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Vantage Health System is a private not for profit 501 (C) 3 charitable organization. In operation since 1957, Vantage is a system of community based facilities and programs located in Bergen County, NJ. Vantage provides services to children, adolescents, adults and elders with mental health, addiction, developmental and eldercare challenges.

The first community mental health organization in Bergen County, we have over 55 years of experience helping people meet life’s challenges. Almost everyone at some time is affected by a personal problem or difficulty that can challenge his or her ability to experience a well-balanced life. Vantage Health System offers a full range of clinical services designed to meet the individual needs of those who seek our assistance. We draw from the experience and diversity of professional and credentialed staff, including board certified psychiatrists, an Advance Practice Psychiatric Nurse, licensed clinical social workers, licensed alcohol and drug counselors, Korean and Spanish speaking licensed professional counselors, registered nurses and many other professional and para professional staff.

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Princess Kate Middleton Champions Mental Health for Children

Link to Princess Kate’s PSA, as reported by NY Daily News:

Dear Friends,
What an exciting way to start the day – hearing Princess Kate’s public service announcement advocating for mental health! EVERYTHING she says is right on target – from recognizing the stigma attached to mental illness to the need for children to get treatment early on, to ensure a healthier and brighter future!

We here at Vantage treat over 3000 individuals and families a year with mental health and other emotional and behavioral challenges. HUNDREDS of those children who are depressed or anxious, are bullied or otherwise having difficulty at home or in school.

We applaud the Princess and her husband Prince William for publicly supporting mental health! Mental illness has a higher incidence worldwide than cancer or heart disease – yet funding has never been a priority and acknowledgment of it as an ‘illness’ from which one can recover is frequently brushed under the table.

You can help us help the children and families we serve in your local communities by donating to Vantage, your local nonprofit mental health center, serving Bergen County since 1957.

Vicki Sidrow, MPA
President and CEO
Vantage Health System, Inc.

Vantage Health System 2014 Annual Report: There’s No Place Like Home

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Vantage Health System and The DACKKs Group Celebrate Upcoming Merger, Offering More Supportive Housing in Bergen County. Keep Vantage Health System in Mind for #GivingTuesday

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Vantage Health System (VHS) and The DACKKs Group recently celebrated their upcoming merger at a fundraising event held at The Brick House, in Wyckoff, New Jersey.  The merger will enable both agencies to provide more supportive housing and comprehensive outpatient, in-home and residential and supportive housing services to individuals with mental health, addiction, and developmental disabilities within Bergen County. Two hundred donors from both organizations gathered at the event, which honored Karen Amy, founder and president of The DACKKs Group, who will soon retire.  Vicki Sidrow, CEO of Vantage Health System shared, “This merger will allow us to continue to save and change even more lives each day. We are thrilled with the expansion of supportive housing.”

Thanks to the merger, Vantage Health System will now be able to focus on developing more safe, decent, and affordable housing for the homeless and people living with disabilities. Both VHS and The DACKKs Group purchase, maintain, and manage properties throughout Bergen County to rent to those in need at 30% of their income, regardless of what it may be. Joining together, these two driven non-for profit organizations will own and operate 17 properties, serving 87 individuals with special needs. By combining their strengths, the merger will certainly be able to more efficiently serve the community, providing a ‘leg up’ rather than a ‘hand out’.

About Vantage Health System and The DACKKs Group: Both Vantage and DACKKs are 501©(3) non-profit corporations in New Jersey that strive to make a difference in the lives of homeless and special needs populations. Vantage Health System celebrates 58 years of providing comprehensive outpatient, in-home and residential and supportive housing services to individuals with mental health, addiction, and developmental disabilities along with eldercare challenges for 3,000 people a year in Bergen County. The DACKKs group, providing supportive housing in 11 homes in five communities, has been making a significant difference for 14 years.

Merger of Vantage Health System and The DACKKs Group

Thank you to all of our supporters, donors, volunteers and all attendees for celebrating with us the merger of Vantage Health System and The DACKKs Group for Supportive Housing Development. We are one team with the mission to help those in New Jersey who are faced with challenges to live a better life.


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If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate help please go to the nearest emergency room, call 911, or the psychiatric emergency line: 201-262-HELP (4357).


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Main Office
2 Park Ave
Dumont, NJ 07628
Tel: (201) 385-4400
Fax: (201) 385-9689

Englewood Office
93 West Palisade Ave
Englewood, NJ 07631
Tel: (201) 567-0500
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35D Piermont Rd Rockleigh, NJ 07647 Tel: (201) 784-6940