Community Resources

Crisis Support

Anchor House

The mission of Anchor House is to work with abused, homeless, runaway, at risk and aging out youth to utilize their strengths and the support of their families and communities in order to ensure a stronger future.

Anchor House Shelter was founded in 1978 to move homeless and runaway youth off the streets of Trenton and reunite them with their family. Today, Anchor House Inc. provides shelter, school outreach, transitional and supportive housing, and street outreach to youth, ages 12 to 21 years of age, from Mercer County and throughout the state of New Jersey.

Children's Home Society of New Jersey 

The Children's Home Society of New Jersey is a private, nonsectarian child-care and placement agency providing counseling services for expectant parents as well as family day care, short-term foster care, protective services for abused and/or neglected children, adoption services, and post-adoption services. There is a sliding fee scale.

Phone: 609.695.6274
Address: 625 S Clinton Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618

Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P)

Formerly DYFS. Mercer Office

DCP&P helps to protect and to treat abused, abandoned, and neglected children and their parents. Services include homemaker, day-care, a day treatment program; foster family and residential facility care; group care; adoption service; and adult crisis and protective services.

Phone: 609.292.5100 or 800.392.2721
Address: 120 Stockton Street, 2nd Floor, PO Box 717, Trenton, NJ 08625

Mental Health

All Access Mental Health

All Access Mental Health (AAMH) is dedicated to empowering those with mental illness through a variety of behavioral health services. AAMH is a private, non- profit community based behavioral heath care agency serving the greater Mercer County community. AAMH was founded to respond to the mental health needs of our community and we are dedicated to that commitment.

Address: 819 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 088540
Phone: 609.452.2088

Corner House 

Corner House is a professional counseling agency with a special focus on young people, particularly those at risk due to situational crises, such as marital separation, divorce, death of a family member, or substance abuse. The agency also has a broader function by providing counseling services to individuals and families for a wide range of issues, including personal growth issues and parenting skills, as well as offering child advocacy services. Various workshops are offered periodically. There is a sliding fee scale.

Address: One Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ, 08542 Phone: 609.924.8018

Trinity Counseling

Trinity Counseling Service (TCS) is a private, not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3), community counseling service providing comprehensive and compassionate care to residents of the greater Princeton area. Founded in 1968, TCS is well respected for its child, family and adult mental health services, programs and projects. Our unique combination of highly trained and licensed psychologists, social workers, and professional counselors are dedicated to providing effective mental health services to all in need. 

Address: 22 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 
Phone: 609.924.0060 

Princeton Family Institute

Founded in 1982, Princeton Family Institute consists of a group of experienced clinicians who are devoted to psychotherapy with couples, families and individuals. Our approach is collaborative, culturally sensitive and humble, and justice oriented. People experiencing themselves to be at the margins of society because of their racial, gender related, religious, or sexual identities are welcome at Princeton Family Institute.

166 Bunn Drive, Suite #105, Princeton, NJ 08540
609.921.2551 Text: 609.468.8597

Alcohol and Drugs

Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

The Mercer Council works toward the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuses through education and training programs for parent groups and other organizations.

Address: 1931 Brunswick Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: 609.396.5874

Princeton House

Affiliated with the Medical Center at Princeton, Princeton House provides inpatient rehabilitation services for drug and alcohol problems.
Address: 905 Herrontown Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 800.242.2550 (Inpatient Admissions) 888.437.1610 (Outpatient Admissions)

Additional Resources

HiTOPS (Health Interested Teens Own Program on Sexuality) provides clinical-care services for teens and their partners; counseling for sexuality-related issues; and educational programs for teens, parents, and educators.

Address: 21 Wiggins Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609.683.5155


Alcoholics Anonymous


Addictions Hotline of New Jersey


N.J. Child Abuse Control Hotline – open evenings, weekends, holidays


National Runaway Hotline


Helene Fuld Crisis Center – 24-hour crisis number (over 18 years of age)