The programs at Ocean’s Harbor House are committed to a comprehensive approach to stabilizing youth in crisis. We focus on prevention, intervention, and aftercare.

Please read below for the details of our four main programs. If you have questions, please contact us.


The 12-bed shelter provides a safe haven for youth in crisis, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With a goal of family reunification, our staff works closely with parents and extended family members to create a partnership that not only resolves the presenting crisis, but provides long term family stability. This is accomplished by providing a variety of counseling services and support groups.

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The Supervised Transitional Living Program (STLP) was established in 2001 to meet the needs of older youth, ages 16-21. In the past, these youth were too old for traditional shelter services, yet they still required supervised housing and/or everyday life skills in order to become self-sufficient, independent adults.

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FREE Family Counseling (for Ocean County Residents)

The Family Crisis Intervention Unit is a county funded program within Harbor House, offering free counseling and case management services to Ocean County residents. Our counselors are trained and qualified to intervene in family crises, working with juveniles ages 10 to 18 years old and their families. At the Family Crisis Intervention Unit we aim to divert cases involving juvenile family crises from the courts by providing our families with the counseling, case management, and referral assistance needed to stabilize the immediate family crisis.

Not an Ocean County Resident? Refer to the state site to find counseling resources:

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Ocean’s Harbor House has recently obtained Ocean County’s Electronic Monitoring (EM) contract from the Youth Services Commission. The program serves Ocean County youth who have been mandated by a juvenile court judge or have met the criteria outlined in the Risk Screening Tool by an Ocean County Juvenile Intake Officer. These youth may range from ages 10-18.

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