HOTLINES AND HELPLINES

NEW YORK


SAFE HORIZONS Domestic Violence Hotline:

800.621.HOPE (4673)

SAFE HORIZONS Crime Victims Hotline:

866.689.HELP (4357)

SAFE HORIZONS Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline:

212.227.3000

 

Safe Horizon Community Office Contact No.

Brooklyn Bronx Manhattan Queens Staten Island
718-834-6688 718-933-1000 212-316-2100 718-899-1233 718-720-2591

NEW JERSEY


Hotlines and Helplines

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please call 1-877-294-4356 TTY to access any hotline.
DCF Hotlines and Helplines

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 Child Protection and Permanency (formerly DYFS). Calls  can be made anonymously.

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.

CHILDREN’S SYSTEM OF CARE


1-877-652-7624
24 hours a day – 7 days a week
Call this number to find out about services for children and teens with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families.


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. Youth that would rather type than talk can also get support via 2NDFLOOR’s anonymous message board service.

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.

KINSHIP NAVIGATOR PROGRAM


211
24 hours a day – 7 days a week
Kinship caregivers are people who have taken on the responsibility for raising their relatives’ children. Grandparents and other relatives can call this number to find out what services may be available to them.


NJ DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE


1-800-572-SAFE (7233)
24 hours a day – 7 days a week
This hotline serves domestic violence victims and others seeking information about domestic violence services.

NJ COALITION AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT (NJCASA) HOTLINE


1-800-601-7200
24 hours a day – 7 days a week
NJCASA is the collective voice for victims of sexual violence, their loved ones and rape crisis centers across NJ. Its member centers represent each of NJ’s 21 counties. This hotline connects individuals affected by sexual violence with professionals that provide assistance and referrals.  Calls will be routed to the individual’s closest rape care center.

WOMEN’S REFERRAL CENTRAL


1-800-322-8092
24 hours a day – 7 days a week
This hotline provides referrals and basic information in areas such as discrimination, housing, displaced homemakers, divorce, violence and other areas of concern.


FOSTER HOME RECRUITMENT LINE


1-877-NJ-FOSTER (653-6783)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
Many children in New Jersey need temporary homes until their parents are able to care for them or until a permanent home is found. Call to learn how you can open your heart and your home by becoming a foster parent.

ADOPTION HOTLINE


1-800-99-ADOPT (992-3678)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
If you have love to share, consider adopting a child into your family. Call to learn how you can give a child a permanent home by adopting a child with special needs.

DCF INFO LINE


1-855-INFO-DCF (1-855-463-6323)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
This helpline provides callers with general information about DCF programs and services.


 

DCF OFFICE OF ADVOCACY


1-877-543-7864
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
This helpline provides a timely response to issues and concerns regarding programs and services provided by DCF.