Places that Help: New Jersey
Included in this list are programs that can offer help/referrals to victims of abuse throughout the state. (Have a suggestion or correction? Contact us!)
c/o 180, Turning Lives Around, Inc.
Building 3, Suite 42, 1 Bethany Road
Hazlet, NJ 07730
(732) 264-4111 (Office)
(732) 264-1703 (TTY)
Youth Helpline, with website and anonymous message board. Hotline is available 24/7 365 days a year. The hotline can address issues such as bullying, dating and relationships, eating disorders/body image, health, LGBTQI, mental health, sex and sexuality, substance use and abuse. Anonymity and confidentiality are assured except in life-threatening situations. Spanish speaking services are provided.
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.
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Crossroads Corporate Center
3150 Brunswick Pike, Suite 230
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Hotline connects individuals affected by sexual violence with professionals that provide assistance and referrals. Calls to this hotline will be routed to the individual’s closest rape care center or domestic violence information center. Does not provide direct services.
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault Hotline
Operates 24/7 365 days per year. Connects individuals affected by sexual violence with professionals that provide assistance and referrals. Calls to this hotline will be routed to the individual’s closest rape care center.
New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence
1670 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road
Trenton, NJ 08690
Provides a guide to services for women who are victims of domestic violence by county, including emergency shelters. Victims of domestic violence who wish to speak to the coalitions staff attorney should call (609) 584-8107. The staff attorney will provide a brief phone consultation on issues of family law, final restraining orders and other domestic violence related legal matters.
New Jersey Division on Women
50 East State Street, 7th floor
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625
Provides comprehensive information, referrals, active listening and crisis response for issues confronting New Jersey residents, including but not limited to legal assistance and social services. Translation services are available to victims who do not speak English.
925 Allwood Road, Second floor
Clifton, NJ 07012
(973) 777-7638, ext. 154
Works to overcome cultural, legal and religious barriers confronting victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Services offered included no cost counseling for adult survivors of domestic violence, child and adult victims of sexual abuse, children affected by domestic violence (through the PALS partner program), weekly confidential groups to deal with relationship changes, assists with accommodations for religious observances in shelters, resource identification, advocacy services, vocational services, access to pro-bono legal services for a single consultation. The agency also has men’s groups for men who wish to improve their ability to constructively express themselves in their intimate relationships.
Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline
Operates 24/7 365 days per year. Provides confidential information to victims of domestic violence and others seeking information about domestic violence. Services offered in Spanish and accessible to the deaf and hearing impaired victims.
Women’s Referral Central Hotline
This hotline operates 24/7 all week. Provides comprehensive information, referrals, active listening and crisis response for issues confronting New Jersey residents, including but not limited to childcare, discrimination, displaced homemaker, divorce, employment, housing, job training, legal assistance, single parenting, and social services.
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