If you are a youth under the age of 18 and homeless call the New Jersey Department of Children and Families toll-free hotline at 1-855-INFO-DCF (1-855-463-6323)
PerformCare NJ, Adolescent Housing Hub (“The Hub”) is an online reservation system that has been created for all Adolescent Transitional Housing Programs that DCF funds for homeless youth between 18 and 21 years of age. DCF funds a number of supervised and supported transitional housing programs targeted to address the complex needs of homeless youth. These programs provide safe and stable housing with the ultimate goal of assisting youth to achieve self-sufficiency and a successful transition to adulthood. Youth with developmental disabilities are not eligible for these transitional housing programs. Call PerformCare at 1-877-652-7624 and press “4” to access “The Hub”.
Covenant House of New Jersey is the largest provider in the state of services to homeless and at-risk adolescents under 22. In addition to food, shelter, clothing, and crisis care, Covenant House New Jersey provides health care, educational and vocational services, counseling, drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, legal services, mother/child programs, transitional living programs, street outreach, and aftercare. If you or someone you know is homeless and in need of a place to sleep please call 1-800-999-9999 or directly at 973-621-8705.