Treatment is now available for 18, 19 and 20 year olds at our residential facilities

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Recently Governor Christie announced news that now allows 18, 19, and 20 year old young adults struggling with substance use, who are in need of out of home (OOH)/residential care to be admitted into adolescent DCF licensed programs that can offer more developmentally appropriate, trauma informed care. 


Admissions information:

  • For questions on admissions or to make a referral please call 888-4DAYTOP (888-432-9867) then extension 2.  Or you can continue to use the numbers you have for referring youth. 
  • 100% of those being admitted into Daytop, New Jersey’s OOH programming have been eligible for public funding for the duration of treatment.
  • Daytop, New Jersey is able to offer same day admissions seven days per week.
  • All other admissions criteria remain the same.


Treatment and programming information:

  • The two OOH/residential programs are licensed by DCF and accredited by CARF.
  • Regionalized care in North and South Jersey with OOH/residential programs in Morris County (Mendham) and Salem County (Pittsgrove).
  • Programs are located in suburban areas on expansive grounds.
  • Enrollment into a fully accredited recovery high school (Mendham) or a full day education program (Pittsgrove) if the youth is still enrolled in school.
  • GED programming options for those who are unable to re-enroll in their home school district.
  • Person centered and family based treatment philosophy.
  • Medical Directors that are American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and board certified.
  • Individual and group therapy provided at least one time weekly by a licensed masters level professional. 
  • Minimum of two hours of case management weekly geared towards communication, transition planning, and continuing involvement of all members of the child’s family team including guardian(s) and other supportive and involved family members, CMO workers, school SAC or guidance counselor, and legal stakeholders (probation or drug court worker), etc.
  • Evidence based and informed programming including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA), Six Core Strategies, contingency management, etc. delivered in group, educational, family and individual counseling.                                                                                                                                                   
  • Creative and effective allied therapies (movement and experiential based).  These include Award Winning Music for Recovery Program, Art for Recovery, equine therapy, yoga and mindfulness, a full challenge course at both facilities, among many experiential therapy opportunities.
  • Please call 888-4DAYTOP to make a referral.  Please contact Jeanne Kappel at 973.543.5656 ext. 794 to arrange a visit at either of the OOH locations.  Thank you.