This page contains a list of all the links pertaining to Sussex county.
Please see below for a list of cities, towns and communities in Sussex County:
- Barry Lakes
- Beaver Lake
- Cliffwood Lake
- Fredon Township
- High Point
- High Point Park
- Highland Lakes
- Lake Stockholm
- Lake Tamarack
- Silver Lake
- Wallkill Lake
- Wallpack Center
- Wantage Township
Life Skills programs can help you prepare to get a job, manage money, get connected with other resources in your community, make plans for your future housing and education, and many other things that can help you live more independently. See below for contact info for the Life Skills program in your area:
Plaid House, Inc. – “Aging Out Program”
54 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone 1: 973-898-1962
Phone 2: 973-267-6335
Aftercare programs provide support services to young people between the ages of 18 and 22. They can help you find employment, housing and educational opportunities, and much more. See below for contact info for the Aftercare program in your area:
Catholic Charities - “Crossroads”
700 Sayre Avenue, Philipsburg, NJ 08865
Sussex County currently does not have any Housing Programs available. However, there are several housing programs in Warren, Passaic, and Morris Counties, which may be close to where you live. Please see the county resource pages for more information on Housing Programs.
Contact one of the Lifeskills or Aftercare Programs above for information on how to apply for Wraparound Fund. For more info on how Wraparound Funding works - click here
Sussex County Community College
NJ One-Stop Centers
Are you looking for a job or occupational training? The New Jersey One-Stop Career Centers are the place to start, and can help you develop the skills needed to succeed in a 21st century work environment.
Amongst others, resources provided include the following:
- Career exploration: help in identifying jobs that are interesting to you
- Resume writing
- Interview preparation
- Occupational Training for jobs that are highly in demand by employers
- Job Search Assistance
- Connections to employers searching for workers
- Educational Assistance
- On-site resource rooms (computers, telephones, fax, etc.)
New Jersey Youth Corps
New Jersey Youth Corps is one of the largest youth service and conservation corps in the United States. Youth Corps is a year-round, voluntary program which engages young adults (ages 16-25) in full-time community service, training, and educational activities.
Guided by staff who serve as mentors and role models, teams of youth called "crews" carry out a wide range of service projects. In return for their efforts to restore and strengthen communities, Corps members receive:
- education development in basic skills and preparation to obtain a GED or locally issued Adult High School Diploma;
- life skills and employability skills instruction;
- personal and career counseling to build self-esteem, clarify values, and develop leadership skills while they are developing their career portfolio;
- transition services and continuing support services as they transition to college, training, employment or other national and domestic service opportunities;
- community service opportunities which develop positive employability skills while addressing unmet community needs. Corps members receive a stipend while enrolled in Youth Corps.
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
New Jersey’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) offer a wide range of health care services for the entire family. You don’t need health insurance to get care at a center. Centers serve the uninsured and underinsured, as well as patients with Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance. If you’re uninsured, your bill will be based on your ability to pay. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For more information on the FQHC's click here.
Planned Parenthhod is a health care provider specializing in reproductive and sexual healthcare. Through pregnancy prevention, STD prevention, and sex education, Planned Parenthood empowers teens to make informed choices and lead healthy lives. With 28 offices in New Jersey, there is probably one close to where you live.
NJ Children's System of Care has connections with many different types of supports if you or someone you know needs help. You can see all they have to offer by visiting here.
There are also some great hotlines out there if want to talk to someone now:
2NDFLOOR: is a confidential and anonymous statewide helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults. You can call at (888) 222-2228 and find information on the website at www.2ndfloor.org.
NJ211: provides information and assistance to all NJ residents in the areas of health, human services, community resources and government assistance programs. You do not have to be in crisis to seek help from NJ211. To access NJ211 dial 211 or visit the website at www.nj211.org.. The alternative telephone number is 1-800-HELP555 (1-800-435-7555).
The NJ Division of Addiction Services Treatment Directory lists all kinds of drug and alcohol treatment programs that are open to teenagers and young adults.
Support groups recovery programs are based on the idea that the best way to stay free of alcohol and drugs is surround yourself with other people who are also not users but who know the challenges of staying clean. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are two of the most well-known of these types of support groups. In some areas there are special meetings just for teens and young adults trying to stay drug-free. Meetings often take place church meeting halls and other community centers, but AA and NA are not affiliated with any religion.
PFLAG-Sparta/Northwestern New Jersey
Sparta United Methodist Church
71 Sparta Ave, Sparta, NJ 07871
The Youth Advisory Network (YAN) is a multifaceted approach to youth advocacy and leadership in the State of New Jersey. The YAN regional chapters, in partnership with Office of Adolescent Services (OAS) providers, are working together to ensure that youth with experience in the child welfare system and/or with homelessness have an opportunity to provide feedback on issues impacting them and develop leadership and advocacy skills.
Young people in New Jersey who are receiving services from any Office of Adolescent Services contracted provider agency are automatically part of the Youth Advisory Network. No referral needed! This includes life skills, housing, mentoring, permanency, aftercare, PACES and other programs. Youth will be notified of YAN activities by their program staff. Please contact your Regional YAN Coordinator for more information!
Region 1: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP), covering Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties. For more information, please contact the Region 1 Coordinators at (973)729-3617.
The Department of Children and Families' Family and Community Partnership (FCP) network provides many services and programs for children, young adults and families throughout NJ. These include:
Family Success Centers
Offer programs aimed at making families stronger through a variety of locally-based services, and building supportive connections in your community.
School Based Youth Services Programs (SBYSP)
Provide mental health and family services; health services; substance abuse counseling; employment services; pregnancy prevention programs; learning support services; referrals to community based services; and recreation. Open to all young people ages 10 -19 enrolled in any school that hosts a SBYSP.
Home Visitation Programs
Provide early support to families with infants and young children across the state. Home visitors provide pregnant women and new parents with health information, parenting education, and links to other resources that support child and family well-being.
The FCP's also provide juvenile delinquency and child abuse prevention programs, domestic violence services, and much more.
Click here for a directory of programs and services to find out what is available in Sussex County!
The Pathways to Academic and Career Exploration to Success (PACES) program supports current or former foster youth and young adults in their successful transition to and retention in post-secondary education (including career technical education) and workforce readiness. The target population for these programs will be youth and young adults ages 16-21 who are eligible for NJ Foster Care (NJFC) Scholars as determined by DCF. For details about eligibility please click here.
The PACES programs' academic and career coaches will address identified academic needs, typically in reading, writing, and/or math; assist students in career exploration to promote college and career readiness; help students prepare for, identify, and apply to career technical schools or colleges and universities that are a best fit; and prepare students for their adjustment to and integration into their post-secondary communities.
The PACES providers will serve youth who live within the Region they cover. The following is a list of PACES provider agencies with the counties served.
Region 1 Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Morris, Sussex, Warren
Care Plus Inc. - Program Director Jodi Martino
Add the following sentence under the agency information: For more detailed information about the program including the referral process you may also contact Michele Safrin from the DCF Office of Educational Support and Programs/Adolescent services at 609-888-7100.
Outreach To At-Risk Youth (OTARY): OTARY programs provide all sorts of fun and educational activities to help support young people ages 13 to 18. Contact one of the programs below for more information on how you can get involved: