Important Hotlines and Helplines

En Español or if you are deaf or hard of hearing, please call 1-877-294-4356 TTY to access any hotline.

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINES

 

NJ HOPELINE

1-855-654-6735

www.njhopeline.com

 

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

 

DEPARTMENT of CHILDREN and FAMILIES (DCF) HOTLINES

 

CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT HOTLINE

1-877-NJ ABUSE (652-2873)

1-800-835-5510 (TTY)

24 hours a day – 7 days a week

Any person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused or neglected has a legal responsibility to report it to the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS). DYFS is mandated to investigate all reports of child abuse and neglect.

 

FAMILY HELPLINE

1-800-THE-KIDS (843-5437)

24 hours a day – 7 days a week

If you’re feeling stressed out, call the Family Helpline and work through your frustrations before a crisis occurs. You’ll speak to sensitive, trained volunteers of Parents Anonymous who provide empathic listening about parenting and refer you to resources in your community.

 

2NDFLOOR YOUTH HELPLINE

1-888-222-2228

www.2ndfloor.org

24 hours a day – 7 days a week

This is a youth helpline serving all youth and young adults in New Jersey. Youth who call are assisted with their daily life challenges by professional staff and trained volunteers. Anonymity and confidentiality are assured except in life-threatening situations.

 

SAFE HAVEN INFANT PROTECTION HOTLINE

1-877-839-2339

24 hours a day – 7 days a week

This is a toll free hotline for distressed parents who wish to give up an unwanted infant anonymously, with no fear of arrest or prosecution. While information will be requested, no names or records are required.

 

OFFICE OF ADVOCACY

1-877-543-7864

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

This helpline provides a timely response to questions, issues and concerns regarding programs and services provided by DCF.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT HOTLINES

 

ADDICTIONS SERVICES HOTLINE OF NJ

1-844-276-2777

 

CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS IN CHILDREN RELIEF FUND

1-800-335-FUND (1-800-335-3863)

 

COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED (CBVI) HOTLINE

1-877-685-8878

 

CHILD CARE HELP LINE

1-800-332-9227

 

CHILD SUPPORT HOTLINE

1-877-NJ KIDS1 (1-877-655-4371)

 

COP-2-COP

1-866-COP-2COP (1-866-267-2267)
A free, 24 hour hotline available for all public safety employees and first responders.
http://www.state.nj.us/csc/seekers/jobs/safety/cop2cop.html

 

DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH

1-877-294-HELP (1-877-294-4357)

1-877-294-4356 TTY (voice callers use 7-1-1 NJ Relay)

 

DIVISION OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING (DDHH)

1-800-792-8339 V/TTY

 

DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (DDD)

1-800-832-9173 DIVISION OF DISABILITY SERVICES (DDS)

1-888-285-3036 1-609-292-1210 TTY

 

DIVISION OF FAMILY DEVELOPMENT (DFD)

1-800-792-9773

 

DIVISION OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND HEALTH SERVICES

1-800-356-1561

 

DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES (DMHAS)

1-800-382-6717

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

1-800-572-7233

 

NJ SNAP (formerly Food Stamps)

1-800-687-9512

 

GAMBLING ADDICTION

1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537)

 

GOOD NEIGHBORS – COMMUNITY LIVING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

1-877-DHS-LINE (1-877-347-5463)

 

HEALTH BENEFITS IDENTIFICATION (HBID) CARD UNIT

Call if your plastic HBID card is lost or stolen

1-877-414-9251

 

KINSHIP NAVIGATOR PROGRAM (raising relatives’ children)

2-1-1

 

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE(LIHEAP)

1-800-510-3102

 

MEDICAID FRAUD AND ABUSE HOTLINE

1-888-937-2835

 

NJ FAMILYCARE/MEDICAID CALL CENTER

1-800-356-1561

 

NJ DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINE

1-877-294-HELP

(1-877-294-4357)

1-877-294-4356 TTY

(voice callers use 7-1-1 NJ Relay)

 

NJ FAMILYCARE

1-800-701-0710

1-800-701-0720 TTY

 

NJ HOUSING RESOURCE CENTER (HRC)

(for accessible, affordable housing)

1-877-428-8844

www.njhousing.gov

 

PPMD (Postpartum Mood Disorders) HOTLINE

1-800-328-3838

 

QUIT SMOKING

1-800-NJ-STOPS (1-800-657-8677)

Additional resource: https://quitday.org

 

STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE

(Department Of Labor & Workforce Development)

1-609-292-7060 TDD – 1-609-292-8319

NJ Relay for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Speech-Impaired Text Telephone User

1-800-852-7899

 

SUPPORT FOR WORKING FAMILIES

(Transitional Supports Hotline) 1-877-951-9514

 

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY FUND

1-888-285-3036

TDD – 1-609-292-1210 (from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays thru Fridays)

 

UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND (USF)

(Help with utility bills for low-income families and individuals)

1-866-240-1347

 

VETERANS COUNSELING HOTLINE

1-866-VETS-NJ4 (1-866-838-7654)