Emergency Resources



Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern NJ is NOT an emergency psychiatric service. The staff is not on call to respond to emergencies. The following is a list of contacts that you can call in case of an emergency.



Call 911 or go to the Emergency Department if it is a life-threatening emergency. Notify the 911 operator that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for an officer trained in crisis intervention or trained to assist people experiencing a psychiatric emergency.

Screening center for psychiatric emergencies:

Care Plus NJ Inc. @ Bergen Regional Medical Center        

Bergen County’s Designated Psychiatric Emergency Screening Program 

230 East Ridgewood Avenue

Paramus, NJ 07652 

In a non-life-threatening emergency, call 201-262-HELP/4357 to connect with a crisis specialist who can come to your home and provide mental health evaluations, crisis intervention counseling, and assessment for services.

24hr/7day Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Trained crisis counselors can speak to you 24/7

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line

Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive crisis support via text message.

Center for Hope and Safety

Assistance to victims of domestic violence                                                                                                     

201-944-9600 (24hr/7days Hotline)

Alternatives for Domestic Violence in Hackensack

ADV is a multifaceted Bergen County lead domestic violence nonresidential intervention program that offers services to individuals and families involved in an abusive relationship, including a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, counseling, legal/victim advocacy, and assistance and referrals.

24/7 Hotline 201-336-7575 

Passaic County Woman's Center

Services include an emergency shelter, crisis intervention and supportive counseling services, legal advocacy, children's services, and community education and prevention.



Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline
1-877-NJ ABUSE (652-2873)
1-800-835-5510 (TTY)
24 hours a day - 7 days a week
Any person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused or neglected has a legal responsibility to report it to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly DYFS). Calls can be made anonymously.

Division of Child Protection and Permanency

Bergen Central LO- #462

201-291-0579 / 866-224-1859

Bergen South LO - #461

201-996-8900 / 800-531-1096

Passaic Central LO - #467               

973-977-4525 / 800-531-1260

Passaic North LO - #472

973-523-6090 / 800-847-1743

Children's Mobile Crisis Team 

24-Hour/7 Days a Week Crisis Intervention and Stabilization for Children and Youth. Program Goals: Maintain children in safe and stable living arrangements in the community, thereby reducing the need for out-of-home placement or psychiatric hospitalization. Click here for flyer.

Bergen: 877-652-7624

Passaic: 973-242-6599

Adult Protective Services

Bergen County Board of Social Services


After Hours: 1-800-624-0275


Passaic County Board of Social Services


After Hrs: 973-345-2676

For non-emergency assistance at JFCS, call 201-837-9090 or email info@jfcsnnj.org