contact Jacelyn Matthews at or call 908-264-3100 x108 for more information.


For More Information

For more information about Imagine Newark’s free peer grief support groups, please contact Jacelyn Matthews at or call 908-264-3100 x108.


For Grief Support

To schedule an orientation to attend Imagine Newark’s free peer grief support groups, please contact Jamie Saltamachia at or call 908-264-3100 x107.


Imagine Newark has been made possible through generous support from:

NY Life Foundation
Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey
Schumann Fund for New Jersey
The South Ward Children’s Alliance