2-1-1 New Jersey |
2-1-1 is a statewide information and referral service that assist with health, human resources, and environmental crisis. The hotline can assist you to connect to facilities such as shelters, day care facilities, employment training programs, social services, affordable housing units, utility assistance programs, medical insurance and more. Simply dial 2-1-1 to connect or you can visit their website at www.nj211.org
PerformCare | 1-877-652-7624
PerformCare is the single point of entry to access behavioral health services as well as substance use and services for the intellectually/developmentally disabled youth in New Jersey. You can visit them at www.performcarenj.org or call the main line for assistance 1-877-652-7624
NJ FamilyCare/ Medicaid | 1-800-701-0710
New Jersey’s publicly funded health insurance program – includes CHIP, Medicaid and Medicaid expansion populations. Qualified NJ residents of any age may be eligible for free or low-cost health insurance that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services and even hospitalization.Visit https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/clients/medicaid/ for additional information
Suicide Prevention |
These hotlines provide free and confidential emotional support to those in emotional distress or in suicidal crisis. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- National Suicide prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- New Jersey Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735
Youth Helpline |
- 2NDFLOOR- 1-888-222-2222
Statewide youth helpline available to youth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist in finding solutions with issues they may face at home, school, or even at play. Youth are provided with appropriate links to information that address their social, emotional, and physical needs. The helpline is available to youth ages 10-24 and is supervised by a mental health professional at all times. Calls to the helpline are anonymous and confidential unless it is a life-threatening situation.
Caregiver Helpline |
- MOM2MOM – 1-877-914-6662
MOM2MOM enables a 24/7 helpline service accessible to mothers and caregivers of children with special needs throughout the state
- Parents Anonymous- 1-800-843-5437
Parents Anonymous is a self-help group that offers parenting support and referrals to resources in your community. If you are feeling stressed, you can call the Family Helpline at 1-800-843-5437, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and speak to a specially trained volunteer to help you work through your frustrations before a crisis occurs.
Food Assistance |
- NJ SNAP
New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, NJ SNAP, provides food assistance to families with low incomes to help them buy groceries through a benefits card accepted in most food retail stores. You can call 2-1-1 or visit their website for more information
- Feeding America https://www.feedingamerica.org/our-work/hunger-relief-programs
Bergen’s Promise | 1-877-652-7624
Bergen’s Promise, the designated Care Management Organization (CMO) for Bergen County NJ, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the complex mental health and wellness needs of children (ages 5-21) with identified emotional and behavioral challenges, substance use issues, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Visit https://www.bergenspromise.org/ for more information.
The Arc | 973-535-1181
The Arc of Essex County provides comprehensive services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families ensuring a lifetime of achievement with dignity and full partnership in the community.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention
COVID-19 Updates |
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Visit the CDC for further information regarding prevention and updates on COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html