For the past 15 years the H.U.B.B. Arts & Trauma Center in Newark has been a place where young people can escape problems in their community and engage in activities that are meant to lift them up. Now, the nonprofit is expanding its services to include mental health assistance — adding what will be the first youth-focused trauma recovery center in New Jersey.
Help will be available on-site to address various mental health issues, including conflict resolution, grief counseling and anger management. CEO and founder Al-Tariq Best says it will give youth a chance to get the help they need in a safe space.