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Mental Health Resources

AA – Northern New Jersey AA

Southern New Jersey

NA – Northern New Jersey NA

NJ Statewide NA

Cocaine Anonymous NJ

Treatment Locator

New Jersey Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

Narcotics - Recover from Opioid Addiction

NIAA College Drinking Prevention

USDE Higher Education Center

Partners in Prevention - Department of Health and Human Services Resources

Basic AOD

Anonymous Screening



Anxiety and Depression Association of America

American Psychological Association

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Health

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Purdue University Global


Black Lives Matter.
Black Mental Health Matters, Too.

National Association of 100 Black Women (Bergen/Passaic Chapter)

100 Black Men New Jersey


Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

Toolkits for Black Community & White Allies

BEAM – Black Emotional & Mental Health Collective
More Helpful Toolkits, Resources, Education and Videos

Article on Black Mental Health Matters.
Lists of Black and Inclusive Therapists and Supportive Services for Black Adults and Kids.

American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry

Latina/Latino/Latino Hispanic Directory


The Renfrew Center: First in Eating Disorders

Something Fishy: The Unbiased Reviews of the Best Rated Health Supplements

NEDA: Feeding Hope


PerformCare NJ Children’s System of Care
1.877.652.7624 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Helping families across New Jersey with behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disability services and substance use treatment. PerformCare partners with the New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC) to coordinate the care of your child. Youth who are eligible for services through PerformCare are primarily between the ages of 5 and 21 (up to his or her 21st birthday), reside in the State of New Jersey and have an emotional or serious mental health or behavioral need. Special consideration for services is given to children under the age five. There is no charge for calling PerformCare. The services we recommend are authorized without regard to income, private health insurance, or eligibility for Medicaid/NJ FamilyCare or other health benefits programs.

Connecting NJ
Connecting NJ is a network of partners and agencies dedicated to helping New Jersey families thrive. We provide mothers, fathers, grandparents, and guardians free or affordable access to people, organizations, and other sources of information needed to raise healthy children. Connecting NJ utilizes a county-based, single point-of-entry system that simplifies and streamlines the referral process for obstetrical and prenatal care providers, community agencies, and families.

Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey
The Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey is a non-profit organization that is committed to improving the health of women, children, and families.
Our mission is to meet the healthcare needs of women, infants and children in NJ while coordinating education, outreach and advocacy through regional planning and collaboration. The consortium conducts extensive community outreach and educational programs for the consumers and health care providers in the state of New Jersey.

Department of Children & Family Service
1.877.NJ Abuse
TTY 1.800.835.5510

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
Provides services and food vouchers to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to five years old free of charge to eligible local residents. Benefits and services include: nutrition education and counseling, funds for approved nutritious food, breastfeeding education and support, immunization screening and referrals, and referrals for health and social services. Based on a client's nutritional needs, foods may be authorized for purchase including: baby food, infant formula, milk, eggs, bread, cheese, juice, fruits, and vegetables.
Hudson County locations:
199 Summit Ave. Suite A2, Jersey City, NJ; (201) 547-6842
407 39th Street, Union City, NJ; (201) 866-4700;
Harrison: 862-229-1130 call for an appointment
Kearny: 862-229-1130 call for an appointment.

Good Counsel: Homes & Hope for Babies & Mothers
Shelter and supportive services for homeless, expectant, and new mothers and their children. Provides necessities such as food and diapers; training in nutrition, budgeting, vocational, and parenting skills; and day care services. Referral program for post-abortive parents offering counseling and peer groups (877-586-4621).
Located in Hoboken.
Contact: (201) 795-0637

Hoboken Family Planning, INC
Three Clinics
124 Grand Street
Hoboken NJ 07030

Summit Center
1206 Summit Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087

Family Planning of West New York
5305 Hudson avenue
West New York NJ 07093
Service: Family Planning, contraceptive options, Reproductive Health, Cancer Screening both men and women, Fee are charged based on the ability to pay no one is refused service because they cannot pay. or call 201.963.0300

Partnership for Maternal & Child Health
Free pregnancy testing / confidential.

North Hudson WIC Program
407 39th street Union City, NJ 07087
12:45 – 3:45pm

Metropolitan family Health Network
935 Garfield Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00am -12:00pm

Women, Infant, Children WIC
360 Martin Luther King Drive
Jersey City NJ 07305
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9:00am – 12:00pm

Palisades Family Success
1408 New York ave
Union NJ 07087
By apt only call 201.758.8792
201.876.8900 ext. 222


  • Get the Facts – stay informed!
  • Limit our exposure to the news: if you find yourself watching a lot, take time out
  • Be mindful of how we look at others, example someone sneezes or coughs; it is okay
  • Stay Healthy, adopt good eating habits, sleeping, and exercise (see links below for FREE indoor stuff)
  • Washing hands, limit touching your face
  • Keep a routine, talk with people, text friends, share your feelings
  • If you are sick, stay home, call your doctor
  • Remember, it is okay to ask for Help!!!

List of locations to get tested for COVID-19:Covid Testing

Coping with Media – The News, Internet, etc
Normal reactions:

  • Worry, fear and maybe panic 
  • Feeling helpless
  • Wanting to stay home, withdrawal from others 
  • Short-tempered or feeling more emotional, decrease in sleeping and eating 
  • Hyper-vigilant to seeing someone sick 

Things to do:

  • Feeling overwhelmed by concerns about the Coronavirus Limit the amount of news you are watching and surfing. 
  • Filter and limit, do not just avoid the news, don’t feel you have to read everything
  • Monitor level of anxiety – you notice you are thinking about it, seeking information, take some break. Redirect your thoughts and find professional health.  
  • Do reality checks, remind yourself to think realistically, and look at factual websites.

Taking your control back by:

  • Talking with someone 
  • Redirect your thoughts 
  • Use Positive affirmations:
    • I am feeling healthy 
    • I eat healthily 
    • I feel calm  
  • Practice gratitude: (list things you are thankful for) 
  • Spend time with friends (don’t talk about the COV19)
  • Use some breathing techniques:

Meditation Oasis: Podcast (Free until the pandemic lasts)

NJ: Coping with grief in a time of Covid-19

CDC: Grief & Loss

WHO: Looking after our mental health

Active Minds: Mental Health Amid the Covid-19

Sanvello provides on-demand support for stress, anxiety, and depression. Sanvello Premium is currently being offered for free.
The CDC is offering tips for managing stress and anxiety during COVID-19.

Headspace is a mindfulness app that is offering free support during COVID-19.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering coping strategies during COVID-19.

Watch a video on how to manage anxiety and uncertainty during the pandemic here.


WomenRising in Jersey City, NJ
WomenRising’s mission is assist women and their families to achieve self-sufficiency 
and live safe, productive and fulfilling lives, through social services, economic development, and advocacy services.
270 Fairmount Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 333-5700 - What is Financial Literacy?
Financial literacy empowers you to be in control of your financial well-being and build a secure future. The five principles of financial literacy enable you to use money wisely, make informed decisions about your finances, create budgets, manage debt and plan your financial future. - Financial Abuse
Financial abuse is a lesser known, but critical component that abusers use to exert control over their victims. It can range from denying a spouse access to money to using scams or disingenuous motives to steal money from a senior. Financial abuse is very serious, but there are ways for victims to escape and recover from these situations.


We Are One New Jersey
Provides assistance to those living and working in Hudson County who are eligible to apply for U.S. Citizenship, including Citizenship Preparation Classes. They also provide assistance to immigrants living in Hudson County who qualify to apply for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Other services include green card renewals/replacements and public notary service. Located at: 830 Bergen Ave, Suite A401, Jersey City 07306
Contact: 201-209 2839

Center for Immigrant Representation
Low cost immigration legal services providing assistance with applications for citizenship, green cards, and other immigration benefits, as well as defense for deportation cases. Services are offered in English, Spanish and Chinese. Located at: 35 Journal Square, Suite 827, Jersey City Hours: Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm
Contact: 201-884-2290

Centro Comunitario CEUS: Legal Services for Immigrants
The Legal Services for Immigrants (LSI) program aims to provide affordable, quality legal representation for immigrants. CEUS legal staff takes the following cases: citizenship, family petitions, political asylum, work permits (NACARA, VAWA), domestic violence cases. In line with CEUS roots in the Central American community, the LSI program processes the work papers of more than 400 Salvadorans and Hondurans under the Temporary Protected Status each year. The program also organizes between six and eight community information meetings a year to inform immigrants of U.S. immigration laws and report on potential changes proposed or approved by Congress. Located at: 4214 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Union City, NJ 07087
Contact: (201) 617-2466;

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark: Bishop Francis Center for Legal Immigration Services
The Immigration Assistance program provides assistance to clients with immigration needs by providing low-cost, fee-for-service legal assistance in all phases of immigration and naturalization proceedings, representation in deportation or exclusion proceedings before the Immigration Court, and assistance in any matter involving immigration and citizenship. Located at: 976 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Contact: (973) 733-3516

American Friends Service Committee
Immigrant rights program providing legal services, advocacy, and representation for immigration cases.
Contact: 973-643-1924;


​Northeast New Jersey Legal Services
Provides legal representation to eligible low-income, disabled, and senior residents of Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties.
Contact: 201-792-6363

The Waterfront Project
Assists Hudson County’s economically disadvantaged individuals and families – the working poor, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities – by providing information, advice, and pro bono legal representation. They are also a HUD-certified housing counseling center and have a program for seniors to provide education and free legal representation related to the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, and health care directives.
Contact: 551-256-7578

Community Health Law Project
Legal and advocacy services to New Jersey residents with disabilities. They serve consumers of mental health services, people with physical disabilities, HIV/AIDS, developmental disabilities, and visual impairments. Attorneys and advocates represent clients in matters involving Social Security benefits, Welfare, food stamps, and other entitlements; housing habitability and landlord-tenant disputes; foreclosure defense; consumer protection and debt collection; child support and domestic violence; Medicaid, Medicare, and other health insurance issues.
Contact: 201-630-6201

O’Mara Law Group - What to Do if a Friend Has Been Arrested
A friend or close family member has been arrested—now what? What are their rights? What are your rights? What can you do to help them, especially if they struggle with an illness, disability or mental health issue? Here, the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the O’Mara Law Group walk you through the information you’ll need to get through this difficult time.


25 LGBTQ Addiction and Mental Health Support Resources

Addiction Resources & Rehabs for the LGBTQ+ Community

RWJ Barnabas Health LGBTQ Program

Hudson Pride Center

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbian and Gays

Jersey City Medical Center / RWJ Barnabas
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Psych Emergency room and Screening – to site (takes couple of hours)
(201) 915-2210
Outpatient treatment
Access Center
(201) 915-2272

Bayonne Community Mental Health Center
597 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201) 339-9200
Individual and group counseling, 12-step meetings, social and recreational activities, educational and vocational services, life skills training, primary health care, perinatal health care, a program for family members, relapse prevention services, and continuing care services such as child care, transportation and parenting skills development. (IOP/OP/OTP/Partial Care).

Christ Hospital Counseling and Resource Center / CarePoint Health
179 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City NJ 07306
(201)795-8375 ext 5454
Rape 24 hour crisis line #3

Freedom of Choice Health Care
533 32nd St., Union City, NJ 07087
(201) 766-6617
Individual and group counseling, educational and vocational services, life skills training, a program for family members, referral to mutual-aid support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), relapse prevention services, a continuing care program and supportive services including transportation.
(IOP/OP/OTP/Partial Care). IOP = Intensive Outpatient / OP = Outpatient / OTP = Opioid Detoxification Treatment Program

Mount Carmel Guild Behavioral Healthcare System
2201 Bergenline Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087
800.227.7705 (email)
Mon & Wed 9:00am-9:00pm; Tue, Thur, Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Provide a wide range of professional mental health assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents and adults, as well as consultation/education to community agencies. Using a professional team approach, emphasis is placed on individualized assessment, goal-oriented treatment planning, periodic case review and continuity of care for clients.

North Hudson Community Action Corporation
Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse
5301 Broadway
West New York NJ, 07093
North Hudson Community Action Corporation Mental Health and Addictive Services Department provides the following services psychiatric and physiological evaluations, individual and group therapies, prenatal and domestic violence counseling, addictive services, parenting skills training and academic guidance.

NHM Palisades Medical Center - Counseling Center
7101 Kennedy Boulevard
North Bergen NJ, 07047
Palisades Medical Center’s outpatient counseling program provides community-based care for individuals and families. Help is available for substance abuse, family violence, and more. Fees are affordable and based on income and need.



Women Rising
Women Rising (women and children) - Domestic Violence Services Crisis Hotline (201) 333-5700 Ext: 511

Hudson S.P.E.A.K.S (Formerly known as Hudson County Rape Crisis Center) CAREPOINT Foundation
179 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Hotline: 201-795-5757
Phone: 201-795-8741
Education and Outreach phone: 201-795-8559
Fax: 201-418-7025
Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673) 24-hour online hotline:
Hudson Speaks Program – speaks against Sexual Violence

We assist survivors of sexual violence and assault ages 13 and above in Hudson County, our services are free and confidential 24/7 Helpline: 201-795-5757 Hudson S.P.E.A.K.S. Against Sexual Violence provides free and confidential services such as a 24-hour crisis hotline; 24-hour accompaniments to hospital…

Hudson County Rape Crisis Center and Violence Against Women
24/7 Hotline: 201.795.8375
Location: Christ Hospital, 169 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Jersey City Medical Center:
(201) 433-6161
Crisis hotline and in-person screening.
(201) 915-2210, mobile screening ; Jersey City Medical Center
(201) 795-5505; St Mary's Hospital Community Mental Health Center; crisis hotline and in-person screening.


VA New Jersey Health Care System

New Jersey Army National Guard Education

Removing Stigma Around Veterans' Mental Health by Laguna Treatment Center: Understanding the struggle of Veterans and the common stigma of the military.

Veterans' Mental Health Issues looks at depression among veterans, PTSD in military veterans, anxiety after military service, co-occurring disorders and substance abuse treatment, and mental health assistance for veterans.

Alcohol Abuse Among Veterans discusses the culture of alcohol abuse within the military and the connection between PTSD and alcohol abuse. It provides statistics and a list of FAQs regarding alcohol abuse in military personnel and veterans.

Veteran Mental Health and Addiction Treatment provide information on how substance use impacts veterans, how this affects veterans' loved ones, specialized veteran treatment programs, and how to find these specific programs.

American addiction center – offers free virtual support and online addiction meetings, our free text line, and a free directory that many veterans use to help support their recovery. Would you be able to help support veterans by adding these valuable resources to your page? They are created to educate and save lives. If you are not the person to contact, could you please point me in the right direction?

Safe Space, JED Campus, Stigma Free


CONFIDENTIALITY: Rights to privacy and confidentiality are taken seriously. Communications between the counselor and student are privileged, confidential, and safeguarded by our staff. Counseling records do not become part of educational history. Counseling information is not released to anyone outside of the Counseling Center without a student's written permission. We will not release your records unless we have written consent. However, there are four exceptions to confidentiality: (1) Imminent harm to yourself, (2) Imminent harm to others or property, (3) Abuse of children, the elderly, or the disabled, and (4) Staff consultation and supervision.


Contact Information

Mental Health Counseling and Wellness Center
Journal Square Campus

70 Sip Ave., 3rd Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 360-4229
Text: (201) 912-2839

North Hudson Campus
4800 JFK Blvd., 7th Floor
Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: (201) 360-4229
Text: (201) 912-2839