Community Information and Resources

Support for families and caregivers

Find community resources and supports tailored to your specific needs. 

If you are involved in an immediate life-threatening situation, emergency, or any serious behavioral health problem that, if not given immediate professional attention, could lead to your child being harmed or possibly harming someone else, please dial 911.

  • If you are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, please reach out to the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and speak with a crisis counselor. Dial or text to 988.
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You can also get help by calling the NJ Hopeline at 1-855-654-6735.

Additional helplines

Family Helpline  1-800-843-5437
This helpline is available for families feeling stressed out. Callers can talk with a trained volunteer who can provide support and refer to more resources in the community.

Crisis Text Line  Text NJ to 741741
The Crisis Text Line allows youth and adults to connect with a crisis counselor who is trained in active listening and collaborative problem solving, to help diffuse a crisis or difficult situation.

Domestic Violence Hotline  1-800-572-7233

List of helplines from the Department of Children and Families (PDF)

Additional resources

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