Community Resource

Wellness Respite Services (CSPNJ)

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Wellness Respite Services (CSPNJ)

Respite is a safe alternative to an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. As a peer-run initiative, Respite staff provide 24/7 peer to peer support in working through a behavioral health crisis. The Respite House provides a comfortable setting in which guests can establish positive coping skills and become empowered to establish healthy habits and routines.

The CSPNJ Peer Respite Program offers a clean, safe, supportive, tranquil, and non-judgmental environments in a residential community. 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.

Our Peer Respite House is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by people who are trained and experienced in supporting others to transform a crisis into an opportunity for enhancing personal wellness and recovery.

Peer Respite Goals

Crisis often leads to disruptions in balance and self-care. To restore capability and balance, we:

  • Provide intensive short-term support for individuals in the community through an alternative environment to inpatient hospitalization
  • Empower a person in crisis to re-establish healthy habits and routines
  • Enhance coping skills to manage crisis or distress in order to resume valued roles
  • Strengthen wellness self-care so that the guest can be successful in managing the immediate crisis and resume valued life roles and responsibilities
  • Assist guests to become or remain linked with their healthcare providers, jobs, schools, and communities.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must live in New Jersey
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Experiencing a crisis or emotional distress
  • Identify as living with a mental or substance use disorder

We currently have three locations in Passaic, Essex and Middlesex County. We provide transportation to the following counties:

Eligibility - Must live in New Jersey - 18 years of age or older - Experiencing a crisis or emotional distress - Identify as living with a mental or substance use disorder
Age Groups
  • Adults
Community Services
Community
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Medical
Payment Options
  • Free
  • Medicaid
Areas Served
  • Bergen County
  • Essex County
  • Hudson County
  • Middlesex County
  • Monmouth County
  • Morris County
  • Ocean County
  • Passaic County
  • Somerset County
  • Sussex County
  • Union County

Last Updated: 05/22/24