What services does PerformCare provide?
The Department of Children and Families contracts with PerformCare through the Children’s System of Care to provide behavioral and emotional health services, resources for children and youth (under the age of 21) with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use and addiction treatment. These services vary depending on agency and level of need.
How is eligibility determined?
Youth residing in New Jersey under the age of 21 are eligible for services through PerformCare.
How to access PerformCare services?
To connect to behavioral health services call 1-877-652-7624, or access resources by going to the PerformCare website.
Consent from the Legal Guardian is required for PerformCare to register a youth and authorize services.
A youth 18 or older can contact PerformCare and request services for themselves. Services can only be authorized with consent from the Legal Guardian.
What is the 2NDFLOOR Youth Helpline and what services are provided?
2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline to provide support for mental health issues.
Who is eligible to call the 2NDFLOOR Youth Helpline?
Any youth between the ages of 10 and 24 living in New Jersey can call with an issue or problem they are facing.
What is the purpose of this guide?
To give foster youth a more informed approach to their mental health decisions. The guide goes through the multiple considerations to weigh when you have been prescribed medication to maintain your emotional and mental health.
How to access this resource:
Medication Guide for Youth in Foster Care
College campuses typically have services for students to access, such as mental health resources. If you are a student, check for a university page listing health service. If you do not find the services you need, consider asking for a referral to a nearby agency.