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
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
Dial ext. 4444 from a campus-based telephone
Dial 856-681-6287 from an off-campus telephone
Sexual Assault Resources & Reporting
Reporting Sexual Assault & Resources/Referrals
Alcohol or Substance Abuse Problems
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.
Danellie Counseling and Wellness Center
First Call For Help
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence/SW Jersey
Steps to Recovery
- 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
The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at Rowan College at Gloucester County offers a safe and supportive environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students and their allies. The GSA works toward a more accepting environment for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, through education, support, social action and advocacy. Meetings are held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Instructional Center, Room 400. Contact club advisor Bryan Buttler at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- 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
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
Online encyclopedia of LGBTQ culture
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
- 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.
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 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.
- 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 www.va.gov or by calling 1-800-827-1000.
Those still in the military and National Guard can access information about services through MilitaryOneSource.com 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).
- South Jersey Legal Services
47 Newton Avenue,
Woodbury, NJ 08096