Peer Respite & Crisis Houses
Peer Respite is a state-funded short-term residential program offering an alternative to an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. Peer Respites are staffed 24/7 with individuals who have lived experience. The Respite House provides a setting in which individuals can work on their recovery. Please contact the agency listed below covering your county or the nearest county.
The CSPNJ Respite Program offers a clean, safe, supportive, tranquil, and non-judgmental environment in a residential community. It is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by individuals with lived experience who are trained and experienced in supporting others to transform a crisis into an opportunity for enhancing personal wellness. Guests can be provided support at the house for a maximum of 10 days and offered follow up support for up to 30 days. We offer intensive peer support and involvement in wellness activities on site and through follow up support to help guests to restore balance, and plan for adjustments to their home, their associated valued roles, and their community activities.
Middlesex County: (732) 354-4403
Essex County: (862) 229-1401
Passaic County: (862) 239-9896
Burlington County: (609) 261-3034
Kairos House (formerly Crisis House), located in Burlington County, is a short-term residential program that offers a safe, therapeutic option for those who are at risk of hospitalization due to exacerbation of their mental illness; or for those who need further stabilization and/or a transition period following an inpatient stay. Services include case management, treatment, housing assistance, wellness groups and life skills training. Kairos House residents are often referred from Legacy’s Screening and Crisis Intervention Program.
Ocean County: (848) 221-3022
Crosswinds Peer Respite, located in Ocean County, is the first adult mental health respite program to open in New Jersey. The program offers a safe, supportive environment for adults to stay on a short-term basis when experiencing or on the verge of a mental health crisis. Crosswinds offers peer support, case management, education, support groups, medication services, co-occurring substance abuse services, Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) and follow-up support. It serves as a crisis alternative that aims to avoid the repetitive cycle of psychiatric hospitalization.
Camden County: (856) 427-6584
Oaks Integrated Care Harveys Haven Crisis House provides short-term residential support and safety. Program residents are often referred from Oaks Integrated Care’s Crisis Stabilization and Mental Health Urgent Care.