New Jersey MENTOR

Helping children and families live the
joyful lives they deserve.

We know every child and family is unique, with their own goals and abilities that can help them thrive. The caring team in New Jersey MENTOR’s programs help children and families live full, joyful lives. Our services are tailored to each child and family’s needs, from foster care to behavioral health supports to juvenile justice services.

Caring Staff, Person-Centered Support

New Jersey MENTOR supports families in healing and moving forward in life. We do that by meeting people where they are. Our team gets to know each person and what living well means for them. We then create a service plan tailored to their needs and goals.

Ready to learn more? Contact our team to get started.
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Therapeutic Foster Care

New Jersey MENTOR believes that children belong in families. In our foster care programs, children live in loving homes with nurturing foster parents who help them heal and grow. Supports include:

  • Individual and family therapy
  • Trauma treatment
  • Case management
  • Family and community activities
  • Support and skill development for foster parents
  • Support transitioning home, to other life affirming settings or to independent living
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Second Chance

In our Second Chance program, we match youth who have life experience within our state’s Family Court system or are at risk of entering into the Family Court process with loving foster parents who can help them build the skills they need to have bright futures. Services include:

  • Group and individual therapy
  • Psychiatric services
  • Fun, enriching activities and community outings
  • Support and skill development for foster parents
  • Education and family support after the young person returns home or while in the process of transitioning to college, independent living, military service or the work force.
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Specialty Group Homes

In our Specialty Group Home programs, dedicated staff care for youth with complex behavioral health needs. Our team provides interventions and teach critical life skills.  Supports are tailored to the needs of each young person and include:

  • Comprehensive assessments
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Behavior supports
  • Skill building
  • Fun, enriching activities and community outings
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Intensive In Community Behavioral Health Services

New Jersey MENTOR’s Beyond Expectations Innovative Therapy program helps children work through the challenges keeping them from living their best life. Our Intensive In Community Behavioral Health Services help children and families:

  • Learn coping skills
  • Improve communication
  • Deal with conflict
  • Build stronger relationships
  • Avoid out-of-home settings like foster care

Host Homes for Children with Disabilities

New Jersey MENTOR also offers a host home program for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In this program, loving caregivers known as Treatment Home Parents open their family homes to children with needs such as cerebral palsy, autism, and other challenges and give them the support they need to grow and thrive. Supports are tailored to each child’s needs and include:

  • 24-hour care in a family home
  • Case management
  • Nursing supports
  • Fun activities at home and in the community
  • Life skills development

  • Looking for meaningful work?

    New Jersey MENTOR is part of the Sevita family. As a member of our team, you can help make a difference in the life of a child or family.

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Our primary goal is to help families overcome challenges and keep the family intact or assist with the reunification process. Headshot of Desiree with her small dog Desiree Senior Family Centered Clinician

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