A Journey of Hope and Healing
At Project 99, we're more than a mental health organization; we're a beacon of hope and a source of healing for children and families in New Jersey. Founded in January 2004 by Zachary Simmons-Glover and the late Patrick Pasteur, our journey began with a simple yet powerful mission: to uplift our community through accessible and compassionate mental health support.
Initially created as a mentorship program, we quickly realized the profound need for specialized mental health services among the youth we served. This realization led us to expand our focus, embracing the role of providing counseling and therapy to address the emotional and behavioral challenges faced by many.
Our evolution over the past two decades has been driven by a deep-seated belief that every child and family deserves support, care, and opportunities to heal and thrive. Project 99 has grown into a trusted sanctuary offering more than just services—we offer a listening ear, words of encouragement, and a judgment-free space where individuals can be heard and understood.
Our diverse team of therapists and paraprofessionals is passionately committed to walking beside those we serve through life's challenges. We dedicate ourselves to understanding each person's unique journey, guiding them towards personal breakthroughs and a renewed sense of possibility. Our approach is built on the foundations of open conversation, education, accessibility, cultural understanding, and trust. We strive to make mental health a topic everyone can discuss openly, ensuring that quality care is within reach for all, regardless of their background or circumstances.
Healing begins in a space where individuals feel safe, accepted, and valued. At Project 99, we measure success not by statistics but by the heartfelt transformations we witness in the lives of those we help. Our mission is to meet people where they are, helping them rediscover their inherent worth and capacity for growth.
As we continue our journey, we hold onto the promise that inspired our founders: to uplift communities one family at a time. We consider it a privilege to foster hope and work tirelessly toward a future where everyone has access to the mental health support they deserve. Join us as we light the way forward, together, on this journey of hope and healing.
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