The world is harsh for LGBTQ+ youth, but we are here to help. CarePlus NJ is the leading care provider and advocates for mental health in New Jersey.
We provide local resources in addition to phone and online chat, group therapy services, and other lifelines to young people of the LGTQ+ community.
Offering a Resource Center for LGBTQ+ Youth
LGBTQ+ young people are prone to domestic violence, sexual violence and hate crimes. Providing access to the LGBTQ+ community is part of our mission to to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and trans people find resources and promote a safe space for this vulnerable community. Ages of LGBTQ+ young people we serve include both adolescents and adults. We can only move forward by coming together and supporting one another.
One of the best ways to promote safety is by providing a space where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, and queer youth can come together and feel accepted.
CarePlus NJ created ALLIES — Acceptance, Life, Leadership, Identity, Education, and Support. This is a support group specifically for LGBTQ+ youth members currently in grades 9 to 12.
Local Resources Working With Leading National Organization
Many renowned organizations, such as the LGBT National Help Center, LGBT National Youth Talkline, Trans Lifeline, Q Chat Space, and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, are also taking their part in creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth to have access to a crisis text line, talk line, and online chat.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing a suicide prevention phone service and crisis intervention to LGBTQ+ young people. A trained Trevor Counselor will answer their hotline. This is not a gay hotline number but for those needing to talk with someone due to crisis.
CarePlus NJ supports and utilizes these organizations to learn from and partner with to help gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and trans people.
Open Ears and Open Heart: We Are Ready To Hear From You
Relationship concerns, family, school, and workplace issues effect most and now the LGBTQ+youth has a place to receive counseling in New Jersey.
CarePlus NJ is Committed to Helping the LGBTQ+ Community
CarePlus NJ is committed to helping LGBTQ+ young people, and we will continue to fight and advocate for their rights while providing the support system they need.
CarePlus provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services.
Mental Health Care and Group Therapy Services at CarePlus NJ
CarePlus NJ is a devout ally for LGBTQ+ members. Our comprehensive therapy services can help individuals in the LGBTQ+ community with a range of mental health issues. Here are some of the support group and therapy services we offer:
Adolescent Grief Group:
Grief is a complicated emotion and can manifest in many ways. Our grief counselors are available and can help address a wide range of needs through age-based support groups that break the isolation grief often brings.
As mentioned earlier, ALLIES is a support group made explicitly for LGBTQ+ youth. This group is designed to boost the confidence of LGBTQ+ young people and to empower them by providing support strategies, encouraging interpersonal connections, and creating an environment that enables them to be their true selves.
Freedom From Anxiety:
In this group program, our experienced anxiety counselor teaches anxiety coping strategies to gain more control over thoughts and direct feelings positively.
Addiction Recovery Services:
CarePlus NJ, understands that addiction does not discriminate. Our addiction specialists offer a wide range of services for individuals in the LGBTQ+ community struggling with addiction.
Addiction services help achieve long-term sobriety and lead a fulfilling life.
Telehealth services are also available for those who cannot come into our facility or live in rural areas. These services are conducted via phone or video call and can be just as effective as in-person therapy.
No matter what you’re going through, know that CarePlus NJ is here to support you every step of the way.
Confidential Peer Support
Despite our efforts to make every space a safe space for all, some individuals may not feel comfortable coming out or talking about their sexual orientation just yet. That is why we also offer confidential peer support groups.
During these confidential sessions, we provide a safe and private space for individuals to discuss their struggles openly. We will match them with an experienced peer support specialist who they can talk to about whatever they’re going through.
These sessions help them work through their anxieties and fears in a safe, private, and supportive environment.
CarePlus NJ works with the LGBTQ+ Community
If you or someone you know is struggling in dealing with their sexual orientation or gender identity, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help in whatever way we can.