Resource Guide to Domestic Violence Help in New Jersey

NJ domestic violence resources

Are you or someone you know looking for a domestic violence shelter or safe house? Want to know more about the process of obtaining a restraining order? Desperate to start building a future for you and your children that’s free from abusive and controlling behavior? New Jersey is home to a number of shelters and victim advocacy groups that provide assistance to victims of intimate partner violence and domestic abuse. You are not alone. Help is available. The following list contains individual referral contacts for shelters (arranged by county) and links to further information, including how to keep your privacy intact during this trying time.

For immediate assistance in locating a shelter or other crisis resources, call the 24-hour New Jersey Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline: 1 (800) 572-SAFE (7233). If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Emergency Shelters in New Jersey (Listed by by County)

Shelters listed can facilitate safe house shelter, crisis counseling and other emergency needs.

Special note: If you are a male victim or LGBT victim of domestic abuse, please note that many shelters are ready and able to help you.

Atlantic County
The Women’s Center
Violence Intervention Program (VIP)
1201 New Road #240
Linwood, NJ 08221
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 286-4184

Bergen County
Center for Hope and Safety
PO Box 217
Hackensack, NJ 07602
24 Hr. Hotline: (201) 944-9600

Burlington County
Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities
950A Chester Ave.
Delran, NJ 08075
24 Hr. Hotline: (877) 871-7551

Camden County
Camden County Women’s Center
P.O. Box 1459
Blackwood, NJ 08012
24 Hr. Hotline: (856) 227-1234

Cape May County
CARA, INC. (Coalition Against Rape and Abuse, INC.)
P.O. Box 774,
Cape May, NJ 08210-0774
24 Hr. Hotline: (609) 522-6489
Toll-free: 1-877-294-2272 (CARA)

Cumberland County
Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV)
Cumberland County Domestic Violence Services
24 Hr. Toll-free Hotline: (800) 225-0196

Essex County
Babyland Family Services – Domestic Violence Center
755 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07106
24 Hr. Hotline: (973) 399-3400

Gloucester County
Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV)
P.O. Box 566
Glassboro, NJ 08028
24 Hr. Hotline: 1-866-295-SERV (7378)

Hudson County
WomenRising, Inc.
270 Fairmount Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
24 Hr. Hotline: (201) 333-5700

Hunterdon County
Safe in Hunterdon
47 E. Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822
24 Hr. Hotline: (908) 788-4044
Toll-free 1-888-988-4033

WomanSpace, Inc.
1530 Brunswick Ave.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
24-Hr. Hotline: (609) 394-9000

Middlesex County
Woman Aware, Inc.
250 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
24-Hr. Hotline: (732) 249-4504

Monmouth County
180 Turning Lives Around, Inc.
One Bethany Road, Bldg. 3, Suite 42,
Hazlet, NJ 07730
24-Hr. Hotline: (732) 264-4111

Morris County
Jersey Battered Women’s Service, Inc. (JBWS)
P.O. Box 1437
Morristown, NJ 07962-1437
24 Hr. Hotline: (973) 267-4763

Ocean County
Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities
88 Schoolhouse Road
Whiting, NJ 08759
24 Hr. Hotline: (732) 244-8259

Passaic County
Passaic County Women’s Center Domestic Violence Program
P.O. Box 244
Paterson, NJ 07513
24-Hr. Hotline: (973) 881-1450

Salem County
Salem County Women’s Services
P.O. Box 125
Salem, NJ 08079-0125
24-Hr. Hotline: (856) 935-6655

Somerset County
Resource Center of Somerset
427 Homestead Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
24-Hr. Hotline: (866) 685-1122

Sussex County
Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Intervention Services
P.O. Box 805
Newton, NJ 07860
24 Hr. Hotline: (973) 875-1211
(Collect Calls Accepted)

Union County
Project Protect
c/o YWCA Union County
1131 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
24-Hr. Hotline: (908) 355-4357

Warren County
Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County
P.O. Box 88
Washington, NJ 07882
24-Hr. Hotline: (908) 453-4181

Family Counseling
Peace: A Learned Solution (PALS) Program:The PALS Program is a trauma healing program for victims of domestic violence. This intensive treatment program model uses creative arts therapies for children (primarily aged three to twelve), who have been exposed to domestic violence, and their non-offending parent. PALS focuses on therapeutic treatment and supportive services as children and their families heal from the effects of domestic violence. PALS is grant-funded and available in 11 counties:

– Atlantic County: (609) 601-9925
– Bergen County: (201) 300-6666 ext. 21
– Burlington County: (856) 824-0599 ext. 230
– Camden County: (856) 963-5668 ext. 18
– Essex County: (973) 675-3817
– Hunterdon County: (908) 788-7666 ext. 229
– Middlesex County: (732) 249-4900
– Monmouth County: (732) 787-1730
– Ocean County: (732) 350-2120 ext. 103
– Passaic County: (973) 777-7638 ext. 120
– Union County: (908) 518-9911

Legal Resources
Temporary Restraining Orders: For “how to” information for completing a Temporary Restraining Order form, including a list of definitions of acts constituting domestic violence in New Jersey, see: How to File Forms & Understand The Restraining Order Process in a Domestic Violence Case.

Spousal Cyber Spying: Are You At Risk?:Free download on how to recognize signs of spousal cyber spying and how to stay safe when the actions of a controlling spouse cross the line into harassment and stalking.

Throughout October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, all Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC offices are collecting used cell phones as part of the Hopeline project. Learn more about how this will benefit victims and their children in need and how you can make a difference.

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