Community Support Services

Counseling and Support

Local government and community organizations provide counseling and support services to community members in need. This page serves as a reference to students in need of help or support.

NJ Department of Human Services

Hotlines and information helplines related to substance abuse, mental health, child care, disabilities, domestic violence, food stamps, gambling addiction, family help, child abuse, etc.

National Alliance of Mental Illness

Important hotlines and helplines related to suicide prevention, child abuse/neglect, family help, child care, disabilities, domestic violence, addictions, affordable housing, veterans, etc.

NJ Department of Children and Families 

DCF hotlines and helplines related to child abuse/neglect, family help, infant protection, domestic violence, sexual assault, discrimination, adoption, etc.

Coordinated Family Care

Behavioral and mental health support services available in New Jersey. Some of these services are provided by non-profit community organizations, but others require payment or health insurance.

Crisis Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

For English, call 1-800-273-TALK. En Español, llame 1-888- 628-9454. For TTY Users, use your preferred relay service, or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255. A chat function is also available.


A 24-hour crisis line for deaf or hard of hearing individuals available in ASL.

The Trevor Project

24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI+) people under the age of 25 as well as their friends and allies. Call 1-866-488-7386, text “START” to 678678, or use TrevorChat online.

Crisis Text Line

Text 741741 from anywhere in the United States to connect with a trained crisis counselor.  

Local Hospitals

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

St. Peter's University Hospital
254 Easton Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center
65 James St.
Edison, NJ 08820

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center - Perth Amboy
530 New Brunswick Ave.
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

Local Police Departments

Piscataway Police Department
555 Sidney Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Edison Police Department
100 Municipal Blvd.
Edison, NJ 08817