In addition to providing behavioral health prevention, treatment and wellness recovery services, the Family Guidance Center performs community outreach and education activities with entities from various sectors of the Warren County Community. These include schools, faith-based communities, hospitals and health care providers, law enforcement, human and social service programs, consumer and family advocacy groups, media outlets and more.

An important part of our mission is to increase community knowledge of:
• the prevalence and impact of mental health and substance use disorders.
• the services and resources that are available to help persons and their families affected by these disorders, and,
• the very successful and life-changing outcomes that can be realized by engaging in prevention, treatment and wellness recovery services.

School administrators, clergy of all faiths, law enforcement and government officials, family and consumer advocacy groups and representatives from all sectors of our community are welcome to contact our agency for community outreach education presentations and other forms of collaboration to increase awareness of and access to behavioral health services.

Listed below please find information and links to websites for provider and governmental resources that are related to behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery support services.

Programs of the Family Guidance Center

Prevention Connections a program of the Family Guidance Center, provides substance abuse prevention services designed to create healthy and safe communities that are free from substance abuse, addiction and related issues among youth and adults in Warren County. Local community representative coalitions are developed to employ environmental evidence-based strategies to effect population level changes regarding underage drinking, misuse of prescription medications, heroin, and opiate abuse and emerging drugs.

School Based Youth Services is a program of the Family Guidance Center. The objective of the School Based Youth Service Program (SBYSP) is to help assure that teenagers will obtain needed assistance in an accessible and safe location. The goal of the program is to have teenagers who graduate that are employable and are mentally and physically healthy.

Referral Help Line

NJ 211 Partnership can help you find solutions to personal needs by informing you of resources in your community like day care facilities, shelters, affordable housing units, social services, employment training programs, senior services, medical insurance and more.

Mental Health and Drug Misuse

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey strives for mental health for children and adults through advocacy, education, training, and services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illnesses.

The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services serves individuals with mental illnesses and/or substance abuse problems and assists their family members.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work — a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. SAMHSA is gearing all of its resources — programs, policies, and grants — toward that outcome.

Children and Families

Talk. They Hear You. SAMHSA’s underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol. If you are interested in receiving more information please go to the Prevention Connections web-page at

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families is the state’s first comprehensive agency dedicated to ensuring the safety, well-being and success of children, youth, families, and communities.

2nd Floor Youth Helpline  is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey’s youth and young adults. Available 24/7 365 days a year to help find solutions to problems.

Financial and Other Resources

NJ Family Care – New Jersey’s publicly funded health insurance program – includes CHIP, Medicaid and Medicaid expansion populations. That means qualified NJ residents of any age may be eligible for free or low-cost health insurance that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services, and even hospitalization.

NJ Medicaid provides health insurance to parents/caretakers and dependent children, pregnant women and people who are aged, blind or disabled. These programs pay for hospital services, doctor visits, prescriptions, nursing home care, and other healthcare needs, depending on what program a person is eligible for.

Social Security is the foundation of economic security for millions of Americans—retirees, disabled persons, and families of retired, disabled or deceased workers.

Warren County Department of Human Services is composed of four divisions/offices which provide oversight and/or deliver direct services – The Division of Administration provides oversight of community-based services in the areas of human and social services, mental health, substance abuse, juvenile services, and paratransit services; The Office of the County Adjuster provides oversight to the commitment process for Warren County residents who are hospitalized in state psychiatric facilities; The Division of Aging and Disability Services provides a number of programs targeted at maintaining the independence and care to our seniors and to individuals with physical disabilities; and The Division of Temporary Assistance and Social Services (TASS) houses many public assistance and insurance programs for our most vulnerable and needy individuals.  To learn about the Department’s Tips for Teens and Families, please click here.