The following New Jersey programs and services offer help and support to struggling and troubled teens and their families.
2-1-1 New Jersey Search the database for many types of New Jersey programs, services, and helping resources. For best results, select your county as your location. You can also call 2-1-1 or use the online chat service.
Accept, Allow, & Believe Counseling 973-919-0703 Hopatcong Individual and group counseling for adolescent and adult survivors of sexual assault, abuse, or other trauma. Counseling by phone or Skype is also available.
AIDS Resource Foundation for Children 973-643-0400 Newark Family-centered services to children and adolescents coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS, including individual and family counseling, group support, summer and winter camps, the St. Clare’s Social Services program that provides HIV-infected and affected families with case management to match clients with available services, and the Academy Street Firehouse Youth Program for children and teens who are dealing with the death of a parent due to AIDS.
Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families 609-484-1133 Northfield A safe place where grieving children and their families can receive comfort and support. Free bereavement support services for the southern New Jersey area.
Al-Anon and Alateen of New Jersey The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experiences, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. Find an Al-Anon Meeting >>> Alateen is for young people, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone’s drinking. Find an Alateen meeting >>>
ASPEN – Autism Spectrum Education Network 732-321-0880 Education, support, and advocacy for families and individuals whose lives are affected by Austism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, High Functioning Autism) and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities.
Autism New Jersey 800-4-AUTISM Information & Referral Network of parents and professionals who work to improve the lives of people with autism and their families.
Catholic Charities of Trenton 609-304-5181 Programs throughout Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean counties include counseling for children, teens and adults, behavioral and mental health services, specialized family violence and child abuse treatment, shelter, outreach and support for domestic violence victims, and substance abuse treatment.
Center for Family Services 856-964-1990 Camden Counseling and substance abuse services to individuals, families, and communities throughout New Jersey.
Child and Family Resources 877-237-4116 Mount Arlington Programs and services that support the development of young children and strengthen families, including violence and abuse education and prevention.
Covenant House New Jersey 973-621-8705 24/7 Newark 609-348-4070 24/7 Atlantic City Immediate crisis care and other services for runaway, homeless, and trafficked youth, including shelters in Newark and Atlantic City, supportive housing in Newark, Atlantic City, Montclair, and Elizabeth, outreach and emergency assistance in Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Camden, Jersey City, and Newark.
Crossroads Programs 609-880-0210 Programs throughout New Jersey for at-risk youth and their families, teen mothers and their babies, homeless and runaway youth, youth aging out of foster care, and youth in crisis.
Edison Job Corps Center 732-985-4800 Free residential education and job training program for young people, ages 16-24.
Health and Social Services Directory for Families with Children Exposed to Violence Helping resources for the people of Newark compiled by the Violence Institute of New Jersey.
Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey 908-352-8375 Specialized services for individuals, families, and children, including counseling, domestic violence shelter and other services, counseling for victims of teen dating violence, adoption, career development, and Grandparents as Parents program.
Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey 732-645-2738 Information, support, and advocacy for children and adults with learning disabilities.
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault 800-601-7200 Hotline The statewide voice for sexual assault survivors representing sexual violence programs in New Jersey and the Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance at Rutgers University.
New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women 800-572-7233 Hotline Statewide association that provides leadership, support, and resources on the prevention of violence against women in New Jersey through advocacy, training, public awareness, and research. Find New Jersey programs and services for victims of domestic violence >>>
New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse 800-367-6274 Use this database to find self-help support groups in New Jersey and online support groups. Workshops and trainings are also offered to those who want to start a support group.
New Jersey Youth ChalleNGe Academy 609-562-0677 Free five-month residential program with a 12-month follow-up post-residential program for 16-18 year-olds who no longer attend secondary school.
Tourette Syndrome Association of New Jersey 732-972-4459 Helpline Education, advocacy, and support for individuals with Tourette Syndrome, their families, friends, and interested professionals. Find a family support group >>>