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Community Programs
 
Dr. Helen May Strauss Clinic – An outpatient clinic of YCS serves the behavioral health and mental health needs of families in Essex and Hudson counties. The clinic offers:
    • Infant and preschool mental health assessments and treatment for children birth–6 and families.
    • Mental Health services for children 7–21 and their families.
    • Evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities for children children birth-6
      Phone #: 201-865-7450 Hudson County
        973-854-5500

      Essex County
Nurse Family Partnership (Essex and Morris Counties)
      – A nurse in-home visitation program that serves first – time, low-income pregnant women and their infants until the age of two.

       Phone #: 973-854-3651


Baby Steps
(Essex and Hudson Counties)
      A developmental guidance program for teen moms, expectant women, new parents and caregivers of infants up to 3 years of age. 

      Phone #: 973-395-5500


Adoption Search Services
      – YCS provides search services to adoptees 18 years and older who are interested in establishing contact with their birth family and/or obtaining or providing updated medical information, for birth parents and siblings. 

      Phone #:  973-854-3611


Parents As Teachers (PAT) – An in-home case management program for expectant women and families with children up to the age of 6 in Hudson County. 
Phone #: 201-864-1047

Specialized Foster Care- Statewide services – If you can provide a loving, safe and stable home for a child or youth with special needs, you may qualify to become a YCS Specialized Foster family. Caregivers receive monthly stipends up to $1,500 to care for their child as well as a clothing allowance, medical coverage and all the necessary therapeutic support services to insure your child gets the best care. 
Phone #:   
North/Central Jersey 1888-322-5437
Southern Jersey 1-877-482-4453

School-Based Youth Services Program – East Side High School, Paterson – Encourage teens to stay in school & provides employment, health, social service & recreational activities. 
Phone #: 973-321-1000 x 51130

Parent Linking Program – East Side High School, Paterson – helps build healthy relationships between teen parents and their children and to minimize /eliminate barriers that often prevent the ability of expecting teens (including young fathers) to complete their education.
Phone #: 973-321-1000 x 51130

21st Century Program East Side High School, Paterson, an after-school/summer program that encourages career exploration with hands on instruction in a wide range of fields.
Phone #: 973-321-1000 x 51130