For a list of post abortion support and counseling centers, click here.
For a list of abortion alternatives and crisis pregnancy counseling centers,click here.
NJ Safe Haven Law
The law allows a parent to voluntarily deliver the child to and leave the child at, or voluntarily arrange for another person to deliver the child to and leave the child at a State, county or municipal police station or at an emergency department of a licensed general hospital in this State when the child is or appears to be no more than 30 days old, without expressing an intent to return for the child. The child must be delivered unharmed (no signs of abuse or neglect.) The law was expanded in 2015 to include the premises of fire stations and ambulance, first aid and rescue squads that are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The parent or designee dropping off the child is not required to disclose any identifying information or that of the child or the child’s parent or provide background information or medical information about the child, but may voluntarily do so. If the child is not claimed within 21 days, then termination of parental rights will begin and the child will be placed in foster care temporarily until permanent placement for adoption can be arranged. As of 2016, 62 infants have been saved through this law. NJRTL is proud to have helped craft this law with NJ legislators.
How can I get more information?
Call the toll free 24 hour Safe Haven Hotline at 1-877-839-2339 or click here.
Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund
This fund was established as a financial resource to help all NJ families cope with uncovered medical expenses for their children. Any NJ family, regardless of income – whether insured or uninsured – may be eligible for assistance.
P.O. Box 728
Trenton, NJ 08625-0700
FAMILY INFORMATION LINE:
NJ Hopeline (NJ Suicide Hotline): 1-855-654-6735
Crisis Counselors are waiting for your call: 1-855-654-6735
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s phone number is: 800-273-8255.