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Domestic Violence Hotline
1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
National Dating Abuse Helpline
1.866.331.9474 / Text: LOVEIS (77054)
Homicide/Major Crimes Tip Line
Essex County Family Justice Center
Essex County Child Advocacy Center:
Wynona’s House
Essex County Rape Crisis Center:
Family Service League
1.877.733.CARE (2273)
N.J. Coalition Against Human Trafficking
c/o Jewish Federation of Greater
Metro West of New Jersey


1.888.373.7888 (24-Hour Hotline)
Text: "BeFree" or 233733



Essex County Prosecutor’s
Office of Victim-Witness Advocacy
Essex County Prosecutor’s Office
1.973.621.4700 (

UMDNJ -- University Behavioral Healthcare
183 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Main: 973-972-6100
Toll Free: 800-969-5300
Notes: Short-long term counseling service available to all victims of crime.
Family Service Bureau
274 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103
Main: 973-412-2056
Notes: Full service agency; anger management counseling for men and women; bi-lingual (Spanish) services available; serves all victims of crime.
Irvington Counseling Center
21-29 Wagner Place
Irvington, NJ 07111
Main: 973-399-3132
Notes: Full service agency; 6-week anger management program for men and women (Monday evenings and Thursday mornings); substance abuse counseling; provides service to all victims of crime.
Family Connections
395 South Center Street
Orange, NJ 07050
Main: 973-675-3818
Notes: Full service agency; anger management counseling services for men; serves all victims of crime.
La Casa De Don Pedro
23 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07104
Main: 973-483-2703
Notes: Full service agency; serves victims of domestic violence; no anger management services; bi-lingual services (Spanish).
Salvation Army of Greater Newark
45 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Main: 973-623-5959
Notes: Full service agency offering emergency shelter and food assistance; employment assistance; family programs; rehabilitative services; spiritual guidance.
Wise Women Center at ECC
303 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Main: 973-877-3395
Notes: Full services agency for women; counseling services for domestic violence victims; parenting classes; job placement services; G.E.D.; health screenings; family support services.
Essex County Legal Services
5 Commerce Street, 2nd Fl.
Newark, NJ 07102
Main: 973-824-3000
Hotline: 888-576-5529
Notes: Full service legal service agency.
Essex County Bar Association -- Lawyer Referral Service
354 Eisenhower Parkway, Plaza 2
Livingston, NJ 07039
Main: 973-533-6711
Notes: Referral service for residents to county and state attorneys.
Partners for Women in Justice
96 Park Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
Main: 973-233-0111
Notes: Provides legal service to DV victims whose case will be heard in family court -- TRO/FRO; no family matters (i.e. visitation / custody / child support).
American Friends Service Committee
89 Market Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Main: 973-643-1924
Notes: Full service legal/advocacy agency specializing in immigration matters.
Community Health Law Project -- North Jersey Office
650 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 210
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Main: 973-680-5599 / 973-680-1116
Notes: Comprehensive legal services and advocacy for those with disabilities.
New Jersey Crime Victims' Law Center
113 Parsippany Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054   Main: 973-729-9342
15 Mountain Boulevard
Warren, NJ 07059   Main: 908-752-7800
Notes: Services include pro-bono legal assistance to crime victims; volunteer advocacy in cases involving crime victims; information and technical support to criminal justice representatives; speaker's bureau.
Rutgers School of Law -- Special Education Clinic
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Main: 973-353-5576
Notes: Law school students provide information, assistance, and legal representation (program supervision and oversight provided by attorneys).
The Safe House
c/o Clara Maass Medical Center
P.O. Box 1887
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Main: 973-759-2154
Notes: Full service residential program for female victims of dv and their children; must have referral to program to access services; phone intake; location confidential.
Essex County Family Justice Center
89 Market Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Main: 973-286-3890
Notes: Comprehensive, wrap-around services for domestic violence victims.
Domestic Violence Unit --Family Court
212 Washington Street, 12th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Main: 973-693-6840
Notes: Assistance with restraining orders and other domestic violence, child support, and visitation matters.
Other Helpful Contact Information
Essex County Department of Citizen Services
50 South Clinton Street
East Orange, NJ 07018
Main: 973-395-8083
Notes: Provides citizen services, tenant services, senior services, youth services, homelessness prevention services, citizens' advocacy services, community action services. Handicap accessible.
Essex County Division on Welfare
18 Rector Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Main:9 973-733-3325
Notes: Specialized unit to provide services to victims of domestic violence. Fast track assistance and placement.
Victims of Crime Compensation Office
50 Park Place, 5th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Main: 1-877-658-2221 / 973-648-2107 Provides medical and counseling reimbursement; relocation assistance; lost wage assistance; catastrophic injury assistance; crime scene clean-up.
Newark Emergency Services for Families
982 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Main: 973-643-5728 / 973-824-0013
Notes: Crisis intervention services for families criminally victimized in Essex County. Shelter and food programs and other emergency assistance; homeless prevention; public utility assistance. Multi-lingual staff.
House of Mercy Mission
573 Springfield Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Main: 973-642-6226
Notes: Emergency food and clothing (limited) assistance; culinary vocational training.
Community Food Bank of New Jersey
31 Evans Terminal
Hillside, NJ 07205
Main: 908-355-3663
Notes: Emergency food and clothing (limited) assistance; culinary vocational training.
Hopeline from Verizon (donation of cell phones to victims of intimate partner violence)
NY Metro Contact: Esmeralda Cameron
Web Site:
Notes: The Verizon Wireless Hopeline program donates reformatted cellular phones to survivors of intimate partner violence free of charge.
Essex Co. Division of Senior Services
50 S. Clinton St., 3rd Floor, Suite 3200
East Orange, NJ 07017
Main: 973-395-8365 / 973-395-5858 (Special Transport)
Notes: Full service agency established to assist and advocate on behalf of older Americans; Call for specific services; NJ EASE -- 877-222-3737.
Essex Co. Office for the Disabled
50 S. Clinton St., 1st Floor
East Orange, NJ 07017
Main: 973-395-8494
Notes: Legal and social services advocacy on behalf of persons with disabilities.
Essex Co. Adult Protective Services (c/o F.O.C.U.S.)
443 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Main: 973-624-6845 / 973-624-2528
Notes: Investigates allegations of elder abuse; Social service and nutritional services available. Multi-lingual staff.
Goodwill Home and Mission, Inc.
79 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Main: 973-621-9560, ext. 50
Notes: Temporary housing for men (age 20-65); accepts referral and walk-ins; Identification required.
Covenant House of New Jersey
330 Washington Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Main: 973-621-8705
Notes: Full service crisis center/shelter for 21 and under.
Interfaith Hospitality Network
46 Park Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
Main: 973-746-1400
Notes: Provides temporary emergency shelter, food, job placement and supportive services to families.
Echoes -- The Grief Center
116 Main Street
Orange, NJ 07050
Main: 973-675-1199
Notes: Comprehensive grief-related services for individuals and families; support groups.
UMDNJ-UBHC Psychiatric Emergency Services
150 Bergen Street, CSS, Room C176
Newark, NJ 07102
Main: 973-623-2323 Hotline
Notes: Mental health crisis unit.
Crime Scene Clean-Up -- Corporate Headquarters
P.O. 461
Pocono Lake, Pa 18347
Main: 800-295-5460 / 410-803-2700
Notes: Crime scene restoration; blood-born pathogen cleaning; clandestine meth drug lab testing and decontamination; tear gas and forensic chemical abatement; bio-terrorism, human waste and contagious disease, mold, and disaster and mass causality incident abatement.
Bio-Clean of New Jersey
1709 Biden Lane
Williamstown, NJ 08094
Main: 609-352-2180
Notes: See Above for Similar Available Services