Reach out for Support when you Need Help

Parents Anonymous Provides Parents with a Place to Turn - Parents Anonymous is a self-help group that offers parenting support and referral to resources in your community. If you are feeling stressed out, you can call the Family Helpline at 1-800-THE-KIDS (1-800-843-5437), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and speak to a specially trained volunteer to help you work through your frustrations before a crisis occurs.

For more information call (609) 585-7666 or E-mail them Visit their website to learn more.

Free Prenatal Program for Monmouth and Middlesex County Residents
Pregnant mothers who are income eligible and live in Monmouth or Middlesex County will receive free support services that include health, nutrition, prenatal education, mental health, social services. Weekly home visits will be made to help you prepare for the baby. Times are flexible. For more information and to begin the application process, please call: 732-570-5336 if you are English speaking or 732-570-5639 if you speak Spanish.

NJ Parent Link Provides Information on Family and Childhood Development
Focusing on family and early childhood topics as it highlights state services and resources, one of the primary goals of NJ Parent Link is to improve the accessibility, coordination and delivery of information and services to parents of young children. Every topic discussed on their website offers readers links to related state services and in so doing helps those looking for assistance find the services that exist.

Topics discussed include such things as:

  • health and wellness for pregnant women and children
  • developmental and behavioral health for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and older children
  • parenting tips
  • family support services and benefits available in New Jersey

Visit NJ Parent Link.

Free Publications on a Variety of Topics

Printed publications which focus on many different parenting topics including, but not limited to Child Abuse/Neglect; Violence; Child Safety; Parenting; Safe Haven; and Teens are free of charge and available here.

Survival Guide for Parents

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