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Finding quality and affordable child care solutions is one of the most stressful things about being a parent. On this page, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of resources for families in New Jersey in search of both local and national assistance with child care. 

Childcare & Parenting Resources

NJ Statewide:

Phone: 1 (877) 667-9845 for information on NJ DCF licensed child care facilities. 
Provides a searchable directory for officially licensed child care facilities in the entire state of New Jersey. Additionally reports a list of facilities with specialized COVID-19 state licenses. Here are more links to state sponsored family programs.
Phone: 1 (800) 332-9227 to contact the Child Care Helpline.
State sponsored program with information about applying for child care assistance, where to find child care, licensing and complaint data and information on what to look for in a high quality program.
Phone: (609) 888-7100 for information on NJ adolescent services.
Resources and programs for youth who have been involved in the department of children and families. Provides adolescents with information regarding transitional housing, scholarships, health insurance, and a variety of other programs.

Hudson County:

Phone: (201) 451-8888.
The Urban League of Hudson County provides information on child services and subsidized childcare and youth development services with financial assistance available to Hudson County residents who qualify.
Phone: (201) 333-4100
Local branch of the national organization with a variety of childcare services including after school programs, STEM workshops, and summer camps.
Phone: (201) 758-8792 
Local facility where families can receive information and referrals that connect them to resources in the community. They also offer a myriad of programs and activities that support and strengthen the family.
Phone: (201) 719-6775
Physical location for local residents that provides a welcoming, home-like neighborhood gathering place where any community member can go for support, information and services.

NJ Statewide and National:

Phone: 1 (800) 654-7726
Provides information, resources, support, and advocacy assistance to families, professionals, and policy makers. Committed to serving those in need due to disability, poverty, discrimination, involvement in foster care, and child welfare in the state of New Jersey.
Phone: 1 (800) 843-5437 is a 24-hour helpline for parents.
Meets the information and resource needs of expectant parents, families with young children (newborns to children entering kindergarten) and professional stakeholders vested in the health & well-being of New Jersey's children & families. Parenting and support resources for families with older children, school aged to young adulthood, are also available.
Phone: 1 (855) 427-2736 is an emotional support line for struggling parents who need support.
Programs and resources for parents to strengthen their family through evidence-based approaches provided by trained volunteers and professionals.

Hudson County:

Phone: (201) 915-5140
A system partner within New Jersey's Division of Children's System of Care, which is designed to help children with complex emotional, mental health or behavioral issues. The CSOC is a system of care that focuses on family strengthening and utilization of community resources.