Parent/Guardian Resources

  • Parent- Guardian Resources







    Hackensack University Medical Center Children and Family Outpatient Services

    60 Second Street

    Hackensack , NJ 07601

    (201) 996-3690

    -Outpatient counseling services for adolescents and children

    -Call for fee information


    Latin American Institute

    10 Banta Place

    Hackensack , NJ   07601

    (201) 525-1700

    -Outpatient counseling for children and families/Parenting skills

    -Sliding scale fee


    Bergen Regional Medical Center

    E. Ridgewood Avenue

    Paramus , NJ   07652

    (201) 967-4000

    -Inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services for children

      and families.


    Jewish Family Services of Bergen County, Inc

    1485 Teaneck Road

    Teaneck , NJ 07666

    (201) 837-9090

    -Individual and family therapy for children and adults.

    -Sliding scale fee


    Compcare (Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare)

    395 Main Street

    Hackensack , NJ 07601

    (201) 646-0333

    -Individual counseling for children, family counseling, information and referral, adolescent partial hospitalization.

    -Sliding scale fee





    Parents Anonymous

    127 Route 206 South, Suite 10

    Hamilton , NJ 08610


    -Self-help organization for parents who are under stress and want to improve their relationship with their children.

    -No fee


    Family Support Group @ the Society of United Resources for Community Enrichment

    (Community Church of Glen Rock )

    1 West Plaza

    Glen Rock , NJ 07452

    (201) 670-4673

    -Director:   Jean Baker Wunder

    -Confidential parent support group.  

    -No fee


    National Parent Network on Disabilities

    1130 17 th Street, Suite 400

    Washington , D.C. 20036

    (202) 463-2299


    Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)

    35 Halsey Street , 4 th Floor

    Newark , NJ 07102


    -Coordinates parent training and telephone information services.   Information packet/fact sheets related to education law and advocacy.

    -Fees only for publications.


    Strengthening Bergen ’s Families (SBF)

    -Locations vary

    201-488-8680 ext 104

    Director:   Kim Mapp ( )

    -SBF is designed to build on the strengths of youth, ages 6-11, and their families.

    -SBF runs for 14 weeks, providing families with a meal and various incentives for completing all 14 weeks.   The hours are from 5:30pm-8:00pm.





    Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization System

    -Services available to Bergen County children ages 5-17 who are in crisis.

    -Mobile outreach throughout Bergen County 24/7.

    -Purpose is to reduce the need for out-of-home placement and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations.

    Director:   Gary Kreielsheimer



    Vantage Health System

    93 West Palisade Avenue

    Englewood , NJ 07631

    201-262-4357 (HELP)

    -Comprehensive mental health services which include outpatient care for all ages.

    -Fees:   Third party insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, sliding scale.





      Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

    100 Hamilton Plaza, 7 th Floor

    Paterson , NJ 07505


    -DDD provides case management, residential services and various family supports that help both people with developmental disabilities and their families.

    -State and federally funded.


    Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

    60 State Street-   Second floor

    Hackensack , NJ 07601

    (201) 996-8970

    -Training and job placement for handicapped and disabled individuals.


    COSAC (NJ Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community)


    (609) 883-8100

    Director:   Nancy C. Richardson

    -Information and referral, short term emergency care, advocacy, parent education, professional education, lectures and workshops, and support groups.

    -No fee for services, fees for membership


    CH.A.D.D (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders)


    -Support group and referral services for children and adults with ADD or ADHD.


    Center for Food Action

    New Hope Baptist Church

    First Street and Berdan Place

    Hackensack , NJ 07601


    -Center provides foods to residents in need and has applications for the NJ Shares Program which will give emergency assistance with utility bills.


    Bergen County Board of Social Services

    216 Route 17 North, Building A

    Rochelle Park , NJ 07062


    -Administration of assistance to dependent children, home energy assistance, medically needy program, and residential health care facilities are provided without regard to income.






    Hackensack Hospice Bereavement Support for Children

    Hackensack University Medical Center

    30 Prospect Avenue

    Hackensack , NJ 07601


    -Appropriate support group for any child between the ages of 4 and 18 who has experienced the death of a significant person in their life.

    -Fee is $50 donation for the first child and $25   for each additional child.



    Gilda’s Club, Northern New Jersey

    575 Main Street

    Hackensack , NJ 07601


    -A supportive community for individuals and families whose lives have been affected by cancer.   Some features of Gilda’s Club are lectures, informative workshops, yoga classes and social gatherings.


      Rainbows for All Children

    201-444-5600 X331

    -Peer support program for children whose families have been altered by death, divorce, or other loss.






    (201) 343-6543

    -Official information and referral service of United Way and Bergen County .   Information on all human services and non-profit organizations throughout Bergen County .

    -No fee



    New Jersey Self-help Clearinghouse


    -Information and referral related to finding local self-help groups for specific illnesses, addictions, bereavement, parenting, etc.







    YMCA of Greater Bergen County : After-School Program (Superstars)

    360 Main Street

    Hackensack , NJ 07601

    (201) 487-6600

    -Further details available at each elementary school.



    Children’s After-School Treatment Services (C.A.T.S.)

    296 East Ridgewood Avenue

    Paramus , NJ 07652

    (201) 336-7358

    -Three days per week (3:30-5:30).

    -Offered to school aged children.   The students will take part in a treatment program designed to improve social skills.

    -C.A.T.S. Program Coordinator:   Doreen Greco, LCSW, LCADC

    -No fee


    The Intergenerational After-School Program

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Senior Center, Inc.

    120 Atlantic Street

    Hackensack , NJ 07601

    (201) 343-8009

    -3:15-5:00, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

    -Executive Director:   Victoria E. Taylor

    -Fourth graders only


    Keeling-Manning Center Homework Support Program

    170 Sussex Street

    Hackensack , NJ 07601


    -3:00-5:00, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

    -Supervisor:   Marcella Davis

    -Grade 2 and Grade 3 students only




    Hackensack University Medical Center

    Institute for Child Development (ICD)

    Director:   Randye F. Huron, MD

    (201) 996-5200

    -Diagnostic/treatment center for infants and children with developmental disabilities, communication and learning disorders.

    -Therapies offered are speech-language, aural rehabilitation, classes for communication handicapped; early intervention parent-training; preschool programs; outpatient head trauma follow-up program; augmentative communication laboratory; neurobehavioral program and summer school programs.

    -Call for fee information.