My Child Is In Crisis! Who Do I Call?

If there is injury or threat of injury, call 911.

What is the children’s system of care?
It is New Jersey’s free or low cost behavioral health system for kids to age 21. It provides eligible youth with coordinated acces to mental health supports, substance use treatment and services for intellectual or developmental disablilities.

It Can Include:

  • Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS)
    Real time de-escalation and crisis counceling with a clinician at your home or any location.
  • BioPsychoSocial (BPS)
    Assessment is a one-time in-home evaluation by a licensed clinician to determin if your child can benefit from behavorial supports and services.
  • Care Management Organization (CMO)
    Connects families to treatment services for youth that are displaying/experiencing significant emotional and behavorial health concerns.
  • Intensicve In-Home Services (IIS)
    Is designed to concentrate on behaviors where they take place – in the home, in the community or in school. It may include individual, group and family sessions.

How Much Do Services Cost?
Services recommended and authorized are paid by a variety of sources, such as Medicaid, Nj FamilyCare, and commercial insurance or self-pay. Families will be asked to provide insurance information.

What if I Want Out of Home (Residential or Group Home) treatment for my child?
It is national best practice that youth be served ayt home and in their communites. Out-of-home treatment is considered a last resort and is sout only after having exhausted every efforty at a community-based plan.

Helplines & Hotlines

(The following organizations are not affiliated with Ranch Hope, Inc., and we are merely providing you with the contact information and a brief description of the services provided)

New Jersey Abuse HotlineNJ Department of Children and Families
New Jersey’s mandated reporter law goes beyond teachers, social workers and law enforcement. If you suspect child abuse, you are required to report it. Only together can we keep children safe.
Make the call: 1-877 NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873).

New Jersey Health logoNJ Department of Health Opioid Awareness Dashboard
This dashboard uses interactive data visualizations to display opioid and other drug-related overdose indicators for public health practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and the public.

988 Suicide & Crisis HotlineNational Suicide Prevention Hotline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Crisis Hotline for TextingCrisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Domestic Violence HotlineThe National Domestic Violence Hotline
Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, NDVH provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network logoRape, Abuse & Incest National Network
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine.

Freedom from Smoking from the American Lung AssociationAmerican Lung Association – Freedom From Smoking Online
Freedom From Smoking® Online, or FFS Online, is a program specifically designed for adults who want to quit smoking. It’s an adaptation of the American Lung Association’s gold standard, group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good.

Youth Helpline from 2nd Floor2-ND FLOOR, NJ Youth Helpline
2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey’s youth and young adults. We are here to help you find solutions to the problems that you face at home, at school or at play.

New Jersey Suicide PreventionNJ Hopeline
NJ Hopeline is the first New Jersey suicide prevention hotline. It is committed to providing assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to anyone that makes a call for help.

Someone You Love Struggling with Addiction?Reach NJ
Addiction Help Hotline. This is a phone and online help line for residents seeking help with drug treatment.
1-844-Reach-NJ (1-844-732-2465)

Depression Screening

If you think you might be suffering from depression here is a quick confidential survey that will provide you with a brief assessment and some resources if needed –

LGBTQI Resources

This PDF list contains numerous resources in the area for the LGBTQI communities, their families, allies and advocates. This is not an exhaustive list but there are over 30 resources listed.

Offices and Officials

Directory pdf download
⇒ Download Directory PDF

Trauma Informed Care

Ranch Hope incorporates Trauma Informed Care into all aspects of its services for Children, Youth and Families. What is Trauma Informed Care? Here is a series of short videos created by Sentis that we have found to be very informative in helping us understand how the brain works and how we can then help children and youth impacted by trauma.

How the Brain Works

How the Brain Works video

Limitations of the Brain

Limitations of the Brain video


Emotions of the Brain

Emotions of the Brain video


The Social Brain

The Social Brain video


Areas of the Brain

areas of the brain video



Neuroplasticity video


Conscious vs. Subconscious Thinking

Conscious vs. Subconscious Thinking video


Managing Stress for Safety

Managing Stress for Safety video


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