The Empowerment Resurrection Center of New Jersey
(ERC-NJ) is a drug rehabilitation service provider, licensed
by the State Department of Health Pennsylvania, (New Jersey
license pending) that is tailored to meet
the needs of people who suffer with substance dependence.
ERC-NJ’s mission is to aid and
support the rehabilitation of current adult substance
abusers to develop new and healthier ways of coping with
life. Treatment services are provided to both male and
female clients, ages 18 and over. Professional, certified
staff provide all clinical and case management services.
We at ERC-NJ seek to help individuals understand their problems
through therapeutic processes. Programs are developed based
on the assessment of the individual client’s needs, with the
goal of helping them develop alternative patterns of
behavior and life skills needed to maintain a drug-free,
productive lifestyle. Because we are a holistic program we
prepare our clients to be reconciled and restored to their
families and the community. We provide programs several
times each year for the children of our clients.
The Empowerment Resurrection
Center of New Jersey is
governed by a local board of directors that works closely
with several community agencies. We welcome other community
- President / CEO
Empowerment Resurrection Center of New Jersey was founded by
Martin Chase, its President and CEO. Born and raised in
Chester, Pennsylvania, Mr. Chase first recognized the need
for and opened a treatment facility for substance abuse in
his home town. This effort, The Empowerment
Resurrection Center of Chester, is still in operation today.
has over 15 years of practice working with people who are
battling addiction and the personal problems
associated with the illness.
personal involvement with substance abuse and continuing
recovery additionally provide an understanding of the
experience and insight to treatment.
Currently, Mr. Chase is an administrator at the New Castle
County Detention Center. Formerly, he held the position of
Therapeutic Director of the renowned Key Program based in
the Delaware prison system, and was a supervisor of the
federal Reentry Program for the state of Delaware.
He has been employed by several treatment facilities
including the Mirmont Texas Center and Keystone Center.
has been drug free for 16 years. His strongly believes
that anyone who is addicted can overcome that addiction if
they have the tools to deal with their dependence, a
spiritual base, opportunities to contribute to society in a
productive way, and a supportive community.
His vision to create an outpatient, residential and
transitional / recovery housing program to help the
residents of Chester transcends itself to the New Jersey
facility. His vision, outpatient drug and alcohol
counseling, is now an expanding reality.
ERC-NJ's goal is to provide a holistic approach to treatment
and to offer services to anyone in need.
"No addict seeking
recovery from addiction has to die from active addiction."
-- Martin Chase ...Married
with three children, Mr. Chase is an active member of his
So then faith cometh by
& hearing by the word of God.
- Romans 10:17