NJ Mental Health Resource Lists

Compiled by Myron Pulier

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
New Jersey Medical School [NJMS]
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey [UMDNJ]

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Index to Resources

State-Wide Services and Organizations

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Alcoholics Anonymous, Southern NJ

Southern New Jersey General Service Assembly
Alcoholics Anonymous 
PO Box 3724
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

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Alcoholics Anonymous, Northern NJ

NJGS Area 44
2325 Plainfield Avenue, Suite 2J
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

800 / 245-1377
908 / 687-8566

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The Arc of New Jersey

The Arc of New Jersey
985 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ  08902

732 / 246-2525
732 / 214-1834

The Arc of New Jersey is a statewide, independent, non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1947 by parents to help build a better life for people with mental retardation. It is affiliated with The Arc, a national organization on mental retardation with 1,200 chapters nationwide.

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Children of Alcoholics Foundation, Inc.

Children of Alcoholics Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 4185 Grand Central Station
New York, NY  10163-4185

212 / 754-0656

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FACES Autism Support Network

FACES Autism Support Network
PO BOX 2341
Ventnor, NJ  08406

Founded in 2002, FACES (Families for Autistic Children) is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and support of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.

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Christian Overcomers Camp

Christian Overcomers Camp
PO Box 2007
Garfield, NJ  07026

Adapted recreation, family programs, workshops, support and worship at Spruce Lake Retreat in Canadensis, PA.

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Community Health Law Project [CHLP]

Community Health Law Project
185 Valley Street
South Orange, NJ 07079 

973 / 275-1175
973 / 275-5210 fax
973 / 275-1721 TTY

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Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ

Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ
3635 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 7
Hamilton, NJ 08619

800 / 426-2537 (1-800/GAMBLER)
609 / 588-5515
609 / 588-5665 fax

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DEN Network/Bulletin Board

First statewide computer network for the disabled
DEN Network/Bulletin Board
171 Atlantic Street
Hackensack, NJ  07601

800 / 222-3283 modem
201 / 342-6984 Evelyn A
201 / 342-1314

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New Jersey Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Inc.

NJ Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Inc.
206 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

609 / 392-0644
609 / 396-4445 fax

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NJ Division on Aging

NJ Information and Referral Service
800 / 792-8820

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NJ Department of Education

Public Information Office

Public Information Office


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NJ Department of Insurance

609 / 984-3347
609 / 984-7705

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Developmental Disabilities Council

New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council
Mary Roebling Building
20 West State Street, 7-th Floor
PO Box 700
Trenton, NJ  08625-0700

800 / 216-1199 hotline
609 / 292-3745
609 / 777-3238 TDD
609 / 292-7114 fax

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Division of Disability Determination Services [DDS]

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Disability Determinations
PO Box 649
Newark, NJ  07101

973 / 648-2415

Thomas O Bird, Director

609 / 777-1001
973 / 648-3611

Sheila Booker, Assistant Director, Disability Claims

973 / 648-2415

Alexander Balaban, Chief of Professional Relations, Disability Hearings Unit/Medical Relations Unit/Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit

973 / 648-2889

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Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

New Jersey Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
129 East Hanover Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ  08625-0362

609 / 292-9068
609 / 292-7385
609 / 292-3816 fax

Drug Hotline 800/225-0196
Alcohol Hotline 800/322-5525
AIDS Hotline 800/624-2377
Cocaine Hotline 800/262-2463
Narcotics Anonymous Hotline 800/992-0401

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Division of Mental Health Services

New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services
50 East State Street
PO Box 727
Trenton, NJ  08625-0727

800 / 382-6717

Central Region Office
  (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth,
   Ocean, Somerset, Union, Warren)
  609 / 777-0674

Northern Region Office
  (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic,
  973 / 977-4397

Southern Region Office
  (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May,
   Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem)
  609 / 567-7352

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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
135 East State Street
PO BOX 398
Trenton, NJ 08625-0398

609 / 292-5987
609 / 292-8347 fax
609 / 292-2919 TTY

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Medically Needy Assistance

Home health services, physician services, medical supplies including eyeglasses, podiatry, medical day care, personal care assistance. Seniors over 65, children under 21 and permanently disabled individuals according to Social Security. Income below $350 for singles, $433 for couples, and assets below $4,000 for singles and $6,000 for couples; or where "spend down" process allows deduction of certain medical bills.

NJ Medically Needy Assistance

201 / 368-4200
201 / 368-7637
201 / 441-2110 Social Service Dept

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Medicare Part A (Riverbend Government Benefits Administrators)

800 / 633-4227

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Medicare Part B (Empire Medicare Services)

800 / 633-4227

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Mental Health Association in New Jersey

Mental Health Association in New Jersey
88 Pompton Avenue, Suite 1
Verona, NJ 07040

973 / 571-4100

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New Jersey Protection and Advocacy, Inc.

New Jersey Protection and Advocacy, Inc.
210 South Broad Street
3-rd Floor
Trenton, NJ  08608

800 / 922-7233 (NJ only)
609 / 292-9742
609 / 633-7106 TDD
609 / 777-0187 fax

New Jersey's currently designated federally mandated protection and advocacy system is an independent, non-profit, consumer-directed organization. Eligible for services are children and adults with a wide range of disabilities including people with mental illness, people with developmental disabilities such as students with special education needs, people who are blind and/or deaf, people with head injuries, people with physical disabilities, people receiving or seeking services under the Rehabilitation Act and people who need assistance in accessing devices and assistive technology services.

New Jersey Protection and Advocacy, Inc. charges no fee for its 5 programs.

  1. Protection and Advocacy for the Developmentally Disabled [PADD]
  2. Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness [PAIMI]
  3. Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights [PAIR]
  4. Client Assistance Program [CAP]
  5. Assistive Technology Protection and Advocacy Project

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New Jersey Psychiatric Association

NJ Psychiatric Association
803 Partridge Drive
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

908 / 685-0650
908 / 685-0655
908 / 725-8610 fax

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New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society

New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society
2 Princess Road
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648

609 / 896-1717
609 / 896-0552 fax

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Pharmaceutical Aid to Aged & Disabled (PAAD)

Partial payment of prescriptions and diabetic equipment for aged 65 or people receiving Social Security Disability or have income below $13,650 for singles or $16,750 for couples. Nursing home residents eligible. Applications at local pharmacies, senior citizen centers, or Division on Aging.
Pharmaceutical Aid to Aged & Disabled
CN 715
Trenton, NJ  08625

800 / 792-9745

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Peer Review Organization (PRO)

Organized to improve the quality of medical care for Medicare benificiaries, to encourage beneficiaries to take advantage of preventive health care services, and to protect Medicare beneficiaries' rights during a hospitalization.
The Peer Review Organization of New Jersey, Inc.
Central Division
Brier Hill Court, Building J
East Brunswick, NJ  08816

Southern Division
1040 Kings Highway North, Suite 500
Cherry Hill, NJ  08034

800 / 624-4557

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Railroad Retirement

800 / 833-4455

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Social Security

800 / 772-1213

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Statewide Parent Advocacy Network [SPAN]

The Mission of the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network is to empower families and inform and involve professionals and other individuals interested in the healthy development and educational rights of children.

SPAN's foremost commitment is to children with the greatest need due to disability; poverty; discrimination based on race, sex, or language; geographic location; or other special circumstances.

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc
35 Halsey Street
4-th Floor
Newark, NJ  07102

800 / 654-7726
973 / 642-8100
973 / 642-8080 fax

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Tourette Syndrome Association of New Jersey [TSANJ]

The Tourette Syndrome Association of New Jersey is a non-profit organization whose membership includes individuals with Tourette Syndrome, their families, friends, and interested professionals.

The Mission of TSANJ is to support the needs of families with TS, to advocate for individuals with TS and to educate the public and professionals on TS.

Tourette Syndrome Association of New Jersey, Inc
50 Division Street
Suite 205
Somerville, NJ 08876

908 / 575-7350
732 / 972-4459 helpline
908 / 575-8699 fax

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Women's Referral Service

Women's Referral Service
NJ Divison of Women
CN 800
Trenton, NJ  08625

800 / 322-8092

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NJ State-Wide 1-800 Helplines

Advocacy        922-7233   NJ Protection & Advocacy
Aging                       792-8820   NJ Division on Aging
Aids                        624-2377   NJ Dept of Health
Alzheimers                  424-2494   COPSA, UMDNJ, Piscataway
Alcoholism                  322-5525
Autism                      438-8476
Blind/Visually Impaired     962-1233   NJ Comm for Blind & Vis Imp
Blind/Vis Library           792-8322
Child Abuse                 792-8610
Civil Rights                327-5297
Cocaine                     262-2463
Deaf/Hard of Hearing        792-8339
Developmental Disabilities  792-8858   SCRIP
Domestic Violence           572-7233   NJ Division on Women
Drug Abuse                  225-0196   NJ Div Narcotics and Drug Ab
Gambling                    426-2537   NJ Council on Compulsive Gambling
Health                      367-6543
Legislation                 792-8683   NJ League of Women Voters
Medicare Part B             462-9306
Medical Assistance          792-9745
Mental Health               382-6717   NJ Div Mental Health Serv
Narcotics                   992-0401   Narcotics Anonymous
Psychiatry                  345-0143   NJ Psychiatric Association
Protection        922-7233   NJ Protection & Advocacy
Public Assistance           792-9773
Railroad Retirement         833-4455
Rare Disorders              447-6673   Nat'l Org for Rare Disorders
Senior Citizens             792-8820   NJ Dept of Aging
Social Security             772-1213
Spinal Cord Injury          526-3456
Women                       322-8092   NJ Division on Women

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New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse

The New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse maintains a database on over 6,750 self-help and no-fee professionally-run mutual support groups meeting within New Jersey for various illnesses, disorders, disabilities, addictions, abuse histories, bereavement situations, caregiver concerns, emotional problems, family, parenting, unemployment, and many other stressful life problems. It also has information on over 1,100 national self-help organizations, online groups and group models, and hundreds of toll-free telephone helplines. It handles thousands of calls annually. The Clearinghouse is especially involved in helping individuals who are interested in joining with others to start a new mutual help group in their area, or develop a needed new national network (if the situation or illness is rare). They also provide training workshops, fill speaking engagements, and provide guides and handouts on how to develop a group.

The New Jersey Self-Help Clearinghouse
375 East McFarlan Street
Dover, NJ 07801

800 / 367-6274
973 / 989-1122
973 / 989-1159 fax

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Last modified 2009-08-21 02:00:00 UTC by caricature Myron Pulier, MD < pulierml@umdnj.edu > who would appreciate any help.

No liability for the implications or consequences of its use may be attributed to the author.