Burlington County Community Action Program
(609) 261-2323 HEADSTARTADMIN@BCCAP.org

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Services @ Head Start

Children:

  1. Classroom Observations:  Our consultant psychologist observes each classroom in Head Start at least three times per year.  Early Head Start children are observed four times per year by our LCSW consultant. The whole of the classroom is observed as well as the individual children.
  2. Dropin Hours – Our Consultant psychologist is available three times a month (October through May) at various centers for parents to “drop-in” to discuss mental health issues they, their children, or their family may be experiencing.
  3. Play Therapy: Children needing play therapy may be referred to Perform Care by the parent (see below) with the help of Head Start staff as needed or be referred to any of the agencies listed below as applicable

Outside Resources for Children:

  1. Perform Care – offers toll free information and referral services for children that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Perform Care assists families in finding and assessing mental health services. May offer in-home behavioral help as well as out of home.  Phone Number:  1-877-652-7624
  2. The Community Counseling Center of Moorestown VNA – offers counseling to individuals and families including play therapy with children as young as three.  856-380-1070.
  3. The Center for Grief and Loss at Samaritan Hospice: Counseling, groups, education, and consultation dealing with death and dying issues. Phone Number:  856-596-8550.
  4. Family and Community Services of Catholic Charities – Counseling for individuals and families including play therapy for preschoolers.  Phone Number: 609-386-7331.
  5. Legacy Treatment Services (Drenk Mental Health):   Family and individual counseling.  Sometimes can accommodate older preschoolers.  Phone Number:  606-267-1377.
  6. Oaks Integrated Care (Family Services) First Steps:  Therapeutic Preschool for children who are unable to function in a traditional pre-school setting or who are at risk for out-of-home placement.  Phone Number:  609-518-5470.
  7.  Oaks Integrated Care (Family Services -_Seasons):   Family and individual counseling (must be age 4 or above).  Phone Number:  1-800-963-3377.
  8. Jewish Family and Children’s Services:  Counseling for individuals and families including play therapy for preschoolers.  Phone Number:  856-424-1333.
  9. Center for Children’s Support – Stratford.  Counseling for sexual and physical abuse of children.  DCPP (DYFS) referral only.  Phone Number:  856-566-7036.
  10. PALS:  Counseling for children who have witnessed domestic abuse.  Parent must be in a Providence House counseling program for children to be eligible for PALS.  Phone Number:  609-871-7551.
  11. Family Support Organization:  Family-run, county-based organization that provide direct family-to-family peer support, education, advocacy and other services to family members of children with emotional and behavioral problems.   Phone Number: 609-265-8838.
  12. School District Child Study Teams:  Call Sue Dietz (609-261-2323 ex. 5019) for information or call child’s school district.
  13. Early Intervention:  For children birth to three.  Toll-free number:  1-888-653-4463.
  14. Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, INC – Offers behavioral health services for children (as young as three) and adults.  Locations in Burlington City and Pemberton Township.  Call 1-800-486-0131 for appointment.

 Resources for Adults:

  1. The Center for Grief and Loss at Samaritan Hospice: Counseling, groups, education, and consultation dealing with death and dying issues. Phone Number:856-596-8550.
  2. Family and Community Services of Catholic Charities – Counseling for individuals and families including play therapy for preschoolers. Phone Number: 609-386-7331.
  3. Legacy Treatment Services (Drenk Mental Health): Family and individual counseling. Sometimes can accommodate older preschoolers.  Phone Number:  606-267-1377.
  4. Oaks Integrated Care (Family Services -_Seasons): Family and individual counseling (must be age 4 or above). Phone Number:  1-800-963-3377.
  5. Jewish Family and Children’s Services: Counseling for individuals and families including play therapy for preschoolers.  Phone Number:  856-424-1333.
  6. NJ Mental Health Cares: Mental Health information and referral services.  Can help you learn about and find mental health services including:  legal, housing, employment, rehabilitation, inpatient and out patient, self-help, and more.  No Crisis Intervention ServicesPhone Number:  1-866-202-4357.
  7. Providence House/Willingboro Shelter: Comprehensive domestic violence services including 24-hour hotline, crisis and options counseling, emergency housing, individual and group therapy for survivors and abusers, group therapy for children witnessing domestic violence, information and referral, etc.  Phone Number:  609-871-7551.
  8. Family Support Organization: Family-run, county-based organization that provides direct family-to-family peer support, education, advocacy and other services to family members of children with emotional and behavioral problems.  Phone Number: 609-265-8838.
  9. Delaware House: Partial Care, Outpatient, and Recovery program for mentally ill chemical abusers.  Phone Number:  386-1746.
  10. Screening and Crisis Intervention (SCIP): 24-hour screening for emergency psychiatric problems.  Crisis intervention services.  Linkage to other agencies.  Phone Number:  609-835-6180. Or just go to Lady of Lourdes Hospital Willingboro.
  11. African-American Self Help Group: Self-help group for African-Americans with mental health issues.  Phone Number:  609-265-0746.
  12. NAMI FACE: The National Alliance on Mental Health Family and Consumer Exchange helps with navigating the mental health system in Burlington County.  They offer emotional support, information, education, and advise about treatment and community services.  Phone Number:  609-914-0933.
  13. Suicide Hotline: 24-hour hotline.   Phone Number: 1-800-784-2433.
  14. Contact: 24-hour hotline serving people in need of help, guidance, reassurance, crisis intervention, or just a listening ear. Also provides information and referral. Phone Number:  856-234-8888 or 866-234-5005
  15. 211 – Resource and referral for community agencies including mental health resources.
  16. Center for Traumatic Grief and Victim Services – Addresses the comprehensive needs of family members of victims of traumatic death due to murder, suicide, vehicle crash, or other sudden fatal accident. Phone Number: 856-866-2066.
  17. Mom2Mom Helpline– helpline for parents raising children with special needs – peer support, telephone assessments, and a network of referral and support groups – 1-877-914-6662