Family Help in New Jersey: Programs and Services

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.

Aspergers Support Groups in New Jersey  Listing provided by the Parenting Aspergers Community.

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.

Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey  800-669-4323 Family Helpline  Information, education, advocacy, and support for people with brain injury and their families in New Jersey. Find a support group >>>

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.

Legal Services of New Jersey  888-576-5529  Free legal assistance to low-income people for civil legal problems. Find sexual violence programs in New Jersey >>>

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 >>>

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