Newton Medical Center

973-383-0973 Available 24/7 Calls Only

2nd Floor

888-222-2228 Available 24/7 Call or Text

741741 Available 24/7 Text Only

The Trevor Project


NJ Department of Human Services

Dial 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 

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.

Seeking counseling support outside of Sussex County? 

Summit Oaks is now offering call-in services at 800-753-5223, 24/7

Families in need of Food Support:

If you are already receiving SNAP benefits, please be advised that many of you may see an increase in the amount applied to your EBT cards for the month of May to assist with food security for your families. If you were due to expire in March or April, it is likely that you will be extended for 6 months in order to avoid any disruptions to your SNAP support. Please visit for more information nd clarification to your questions.If you are a family that now finds you need assistance with purchasing groceries, please go to to apply for support.

Per Commissioner Beyer, please see information below regarding the QR code that NJ DCF developed for students/youth and our mindfulness page content.

NJ DCF has designed several posters to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect during these unprecedented times. While we have several resources online, it’s the QR code, in particular, that can be used by teachers and others serving youth in online presentations. Using any mobile device’s camera, one can ‘capture’ a web address that leads to a poster designed specifically for children, with a list of hotlines and helplines. The QR code is discreet, which allows children to access the information or resources they need to be safe. We’re asking all providers of youth services to use this QR code in their interactions. It can be embedded into PowerPoint presentations, Zoom or Google classroom backgrounds or into email signatures. Together we can help to keep our state’s children safe, healthy and connected.

NJ DCF has also created a mindfulness webpage for staff that includes links to various resources such as webinars and reading materials focused on resilience and healing. While the page itself is reserved for our staff, below are some links that may be helpful for you and your staff.