Who we are

It all began in 1999 at a small apartment in Budd Lake, NJ. Abubakr Sakhu and his wife Qadriyyah Sakhu had a vision to start an organization that would help find jobs for people with mental illness, chemical dependency, or a physical disability. Almost 20 years later People Helping People in Need has found jobs for more than 4,000 people and provided more than 10,000 hours of counseling.

Our Mission

People Helping People in Need

Our services are unique because we have a threefold approach.

  • We will work with Muslims against hunger to feed the homeless population.
  • We will do assessments of guests to determine what other assistance they require.
  • Then we will refer them to our no-cost programs as appropriate.
    • Employment
    • Mental Health
    • Substance Use Disorder
    • Feeding the Homeless and less fortunate populations
    • Other referral services

Our supporters will have an opportunity to help end the scourge of Addiction, Homelessness, and the lack of employment opportunities in New Jersey. This is extremely important because of the heroin and drug epidemic that impacts our society.

Core Values

These values guide People Helping People in accomplishing our mission:

  • Client satisfaction
  • Professionalism
  • Equality
  • Respect

New Location in Phillipsburg, NJ

This will be a one of a kind facility owned operated and run by The Muslims. Contributions will be utilized for set-up, to obtain necessary licenses, approvals and then staff the new treatment facility scheduled to begin operations in March 2017. Currently there are very few options for the people in this area. This area by State statistics has the least services available in the Country and we will have a great impact rebuilding the lives of the people we serve.

Admission Criteria

The services provided encompass a wide variety of therapeutic settings and intervention modalities:

Case management services coordination provide goal oriented and individualized support focusing on improved self sufficiency for the clients through assessment, planning, linkages, advocacy, coordination, and monitoring activities. Successful service coordination results in community opportunities and increased independence for the client.

  • Referral / Intake
  • Career Planning
  • Job Preparation
  • Job Site Support
  • On Going Support Services

Your Advantages


We promote self-esteem and self-determination by employing individuals within the community.


We provide exposure to various career settings to sample areas of individual interest.


We prepare individuals to enter the workforce with confidence, appropriate job skills and good work behaviors.

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People Helping People in Need has served the New Jersey Community for over 17 years with their "Best Practices" and high Quality Social Services.