Youth and Families
In order to learn and develop appropriately, children need to feel safe and supported. Volunteers of America’s small-group residential programs in Northern New Jersey provide all the support and guidance these young people need in residential settings. Our programs offer guidance to youth who may be experiencing emotional, behavioral and/or psychological difficulties. For some youth, our homes provide stability and security they never felt before.
Short-term emergency shelter care for youth in need of immediate placement is available in Jersey City. For youth in need of behavioral healthcare, we have two group homes located in Jersey City and Plainfield, as well as three treatment homes in Clifton, Wayne and West Paterson. For young men and women about to age out of foster care, we provide the support they need to successfully transition from dependence to adulthood through supervised independent living programs in Jersey City, Union, and Elmwood Park. For the youth who have learned to live independently, we offer supportive housing which will lead to permanent housing. In addition, our Parenting Skills Partnership Program, Parenting Empowerment and Childrearing Education (PEACE) program, and Intensive In-home Counseling program provide counseling and education to families in their homes in order to keep families unified. Our youth and family programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).
For information (732) 827-2444