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Guidance Resources

Community Resources

  • Ocean's Harbor House- Offer groups such as N.A, Young Men's Group, Young Women's group, Anger Management, Peer Leadership, Parent Support Group, and more. Contact them at 732-929-4001
  • Ocean County Social Skills Groups- Opportunities for children to feel connected and supported by peers in a safe and nurturing enviornment.
  • Short Term Counseling Services 732-341-1000 ext. 8437 Offers short term counseling services for children ages 6-17 who are residents of Ocean County.
  • Ocean County Health Dept. 732-341-9700 ext. 7603 or
  • St. Barnabas Institute for Prevention 732-914-3815 or is running a Family Program to educate parents, grandparents and guardians of Middle Schoolers. 732-942-5753
  • Tools for Teens and Adults: Different activities are at the Ocean County Library for free. Contact the Toms River Branch for upcoming events and registration 732-349-6200

Homework Help Websites

Important Resources Available

    Sign up for parenting tips and newsletter for stratgies to help keep your kids Drug Free.
  • Youth Helpline:
    Accepts phone calls 888-222-2228 on various peer issues and family relationships.
  • Comfort Zone Camp
    This camp holds weekend bereavement camps for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or significant loved one.
  • The Cool Spot
    provides information about underage drinking and alcohol problems.
    earning Peace brings the skills of peacemaking and conflict resolution to the
    home and the classroom: skills that can be used by parents, teachers and children.

Student Assistance Resources - Guides - support/help-for-teens


Crisis Hotlines

In a medical or mental health emergency please call 911 immediately.

  • DAWN website - In these stressful times, please check out this site created by students for students to quickly access tips and tools to help you cope.
  • Performcare - If you are struggling with a personal or family crisis, speak to your parents about contacting Performcare at 877-652-7624 for access to services.
  • Suicide Prevention - If you or someone you know if having thoughts about doing harm to themself, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
  • 2nd Floor Youth Helplin is a great source of support for any type of issue or problem.  Call or text 888-222-2228 for 2nd Floor.
  • NJ Mental Health Network - Free confidential support call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) 
  • For information about mental health and substance abuse treatment services, or other community supports contact your Guidance counselor or call United Way at 211.