Important Phone Numbers and Websites
Essex County Mental Health Association Phone: 973-509-9777

Livingston Municipal Alliance Committee (LMAC) Working for Prevention of Substance Abuse

Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey NJ Department of Human Services

Prevention Links (Union County) Phone: 732-381-4100

Addiction Information

Addiction Resources

Addictions Hotline of NJ Phone: 800-238-2333 A first stop for addiction resource information in  New Jersey.  Comprehensive information on options and path to full recovery. Research-based, expert written content to promote independent, responsible information on addiction recovery.

SAMHSA Treatment Facility Locator is a comprehensive database of treatment providers.

Trusted Heroin Rehab  for information on Heroin treatment and recovery.

Drug Addiction Center reviews of top treatment centers and information about addiction resources.

Al-ateen Phone: 800-352-9996 Alateen is part of Al-Anon, which helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative.

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Phone: 1-800-438-6233

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free an initiative to prevent the use of alcohol by children 9-15

Center of Alcohol Marketing and Youth monitors the marketing practices of the alcohol industry

Pacific Institute for Research Center for Underage Drinking Enforcement- supplies research based evidence of effectiveness of strategies to prevent underage drinking

Addiction Recovery – Alcohol Abuse Drunk Driving Prevention Guide for Teens and Parents

Child Abuse
ChildHelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-4-A-CHILD (422.4453) or 800.2.A.CHILD (222.4453, TDD for hearing impaired) Provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse. Gives referrals to local social service groups offering counseling on child abuse. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

NJ Department of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) To report child abuse or neglect, please call the hotline at 1-877-NJ ABUSE (652-2873) For questions or concerns regarding DYFS services contact the Division’s Action Line at 1-800-331-DYFS.

Crisis Intervention/Suicide
Boys Town Suicide and Crisis Line Phone: 800-448-3000 or 800-448-1833 (TDD) Provides short-term crisis intervention and counseling and referrals to local community resources. Counsels on parent-child conflicts, marital and family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline Phone: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) / 1.800.787.3224 (TTY)24-hour-a-day hotline, Provides crisis intervention and referrals to local services and shelters for victims of partner or spousal abuse.

Eating Disorders
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD) Phone:847-831-3438 (long distance) Monday through Friday 9 AM Through 5 PM Central Time. or e-mail

Mental Health
National Mental Health Association In Crisis? Phone: 1-800-273-TALK

Poison Control
The New Jersey Poison Information Control Center Phone: 800-222-1222 Designated regional poison center for New Jersey by New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the American Association of Poison Control Centers

Runaway Services
Covenant House Phone: 800-999-9999 is a free, confidential crisis hotline that operates from 2 P.M. to 12 A.M. Eastern Time, 365 days a year. The Covenant House NINELINE also is available on the Internet at where young people can submit questions via e-mail or participate in forums monitored by NINELINE counselors.

National Runaway Switchboard Phone: 800-Runaway(800-786-2929)

Service Learning Resources
National Service-Learning Partnership national advocacy network for service learning.

National Youth Leadership Council is a leader in the service-learning movement, linking youth, educators and communities in redefining the roles of young people in society.

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse a program of Learn and Serve America, offers timely information, as well as thousands of free online resources.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), HIV/AIDS
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) National Prevention Information Network Phone:1-800-458-5231 9AM-6PM Mon-Fri includes info on new medicines, treatment trials, for HIV & AIDS, STD’s, Tuberculosis with information specialists available to answer questions at CDC National Aids Clearinghouse

Other Links
Girl Talk establishes positive weekly peer-to-peer mentoring programs led by high-school girls for middle-school girls, building self-esteem, leadership skills and community service.

Girls Leadership Institute teaches girls assertive self-expression, emotional intelligence and conflict-management skills.

Girls Living Life on Purpose is a faith-based organization dedicated solely to empowering African American and minority girls ages 12 to 17.

Girls on the Run is an experiential learning program for girls grades 3 through 8. The program combines training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts.

Girls with Dreams provides support, advice and tips on the issue girls struggle with most and helps them discover their power, passion and big dreams.

Love Is Respect Teen Dating Abuse Helpline helps young women learn about relationships and negotiate first love. The helpline is confidential.

Operation Beautiful encourages girls and women to post anonymous notes in public places to promote a positive self-image.

Smart-Girl gives girls the tools and confidence they need to navigate adolescence and beyond with problem-solving skills, strength of character and a support system for an emotionally healthy life.

Soroptimist is an international women’s organization that improves the lives of women through economic empowerment, elimination of violence and gender equality.

Talk to Jess is a media company founded by self-esteem expert Jess Weiner and dedicated to creating a nation of confident women and girls.

The Ophelia Project serves youth and adults who are affected by relational and other nonphysical forms of aggression by providing them with unique combination of tools, strategies and solutions.

Young Women of Distinction is committed to building a culture of girls who collaborate to make a difference in their own lives and their communities.