The non-profit organization is expanding its services to include psychological support

For 15 years, the HUBB Arts & Trauma Center in Newark has been a place where young people can escape the problems in their community and get involved in activities designed to help them. Now the nonprofit is adding psychological assistance to its services and adding what will be New Jersey’s first youth-focused trauma recovery center.

On-site help will be available to resolve various mental health issues, including conflict resolution, grief counseling, and anger management. CEO and founder Al-Tariq Best says it will give young people the chance to get the help they need in a safe space.

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