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Please call 866-202- HELP (4357) to talk with trained staff, 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.

The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) within the New Jersey Department of Human Services (NJDHS), houses a highly specialized mental health Disaster and Terrorism Branch (DTB). The Branch is responsible for administering as well as directly providing emergency response behavioral health programs to assist the citizens of New Jersey. During a Presidential disaster declaration, or an event that significantly affects a given community, the Director of the DMHAS' Disaster and Terrorism Branch is responsible for coordinating the mental health response by activating the state's mental health disaster plan. After a declared disaster, DTB works with its Federal Partners to offer a Federal Emergency Management System (FEMA) funded Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) in coordination with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in disaster declared New Jersey communities. The CCP New Jersey Hope and Healing model, provides psycho-education, individual and group crisis counseling and assessment, referral and resources linkage. There are two phases to the Crisis Counseling program: The Immediate Services Program (ISP) is funded for the immediate 60 days following a disaster declaration and if needed, the Regular Services Program (RSP) funds services for an additional 9 months.

DTB also responds to community events that are not declared as disasters, for example, fires, active shooters, repatriation of refugees and asylees and events affecting schools. In response to both declared disasters and community incidents, in addition to working with its federal partners, DTB coordinates the provision of services with its large network of emergency response partners and human services providers including but not limited to, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, County Mental Health Administrators and non-governmental organizations such as the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters. DTB works closely with all of New Jersey’s departments and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has collaborated closely with the New Jersey Department of Health to ensure access to the most up to date and accurate information.

The services listed are available to everyone although some special populations are also identified.  All services are free of charge.

Agency Name Counties Served Populations Served
Capital Health Systems Burlington, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset Counties First Responders, Healthcare Workers, Frontline Essential: Emergency Medical Services Personnel
Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton Statewide Seniors, Children/Youth/Families, Individuals with Access and Functional Needs, Pregnant Women, Individuals who are Victims of Domestic Violence, Veterans and Individuals who are Homeless or at risk of homelessness
Center For Family Services Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Morris, Passaic, Salem and Sussex Counties Children/Youth/Families, First Responders, Healthcare Workers, General Population, Frontline Essential Employees
Center for Psychological Services: Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Bergen,Camden, Essex, Hudson,Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Union and Warren Counties Frontline medical and healthcare workers, including support/allied service workers and their families; youth and families from underserved communities, with a particular focus on foster care and those with autism-spectrum needs, as well as teachers and school personnel providing education to these families; university, college, graduate, medical, law and professional students; individuals and families with medical vulnerabilities and specific risk issues, such as pregnant women, new mothers, those with immunocompromised systems, as the medical / healthcare staff that services these groups; and refugees, immigrants and asylees
Church World Services Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties Refugees, Immigrants (documented and undocumented) Asylum Seekers, Asylees
Family Service Bureau of Newark (FSB) Bergen, Essex, Passaic and Hudson Counties Seniors, Children/Youth/Families, First Responders, Healthcare Workers, Individuals with Access and Functional Needs, Frontline Essential Workers, and Indviduals who are Homeless or At Risk of Homelessness
Jewish Family Services and Children's Center of Clifton Passaic (JFS) Passaic Seniors, Children/Families, Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc. (MHANJ) Statewide General Population, Aging, Frontline Essential, First Responders, Teens/Families, Healthcare Workers, AFN, Low Socioeconomic Status, Pregnant Women
Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc. Essex and Morris Counties Seniors, Children/Youth/Families, Individuals with Access and Functional Needs, Frontline Essential Workers and Communities of Color
Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center of Somerset County Somerset County Seniors, Children/Youth/Families, First Responders, Healthcare Workers, Individuals with Access and Functional Needs (Bi-lingual), Individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, Frontline Essential Workers, Individuals Who are Unemployed and Individuals who struggle with Substance Abuse
RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Union Counties Children/Youth/Families, First Responders, Healthcare/Frontline Workers, Individuals with Substance Use Disorder, Seniors
University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) Statewide First Responders. Healthcare Workers and Veterans



This program is bought to you through the New Jersey Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP).  The CCP is provided by New Jersey Providers in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Human Services' Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and is funded through a FEMA/SAMHSA grant.




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