Community Resources

Student Services

After a traumatic event, some children may worry that something will happen to them or the people they care about.  Attached is some information on helping youth following an episode of mass violence. 

To Report a Case of Child Abuse or Neglect: call the Division of Child Protection and Permanency at: 1-877-NJABUSE (1-877-652-2873). In New Jersey every citizen, no matter what their occupation or relationship to the child, who comes in contact and observes behavior or conditions that might indicate abuse or neglect is required by law to report their suspicions. Then state authorities can investigate and take appropriate action.

New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention

Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) is committed to decreasing youth suicide.  Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for New Jersey's youth ages 10-24. 

Parents, professionals and/or just concerned citizens can use the following resources for support and/or guidance related to suicide or suicide prevention.
If your life or someone else's is in imminent danger, please call 911.
If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call: 

New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline

The Hopeline is New Jersey's dedicated in-state peer support and suicide prevention hotline staffed by mental health professionals and peer support specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The service is available to callers of all ages for confidential telephone support (except when a suicide attempt is in progress), assessment, and referral.  Crisis chat is also accessible through the website and the service can be reached by texting   

Screening and Screening Outreach Programs
Available in each county 24-hours a day, seven-days a week to individuals in emotional crisis who require immediate attention. 

An individual may be seen without an appointment, or be brought to the screening center by a parent, friend, spouse, law enforcement official, mental health worker, or any other concerned individual. 

For information visit the DHS Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services' website at
Perform Care
When a child is facing challenges to their functioning and well-being, finding the right services and support can be overwhelming. 
To access support from Perform Care for children and youth who are not in crisis click HERE.
Mobile Response and Crisis Screening
To access CSOC Mobile Response services please call 1-877-652-7624.

You can also view a listing of the Crisis/Screening Centers in New Jersey to learn where the local screening center is located in your county.
2ND Floor Youth Helpline 
Accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, 2ND Floor confidentially serves youth and young adults (ages 10-24). Youth who call are assisted with their daily life challenges by professional staff and trained volunteers.

Mental Health Resources

For children between the ages of 5 to 17 who have emotional or behavioral problems and
for young adults ages 18 to 21 call Value Options at 1-877-652-7624.

For Mobile Crisis Response (will respond to home or school within one hour) call Value
at 1-877-652-7624 For the Hearing Impaired call 1-866-896-6975 (TDD); on site
response to diffuse an emotional/behavioral disturbance that endangers the child's continued
placement in their living arrangement.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 212-363-3500
Bayshore Community Hospital 732-729-5900
Counseling Services 732-739-0084
Catholic Charities – Family and Community Services Monmouth County 1-800-360-7711
Centra State Medical Center 732-294-2805
732-780-6023 (Hotline)
C.H.I.L.D. (Caring Help In Lost Dreams) 732-617-2221
Collier Services 732-946-4771
CPC Behavioral Healthcare, Inc 732-842-2000
Family & Children's Services 732-222-9111
Freehold & Red Bank
Family Growth Program
for victims of childhood trauma
Jersey Shore Behavioral Health Services 732-643-4363
Jewish Family and Children's Services 732-774-6886
Asbury Park & Red Bank
Mental Health Association 732-542-6422
Mercy Center 732-774-9397
Asbury Park
Monmouth Medical Center

Pollack Clinic Long Branch
Psychiatric Crisis Screening

Riverview Medical Center 732-450-2900
Red Bank
Seek & Find Counseling Services (bilingual) 732-923-1627
The Community YMCA Family Services 732-290-9040

Private practitioners are referred by private insurance.

Internet Safety for Parents

Federal Bureau of Investigation U.S. Department of Justice
"A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety" Here For further information please contact your local FBI office or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678

Domestic Violence

180 Turning Lives Around (formerly The Women's Center of Monmouth County)
1 Bethany Road, Building 3, Suite 42, Hazlet NJ 07730

Toll Free Hotlines:
Domestic Violence Hotline, 24 hours 1-888-843-9262
Sexual Assault/Rape Hotline, 24 hours 1-888-264-RAPE
2ND Floor TM Youth Helpline, 9 a.m. – 12 midnight

Monmouth County Medicaid Line 732-761-3600

Ameri Choice of NJ 1-877-704-8871
Amerigroup NJ, Inc. 1-800-452-7101
Health Net of NJ 1-800-977-3288
Horizon NJ Health 1-800-682-9094

Other Agencies and Resources

Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office 732-431-7160
Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit 732-431-7012
Victims of Crime Compensation Board 973-648-2107
Compassionate Friends
Monmouth/Ocean County
Eater Seals NJ 732-918-1188
1-800-788-8132 (Hotline)
Association for Children of NJ 973-643-3876
Hispanic Affairs 732-431-0048 or
Salvation Army 732-775-8698
Monmouth Housing Alliance 732-389-2958
Monmouth County Health Department 732-431-7456
Division of Disability Determinations (DDD) 732-863-4500
Monmouth County Office on Disabilities 732-431-7399 or
Division of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing 1-800-792-8339
Boys & Girls Club 732-775-7862
Parents Anonymous 1-800-843-5437
United Way First Call for Help 1-800-272-4630

Collaboratives of Monmouth County exist in the following communities for referrals and services for Health, Mental Health or Social Service needs:

Keansburg Resource Network
13 Kennedy Way
Keansburg, NJ 07734
* Fiscal agent –
Mental Health Association of Monmouth County

Long Branch Concordance
279 Broadway Avenue
Second Floor
Long Branch, NJ 07740
732-571-1670 ext. 303

Red Bank Resource Center
145 Maple Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Juliana David, Lead Clinician
* Fiscal Agent –
CPC Behavioral Healthcare


Child Welfare Services
Helpful Hotlines

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (APPI)
800-THE-KIDS (843-5437)

Adoption Information
800-99-ADOPT (2-3678)

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund
800-335-FUND (3863)

Child Abuse/Neglect (State Central Registry)
877-NJAbuse (652-2873) • 800-835-5510 TTY

Child Care Hotline

Child Support Hotline
877-NJ KIDS1 (655-4371)

Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI)

County Welfare Agencies

Division of Child Behavioral Health Services

Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

Division of Disability Services (DDS)
609-292-2121 • 609-292-1210 TTY

Division of Mental Health Services (DMHS)

Division of Youth & Family Services (DYFS)
800-331-DYFS (3937)

Division of Youth & Family Services (DYFS) Publications

Domestic Violence

Family Friendly Center Initiative

Family Help Line (for stressed parents)
800-THE-KIDS (843-5437)

Food Stamps

Foster Care Information
877-NJ-FOSTER (653-6783)

Kinship Navigator Program
(raising relatives' children)

NJ FamilyCare Health Insurance
(Medicaid's Managed Care)

NJ Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network

NJ Helps

NJ Task Force on Child Abuse

Office for Prevention of Mental Retardation
and Developmental Disabilities

Resources for Including Children
with Special Needs in Child Care

Safe Haven for Infants

School Based Youth Services Program
Call 211 for social services in your community

Government Agencies

Find local government offices in your state, county, and city