Domestic Violence

On Campus

Hours: Monday through Saturday, with hours on campus by appointment.
Employee Assistance Program
Area Served: William Paterson University
Eligibility: Faculty, staff and their household members
Fees charged: Free

The EAP is a service for William Paterson University faculty and staff and their household members. The EAP offers confidential short term counseling and referral for problems ranging from work-related concerns to personal difficulties that affect an individual's everyday life. Trained counselors help with problems such as career issues, child care, elder care, family and workplace relationship problems, finances, health care, mental health, retirement, substance abuse, and Work/Life balance.

Off Campus

NJ Domestic Violence Hotline
PO Box 7070
Trenton, NJ 08628
Phone: (800) 572-7233
Hours: 24 hour hotline
Area Served: New Jersey
Fees Charged: None

An I&R service that links callers to the local services available to them. Has county, state, and national information on database.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Site includes hotline services, statistics on domestic violence, and more.

Passaic County Prosecutor/Victim Witness Advocacy
401 Grand Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: (973) 881-4887
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: Passaic County
Eligibility: Victim or witness of crime
Fees Charged: None

Provides orientation to criminal justice system, case status information, escort to courtroom, and child care while testifying. Assists with Victims of Crimes Compensation Board applications, with application for courts consideration, and with Victim Impact Statement. Provides referrals to social service agencies.

JBWS/Abuse Ceases Today (ACT)
PO Box 1437
Morristown, NJ 07962-1437
Phone: (973) 539-7801
Hours: 10 am - 6 pm, Mon - Fri; evening and Sat hours as needed
Area Served: All areas, but priority is given to Morris County
Eligibility: Any male who has been or is concerned about physical or emotional abuse in an intimate or dating relationship
Fees Charged: Sliding scale

This program offers services to assist abusers in stopping abuse and in developing alternative behaviors. Clients will also receive help with related problems. Initial phone contact by the client prior to the appointment is required. No transportation provided.

Alternatives to Domestic Violence
1 Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-336-7575
Area Served: Bergen County
Eligibility: Individuals and Families affected by domestic violence

Domestic violence intervention program providing many services to individuals and families affected by domestic violence. Services include a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, counseling, legal advocacy, and court accompaniment.

Lesbian Helpline
2620 Whitehourse-Hamilton Square Rd.
Trenton, NJ 08690
Phone: (800) 224-0211
Hours: 7:30 pm - 9 pm, Mon - Fri; 12 pm - 2 pm, Sat & Sun
Area Served: New Jersey
Fees Charged: None

Help is provided to any lesbian or bisexual woman who is battered by a partner, ex-partner, family member, or roommate. Services include phone counseling and referrals to therapists and domestic violence shelter programs. Battered gay men are also welcome to use the helpline.

BCDHS/Alternative to Domestic Violence
One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 336-7575 24 hour hotline, TTY (201) 336-7525
Hours: 9 am - 9 pm, Mon - Th, 9 am - 4 pm, Fri
Area Served: Bergen County
Eligibility: individuals and families experiencing domestic violence

Interventions for families and individuals experiencing domestic violence. Services include crisis intervention, counseling, case management, substance abuse evaluation and counseling, advocacy and legal assistance. Also helps with court preparation and accompaniment for domestic violence hearings. ADV also has preventive education and professional training on domestic violence and related topics.

Legal Services/Domestic Violence Representation Project
PO Box 1357
Edison, NJ 08818-1357
Phone: (800) 576-5529
Area Served: New Jersey
Eligibility: Low income women who are victims of domestic violence
Fees Charged: None

Provides representation to victims of domestic violence who seek restraining orders

Resource Center for Women and their Families
427 Homestead Rd.
Belle Mead, NJ 08602
Phone: (866) 685-1122 24 hour hotline
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week (hotline); 24 hours, 7 days a week, answering machine for Batterer's referrals; 9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri, office
Area Served: Somerset County
Eligibility: Anyone needing the services provided
Fees Charged: None

Domestic Violence Center for Somerset County. 24 hour hotline, legal advocacy, legal clinic, individual and group counseling, support groups, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children's counseling, community education, and referral services for batterers. Volunteers always welcome.