Essex County ResourceNet is a free web directory of programs, supports, services and events for families. It is mobile friendly, and can be translated to different languages, printed or shared through social media. Across the bottom of each ResourceNet is a banner that includes links to all other connected ResourceNets.

System of Care Partners

Essex County Family Support Organization (FSO) – The FSO is a non-profit organization made up of parents and community members whose mission is to ensure that every Essex County family who have children with special emotional and behavioral needs is given community based resources and support in a family friendly, child centered, culturally competent manner.  To learn more about FSO services call: 973-395-1441

Children’s Mobile Response & Stabilization Services (MRSS) – MRSS are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help children and youth who are experiencing emotional or behavioral crises.  The services are designed to defuse an immediate crisis, keep children and their families safe, and maintain the children in their own homes or current living situation (such as a foster home, treatment home or group home) in the community. To access services call: 1-877-652-7624

Psychiatric Emergency Screening System (PESS) Psychiatric Emergency Service System (PESS) provides the following services 24 hours/day – 7 days/week: screening assessments on-site and off-site, emergency psychiatric assessment on-site, extended evaluation/holding beds. Contact: 866-904-4474

Essex County CIACC (Children’s Inter-Agency Coordinating Council) – The Essex County C.I.A.C.C. (pronounced like kayak or kai-yak) serves as a mechanism to provide the County with a multidisciplinary forum to review and discuss the system of services for children with special social, emotional and behavioral challenges through a partnership of parents, consumers, government, community-based organizations, and service providers.

PerformCare of New Jersey – PerformCare is the Contracted System Administrator (CSA) for the New Jersey Children’s System of Care (CSOC), available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving as the single point of entry for all children, adolescents and young adults (up to age 21) who are in need of behavioral health, developmental and intellectual disability, or substance use treatment services. To access services call: 1-877-652-7624

NJ Children’s System of Care (CSOC) – Children’s System of Care, a division of NJ’s Department of Children and Families, serves children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families; children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families; and, children with substance use challenges and their families.  CSOC is committed to providing services based on the needs of the child and family in a family-centered, community-based environment. To access services call: 1-877-652-7624

Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) – Child Protection and Permanency is New Jersey’s child protection and child welfare agency within the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. Its mission is to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and support families. CP&P is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect and, if necessary, arranging for the child’s protection and the family’s treatment. The Child Abuse Hotline (State Central Registry) receives reports of child abuse and neglect 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. In New Jersey, any person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or acts of abuse should immediately report this information to the State Central Registry (SCR). If the child is in immediate danger, call 911 as well as 1-877 NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873).


NJCMO is a collection of all 15 Care Management Organizations in NJ.  It was formed to encourage collaboration and cooperation among all CMOs, educate the community on the role of the CMO and how we help youth and families, assist youth and families connect to needed resources, and provide a broader voice across the state for CMOs.  NJCMOs provide services for Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Developmental Disabilities, Court Involvement and School Involvement.