Support/Community Resources

The following support services and community resources were compiled to assist those in need.

If you or someone you know are in crisis and are having thoughts of suicide and need immediate help, please call 911.

These resources are not endorsed by Sussex County Community College or the Advising and Counseling Center; rather they are community resources compiled for your convenience.

24-hour services and hotlines


NJ Suicide Prevention Hopeline

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988

Newton Medical Center

Support Services and Community Resources

DASI (Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Intervention Services):
Provides advocacy, hospital and legal accompaniment, individual counseling, and community education.
On campus Tuesday & Wednesday 9-5pm
973-300-5609, Hotline: 973-875-1211 

Dating Violence Hotline/Referrals

List of Rape Care Programs in New Jersey

Male Survivor: Assists boys and men overcome sexual victimization

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Offers crisis intervention, referrals to shelters and information about working through the criminal justice system.
24-hour hotline: 800-799-7233

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 
Run under RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) connects callers to sexual assault service providers that are free and confidential.
800-656-4673 (HOPE)

New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault:
Offers information, resources, and programs pertaining to sexual assault. Represents the twenty-one county-based rape crisis centers, and the Rutgers University Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance by changing the mindset and cultural norms that promote “rape culture.”

New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault

NJ Victims of Crime Compensation Agency:
Provides compensation to innocent victims of a violent crime.

Addiction Resource: Provides information to educate better and support the community about substance abuse. It offers resources to those who are looking to get more information about treatment, and for those who are in recovery. Hotlines and self-assessments are also available.

Al-Anon Alateen Information Services of NJ
A support group for those who are affected by other’s drinking.

Alcoholics Anonymous Groups of NJ
908-687-8566 or 800-245-1377

American Addiction Centers: Provides information on addiction, symptoms, treatment options, and information on identifying signs of drug use. 

Center for Prevention and Counseling
Provides substance abuse prevention, evaluation, counseling, and recovery services to Sussex County children, teens, adults and families regardless of cultural background, socioeconomic status, age, gender, or sexual orientation. 61 Spring St., Newton, NJ 07860

Garden State Treatment Center: Garden State Treatment Center is an outpatient and partial care addiction treatment facility that offers nuanced levels of care for individuals struggling with the horrors of substance abuse. 350 Sparta Ave. Suite A201, Sparta, NJ 07871 (877) 839-0663 

High Focus Centers
Adult substance abuse programs and adolescent substance abuse programs: Intensive outpatient treatment program. 70 Sparta Ave., Sparta, New Jersey 07871
973-726-8161 or 800- 877-3628 

Newton Medical Center
Chemical Dependency Services.
175 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860
888-247-1400 Website that provides information about treatment centers dedicated to Behavioral Health, Addiction, or Co-Occurring Disorders in New Jersey.

Sunrise House
37 Sunset Inn Road, Lafayette, NJ 07848
973-383-6300 or 800-538-5483 (LET LIVE)

Start Your Recovery
The website provides information about addiction, how to recognize a problem, and available resources. Information specifically for college students is also presented.

Bon Secours Community Hospital 
Inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation services
160 East Main St., P.O. Box 1014, Port Jervis, NY 12771
845-858 7234 

Offers partial care and intensive outpatient programs designed to help adolescents (13+) and adults suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Eating Disorders NOS (Not Otherwise Specified), and related disorders.

High Focus Centers 

Seeds of Hope at High Focus Centers offers a full day (Partial Care) or half day (Intensive Outpatient) treatment for individuals experiencing a number of symptoms or engaging in unhealthy behaviors like restricting, bingeing, and pursing to cope with underlying emotions.

1259 Route 46 East, Parsippany, NJ 07054

Renfrew Center of New Jersey
Offers day treatment, intensive outpatient, and outpatient services.
174 Union St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Pediatric Eating Disorder Center
Serves children and adolescences, ages 8-21, providing services such as medical monitoring, nutritional counseling, psychiatric and psycho-social consultations, and Family-Based Treatment. Intensive outpatient programs and partial hospitalization programs are available.
Atlantic Health Center: 99 Beauvoir Ave., Summit, NJ 07902
908-522-5757 or Hotline: 973-540-0100

Newton Medical Center
973-383-2121 or Emergency: 973-383-0973

Planned Parenthood
973-383-5218, 8 Moran St., Newton, NJ 07860

Tri-State Pregnancy Center
570-491-5151, 105 Wheatfield Drive, Unit 4, Milford, Pa 18337

After Hours Homeless Response Service
Hotline for residents of Sussex County seeking emergency shelter during the hours of 4:30 pm to 8:30 am Monday through Friday, 24 hours on Saturday/Sunday and all major holidays.

Crisis Text Line:
Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7 support for those in crisis, connecting people in crisis to trained Crisis Counselors.
Text to 741741

Half of Us
Specifically for college students. Discusses common feelings and mental health concerns, provides resources on and off the college campus and lists information on how to help yourself or a friend who may be struggling.

An online chat for individuals in crisis. Their focus is on suicide intervention, prevention, awareness, and education.

Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation’s mission is to promote emotional health and prevent suicide at colleges and universities.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A network of crisis centers committed to suicide prevention that is located in communities across the country. People in emotional distress or suicidal crisis can call anytime from anywhere in the nation and speak to a trained worker who will listen to and assist callers with getting the help they need.
800-273-TALK (8255)

NJ Hopeline
New Jersey’s 24/7 peer support and suicide prevention hotline.

NJ Vet2Vet
24 hour/7-day a week helpline coordinated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. The helpline features peer counseling for Veterans, members of the Air/Army National Guard, and family members.
866-838-7654 (1-866-VETS-NJ-4)

SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends)
800-DON’T-CUT (1-800-355-8288)

The Trevor Project
24-hour toll-free confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
866-4-uTREVOR (1-866-488-7386) 

Housing Assistance (Division of Housing in New Jersey):
Assists with homelessness prevention, section 8 vouchers, state rental assistance program, family self-sufficiency, and etc.

Offers homelessness prevention, home energy assistance, and other programs to assist low-income individuals and families.
10 Moran Street, Newton, NJ 07860


Legal Services of Northwest Jersey
LSNWJ provides free civil legal services to low-income people, seniors, and people living with HIV/AIDS.
18 Church Street, Suite 120, Newton, NJ 07860



The Pride Center of New Jersey
Provides information on NJ support groups for LGBT community

The Trevor Project
24-hour toll-free confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

Behavioral Healthcare, LLC
Individual and group psychotherapy for children, families, and adults suffering from mental illness and/ or substance abuse.
18 Church Street, 2nd Floor, Newton, NJ

Center for Evaluation and Counseling, Inc.: Provides psychotherapy counseling, and group therapy for individuals, couples, and families.
191 Wood Rd., Sparta, NJ 07871

Intensive Family Support Services of Sussex County
Provides support for individuals who have an adult family member with mental illness.
83 Spring Street, Suite 302B, Newton, NJ 07860
973-579-4399, Ext 606

NewBridge Services Inc.
Provides individual, group, couple, family counseling, psychiatric services, and support groups.
70 Sparta Avenue, Sparta NJ 07871

Newton Medical Center
Provides a variety of mental health services on an inpatient and outpatient basis, including intensive outpatient programs.
175 High St., Newton, NJ 07860

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Sussex County: NAMI Sussex is an all-volunteer 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides support, education, and advocacy throughout Sussex County, NJ on behalf of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
P.O. Box 652, Sparta, NJ 07871

Partnerships for Social Services
Individual counseling for children, adolescents, and adults. Couples therapy, family therapy, group therapy for adults and young adults.
48 Wyker Road, Franklin, NJ

Project Self Sufficiency
Behavioral health, career counseling, crisis intervention, divorce dissolution, employment services, grief/loss, group therapy, parenting issues, relationship issues, stress management, tutoring, a volunteer program for women, men, families, and single parents.
127 Mill St., Newton, NJ 07860

Tri-County Behavioral Care
Provides individual, couple, family, and group therapy to adolescents and adults. The practice has locations in Stanhope, Sparta, and Denville.
4 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874         
172 Woodport Road, Sparta, NJ 07871

Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry
32 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871

Sussex Help Center Food Pantry
28 Main St., Sussex, NJ 07461

St. Mother Teresa’s Food Pantry
22 Halsted St., Newton, NJ 07860

Birth Haven
Provides shelter to a pregnant woman in need.

Family Promise of Sussex County 
Provides overnight shelter, meals, and case management to homeless families and single women. Works with a guest to secure permanent housing and/or employment.
19 Church St., Newton, NJ 07860

Samaritan Inn, Inc.
Provides emergency food, community case management, and temporary shelter.
901 Swartswood Rd., Newton, NJ 07860

NJ Citizen Action

New Jersey Citizen Action provides free direct services in English and Spanish to individuals and families across New Jersey. These free services include: HUD-certified housing, rental, and foreclosure counseling; free tax preparation services; healthcare enrollment assistance and education; financial coaching; and fair housing education, outreach, and investigations.

NJ 211
Connects people with social services & community programs.
Dial 2-1-1 to access by phone 24-hour hotline

Sussex Division of Social Services
83 Spring St., Suite 203, Newton, NJ 07860

The Kosa Veteran Support Center, Inc.
The Center works in partnership with Catholic Family & Community Services to meet the needs of Sussex County veterans by providing a safe place for veterans to access support and resource services. Counseling services are provided by trained clinicians for both veterans and their families.
48 Wyker Rd., Franklin, NJ 07416
973-361-5555, ext. 3008

PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) Connection Support Group- A free recovery support group for veterans, police, and first responders recovering from PTSD as a result of their service. Led by veterans and first responders in recovery themselves.
Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Rd., Newton, NJ

Sussex County Veterans Service Resource Portal
Provides veteran community resources.

Newton VA Outpatient Clinic
Provides primary care services for veterans in Sussex County and the surrounding areas. Services include; primary care, laboratory services, prescription monitoring as well as all other standard VA services. This location is also used to provide Telehealth Nutrition, Telehealth Social Work and Telehealth Mental Health Services.
222 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860
973-756-1504 :This is a volunteer based service that provides a free 24/7 chat, affordable online therapy, and an online community.

Therapy Aid Coalition : Provides free and low fee short-term therapy to essential workers, and victims of national disasters and crises within the USA.

IPreVail : Provides 24/7 mental health support with on-demand coaching, lessons, and more.

NJ Hope and Healing : Provides free emotional support from trained staff: Call 866-202-HELP (4357) or Text NJHOPE to 51684 7 Days/Week, 8am-8pm. Also provides free virtual support groups on topics such as: Loss & Grief, Mindfulness, College Students, Food & Mood, and more! For up to date support groups view the website for the monthly pdf calendar.