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NJ Hotlines, Information Lines

AIDS/HIV/STD Hotline - New Jersey
1-800-624-2377. Free referrals, general information, counseling, testing locations, treatment info available 24 hrs.

Boys Town National Hotline for Kids, Teens & Young Adults
800-448-3000. Toll free support line available for kids, teens and young adults to talk at anytime. Website offers bulletin board, success stories and tips for kids, teens and young adults dealing with challenging situations.
Website for kids by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focuses on topics related to fitness, disease and peer pressure.

The website of Children's Hospital of Boston has a search feature for 1,200 childhood illnesses and conditions.

Contact We Care
908-232-2880. Active, empathetic listening services by trained volunteers are offered to anyone in distress. For information about volunteering, visit website.

Domestic Violence Hotline
800-572-SAFE (7233), available 24/7. Sponsored by New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence.

Girls Health
Website, provided by the Office of Women's Health, provides information on health issues, relationships, nutrition and dealing with stress.

Kids Health and Teens Health
Health education website, a project of The Nemours Foundation established by philanthropist Alfred I. duPont, offers age-appropriate information for parents, teens and children.

MAASA Parent Helpline
Website created by the Madison Alliance Against Substance Abuse for parents to use for information. regarding youth alcohol and drug abuse.

NJ Connect for Recovery
855-652-3737. Free, confidential, non-judgmental call line supports those experiencing distress related to their own opiate use or that of a friend or family member. Sponsored by Mental Health Association of New Jersey.

New Jersey Mental Health Cares
866-202-HELP (4357). Mental health information and referral service provides live support 8am to 8pm and online database of New Jersey's public mental health services.

New Jersey Youth Helpline
888-222-2228. Designed to listen, help and guide youth in addressing challenges, calls are anonymous and confidential except in life-threatening situations.

Parents Anonymous of New Jersey Family Helpline
1-800-THE KIDS, 800-843-5437, 24/7. Trained volunteers of Parents Anonymous help parents work through frustrations before a crisis occurs, offer advice about parenting, and refer to resources in the community.

Poison Information and Education System - New Jersey
Assistance available 24 hours a day. Teacher guide, children's activity booklets.

Information about bullying, cyberbullying, prevention and ways to respond. Other resources include Pacer Kids Against Bullying, an animated website for elementary school students, and Teens Against Bullying, geared for teens.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255). Toll-free 24-hour call line goes to the nearest crisis center in the network for crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

Union County Rape Crisis Center
300 North Ave. E., Westfield, 908-233-7273. 24 hr. hotline offers support, information and assistance accompanying victims to hospitals, police depts. or court.