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Resources to Maintain Wellbeing and Balance During Covid Times

This listing is updated daily by BergenResourceNet.

Our financial assistance page also has many supportive resources.


For First-responders

The Recovery Village offers support esespecially for fire fighters.

NJ healthcare workers can speak one-on-one, join a support group, or watch a relevant webinar at Heal Healthcare Workers.

Help Over the Phone

Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare is providing free mental health support with its CovidConnect Helpline at (833) 223-0011. This 1-minute video explains how the helpline works.

NJ MentalHealthCares offers help 7 days a week, from 8:00 am-8:00 pm
by phone -- (866) 202-HELP (4357) -- and their website.


​​The Peer Recovery Warm Line is also ready to help at 1 (877) 291-5588
8:00 am-10:00 pm Monday-Friday, 5:00-10:00 pm Saturday-Sunday,
3:00-10:00 pm holidays.

NJ Hope Line (Peer Support and Suicide Prevention Hot Line) 1 (855) 654-6735, 24/7.

General Resources

Ridgewood Stigma-Free has information and many valuable services.

The Bergen County United Way has many resources to help people cope with COVID-19 stresses. Call 211 or visit their website.

A monumental and profoundly helpful list of mental health ideas, providers, and more from Mental Health America, a non-profit community-based organization focused on improving mental health in the U.S. 

For Children

If your child is dealing with depression, trauma, defiant behavior and/or substance use, call the NJ System of Care at (877) 652-7624.

Domestic Violence

Anyone experiencing domestic violence can contact the National Domestic Violence Hot Line at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages, by chat box, or by texting LOVEIS to 22522. All contact is confidential.

More resources from BergenVolunteers.org relating to domestic violence.

myPlan app helps people experiencing domestic violence (or anyone worried about a person in this situation) make decisions about their safety.


The CovidConnect Helpline from Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare helps callers with addiction as well as other issues: (833) 223-0011.

Reach NJ helps people seeking recovery from addiction: 1 (844) REACHNJ.

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART Recovery) offers daily online meetings, a message board, and 24/7 live chat. 

The Recovery Village, a private rehabilitation company, provides extensive information and many free services on its website.

Pets and Animal Companions

Services available to help feed and house pets, including horses, from the Garden State Animal Resource Team.