Adolescent Support

On Campus

Hours: Monday through Saturday, with hours on campus by appointment.
Employee Assistance Program
Area Served: William Paterson University
Eligibility: Faculty, staff and their household members
Fees charged: Free

The EAP is a service for William Paterson University faculty and staff and their household members. The EAP offers confidential short term counseling and referral for problems ranging from work-related concerns to personal difficulties that affect an individual's everyday life. Trained counselors help with problems such as career issues, child care, elder care, family and workplace relationship problems, finances, health care, mental health, retirement, substance abuse, and Work/Life balance.

Off Campus

Contact Hotline/Morris-Passaic
PO Box 219
Pequannock, NJ 07440-0219
Phone: (888) 904-1700, Toll free; (973) 831-1870 Local line
Hours: 8 am - 11 pm, 7 days a week; overnights when volunteers available
Area Served: Northern New Jersey
Eligibility: No restrictions
Fees Charged: none

A helpline serving the community. Services include crisis intervention, information and referral to other helping agencies, and telephone counseling for those in need of a trained volunteer listener.

Family Intervention/Morris/Community Program
158 Morris Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 285-0366
Hours: 9 am - 9 pm, Mon - Tues; 9 am - 5 pm, Wed, Thurs, Fri
Area Served: Morris County
Eligibility: Anyone interested in individual, marital, or family counseling. Client should call office to make appointment.
Fees Charged: $90/sliding fee scale

Program offers family, marital, and individual counseling on a variety of issues. Emphasis is on the family aspect of problems and how members can work together to alleviate problems.

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
13940 Gutowski Rd.
Boys Town, NE 68010-7535
Phone: (800) 448-3000, (800) 448-1833 TDD
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Area Served: US
Fees Charged: None

Highly trained counselors provide short term crisis counseling, referral to local resources, and emergency intervention as needed. Problems dealt with include family conflicts, suicide, pregnancy, abuse, running away, and alcohol/drug abuse. Provided by Father Flanagan's Boy's Home. Brochures available.

Al-Anon Information Service
73 South Fullerton Ave., 2nd Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042-2627
Phone: (973) 744-8686, (888) 425-2666 National Al-Anon Office, Virginia
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri; answering machine after hrs., meetings weekly
Area Served: Northern New Jersey
Eligibility: Teenage children, age 12-19, of alcoholics
Fees Charged: None

Peer group support for relatives, friends, and teenage children of alcoholics. Also includes group discussion to solve mutual problems. Meetings held regularly throughout northern NJ, including Morris and Passaic counties. Meeting sites may be obtained by contacting the agency directly.

NJ Eating Disorders Helpline
514 South Livingston Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039
Phone: (800) 624-2268
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: New Jersey
Eligibility: None

The Helpline offers over-the-phone information and referral to private and non-profit organizations. Through the service, support groups are offered throughout the year. To register for support groups, call in advance. Also offers free counseling and advice, speakers bureau, educational programs, school prevention program.

North Jersey Consultation Center
769 Northfield Ave., Suite LL2
West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone: 973-736-7696
Hours: M-Sat 7:00am-9:00pm
Area Served: New Jersey, Essex, Morris, Union, etc.
Eligibility: None
Fees Charged: Sliding scale

The North Jersey Consultation Center, NJCC, is a mental health resource which provides short- or long-term treatment services to the community with fees based on ability to pay. NJCC therapists work with people of all ages-children, adolescents, and adults-using a variety of modalities including individual, couple, family, and group therapy. At NJCC our aim is to help people improve the quality of their lives and their relationships with others. Necessary Documentation: may be self referred, person must call

Rutgers Cooperative/Passaic/Expanded Food & Nutrition Education
309 Pennsylvania Ave.
Paterson, NJ 07503
Phone: (973) 305-5742
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: Passaic and Paterson residents
Eligibility: None
Fees Charged: None

EFNEP helps families, youth, and adolescents acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets and the improvement of the total family's diet and nutritional welfare.

MMH/Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health
100 Madison Ave., PO Box 54
Morristown, NJ 07963-1956
Phone: (973) 971-5000 Main Number (973) 971-6475 Adolescent Services-Clinic
Hours: 1 pm - 5 pm, Mon, Wed; 8:30 - noon, Fri
Area Served: Morris County
Eligibility: Referrals made by self and/or family, physician, school, or community agency. Client age: 12-21 years.

Health care and counseling for adolescents and their families. Medical evaluation and treatment including sexually transmitted diseases, eating disorders, family planning, and psychiatric evaluations. Counseling services include family and school problems and substance abuse prevention or early intervention services. Some services are confidential.

Eating Disorders Association of New Jersey/I & R
10 Station Place
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Phone: (609) 252-0202, (800) 522-2230 Eating Disorders Association of NJ
Hours: Hours vary
Area Served: Unlimited
Eligibility: Persons suffering from anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder; family members; and anyone in need of information
Fees Charged: None

Provides information and referral and support concerning anorexia,bulimia, and binge eating. Support groups available in East Brunswick, Hackensack, Montclair, Princeton, Red Bank, and Toms River, Call for more information.