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The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has updated their list of resources dealing with grief, loss and traumatic events on their COVID-19 Resource Page.
Supporting the Emotional Well-Being of Students:
Managing Grief & Loss:


Contact PerformCare:


For parents, guardians, youth, and providers
Hours of operation
24 hours a day, seven days a week
Toll-free phone
TTY (for the hearing impaired)


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"PerformCare is the Contracted System Administrator (CSA) for the New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC), serving as the single point of entry for all children, adolescents and young adults (up to age 21) who are in need of behavioral health, developmental and intellectual disability, or substance use treatment services.


"PerformCare is focused on prevention and early intervention by connecting a young person with the care they need in the most appropriate setting—the right care in the right place at the right time. Our goal is to help families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for children, address barriers to well-being, and maximize youth and family strengths."


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Guides and Brochures:


Youth & Family Guide:
  • "PerformCare publishes a comprehensive guide for youth and family with detailed information about our programs and services. This guide includes information about processes, eligibility, privacy rights, and more."
Additional information for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities:
  • "Use this information to understand the services and supports available for youth with developmental disabilities.  Here you will find a single location with links to view and print all of them."
Substance use treatment services:
  • "Call PerformCare at 1-877-652-7624, and we can connect you and your family to publicly funded substance use treatment services through the statewide New Jersey Children’s System of Care. PerformCare can provide assistance, information, and referral to any youth or family."
Behavioral health infographics:
  • "Use these infographics to learn more about behavioral health topics, such as depression, mental health, and substance use."
-- All information is directly from the PerformCare website (October, 2020)
If you are in a state of emergency then please call 911 immediately.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Provides free, confidential, 24/7 support by phone or online chat
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line:
Provides free, confidential, 24/7 support by text
Text HOME to 741741
Second Floor:
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC):
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS):
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP):
New Jersey Department of Education Website:
The Lord's Pantry is a food distribution ministry through Trinity Church on Main Street in Hackettstown that provides free food to those in need. Guests are invited to receive food once a month. Volunteers pick up food, stock shelves, assist guests and do related tasks. The pantry is located in the “Barn” – adjacent to our main parking lot.

-- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
-- Tuesday evenings 5:00 p.m. – 7 p.m.
For additional K-12 resources for students & families, please follow the link below to the Student Assistance Program pages.
For additional elementary school specific resources for families and students in grades PK-1, please follow the link below.