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.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Trained crisis counselors can speak to you 24/7
Call or Text “988” on your phone.
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.
http://www.passaiccountywomenscenter.org/ | 973-881-1450
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.
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