NJ Department of Human Services has launched a hotline at 866-202-HELP for residents who need help coping with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis. The hotline is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.  St. Joseph’s Health in Paterson has also created a free support helpline for the hearing impaired. The number is 973-870-0677. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Dasi Update

DASI COVID-19 UPDATEas of March 25, 2020
If home is not a safe place right now due to violence or abuse,help is available by contacting DASI.Call the 24-Hour Helpline 973-875-1211 or Text 973-222-2593
DASI continues to make decisions and plans based on information and directives from the CDC, federal, state and local government and healthcare professionals, the Governor’s Office, Sussex County, and local municipalities. We are following social distancing and sanitizing practices to help protect the health of our staff, our clients, and the community. 
The DASI 24-hour Helpline 973-875-1211 is always available for information, support, safety planning, and assistance. Collect and anonymous calls are accepted.
Contact may also be made through the DASI Text Line at 973-222-2593or by email to info@dasi.org.
Please note that each modality has different implications for caller privacy and safety, therefore, safe communication method should be individually considered.
Please also note: the Helpline is available for service providers as well as victims and survivors. During this challenging time, individuals and families may be trapped in abusive, even dangerous situations. If you need help helping someone, please reach out to us.
While the DASI Outreach Center, the DASI Legal Advocacy Center, and the DECIDE Program are temporarily closed to in-person services, assistance is available by phone:

  • Legal Advocacy assistance is available by calling 862-293-0136
  • For help with safety planning, information and referrals, and/or supportive counseling, call
  • 973-579-2386 and leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.
  • For DECIDE Program inquiries call 973-271-0288
  • If you have questions for the administrative staff, please email admin@dasi.org 
  • DASI Text Line 973-222-2593

Capitol Care

Addiction Services continue to run as regularly scheduled, Monday thru Thursday 9:00am-7:30pm.

Office: 1-844-HERE4U2 [844-437-3482] ext. 2232

Cell (preferred): (973) 919-2180


Sussex County Department of Health

The Sussex County Division of Health COVID-19 Hotline is now open.  Residents may call the Hotline number at 973-579-9488 to speak with a Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) staff member or Sussex County Medical Reserve Corp volunteer.  The Hotline’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Additional information for residents can be found at the locations listed below. 

• Sussex County website https://sussex.nj.us/covid19

• 2-1-1 (NJ Department of Health)

• 1-800-962-1253

• Text NJCOVID to 898-211 (NJ Department of Health)

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