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Addiction & Mental Health


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When facing a crisis, finding addiction and mental health resources can be overwhelming. We have done our best to compile various resources to make your search for the support you need as easy as possible.

The following are commonly used community resources. If you have a resource you would like to add to the list, please contact us.

Comprehensive list of support groups available throughout NJ

List of locations, times and types of AA Meetings

List of locations, times and types of NA Meetings

Emergency Psychiatric Screenings can be done at area Hospital Emergency Rooms Departments or through the Kimball PESS Mobile Screening Service

Contact: Nearest Hospital Emergency Department or call Kimball PESS at (732) 886-4474

The Ocean County Board of Social Services provides eligible county residents with financial, medical, and social services assistance. Assistance can be granted for emergency circumstances, as well as to meet ongoing needs

Income Assistance Programs


Social and Support Programs

Offices are located in Toms River, Lakewood, and Manahawkin. Not all offices are staffed for all programs.

Main Office: (732) 349-1500
Northern Ocean County Resource Center (Lakewood): (732) 370-8854
Southern Satellite Office (Manahawkin): (609) 242-6100
Emergency After-Hours: (732) 240-6100 or (609) 693-5834
TDD for hearing impaired: (732) 244-3812

The mission of The Hope Center is to provide resources, referrals, food and targeted financial assistance to clients as they work to overcome a current life crisis. Trained staff and volunteers advocate to help clients navigate the social service programs in the county and state and help resolve issues of housing, utilities and other urgent needs. The Hope Center serves clients with dignity and compassion and strives to empower each person to achieve his or her greatest level of self-sufficiency.

253 Chestnut Street,
Toms River, NJ 08753

(732) 341-4447

The NJ State Contracted System Administrator (CSA) for the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services (DCBHS).  As the CSA, PerformCare is committed to getting children, youth, young adults and their family/caregivers the services that they need at the right time, and in the right place.

Phone: (877) 652-7624

24 hour Crisis Intervention/Listening telephone service
Phone: (732) 240-6100  or  (609) 693-5834

The Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P) is New Jersey’s child protection and child welfare agency within the Department of Children and Families. Its mission is to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of children and to support families.

South Jersey Legal Services, which is the Legal Services of New Jersey affiliated provider for low-income clients in Ocean County and offers legal services in a broad range of matters, including housing, government assistance and benefits, family matters, consumer cases, and others. Certain non-profit community groups which are organized by or for low-income people may also qualify for assistance. OMLS does not help in criminal or municipal court cases.

Phone: 1-800-496-4570

Resources for Ocean County Children and Families

The Committee is a county-wide coalition of concerned community members dedicated to removing the stigma associated with mental illness. Our mission is to educate Ocean County residents that mental illness is a treatable brain disorder by promoting awareness and advocacy

(In coordination with Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office)

One of the many goals of this initiative is to link individuals with substance abuse issues and their families to appropriate treatment plans utilizing a multifaceted approach.

A committee dedicated to initiate and support program development addressing human services needs in Ocean County. 

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