Crisis Services & Helplines

  • Crisis Services

    "Since 2009, PerformCare New Jersey utilizes significant expertise and integrated technologies to register, authorize, and coordinate services for children, youth, and young adults who are experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges or are developmentally and intellectually disabled. We provide access to the right care at the right time. This unique partnership between parents, family support organizations, service providers, and care managers provides a central support group for children and youth in need, with parents and caregivers as the primary force behind the planning and treatment process."


    "Provides time limited crisis intervention to children and youth exhibiting emotional or behavioral disturbances that threaten to disrupt their current living arrangements.  Persons requesting response intervention can calla statewide toll-free hotline to access the system. Response intervention is available 24 hours/365 days per year."


    "Outreach provides crisis evaluations to Burlington County residents at the crisis site.  Outreach provides services to any person who is in Burlington county and is experiencing psychiatric crisis or poses a danger to self, others, or property. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is conducted by a New Jersey Certified Screener."


    "The FCIU's purpose is to provide crisis intervention services to families in crisis in order to divert them from the formal court system, to stabilize them, to keep them intact and to prevent out-of-home placement.  One family member must be under the age of 18 and live in Burlington County.  The family must meet one of the following definitions of being in crisis: serious conflict between youth and family, runaway behavior, truancy, disorderly person offense and other family conflicts or problems.  Referrals to the program can be made directly to the office during business hours.  After hours access is handled through SCIP."


    Hotline Services

    Volunteers at these 24-hour/7 days hotlines will listen to what you have to say.  If necessary they will contact SCIP for crisis intervention.

    "CONTACT’s Crisis Helpline is there when you call – 24/7 – with services and referral information. Since 1972 CONTACT has provided continuous, confidential, nonjudgmental and free 24/7 support and suicide prevention assistance."

    856-234-8888 OR 866-234-5006

    "2nd Floor is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults.  We are here to help you find solutions to the problems that you face and is available 24/7"


    "The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24 hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.  The call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers.  The Lifeline's national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night."

    1-800-271-TALK (8255)

    "The specialist at the NJ Hopeline are always available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide confidential telephone counseling, support and referrals to local resources in order to help you get through difficult times."

    1-855-NJ-HOPELINE (654-6735)