Since 1968, Integrity House has helped tens of thousands of men, women and adolescents rebuild their lives from the disease of addiction.
As one of the largest non-profit providers of substance use disorder treatment, we’re committed to helping individuals and families through comprehensive, integrated addictions treatment and recovery support in a manner that brings about positive, long-term lifestyle change. Our CARF accredited and DMHAS licensed outpatient, residential and supportive housing programs coupled with support services make long-term recovery possible for our clients.
Rebuilding lives since 1968
In the mid-60’s, David Kerr, a Newark parole officer, recognized the need for a support system to help the individuals on his caseload with addiction. Dave created a support system to meet the needs of his parolees. One-on-one discussions would lead to group counseling sessions and eventually to the development of a social club in Belleville, NJ.
Richard Grossklaus began his work at the club by securing a more permanent site for these meetings. His search would begin in Newark.
Dave and Rich gave up their jobs to continue this life-saving work without compensation. In August of 1968, the social club incorporated as Integrity, Inc.