Emergency Youth Shelter
24-hour Shelter Hotline – 732-929-0660
ALL SERVICES ARE FREE, VOLUNTARY AND CONFIDENTIAL
Our 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 provides long-term family stability.
The program is licensed as an Emergency Children’s Shelter by the NJ Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P). The program also meets federal guidelines established by the US Department of Health & Human Services and Family & Youth Services Bureau.
Our core services include emergency shelter for youth ages 10-19, food, clothing and referrals to medical services. In addition, the program provides drop-in services, counseling, education, prevention, and case management services.
Youth, parents, police, schools and other community agencies can access the shelter through the 24-hour hotline. The shelter is staffed around the clock so we can provide immediate assistance to youth and family in crisis. Our staff can also can determine eligibility for admission. Youth who pose a danger to themselves or others may require referrals for alternate placement services, but our program may still provide a variety of non-residential support.
Watch our in-depth video on our Emergency Youth Shelter