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You are worthy of resources & care

We hope the resources below help you get started finding the information and support you want. It is our humanity, and not the drugs we use, that matters.

Harm Reduction & Using Safer

We highly recommend checking out NEXT Distro’s open access and peer-reviewed harm reduction resource library.
This library is full of (printable!) guides on wound and abscess care, safer injection and smoking practices, social support for people who use drugs and families, and more! These resources are created by and for people who use drugs and are available in English and Spanish.
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Support in New Jersey & Nationwide

Here are some organizations that provide support for issues that sometimes intersect with drug use. This list is not comprehensive and intended as a starting place. If we’re missing a great resource, please let us know.

Treatment & Support

ReachNJ is a 24-hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week addictions hotline where people who have Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or friends and family of people with SUD can get immediate assistance and support from live, New Jersey-based, trained addiction counselors. Learn more here.

Our purpose is to increase access to medication-assisted treatment and recovery support services for patients with opioid use disorders in Northern NJ. Learn more here.

The Peer Recovery WarmLine is answered by trained mental health peers, people with lived experience who 0are in recovery. Call for support and information. Learn more here.

Our mission is to increase statewide capacity to provide standard of care treatment for patients with substance use disorders through mentoring & education; building working collaborations within the community; & conducting research & developing novel & innovative models of service delivery. Learn more here.

The Woodbridge Township Addiction Services Division has been created to encompass the spectrum of programs that address substance use, including Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery Support.

​If you would like help for yourself or a friend or family member who may have a substance use disorder, please call Addiction Services at 732-596-4199. Learn more here.

Healthcare

More people now qualify for financial help. If you did not qualify for financial help before based on income, you may qualify now with new state and federal savings. Learn more here.

The NJ AIDS/HIV/STD hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Help is available via phone, text message, or live chat. Learn more here.

Provides support, assessment and, if needed, intervention in the most cooperative and least restrictive manner to New Jersey residents in emotional distress and suicidal crisis. Learn more here.

Our purpose is to bring organizations together to leverage our collective voices and resources towards expanding access to reproductive and sexual health care in New Jersey especially for communities that have been historically marginalized. Learn more here.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline During this difficult time, the NAMI HelpLine is here for you. HelpLine volunteers are working to answer questions, offer support and provide practical next steps. Learn more here.

The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). We work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC. Learn more here.

Sex Work

The New Jersey Red Umbrella Alliance (NJRUA) is a working alliance of activists and allies who are dedicated to promoting, defending, and advocating for the human rights of sex workers in the state of New Jersey. Learn more here.

This national social justice network is dedicated to the fundamental human rights of people involved in the sex trade and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy. Learn more here.

Housing & Homelessness

New Jersey residents experiencing homelessness can dial 211 for help. As the State’s Homeless Hotline, 211 works in partnership with county agencies to identify housing options when available. Learn more here.

This website was developed to connect New Jersey renters, landlords, & homeowners to information available from multiple sources to assist in preventing eviction. This program is providing information, but does not provide direct financial assistance. Learn more here.

We empower homeless residents of New Brunswick through advocacy and resources which encourage stable living. We provide support for homeless residents in New Jersey with basic necessities, barrier assessments through weekly outreach, and health/social services. Learn More Here.

Drug User Health & Organizing

DanceSafe has two fundamental operating principles: harm reduction and peer-based, popular education. Combining these two principles has enabled us to create successful, peer-based educational programs to reduce drug misuse and empower young people to make healthy, informed lifestyle choices. We are known for bringing adulterant screening (a.k.a., “pill testing,” “drug checking”) to the rave and nightlife community in the U.S., and for distributing unbiased educational literature describing the effects and risks associated with the use of various drugs. Learn more here.

The Drug Policy Alliance is the nation’s leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. Our work covers a wide range of critical issues. Learn more here.

A project of HRH43, Harm Reduction Works-HRW is a fully scripted, harm reduction based self-help/mutual aid group originally conceived as an alternative to abstinence only types of organizations like 12 step etc. We began in Northampton, MA in March 2019 and did an official national launch at the Drug Policy Alliance Reform Conference in November of that year. Learn more here.

Whether you’re seeking info on safer drug use for yourself or others, tips to be prepared in the event of an overdose, the most up-to-date information about fentanyl testing, or ways to create a supportive environment for harm reduction programs to thrive — we hope you find what you’re looking for. Learn more here.

National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) works to secure the human and civil rights, health and welfare of all people, focusing particularly on pregnant and parenting women, and those who are most likely to be targeted for state control and punishment — low income women, women of color, and drug-using women. Learn more here.

New England Users Union a multi-nationality, multi-gender, and multi-generational group of activists committed to providing material, political, and physical support, people who use drugs (PWUD). Learn more here.

We represent and organize people who use drugs. We are fighting to end the racist war on drugs, end prohibition, and liberate all of society who have been living in poverty, fear, and hiding aways as if we were criminals and internalizing messages of shame and self hatred based on discrimination and stigmatization. Learn more here.

We are replacing the disastrous war on drugs with policies rooted in evidence, compassion, and human rights. Our 5,000 active members, made up of young people and students, mobilize from 300 schools around the globe to make change from the campus to the United Nations. Learn more here.

VOCAL-NY is a statewide grassroots membership organization that builds power among low-income people directly impacted by HIV/AIDS, the drug war, mass incarceration, and homelessness. Learn more here.

Civil Rights & Belonging

The Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey is a statewide network committed to fighting poverty in New Jersey by empowering partners, educating the community, and advocating for solutions since it was founded in 1999. Learn more here.

Garden State Equality lifts up the diverse voices of LGBTQ+ communities through education and advocacy to advance the movement for equality in New Jersey and nationally. Learn more here.

LANF is organized to research the issues impacting the Latino communities in New Jersey, develop policy proposals to address those issues, and conduct outreach among Latino communities throughout New Jersey, including lower-income and immigrant communities. Learn more here.

Make the Road New Jersey builds the power of immigrant, working-class, & Latinx communities to achieve dignity and respect through community organizing, legal, policy innovation, and transformative education. Learn more here.

The National Center for Advocacy and Recovery for Behavioral Health (NCAAR-BH) will help lead efforts to ensure the establishment of an integrated recovery-oriented system of care that provides needed evidence-based behavioral health prevention and recovery services to its residents as a human right. Learn more here.

The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice is a statewide membership-based coalition of organizations that creates and achieves policies in New Jersey that welcome and support immigrants to become rooted economically, politically and socially within the state. Learn more here.

New Jersey Organizing Project is a grassroots organization made up of people like you – we stand up for New Jersey’s Shore regions and South Jersey. We connect and train community members to participate in the decision-making processes that affect their daily lives. Learn more here.

Salvation and Social Justice fights for restorative justice principles to transform the systems that are plagued with institutional racism. Learn more here.

A coalition of survivors, families, faith based communities and advocates calling for an end to torture in New Jersey correctional facilities. Learn more here.

Movement for Family Power works to end the Foster System’s policing and punishment of families and to create a world where the dignity and integrity of all families is valued and supported. Learn more here.

Trans Lifeline connects trans people to the community support and resources we need to survive and thrive. Learn more here.

Mutual Aid

This is not a Moment it’s a MOVEMENT! Black Lives Matter of Paterson, New Jersey joining together for respect and equality. Learn more here.

Brick City Mutual Aid (BCMA) is a network of over 70 people in and around Newark, NJ. We came together in response to the COVID-19 crisis and primarily do the work of delivering and distributing food, clean water, and supplies to individuals and families in Newark who need them. Learn more here.

Supplying groceries & essentials to the Central Jersey community. Learn more here.

We are a group of neighbors who are working together to support our fellow neighbors. We collect donations and connect them to other mutual aid groups in our community that are directly helping our neighbors who need assistance. Learn more here.

The New Jersey Abortion Access Fund is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to those seeking safe, legal abortions. Learn more here.

We are a network of neighbors providing food and household goods to anyone who needs them in our region. Learn more here.

Violence Survivors

The New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential access to domestic violence information and services, including crisis intervention, referral, and advocacy. Bilingual and accessible to the deaf and hearing impaired. Learn more here.

The New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) connects individuals affected by sexual violence with professionals that provide assistance and referrals. Calls are routed to the closest rape crisis care center. Learn more here.

Safety is not just the absence of violence but the presence of well-being and systems that support the most vulnerable amongst us. NCST envisions a public safety system that puts victims at the center of our public safety strategy and invests in healing services for the community and our law enforcement partners. Resources and support available to survivors of violence across New Jersey. Learn more here.

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