SATHI Program

Community Resources

The organizations listed below provide disability, domestic violence, health, mental health and human services for South Asian communities in New Jersey.  For more information, please contact Dr. Naveen Mehrotra at nmehrotra@pol.net.

 

Developmental Disabilities

ABCD: Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities

127 Route 206, Suite 18
Hamilton, New Jersey 08610

Phone: 609-581-8375
Fax: 609-581-8512
Website: www.abcdnj.org

  • Mission:  The mission of ABCD is to affect the development and implementation of public policy and to support the member organizations whose specific purpose is to improve the lives of people with multiple physical and developmental disabilities so that they have the opportunity to attain the highest level of purpose and dignity.
  • Programs & Services: Disability Advocacy, Technical Assistance, Educational Support, Analysis/Research Activities

The ARC of New Jersey

985 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Phone: 732-246-2525
Fax: 732-214-1834
email:  info@arc.org
Website: www.arcnj.org

  • Mission: The Arc of New Jersey is committed to enhancing the quality of life of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, through advocacy, empowerment, education and prevention.
  • Programs & Services: Education Advocacy, Family Advocacy, Public Affairs/ Communication, Governmental Affairs

ASPEN: Asperger Syndrone Education Network

9 Aspen Circle
Edison, NJ 08820

Phone: 732-321-0880
Email: info@aspennj.org
Website: www.aspennj.org

  • Mission: ASPEN provides families and individuals whose lives are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, High Functioning Autism), and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities with support and education about issues surrounding the disorders.
  • Programs & Services: Family and Individual Support, Education about Disorders, Professional Developmen

Autism New Jersey Inc.

1450 Parkside Avenue, Suite 22
Ewing, NJ 08638

Tel: 609-588-8200
Helpline: 1-800-4-Autism
Fax: 609-588-8858
Email: information@autismnj.org
Website: www.njcosac.org

  • Mission: Autism New Jersey encourages responsible basic and applied research that may lessen the effects of, and potentially prevent, autism. It is dedicated to ensuring that all people with autism receive appropriate, effective services to maximize their growth potential and to enhancing the general public's overall awareness of autism.
  • Programs & Services: Information, Advocacy, Family Education, Professional Education, Consultation

BIANJ: Brain Injury Association of New Jersey

825 Georges Road, Second Floor
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Tel: 732-745-0200
Helpline: 800-669-4323
Fax: 732-745-0211
email: info@bianj.org
Website: www.bianj.org

  • Mission: The mission of BIANJ is to support and advocate for individuals affected by brain injury and raise public awareness through education and prevention.
  • Programs & Services: Information, Advocacy, Mentor Program, Family Support, Support Groups, Camps

Brighter Tomorrows

Website: www.brightertomorrows.org

  • Mission: The mission of Brighter Tomorrows is to support families by providing information about Down syndrome.
  • Programs & Services: Down syndrome education, Shared Stories, Information Sources

Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey

1005 Whitehead Road Extension, Suite 1
Ewing, NJ 08638

Phone: 888-322-1918
Fax:  609-882-4054
Hearing Impaired: 609-882-0620
Email: info@cpofnj.org
Website:  www.cpofnj.org  

  • Mission: Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey enhances the lives of people with all disabilities and enables full participation in society through advocacy, direct services and education.
  • Programs & Services: Rehabilitation Technology, Support, Employment Service, Education Advocacy

Dental Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey

Matheny Institute for Research in Developmental Disabilities,
Matheny Medical and Educational Center
P.O. Box 339
Peapack, NJ 07977

Tel: 908-234-0011, ext. 716
Email: research@matheny.org
Website: www.disabilityhealth.org/dental

  • Mission: Dental Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey serves as a resource for individuals with developmental disabilities seeking dental care.
  • Programs & Services: Information about dentists who serve individuals with developmental disabilities

Disability Rights New Jersey

210 South Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08608

Tel: 800-922-7233
Fax: 609-777-0187
Hearing Impaired: (609) 633-7106
Email: advocate@drnj.org
Website:  www.drnj.org  

  • Mission: Disability Rights New Jersey serves as the protection and advocacy system for those with disabilities in New Jersey.
  • Programs & Services: Client Assistance, Disability Assistance, Help in Obtaining Assistive Technology Devices, Mental Health Protection & Advocacy

The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

335 George St., Suite 3500
P.O. Box 2688
New Brunswick, NJ   08903-2688

Tel: 732-235-9300 or 732-235-9330
Website:  http://rwjms.rutgers.edu/boggscenter/

  • Mission:  The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center, as a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, values uniqueness and individuality and promotes the   self-determination and full participation of people with disabilities and their families in all aspects of community life.
  • Programs & Services:  Disability Assistance

Epilepsy Foundation New Jersey

1 AAA Drive, Suite 203
Trenton, NJ 08691

Tel: 800-336-5843
Fax: 609-392-5621
Website:  www.efnj.com

  • Mission: The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey is dedicated to helping to improve the quality of life for people affected by epilepsy and their  loved ones. It will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences.
  • Programs & Services: Research, Advocacy, Education, Camps, Support Groups

Behavioral Health

South Asian Mental Health Awareness in Jersey
National Alliance on Mental Illness in New Jersey

1562 Route 130
North Brunswick, NJ   08902

Tel: 732-940-0991
Fax: 732-940-0355
Helpline:  866-NAMI-IFSS
E-mail:info@naminj.org
Website:www.naminj.org

  • Mission:  South Asian Mental Health Awareness in Jersey (SAMHAJ) is a program from the National Alliance on Mental Illness in New Jersey (NAMINJ) that provides support and education for South Asian individuals and families affected by mental illness in New Jersey.
  • Programs & Services: Health Education, Mental Health, Referral Service

Domestic Violence

Manavi, Inc.

PO Box 3103
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Tel: 732-435-1414
Fax: 732-435-1411
E-mail: manavi@manavi.org
Website: www.manavi.org

  • Mission:  Manavi's mission is to end all forms of violence against women.  Manavi hopes to achieve this by bringing about social change as well as by assisting women in their attempts to end the cycle of abuse in their lives and progress towards self-reliance and autonomy.
  • Program & Services: Advocacy, Domestic Violence, Volunteer Opportunities, Counseling, Legal Clinics, Referrals, Support Groups, Transitional/Safe House, Interpretation/Translation Services

NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault

2333 Whitehorse Mercerville Road, Suite J
Trenton, New Jersey 08619

Tel: 609-631-4450      
Helpline: 1-800-601-7200
Fax: 609-631-4453
Website: www.njcasa.org

  • Mission: The mission of the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault is to promote the compassionate and just treatment of survivors, their loved ones and significant others, foster collaborative relationships between community systems, and affect attitudinal and behavioral changes in society as we work toward the elimination of sexual violence against all people.
  • Programs & Services: Education, Assistance, Support Groups, Counseling, Referrals, Crisis Intervention, Accompaniment to Court, Hospital, or Police Station

Women Against Family Abuse House Inc. 

PO Box 2101
Clifton, NJ 07015-2102

Tel:          973-278-6229
Helpline: 1-800-930-WAFA
E-mail:  info@wafahouse.org
Website:  www.wafahouse.org

  • Mission:  The mission of WAFA House is to assist and educate any victims of domestic violence by establishing and maintaining a facility, which will empower and enrich the family unit, as well as provide a variety of services to the individuals.
  • Program & Services:  Advocacy, Child Abuse, Conflict Resolution/Mediation, Counseling, Crisis Hotline, Domestic Violence, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, Referral Service, Tutoring, Volunteer Opportunities

Cancer and Diabetes

Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at the Morristown Memorial Hospital

Cancer Grant Office, Box 18
100 Madison Ave.
Morristown, NJ   07962

Phone: 973-971-5952 or 973-971-6581
E-mail: jigisha.kothari@ahsys.org
Website: Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Morristown Memorial Hospital or www.atlantichealth.org/Simon

  • Mission:  The mission of the Cancer Screening Program at Morristown Memorial Hospital is to reach out to the South Asian community through New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program (NJCEED) and Susan G. Komen Foundation's grant and support to education and screen the community for early detection of breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate cancer.
  • Programs & Services:  Cancer, Community Outreach, Health Education, Health Screening Services

Diabetes Foundation Inc.

13 Sunflower Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

Tel: 800-633-3160 or 201-444-0337
Email: info@diabetesfoundationinc.org
Website:  www.diabetesinnj.org

  • Mission: Diabetes Foundation, Inc. focuses its efforts to improve the quality of life for people with diabetes.
  • Programs & Services: Public Education, Professional Education, Diabetic Children's Camp Scholarships, Medication Assistance, Supplies Assistance

Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant

 

South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters 

55-13 96th Street
Corona, NY   11368

Tel: 718-592-0821
E-mail: samar@samarinfo.org
Website: www.samarinfo.org

  • Mission:  To develop an informed society that is motivated to address the marrow/stem cell transplant needs of those suffering from life-threatening blood disorders among various under represented minority communities with focus on South Asians.
  • Programs & Services: Advocacy, Cancer, Community Outreach, Health Education, Support Groups, Volunteer Opportunities

Visiting Nurse

 

Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey 

176 Riverside Ave.
Red Bank, NJ   07701

Tel: 1-800-VNA-3330
Website: www.vnacnj.org

  • Mission:  The Visiting Nurse Association of Central New Jersey is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, restoration, and maintenance of the health status of individuals and the community.
  • Programs & Services:  Health Care Services, Health Education, Health Screening Services, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health, Home Health Care, Nutrition/Meal/Food Programs, Public Health Promotions, Support Groups, Volunteer Opportunities

Legal/Immigration/Human Services

 

The Boaz Community Corporation, Inc.  

5 Paterson St., Christ Church - 1st Floor  
New Brunswick, NJ   08901

Tel: 732-220-1535
E-mail: info@boazcommunitycorp.org
Website: www.boazcommunitycorp.org

  • Mission:  The mission of the Boaz Community Corporation, Inc., is to provide high quality immigration legal counseling and education to those in need.
  • Programs & Services: Family Law Advocacy, Anti-trafficking, Civil Rights, Community Outreach, Domestic Violence, Immigration/Citzenship Services, Legal Assistance, Voter Education and Registration

Community Health Law Project

185 Valley
South Orange, NJ 07079

Tel: 973-275-1175
Fax: 973-275-5210
Hearing Impaired: 973-275-1721
Email: chlpinfo@chlp.org
Website:  www.chlp.org

  • Mission: The mission of the Community Health Law Project is to provide legal services for individuals with disabilities or for organizations representing individuals with disabilities, particularly for those considered needy or vulnerable.
  • Programs & Services: Disability Advocacy, Legal Services

International Institute of New Jersey (IINJ) 

1 Journal Square Plaza, 4th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Tel: 201-653-3888
Fax: 201-963-0252  
E-mail: institute@iinj.org
Website: www.iinj.org

  • Mission:  The IINJ is committed to the goal of helping people in transition from one society to another, especially those who have endured the ravages of war, persecution, and economic hardship.
  • Programs & Services: Advocacy, Anti-Bias, Anti-Trafficking, Benefits/Entitlement Assistance, Case Management, Community Organizing, Conflict Resolution/Mediation, Counseling, Employment Assistance, English as a Second Language, Immigration/Citizenship Services, Mental Health, Referral Service, Refugee/Asylee Resettlement, Translation Services, Tutoring, Volunteer Opportunities, Cultural Adjustment, Cross Cultural Consulting

New Jersey Community Development Corp.

32 Spruce St.
Paterson, NJ   07501

Tel: 973-413-1600
Fax: 973-413-1640
E-mail:  info@njcdc.org
Website: www.njcdc.org

  • Mission:  United Community Development Corporation of New Jersey, Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization founded to advocate for equal opportunities for disadvantaged, low-income minority, and immigrant communities throughout the state of New Jersey.
  • Programs & Services: Advocacy, Cancer, Civil Rights, Community Organizing, Economic Empowerment, Government Assistance, Immigration/Citizenship Services

New Americans Program

32 Ford Avenue
Milltown, NJ   08850

Tel: 732-247-3727      
Fax: 732-247-9855
Email: info@newamericansnj.org
Website: www.newamericansnj.org

  • Mission:  The New Americans Program mission is to provide resources, guidance, and educational opportunities that will enable New Americans to become economically self-sufficient members of, and to make positive contributions to, our communities.
  • Programs & Services: Advocacy, Case Management, Referral Service, Directory of Social Service Agencies

New Jersey Asian American Association for Human Services  

102-104 Greylock Avenue
Belleville, NJ   07109

Tel: 973-450-4443
Fax: 973-450-8434
E-mail: mail@aaahs.org
Website: www.aaahs.org

  • Mission:  To provide Human Services to Asian Americans in New Jersey.
  • Programs & Services: Advocacy, Community Organizing, Counseling, Domestic Violence, Drug/Substance Use, Health Screening Services, Mental Health, Referral Services

New Jersey Immigration Policy Network  

89 Market Street, 8th Floor
Newark, NJ   07102

Tel: 973-621-0031
Fax: 973-621-2297
E-mail: nj.immigration.policy.network@gmail.com
Website:www.njipn.org

  • Mission:  NJIPN is dedicated to a fair and humane immigration policy that ensures respect, dignity and justice for all newcomers to the United States - a policy that uplifts the life of the community as a whole.
  • Programs & Services: Advocacy, Anti-Bias, Civic Engagement, Civil Rights, Community Organizing, Health Education, Legal Assistance, Low Wage, Public Health Promotion, Refugee/Asylum Resettlement, Volunteer Opportunities

NJ Family Care

PO Box 8548
Trenton, NJ   08625

Tel: 1-800-701-0710
Spanish: 1- 800-356-1561
Website: www.njfamilycare.org
Hearing Impaired: 1800-701-0720

  • Mission:  To provide free or low-cost comprehensive health coverage to uninsured children and certain low-income parents who cannot afford the cost of private or employer sponsored insurance.
  • Programs & Services: Benefits/Entitlement Assistance, Health Care Services, Public Health Promotion, Health Coverage

 

 

**If you would like for your organization to be added to this list, please contact us at Riosva@rwjms.rutgers.edu with information regarding your programs and services.