In Case of Emergency: Call 911

Call 911 if someone is experiencing a life-threatening situation:

  • not breathing
  • seizing/convulsing
  • is unconscious
  • is bleeding profusely

It is recommended that families with children with special or chronic medical needs contact their Local Police/EMS Services to pre-coordinate an emergency response plan if needed in the future.

State Services & Resources

Family Violence
Substance Abuse
Child Abuse and Neglect 

NJ Poison Helps (NJ Poison Control) 

Prenatal Care, Concerns & Emergency Situations
Perinatal Mood Disorders & Postpartum Depression
Safe Haven (Anonymous Drop-off for Unwanted Infants)

Crises/Screening Centers (DHS Division of Mental Health Services)
Crises Response Services for Children with Behavioral Health Needs

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (Assistance with Extraordinary Medical Bills) 

NJ Hurricane Sandy Information Center 
NJ Hurricane Sandy Relief & Assistance Guide 
NJ Parent Link Weather & Community Central: Readiness & Recovery 

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
NJ Office of Emergency Management: Planning & Preparation for Families

NJ Disaster Relief Mental Health Resources (Families) 
NJ Disaster Relief Mental Health Resources (General Services) 
Department of Children & Families Hurricane Information & Resources  
Register Ready (Emergency Response Registry for Families with Special Needs)  

NJ Department of Health: Communicable Diseases - Information & Updates

Federal Resources

Poison Help 
Power Outages 
Coping with Stress
Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 
Emergency Preparedness: Natural Disasters & Severe Weather 
CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) In the News/Current Health Issues 

Radiation Emergencies: Pregnancy & Breastfeeding 
Cold Exposure & Hypothermia: Infant & Child Safety
Food & Water Safety: Feeding Infants & Young Children 
Coping With a Disaster or Traumatic Event: Information for Parents and Families 
Emergency Preparedness & Response: Information for Pregnant Women, New Mothers & Newborns   

Community Resources

NJ Local Public Health Departments 
NJ 211 (Access to Community/General Resources)  
NJ 211 (Access to Hurricane Response & Recovery Resources) 

Breastfeeding During Emergencies 
Save the Children (How to Help Children Cope in a Crisis)  
American Academy of Pediatrics (Children and Disasters: Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Storms)

National PTA (School Violence & Traumatic Events) 
2nd Floor (Confidential and Anonymous Youth & Young Adult Helpline) 
American Psychological Association (Helping Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting) 
National Association of School Psychologists (Talking to Children about Crises Events & School Violence) 

Professional Resources

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 
Emergency Medical Services for Children