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Places that Help: New Jersey
This page has contact information for programs that offer help/referrals to victims of abuse throughout the state. If you plan to contact a program via email, please review our Safety when using email page first.
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Please note that we list the organizations by the town, city or county where the office is located – however, many offices serve multiple towns or counties. You can click the “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in court or to give you legal advice about your situation, go to our Finding a Lawyer page instead.
Atlantic County Women's Center
TTY: (609) 645-2909
Operates a 24-hour hotline, a Sexual Assault Response Team with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, a Domestic Violence Response Team, 24-hour emergency housing, counseling for women and children, legal advocacy, and an Alternatives to Violence program for batterers.
Alternatives to Domestic Violence
One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
The Alternatives to Domestic Violence program is a division of the Bergen County Department of Human Services, exclusively devoted to domestic violence intervention. The ADV operates a 24-hour crisis line, offers counseling, including individual, group, and family counseling, provides legal advocacy and assistance, court appearance preparation and court accompaniment.
Center for Hope and Safety
(201) 498-9247 (Office)
(201) 836-3071 (TTY)
Runs a 24-hour emergency hotline for crisis intervention, counseling and referrals, operates an emergency shelter program for women and children, provides court and legal assistance, transitional housing, and a children’s program. Services are also available in Spanish.
Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities
(877) 871-7551 (Toll free)
(609) 394-5181 (office)
(609) 394-3202 (access telephone line)
Provides a 24 hour emergency hotline for crisis intervention, counseling and referrals, operates an emergency shelter program for women and children, provides court and legal assistance, transitional housing, and a children’s program.
Camden County Women's Center
Outreach and Support Services: 856-963-5668
Runs a 24-hour emergency hotline for crisis intervention, counseling and referrals, operates an emergency shelter program for women and children, provides court and legal assistance, transitional housing, and a children’s program. Services are also provided in Spanish.
CARA, Inc. (Coalition Against Rape and Abuse)
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(877) 294-CARA 
(609) 463-0818 (TTY)
Operates a 24-hour hotline and an emergency shelter, provides in-person crisis response at the court house, hospital and local police station, and offers counseling, as well as legal counseling, and possible legal representation.
Family Violence Program (Babyland Family Services)
This shelter houses 14 women and 30 children. In addition to the shelter it provides a 24-hour hotline, individual and group counseling for adults, play therapy for children, legal advocacy and information and referrals, housing advocacy, and referrals for further education for clients and community education. The location of the shelter is confidential.
Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW Center for Women
70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 120
Livingston, NJ 07039
Offers career counseling, computer classes, job readiness programs, financial and legal guidance, a low cost legal consultation, teen dating abuse program, women’s workshops, peer support and programming for children in crisis.
Rachel Coalition of Jewish Family Service
570 West Mt. Pleasant Ave., Suite 203
Livingston, NJ 07039
Operates a 24-hour response line, an emergency safe house (with Kosher provisions under the supervision of the Va’ad of MetroWest), transitional housing, individual counseling and women’s support groups, and a men’s group for abusive men, and vocational services. The Rachel Coalition Court Advocacy Program provides a bilingual court advocate to work with victims in the domestic violence unit of the Essex County Family Court. Direct representation for victims of domestic violence is provided to eligible women.
The Safe House
(973) 759-2378 (Office)
Emergency shelter for women who are victims of domestic violence. The shelter provides support services and referrals to assist victims of domestic violence.
New Jersey Mental Health Cares
New Jersey Mental Health Cares is New Jersey’s mental health information and referral service, with the most up-to-date listing of New Jersey’s public mental health providers. Their website contains an online directory, including victim services listings. The hotline is staffed from 8 AM to 12 PM (EST), 7 days a week.
Center for Family Services - Services Empowering the Rights of Victims (SERV)
1-866-295-7378 (Toll Free)
Operates a 24-hour toll-free hotline for crisis intervention, counseling and referrals, runs a 24-hour emergency shelter for women and their children suffering from domestic violence, provides accompaniments to hospitals, law enforcement agencies and court, offers individual and group counseling, and runs a children’s program. Also serves Camden county and Cumberland county. Anyone seeking services should call the hotline directly.
WomenRising, Inc. -- Program for Women and Families
(201) 333-5700 ext. 511
(201) 333-5700 ext. 511
Operates a 24-hour hotline, an emergency shelter, crisis intervention, counseling and support services for the women and children, and legal advocacy for women within the court system. Services are also provided in Spanish.
SAFE in Hunterdon
(908) 788-7666 (Office)
(866) 954-0100 (TTY)
Operates a 24-hour hotline, a safe house and transitional housing, provides crisis intervention, legal advocacy, group and individual counseling, and a children’s counseling and art therapy program.
(609) 571-4437 or (609) 394-2532 (legal services)
Operates a 24-hour hotline, a short-term emergency shelter, crisis intervention with a Domestic Violence Victim Response Team and trained Sexual Assault Support Advocates, and individual and group counseling for women and their children. Legal services are also offered through the Family Court Advocacy program and the Municipal Court Advocates for criminal proceedings.
Works to end all forms of violence against South Asian women living in the U.S. Manavi provides legal services in three legal clinics per month to low income and/or no income South Asian women who are victims of domestic and sexual violence, trafficking, and stalking. The clinic will also assist women with issues such as housing, child custody, public assistance and residency status and other issues as it relates to their needs. Manavi also provides peer-supportive counseling services to South Asian women who are victims of all forms violence and will accompany women to various agencies (hospitals, courts, and/or police departments) to offer support and provide translation or interpretation.
Women Aware, Inc.
(732) 249-0600 (TTY)
Operates a 24-hour helpline for crisis counseling and referral, it provides for emergency shelter at a safe house and the first permanent supportive housing program for victims of domestic violence. Also provides a domestic violence legal advocate for assistance and advocacy, and offers group and individual counseling and a children’s counseling and art therapy services. A batterer’s intervention program is provided for promoting responsible fatherhood. Services are also provided in Spanish. The hotline provides services in all languages. For legal advocacy services the office number should be called.
180 Turning Lives Around
Bethany Commons at Hazlet
I Bethany Road, Bldg. 3 #42
Hazlet, NJ 07730
1-888-THE-WCMC [843-9262] (Domestic Violence) and 1-888-264-7273 (Sexual Violence)
(732) 254-1111 (Office)
(732) 264-3089 (TTY)
Operates a 24-hour hotline for domestic violence and sexual assault and runs a temporary emergency shelter. The agency provides women and children who are victims of domestic violence with a variety of services.
Jersey Battered Women's Services, Inc. (JBWS)
(973) 267-7520 (Office)
(973) 285-9095 (TTY)
The services offered by JBWS include a 24-hour hotline; counseling; safe house; transitional living; children’s services; life skills education; vocational counseling; batterer’s intervention; legal assistance; teen dating violence services; and professional training, education and youth prevention programs. Services are also provided in Spanish.
Providence House of Ocean County
Provides crisis counseling and/or a safe haven from abuse for victims and their children, as well as information, appointments and referrals. There is also a program specifically designed to assist victims age 50 and over. Victims of domestic violence should call the hotline number.
Passaic County Women's Center
1027 Madison Avenue
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 244, Paterson, NJ 07543)
Paterson, NJ 07501
(973) 881-0725 (Outreach)
(973) 247-8490 (Court Advocate)
PCWC provides services 24/7 though its hotline. A drop in outreach center is available to the general public during office hours. PCWC provides emergency shelter for women and their children as well as full spectrum of ancillary support services, including supportive case management, support groups, and accompaniment to hospitals and court, counseling services to children are also offered through the PALS program. The court advocate provides support throughout the court process. Services are also available in Spanish.
Strengthen Our Sisters, Inc.
(973) 657-1357 (Office)
Services include a 24/7 hotline as well as an emergency shelter that accepts battered/homeless women and one shelter that accepts battered/homeless women and their pets. Support groups are offered for women who are victims of domestic violence. Child care is offered to women who participate in job training, school programs, work programs and self-improvement workshops. Services are available in Spanish and may also be available in other languages including Russian, Chinese, and Italian.
Salem County Women's Services
(856) 935-6655 (Office)
(856) 935-7118 (TTY)
Provides free, confidential support for adults and children who are in need of personal safety, including access to emergency shelters, a 24-hour confidential hotline, crisis counseling, support groups, counseling for individuals and families, court preparation, court accompaniments and legal advocacy.
24-hour call or TEXT hotline 866.685.1122
Safe+Sound Somerset provides free, confidential support for adults and children who are in need of personal safety, including access to emergency shelters, a 24-hour confidential hotline, crisis counseling, support groups, counseling for individuals and families, court preparation, court accompaniments and legal advocacy. Services are also provided in Spanish.
Domestic Abuse Services, Inc
(973) 875-1211 (Collect calls accepted)
DASI operates a 24-hour hotline, an emergency shelter and transitional apartments, provides crisis intervention, law enforcement and medical accompaniment, offers individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, assistance with transportation, food and clothing, and an educational program for abusive men.
YWCA Union County
(908) 355-HELP 
(908) 355-1500 (counseling and case management)
(908) 355-1995 ext. 115 (legal representation and court advocacy)
The YWCA provides free, confidential support for adults and children who are in need of personal safety, including access to emergency shelters, a 24-hour confidential hotline, crisis counseling, support groups, counseling for individuals and families, court preparation, court accompaniments and legal advocacy. Services are also provided in Spanish.
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County
29C Broad Street (Outreach Office)
Washington, NJ 07882
(908) 453-4121 (Office)
(908) 453-2553 (TTY)
This organization’s services include a 24-hour hotline, an emergency shelter, transitional housing, court and hospital accompaniment, legal advocacy, individual counseling and support groups, and a youth program for children and teens. Services are also provided in Spanish.
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