MILLICENT FENWICK HOUSE
369/371 Market Street
Paterson, New Jersey 07501
Phone: (973) 278-7205
Fax: (973) 278-7316

Millicent Fenwick House is a Residential Community Release Program (RCRP) for female inmates with substance abuse and mental health issues with a work release component.  The contracted  maximum capacity at this facility is 50 residents.  Millicent Fenwick House was accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA) in November of 2015.  In January, 2016, the program was licensed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Office of Licensing as a Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program operating in a Department of Corrections RCRP Facility.

The following services are provided at Millicent Fenwick House:

Substance Abuse Counseling:   Residents classified with a Substance Use Disorder, participate in at least 90 days of individual and group enhancement and recovery activities 6 hours per day. Additionally, all residents are provided with a Case Manager who meets with them, at a minimum, once weekly.

Didactic Lectures: On a regular basis, residents attend lectures pertaining to substance abuse issues.

Vocational Counseling: Two times per week residents attend a vocational lecture structured toward occupational issues.  On a regular basis, residents meet with the Vocational Case Manager to discuss options for school, work and community service.

Employment: Residents who are in the work release component of the program are eligible to apply and obtain employment as well as attend school within the community.

Parenting Skills: Residents attend group sessions with the Parenting Case Manager once per week.  Additionally, residents may meet with the Parenting Case Manager for individual sessions, on an as needed basis.  Parent/child activities are scheduled throughout the year.

Mental Health: Medication monitoring is provided by Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women.  The Treatment Director, and LCADC, is available on-site for individual sessions for any client presenting with a mental health issue.

Furloughs: Residents who are furlough eligible are permitted to furlough after their family member has met with a Case Manager.  The purpose of the meeting is to explain to the family member(s) the parameters of the furlough.


Community Service: Residents are required to perform community service at a local non-profit organization.  A minimum of two hours per week is mandatory.

Drug Prevention Relapse: Residents are randomly tested by Case Management staff.