How to Place a Child


If you suspect a child is a victim of abuse, please report your concern to the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Call 1-877-NJ-ABUSE (652-2873).

Brahma House accepts referrals from NJ DCP&P for teenagers ages 13-17 who are suffering from abuse, abandonment, neglect, including runaways. Contact a Brahma House case manager at 908-526-6605 and a pre-admission screening form will be completed over the phone. Billing is through the NJ Spirit k-100 system, not Medicaid, which means quick and easy placements for kids in need. Walk-ins are also accepted.

Passages accepts youth ages 16-21 who need residential transitional-living services due to personal or family crisis circumstances. Referrals may be made by individual teens or family members, through the court system or through DCP&P and its Care Management Organizations (CMOs). These referrals are processed through DCP&P’s Value Options system. Once background information is received and assessed, the prospective resident is interviewed and a decision is made. For more information, contact Passages at 908-526-6868.

My Place and Whitney House are residential transitional-living services for abused, neglected and homeless youth ages 18-21. Potential residents can be self-referred or referred through DCP&P. My Place is home to 5 young men. For more information, contact the program at 908-947-0040. Whitney House is home to 5 young women. For more information, contact the program at 908-947-0002.

Pathways is available to young men and women in the community, ages 15-21, in need of independent-living skills education. Referrals can be made by DCP&P, family court, parents or teens themselves. To apply or make a referral, call Visions and Pathways at 908-526-6686.

Bridge House is a supportive housing program offering subsidized apartments for homeless young adults who are 18-21 at the time they apply. For more information, contact the program manager at 908-581-8168.