Local and National Resources

 Where do I start to look?


Below are some local and national links to resources that available:

General Local Resources

The Service Directory for the Children of Somerset County
Programs, services, and resources offered to Somerset County residents

Hillsborough/Millstone Municipal Alliance
Local organization that aims to change lives by empowering our communities to combat substance abuse and its related problems at home, school and work with proven, practical resources, prevention education and advocacy.

Empower Somerset
A community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering place where any Somerset County resident can go for family support, information and services.

BoroSAFE
Hillsborough community organization that brings community education and awareness that suicide is preventable and resources are available. 

New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
Clearinghouse to help New Jersey residents find and form all types of self-help support groups in order to provide hope, strength and experience to those in need in order to not feel alone.



Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringin the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. 

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Information, statistics, interviews, and recommendations about drinking from leading health authorities.

The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources
The Center is a private, not-for-profit community-based organization dedicated to educating the community about alcohol and drug abuse and advocating for prevention and treatment services.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Publications, research information and resources

The Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey
A state anti-drug alliance to strengthen and deepen drug-prevention media efforts.

Rutgers University Center for Alcohol Studies
This website offers a range of information and resources designed to help educators better understand substance abuse issues and locate classroom materials.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
Center connects science with policy and practice to better the lives of all people impacted by substance use and addiction.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavior health of the nation. 

Alcoholics Anonymous
Self-supporting, non-professional fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem.

Nar-Anon
Support group for families and friends of addicts

Parents Anonymous of New Jersey

An intervention and prevention program where parents and their children are empowered to create positive and long-term change for their families.

PerformCare
Helps families access publicly funded services for youth with behavioral, emotional, intellectual, developmental, and/or substance use challenges.

CADCA
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America work to make communities safe, healthy, and drug-free.



Mental Health/Suicide Awareness Supports

National Alliance on Mental Illness
The nation's largest grassroots mental health organziation dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Kids Health

Site with information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

Half of Us
Goal is to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.

Reach Out
Resource website written by teens to provide information and support services for teens and young adults struggling with mental health issues.

To Write Love on Her Arms
Non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

The Trevor Project
National organization providing crisis, intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, transgender, and questioning young people ages 13-24.



Helpful Materials Published by the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

A Journey Towards Health & Hope
A Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt

The Truth About Marijuana
Tips for talking with teens

The Truth About Heroin
Tips for talking with teens

Underage Driving: Myths vs. Facts


Tips for Talking with and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
A guide for parents, caregivers, and teachers



Sexual Assault and Support Services

Zufall Health
Community Health Center free program available to anyone who has been impacted by sexual assault, incest or any type of sexual violence


Hotlines



Counseling Resources

Catholic Charities
540-555 Rt. 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Sliding scale available
1-800-655-9491 (Access line for intake appointments)
908-722-1881 (Main number)

Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center
500 North Bridge St.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Sliding scale available
908-253-3165 (Access line for intake appointments)
908-725-2800 (Main number)

Family Crisis Intervention Unit
92 East Main St.
Somerville, NJ 08876
Sliding scale (no one turned away because of inability to pay)
908-704-6330

Children's Bereavement Program
JFK Medical Center
Haven Hospice
65 James St. 
Edison, NJ 08820
Sliding scale for those without insurance. Free with insurance
732-321-7769 (Hospice)
732-321-7188

Middle Earth
98 Grove St.
Somerville, NJ 08876
For at risk youth. Crisis intervention, mentoring, recreational opportunities, life skills and prevention program. All services are free.
908-725-7223
1-800-834-3890 (24-hour hotline)

Somerset Home (Brahma House)
49 Brahma Ave.
PO Box 6871
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Temporarily displaced youth. Services are free.
908-526-6605

Resource Center for Women and their Families
427 Homestead Rd.
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Domestic violence survivors. Services are free.
908-359-0003
1-866-685-1122 (24-hour toll free hotline)

 


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