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 County 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. See brochure for details

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.

    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

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.

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.