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.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trained crisis counselors can speak to you 24/7
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)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org