Transitions - STAS is a community-based treatment stabilization and assessment program offering a caring and supportive healing home for New Jersey teenagers ages 13-17.

The program provides a comprehensive structured group home environment where teens stay for 45-75 days. Each child receives a comprehensive assessment designed to identify their strengths and capacity, as well as their future placement needs. By working closely with each teenager, their family or caregivers, and the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, the program identifies the least restrictive, most appropriate level of care upon discharge. Family reunification is the primary goal whenever possible. Highly qualified counselors work closely with adolescents and families to provide diagnostic assessment, counseling, educational services, social skills training, and job readiness training.

Transitions provides:

  • short-term safe, supportive, supervised living
  • strength-based diagnostic assessments
  • family reunification services
  • on-site educational services
  • recreational and leisure activities
  • life and social skills training
  • individual, group, and family counseling
  • advocacy and referral service
  • serves all genders

If you are a young person experiencing homelessness and in need of a safe place to live, contact the 24/7 helpline at 800.355.0660.

LGBTQIA+ Affirming - Transitions is an LGBTQIA+ affirming home.

To make a referral


Referral Information

Referrals are accepted through PerformCare, the contracted systems administrator for the New Jersey Department of Children's Families' Children's System of Care.  


NJ Department of Children and Families, Division of Children's System of Care (CSOC).