Together is one of the only short-term, walk-in shelters in southern New Jersey, providing 24-hour emergency shelter for youth, age 9-18, who find themselves in need of a safe place to live. Together provides emergency housing for youth who have experienced abuse, neglect, human trafficking or those youth who have runaway or are in need of safe housing due to a variety of circumstances.

Together is a caring and healing home for children where they receive support and work on their future with the goal of family reunification. When returning home is not the safest choice, Together counselors seek alternative, stable living arrangements. Center For Family Services Safe and Supportive Housing programs provide a continuum of care for youth in need of a long-term safe place to live.

Together provides:

  • food, clothing, and medical services
  • individual, group, parent, and family counseling
  • advocacy
  • life skills training
  • educational and tutoring services
  • drug and alcohol screenings
  • recreational activities

Skilled counselors help children establish goals and support them as they return to a more stable home environment.

If you need help, contact the Together Youth Emergency Housing Hotline: 800.255.4213

For information on the National Runaway Switchboard, please call 1.800.runaway or visit 

LGBTQ+ Affirming Shelter

Together emergency shelter is an LGBTQ+ affirming shelter. Kaleidoscope is an outreach program, offering support and community for LGBTQ+ youth. Click the link below to learn more: 


Contact Information

Phone: 800.255.4213

Referral Information

Referrals are accepted through the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Family Court of Gloucester County, or walk-ins. 


NJ Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency, US Department of Health and Human Services, Gloucester County Department of Human Services, Youth Services Commission, Gloucester County Department of Health and Senior Services, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Famiy & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), and Community Donations.


Safe & Supportive Housing