Shelters for Victims of Domestic Violence in New Jersey


Atlantic County Women’s Center
1201 New Road, Suite 240
Linwood, NJ 08221
Hotline: 1-800-286-4184
Phone: (609) 601-9925
Fax: (609) 601-2975
The ACWC operates a 24-hour hotline, a Sexual Assault Response Team with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, a Domestic Violence Response Team, 24-hour emergency housing, counseling for women and children, legal advocacy, and an Alternatives to Violence program for batterers.


Alternatives to Domestic Violence
One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hotline: (201) 336-7575
Phone: (201) 336-7525
The Alternatives to Domestic Violence program is a division of the Bergen County Department of Human Services, exclusively devoted to domestic violence intervention. The ADV operates a 24-hour crisis line, offers counseling, including individual, group, and family counseling, provides legal advocacy and assistance, court appearance preparation and court accompaniment.

Shelter Our Sisters (SOS)
P.O. Box 217
Hackensack, NJ 07602
Hotline: (201) 944-9600
Phone: (201) 498-9247 (Office)
Phone: (201) 836-3071 (TTY)
SOS runs a 24-hour emergency hotline for crisis intervention, counseling and referrals, operates an emergency shelter program for women and children, provides court and legal assistance, transitional housing, and a children’s program.


Providence House
P.O. Box 496
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Hotline: (877) 871-7551 (Toll free)
Phone: (856) 824-9340
Phone: (609) 871-0360


Camden County Women’s Center
PO Box 1459
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Hotline: (856) 227-1234
Phone: (856) 227-1800 (Office)
Phone: (856) 227 9264 (TTY)

Cape May

CARA, Inc. (Coalition Against Rape and Abuse)
P.O. Box 774
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Hotline: (877) 294-CARA [2272]
Phone: (609) 522-6489
Phone: (609) 463-0818 (TTY)
Fax: (609) 463-0967
C.A.R.A operates a 24-hour hotline and an emergency shelter, provides in person crisis response at the court house, hospital and local police station, and offers counseling, as well as legal counseling, and possible legal representation.


Cumberland County Women’s Center
PO Box 921
Vineland, NJ 08362
Hotline: (856) 286-4353
Phone: (856) 691-6024
Phone: (856) 691-3713


The Safe House
P.O. Box 1887
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Hotline: (973) 759-2154
Phone: (973) 759-2378 (Office)

NCJW Center for Women
513 W. Mount Pleasant Avenue, Suite 325
Livingston, NJ 07039
Hotline: (973) 994-WISH
Phone: (973) 994-4994
Fax: (973) 994 7412

Rachel Coalition of Jewish Family Service
570 West Mt. Pleasant Ave., Suite 203
Livingston, NJ 07039
Hotline: (973) 740-1233
Phone: (973) 740-1233
The Rachel Coalition operates a 24-hour response line, an emergency safe house (with Kosher provisions under the supervision of the Va’ad of MetroWest), transitional housing, individual counseling and women’s support groups, and a men’s group for abusive men.

Family Violence Program (Babyland Family Services)
755 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07106
Hotline: (973) 484-4446
Phone: (973) 484-1704
Phone: (973) 497-5510 (TTY)
Fax: (973) 484-7682

Essex County

New Jersey Mental Health Cares
88 Pompton Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
Hotline: 1-866-202-HELP [4357]
Phone: 1-800-367-8850
Phone: 1-877-294-4356 (TTY)
New Jersey Mental Health Cares is New Jersey’s mental health information and referral service, with the most up-to-date listing of NJ’s public mental health providers. Their website contains an online directory, including victim services listings.


Center for Family Services – Services Empowering the Rights of Victims (SERV)
250 South Delsea Drive
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Hotline: 1-866-295-7378 (Toll Free)
Phone: 856-881-7045 (Office)
Phone: 856-881-9323 (TTY)
Fax: 856-881-4042
SERV operates a 24-hour toll-free hotline for crisis intervention, counseling and referrals, runs a 24-hour emergency shelter for women and their children suffering from domestic violence, provides accompaniments to hospitals, law enforcement agencies and court, offers individual and group counseling, and runs a children’s program.


WomenRising, Inc. — Program for Women and Families
270 Fairmount Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Hotline: (201) 333-5700 ext. 511
Phone: (201) 333-5700 ext. 511
Fax: (201) 333-9305
The Women Rising program includes a 24-hour hotline, an emergency shelter, counseling and support services for the women and children, and advocacy for battered women within the court system.


SAFE in Hunterdon
47 E. Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822
Hotline: (888) 988-4033
Phone: (908) 806-8605 (Office)
Phone: (866) 954-0100 (TTY)
Fax: (908) 788-7263
SAFE in Hunterdon operates a 24-hour hotline, a safe house and transitional housing, provides crisis intervention, legal advocacy, group and individual counseling, and a children’s art therapy program.


Womanspace, Inc.
1212 Stuyvesant Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08618
Hotline: (609) 394-9000
Phone: (609) 394-0136
Fax: (609) 396-1093
Womanspace operates a 24-hour hotline, a short-term emergency shelter, crisis intervention with a Domestic Violence Victim Response Team and trained Sexual Assault Support Advocates, and individual and group counseling for women and their children.


Women Aware Outreach Office
96 Paterson Street
(Bilingual available)
New Brunswick,
Phone: (732) 937-9525
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 312, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Women Aware, Inc.
P.O. Box 312
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Hotline: (732) 249-4504
Phone: (732) 249-4900
Phone: (732) 249-0600 (TTY)
Fax: (732) 249-4901
Email: Email:
Women Aware operates a 24-hour helpline for crisis counseling and referral,a provides a domestic violence legal advocate for assistance and advocacy, and offers group and individual counseling and a children’s art therapy program.


180 Turning Lives Around
I Bethany Road, Bldg. 3 #42
Hazlet, NJ 07730
Hotline: 1-888-THE-WCMC [843-9262]
Phone: (732) 264-4360 (Office)
Phone: (732) 264-3089 (TTY)
Fax: (732) 264-8655
This organization operates a 24-hour hotline for domestic violence and sexual assault, runs a temporary emergency shelter (a period of 30-60 days) and tranisitional housing for women and their children (up to 24 months), and offers counseling and court assistance.


Jersey Battered Women’s Services, Inc. (JBWS)
PO Box 1437
Morristown, NJ 07962
Hotline: (973) 267-4763
Phone: (973) 267-7520 (Office)
Phone: (973) 285-9095 (TTY)
Fax: (973) 605-5898
The services offered by JBWS include a 24-hour hotline; counseling; safe house; transitional living; children’s services; life skills education; vocational counseling; batterer’s intervention; legal assistance; teen dating violence services; and professional training, education and youth prevention programs.


Providence House of Ocean County
P.O. Box 414
Lakehurst, NJ 08759
Hotline: (732) 244-8259/ (800) 246-8910 – from “609” area code only
Phone: (732) 244 – 8259
Fax: (732) 350-2725
For victims and their children in need of crisis counseling and/or a safe haven from abuse, as well as information, appointments and referrals. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 414, Whiting, NY 08759


Strengthen Our Sisters, Inc.
P.O. Box 1089
Hewitt, NJ 07421
Hotline: 1-800-SOS [767]-9470
Phone: (973) 657-0567 (Office)
Phone: (973) 728-0059
Fax: (973) 728-1430
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Passaic County Women’s Center
P.O. Box 244
Paterson, NJ 07513
Hotline: (973) 881-1450
Phone: (973) 881-1450 (Office)
Phone: (973) 278-8630 (TTY)
Fax: (973) 881-0938


Salem County Women’s Services
PO. Box 125
Salem, NJ 08079-0125
Hotline: 1-888-632-9511 (Toll-free)
Phone: (856) 935-8012 (Office)
Phone: (856) 935-7118 (TTY)
Fax: (856) 935-6165


Resource Center for Women and Their Families
427 Homestead Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Hotline: 1-866-685-1122 (Toll Free)
Phone: (908) 359-8604
Phone: (908) 359-0003
Fax: (908) 359-8881
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Domestic Abuse Services, Inc
P.O. Box 805
Newton, NJ 07860
Hotline: (973) 875-1211 (Collect calls accepted)
Phone: (973) 875-6369
Phone: (973) 579-2386
DASI operates a 24-hour hotline, an emergency shelter and transitional apartments, provides crisis intervention, law enforcement and medical accompaniment, offers individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, assistance with transportation, food and clothing, and an educational program for abusive men.


Project: Protect
c/o YWCA
1131 East Jersey St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Hotline: (908) 355-HELP [4357]
Phone: (908) 355-1023 (TTY)
Phone: (908) 355-1996

Overlook Hospital’s Domestic Violence Program
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07902
Phone: (908) 522-5655


Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County
P.O. Box 423
Belvidere, NJ 07823
Hotline: (908) 475-8408
Phone: (908) 453-4121 (Office)
Phone: (908) 453-2553 (TTY)
Fax: (908) 453-3706
This organization’s services include a 24-hour hotline, an emergency shelter, transitional housing, court and hospital accompaniment, legal advocay, individual counseling and support groups, and a youth program for children and teens.

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