When a young person comes into one of our Residential Crisis Centers for help, we meet them where they are. We start with a smile, a kind word, a meal, a shower, clean clothes, and a bed where our kids can safely get some much needed rest.
Within hours of their arrival, our professional staff is conducting assessments to determine a young person’s needs. Once all of the assessments are complete we co-create a case plan that assists each youth identify their goals. We motivate and support our young people to reach their goals in education, employment, and wellness.
Our on-site staff consists of service managers, youth advisors, behavioral health specialists, lawyers, medical professionals, and Dove Learning Center team. We are ready to help our young people overcome the obstacles they face.
Our young people have a place to call home and a supportive community that genuinely cares for them.
The journey to independence is not the same for everyone. The length of stay can range from one day to hundreds of days. Some young people transition back to their family. Some go to college or the military. Some move into one of our transitional living programs and others move on to their own apartment.
If after the first transition a young person finds himself homeless or in need of services, they are welcome to return to our program.
The Atlantic City Crisis Center opened in 1997. This was our first Crisis Center in New Jersey. The site can accommodate 28 young people and 4 babies every night. We can accommodate young adults with babies.
The Newark Crisis Center opened at this location in 2000. This site can accommodate 45 young adults each night.Find out more about our services
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