Parenting Support

On Campus

Child Development Center
William Paterson University, Hunziker Wing
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 973-720-2529
Hours: M-F 7:45-5:00
Area Served: William Paterson
Eligibility: All Faculty and Staff
Fees Charged: Call for rate schedule.

Provides child care for students, faculty, and staff up to five times a week with extended hours.

Off Campus

Families First, Inc/Positive Parenting
1606 B Union Valley Rd.
West Milford, NJ 07480
Phone: (973) 657-1887
Hours: M-F 9-5
Area Served: Northern New Jersey
Eligibility: None

Provides group and individualized training to parents, guardians, and others responsible for raising and care of children, regardless of their ability to pay. Provides family support for those struggling with substance abuse, and provides the community with positive and practical child rearing applications. Also provides corporate training and also provides continuing staff development each year as a licensing requirement for day cares and pre- schools.

March of Dimes/Community Health Education
PO Box 642, 55 Route 46 East
Pine Brook, NJ 07058-0642
Phone: (973) 882-0700
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: Northern New Jersey
Eligibility: No restrictions
Fees Charged: None

Information and free materials on prenatal care, maternity and pregnancy issues, birth defects, genetics, and parental bereavement. Community education is aimed at schools, professionals, community groups, and the general public. Free loan of audiovisuals is available as are speakers on topics such as prenatal care, genetics, and birth defects.

Barnert/Center of Parent Education (COPE)
680 Broadway
Paterson, NJ 07514
Phone: (973) 977-6661
Hours: 9 am - 4:30 pm; also some evenings and some weekends
Area Served: Passaic County
Eligibility: Parents referred by NJ Div. of Youth and Family Services.
Fees Charged: None

Evaluation, group treatment, and parenting skills training for parents involved or at risk of involvement in child abuse or neglect.

Division of Youth and Family Services
2 Market Street
Paterson, NJ 07501
Phone: 1-877-NJ ABUSE
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri.
Area Served: New Jersey
Eligibility: Children under 18 years old who have been abused or neglected
Fees Charged: None

Handles child abuse and neglect. DYFS works with family by providing case management service, foster care, group home and residential placements, camps etc. DYFS provides day care services to keep family together. Casework counseling is also available.

Prevent Child Abuse-NJ
35 Halsy Street, Suite 300
Newark, NJ 07102-3031
Phone: (800) 244-5373
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: New Jersey
Fees Charged: None

Part of a nationwide network dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Projects aim to provide parenting education and support. The Every Person Influences Children Program (EPIC) offers parenting workshops. Other programs target at-risk or overburden families which include single, isolated parents, teen parents, and low-income families among other factors. Programs also include home visitation (Healthy Families and Parents as Teachers) as well as mentoring teens and teen parents (Parent Linking Project).

Child & Family Resources/Child Care Resource & Referral
111 Howard Boulevard, Suite 201
Mount Arlington, NJ 07856
Phone: (973) 398-1730
Hours: M-F 9-4
Area Served: Northern New Jersey and Morris County
Eligibility: No restrictions
Fees Charged: None

Maintains a database on all Morris County child care programs including centers, school-age programs, camps, family child care programs, nursery schools, and special needs programs; provides child care referrals and counseling to parents regarding quality child care; offers consultation/training/;technical assistance to parents

Community Coordinated Child Care (CCCC)
225 Long Ave., Building #15
Hillside, NJ 07205
Phone: 973-923-1433
Hours: M-F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Area Served: Union
Eligibility: No restrictions
Fees Charged: Call for more information

Provides free resource and referral services for parents seeking child care, recruits and trains family child care providers, conducts workshops and educational programs for child care staff and parents. Coordinates a variety of programs involving children and child care. Free referrals to licensed child care centers and registered family child care homes. Early childhood and parenting skills training, child care start up and needs assessment, coordination of a variety of programs involving children and child care such as WorkFirst New Jersey, Family Childcare Registration, NJ Cares for Kids, CDA and Corporate child care referral services.

North Jersey 4Cs/Parent Resource and Referral
101 Oliver Street
Paterson, NJ 07501
Phone: (973) 684-1904
Hours: 7 am - 7 pm, Mon, Wed; 8 am - 5 pm, Tue, Thu, Fri; 9 am - Noon, Sat
Area Served: Passaic County and Northern New Jersey
Eligibility: Passaic County residents needing child care. Financial aid varies according to income
Fees Charged: None

Offers counseling to parents on child care options, linkage to child care services, and information on available financial aid.

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
13940 Gutowski Rd.
Boys Town, NE 68010-7535
Phone: (800) 448-3000, (800) 448-1833 TDD
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Area Served: US
Fees Charged: None

Highly trained counselors provides short term crisis counseling, referral to local resources, and emergency intervention as needed. Problems dealt with include family conflicts, suicide, pregnancy, abuse, running away, and alcohol/drug abuse. Provided by Father Flanagan's Boy's Home. Brochures available.

MADD/Victim Assistance
1 Madison Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 538-3888
Hours: Contact organization for schedule.
Area Served: Morris and Passaic Counties
Eligibility: Must be the victim of a drunk driver or the surviving family of a victim; convicted offenders attend Victim Impact Panels.
Fees Charged: None

The victim's roundtable is held to share experiences, grief, and anger as well as to offer support. MADD also offers physical support by attending trials and hearings with victims and advising them of their rights to be informed and to participate. Also holds Victim Impact Panels that convicted drunk driving offenders must attend as mandated by the court.

Rutgers Cooperative/Passaic/Expanded Food & Nutrition Education
309 Pennsylvania Ave.
Paterson, NJ 07503
Phone: (973) 305-5742
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: Passaic and Paterson residents
Eligibility: None
Fees Charged: None

EFNEP helps families, youth, and adolescents acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets and the improvement of the total family's diet and nutritional welfare.

Center for Family Services/Family Healthline
251 South Delsea Drive
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Phone: 800-328-3838
Area Served: New Jersey
Eligibility: Callers looking for referrals for Family Health Issues, i.e., WIC, Family Planning, Prenatal Care
Fees Charged: None

24-hour hotline that supplies information and referrals to agencies providing family health services to NJ residents (WIC, child health clinics, family planning clinics, etc). Addresses all maternal and child health care needs.

National Adoption Center
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 701
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (800) 862-3678 (800)-TO-ADOPT
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri; voice mail, after hours
Area Served: All Areas

Expands adoption opportunities for children with special needs and children from minority cultures. Special needs children include those who are older or brothers/sisters who need homes together. Many have emotional, mental, or physical disabilities.