Building Resilient Communities:
NJ’s Source to Support Individuals, Youth and Families
The Prevention Hub is a statewide system of provider agencies that serve as local connectors to substance use prevention programs and resources available in each of NJ’s 21 counties, providing residents and professionals with evidence-based prevention education, interventions, strategies, and programs to support all sectors of the community, including youth, parents, schools, law enforcement, faith-based organizations, and others.
For NJ residents to thrive in a safe and healthy environment, communities must address the numerous risk factors that affect our youth, families, and the broader population so that we can collectively reduce early use of alcohol and other drugs, typically the first step on the path to addiction. With the help of the Prevention Hub, we can build more resilient communities across the state.
Prevention Warm Line
A Prevention Warm Line, hosted at your county Prevention Hub, provides guidance to community and family members seeking access to prevention resources such as family supports, parenting resources, prevention of early drug and alcohol use by youth, mental health supports, and individual addiction services.
Trained staff are available weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to connect callers to local and state-level prevention resources and other supportive services.
Individual and Family Programs
The Prevention Hub provides youth, parents and community members evidence-based education programs, policies, and practices that support the prevention of youth marijuana use. These resources increase our collective understanding of risk factors associated with marijuana use – such as low perception of harm (“if it’s legal, it must be safe”) and easy availability of cannabis products – as well as our understanding of the health impacts of marijuana use, including those on an adolescent’s developing brain.
The Prevention Hub offers educational resources, programs, and technical assistance to schools and community organizations that serve our youth, parents and other adults.
PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention program that uses personality targeted interventions to promote mental health and skill development and delay youth substance use. This program, using a unique, upstream approach, is designed to help youth ages 12-17 channel their personality towards achieving positive long-term goals. The Prevention Hub builds capacity for the implementation of PreVenture in communities across the state.
Using a nationally recognized curriculum developed by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and Johnson & Johnson, the Prevention Hub provides presentations on OTC misuse dangers. Presentations are tailored for youth, parents, older adults, and the broader community. The Hub also provides facilitator training for health education teachers, law enforcement officers, faith-based youth group leaders and others to keep residents up to date on OTC medication best practices and information to prevent harmful misuse.
The Prevention Hub facilitates the use of Strengthening Families, an evidence-based program for parents and youth to assist them in learning parenting skills, youth life skills, and refusal skills. The Prevention Hub identifies appropriate community partners to host the program and refer families who may need support.
Changing Systems to Promote Youth Wellness
The Prevention Hub promotes the importance of systemic changes that build community resiliency and support youth wellness. Policy updates and new practices, such as implementing universal youth screening, creating policies that ensure a supportive response to youth at risk, and creating environments that support youth wellness, are key to reducing youth substance use. The Prevention Hub agencies around the state provide technical assistance and resources to schools and municipalities that guide public health policy updates to impact the environmental systems experienced by all community members.
School and Municipal Toolkits:
Marijuana/Cannabis Policy Guidance
Through technical support and public health practices, the Prevention Hub assists schools, municipalities, and community members in navigating New Jersey’s new cannabis laws and their potential impact on youth.
The Prevention Hub brings awareness to the needs of diverse populations and builds a training infrastructure to help community members determine levels of risk in children and adolescents, and direct them towards prevention services, when appropriate. Universal screening for common risk factors for alcohol and drug misuse, early signs of substance use disorders, social needs and mental health issues help identify youth that may need supportive services, have had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) or whose families might need support. The Prevention Hub staff can provide information on why screening is important for youth and families, what practices can be implemented to support universal screening in schools or other settings, and what evidence-based screening tools are available that best meet the needs of the population being served. These resources can help you get started with establishing this important practice in your setting.
Find Your County Prevention Hub
Each NJ county has a Prevention Hub housed in a local provider agency serving as a connection point for substance use prevention programs and other resources available to community members. County Prevention Hubs provide a “warm line” to information and resources, evidence-based prevention education, interventions, strategies, and programs to support all sectors of the community, including youth, parents, schools, law enforcement, faith-based organizations, and others.
Select your county on the map or list below to visit its Prevention Hub home page, view contact information, including “warm line” phone number, and additional resources.
OceanInstitute for Prevention and Recovery 442 Route 35, 3rd Floor Eatontown NJ 07724 Phone: 833-233-4377 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Agency Web: www.rwjbh.org/preventionandrecovery Prevention Hub Web: www.rwjbh.org/preventionhub
PassaicUnited for Prevention in Passaic County University Hall 364 300 Pompton Road Wayne NJ 07470 Phone: 973-720-3146 Email: email@example.com Agency Web: www.up-in-pc.org Prevention Hub Web: https://www.up-in-pc.org/prevention-hub/
Cape MayCape Assist 3819 New Jersey Avenue Wildwood, NJ 08260 Phone: 609-522-5960 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Agency Web: www.capeassist.org Prevention Hub Web: www.capeassist.org/preventionhub
GloucesterThe Southwest Council 550 Bridgeton Pike, Suite 2, 3, & 4 Mantua, NJ 08051 Phone: 856-794-1011 Email: email@example.com Agency Web: www.southwestcouncil.org
MiddlesexWellspring Center for Prevention 620 Cranbury Road Suite 105 East Brunswick, NJ 08816 Phone: 732-254-3344 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Agency Web: www.wellspringprevention.org Prevention Hub Web: www.wellspringprevention.org/our-programs/prevention-hub
MonmouthPrevention First (a division of Preferred Behavioral Health Group) 700 Airport Rd PO Box 2036 Lakewood, NJ 08701 Phone: 732-663-1800 ext. 2710 Email: email@example.com Agency Web: www.preferredbehavioral.org Prevention Hub Web: www.pcofmc.org/prevention-hub
MorrisPrevention is Key 25 West Main Street Rockaway, NJ Phone: 973-625-1998 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website Address: www.preventioniskey.org Prevention Hub: www.preventioniskey.org/preventionhub
EssexFamily Connections 7 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 101 East Orange, NJ 07017 Phone: 973-675-3817 Email: email@example.com Agency Web: www.familyconnectionsnj.org Prevention Hub Web: www.familyconnectionsnj.org/adapt/prevention-hub/
AtlanticAtlantic Prevention Resources Agency 626 N. Shore Road Absecon, NJ 08201 Phone: 609-272-0101 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Agency Web: www.atlprev.org
SalemThe Southwest Council 180 East Broadway Salem County One Stop Center Salem, NJ 08079 Phone: 856-794-1011 Email: email@example.com Agency Web: www.southwestcouncil.org
WarrenCenter for Family Services - Prevention Connections 492 Route 57 West Washington, NJ 07882 Phone: 908-689-1000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Agency Web: www.centerffs.org Prevention Hub Web: https://preventionconnections.fgcwc.org/prevention-hub/
SussexCenter for Prevention and Counseling 61 Spring Street Newton, NJ 07860 Phone: 973-383-4787 Preferred Email: email@example.com Agency Web: www.centerforprevention.org Prevention Hub Web: www.centerforprevention.org/prevention-services
HudsonPartners in Prevention 110B Meadowlands Pkwy, Suite 302 Secaucus, NJ 07094 Phone: 201-552-2264 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Agency Web: www.pipnj.org Prevention Hub Web: https://pipnj.org/hudsonpreventionhub/
CumberlandThe Southwest Council 1405 N. Delsea Drive Vineland, NJ 08360 Phone: 856-794-1011 Email: email@example.com Agency Web: www.southwestcouncil.org
BergenChildren’s Aid and Family Services 22-08 Rt 208 South Fair Lawn, NJ Phone: 201-225-8848 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Agency Web: www.tcadr.org Prevention Hub Web: www.bergencoalition.org
MercerMercer Council/Prevention Coalition 1931 Brunswick Ave Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Phone: 609-396-5874 Preferred Email: Preventionhub@mercercouncil.org Agency Web: www.mercercouncil.org Prevention Hub Web: www.mercercouncil.org/support/prevention-hub
UnionPrevention Links 121-125 Chestnut St Roselle, NJ 07203 Phone: 732-381-4100 Email: email@example.com Agency Web: www.preventionlinks.org Prevention Hub Web: www.preventionlinks.org/prevention-hub
SomersetEmPoWER Somerset 50 Division St, Suite 302 Somerville, NJ 08876 Phone: 908-722-4900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website Address: www.empowersomerset.com Prevention Hub: www.empowersomerset.com/preventionhub
HunterdonPrevention Resources, Inc. 4 Walter Foran Blvd. Suite 410 Flemington, NJ 08822 Phone: 908-782-3909 Email: email@example.com Agency Web: www.njprevent.com Prevention Hub Web: https://njprevent.com/preventionhub
BurlingtonPrevention Plus of Burlington County, Inc. 5000 Sagemore Dr Suite 203 Marlton NJ 08053 Phone: 609-261-0001 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Agency Web: www.prevplus.org Prevention Hub Web: https://www.prevplus.org/burlcohub.html
CamdenCamden County Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, Inc. 1 Alpha Avenue, Suite 22 Voorhees, NJ 08043 Phone: 856-427-6553 Email: email@example.com Agency Web: www.cccada.org
This project was supported by SABG Covid Supplement Grant TI083538 and the American Rescue Plan Act from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).