• Community Resources and Services


    Resources for students and parents:

    To access mental health services (mobile response to your home): Contact Performcare at 1-877-652-7624. Website is performcarenj.org. Available 24/7.

    To connect with a Zone staff to share concerns or ask for guidance for non-emergency mental health needs:

    Contact Bilingual Clinician: Rishannabel Ubiera, MSW, LSW at rubiera@familyconnectionsnj.org  and 201-396-8989

    Contact Program Coordinator: Shalice Foster, MSW, LCADC, LCSW at smfoster@familyconnectionsnj.org and 862-240-2244

    To get immediate assistance with an emergent mental health crisis:

    Contact 911 or go to your nearest hospital:

    1. East Orange General Hospital

      300 Central Avenue, East Orange, NJ

    2. Mountainside Hospital

      1 Bay Avenue, Montclair, NJ

    3. Clara Maass Medical Center

      1 Clara Maas Drive, Belleville, NJ

    To have the opportunity to speak with a counselor 24/7:


    1. Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255

    2. NJ Hope Line at 1-855-654-6735

    3. 2nd Floor Teen Helpline at 1-888-222-2228