Support Services & Crisis Intervention



Going to college can be a stressful time. Failed experiments, application deadlines, family and relationship issues and other stressors can interfere with a student's ability to successfully complete a degree program. There are many resources available to support someone who is struggling emotionally or physically. Students experiencing difficulties are encouraged to take advantage of these resources. All are confidential as provided by law.


General Support Services

All contact helpline services are free and confidential.

  • Crisis Helpline (available 24 hours a day, 7 days aweek)
    Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties
    For distressed individuals who need someone to listen or provide information or referrals to support services

  • Addictions Hotline of New Jersey
    For individuals who are struggling with addiction problems

  • Contact Reassurance 

    Camden and Gloucester counties
    For senior citizens who live alone and need a daily call to check on their well-being

  • Rowan College at Gloucester County Department of Safety and Security 

    Nonemergency numbers:
    Dial ext. 4444 from a campus-based telephone
    Dial 856-681-6287 from an off-campus telephone

Sexual Assault Resources & Reporting

Reporting Sexual Ass​ault & Resources/Referrals​​

Alcohol or Substance Abuse Problems

On-Campus Resources

Off-Campus Resources

  • Addictions Hotline of New Jersey
    1-800-225-0196 or 1-800-322-5525

  • Gloucester County Health Department

  • Camden County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Inc.

  • Center for Family Services Inc. 
    Voorhees, NJ

  • Danellie Counseling and Wellness Center 
    Glassboro, NJ

  • First Call For Help 
    National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence/SW Jersey 
    Vineland, NJ

  • Steps to Recovery

  • Seabrook House
    Bridgeton, NJ

  • Sodat House Inc.
    124 N. Broad St., Woodbury, NJ

*This is a partial list only and not intended as an endorsement of facilities. Please consult the Yellow Pages under Alcoholism or Drug Abuse and Addiction for additional resources.

Victims of Domestic Violence

Emergency Psychiatric Help

  • Camden County
    (1) Steininger Center at Kennedy Memorial Hospital: 856-428-4357
    (2) Steininger Center at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center: 856-541-2222
  • Gloucester County 
    Newpoint Behavioral Health Care at Underwood Memorial Hospital: 856-845-9100

LGBTQ Students

Community Resources

  • William Way Community Center
    1315 Spruce St., Philadelphia
    Local LGBT community center with extensive services and resources
  • Giovanni's Room
    1145 Pine St., Philadelphia.
    The area's only LGBT bookstore

 Web Resources


National LGBTQ Organizations

  • Human Rights Campaign 
    National advocacy organization working for equal rights for LGBT persons
  • Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals Inc. 
    National organization of directors of LGBTQ centers on university campuses; provides extensive resources, information and guidance for campus organizing efforts
  • Rainbow SIG​ 
    Group supporting LGBTQ international students and educators
  • glbtg 
    Online encyclopedia of LGBTQ culture
  • PFLAG 
    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. National advocacy organization with local chapters with extensive information and resources for LGBTQ persons and their families and friends


Transgender Resources

  • FTM International 
    FTM and Transsexual Male Resources.
    Website of an MTF person with an extensive list of links to related resources in addition to her personal story.

Veteran's Support

Local & Community Resources

  • RCGC's Student Veterans Organization is open to current and prospective students as well as alumni who have honorably served in the military (or are family members of someone who has served or is still serving). For more information contact the club officers.
  • Gloucester County Veterans Affairs

​National Services​

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-TALK. A new prompt offers the option of pressing #1 and connecting directly to a special Veteran’s Affairs (VA) suicide crisis line staffed by mental health professionals 24 hours a day. 

Federal Services

  • Veteran’s Administration
    The Veteran’s Administration offers services and benefits including healthcare, vocational training, disability assistance and life insurance that former military can access via or by calling 1-800-827-1000.
    Those still in the military and National Guard can access information about services through or 1-800-342-9647. It is a clearinghouse that can assist military members and their spouses and families with issues such as housing and moving, federal tax preparation, navigating health care and education scholarships for military spouses and children.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA)
    SAMHSA has a toll-free treatment referral helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357), that assists people in accessing care for substance abuse and alcohol-use issues. Its website helps connect returning military members and their families to local services.


Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

  • TAPS provides ongoing emotional help, hope and healing to all who are grieving the death of a loved one in military service to America, regardless of relationship to the deceased, geography or circumstance of the death. TAPS provides peer-based support, crisis care, casualty casework assistance, and grief and trauma resources. Call 800-959-TAPS (8277).

Social Services

​Legal Services

  • South Jersey Legal Services 
    Gloucester County
    47 Newton Avenue, 
    Woodbury, NJ 08096

Last Updated: 8/26/14 
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