Our goal is to help you develop the professional skills, personal behaviors, and a record of reliability necessary to successfully obtain entry-level employment. Sometimes, life challenges pop up in the middle of your training program and no matter how well you plan you may need additional resources to complete your program. As the saying goes, it takes a village, and your American Institute family is part of your village now and ready to help however we can.

The information below is organized by topic to help you easily find what you’re looking for, simply click on the topic below to jump to that section’s resources. If there’s something you’re facing that you are not finding a resource for in this list, please reach out to your Instructor, Program Director, Director of Education, or any American Institute staff member that you feel comfortable with and they will be eager to help you find a resource for your need.

The intent of the information below is to provide you with an online resource list to help you overcome whatever challenges you may encounter as you strive to complete your career training and become aware of the resources available to you in our community.

This list is not intended to substitute for any medical or professional advice; in the event of an emergency please dial 9-1-1 for immediate assistance.

General resource assistance is offered by NJ211. If you are looking for help, dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in New Jersey. You will speak with a contact specialist who will help you locate programs and services in your area. The specialist can make it easier for you to find information, discover options, or deal with a crisis.

If you have difficulties using the 2-1-1 number, you can dial 1-877-746-5211.

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Suicide – If you or someone you love is at risk for suicide, please reach out for support! Confidential support is available to you that can help.

  1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8225
    • Immediate crisis assistance. 24/7, free and confidential support
  2. New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline: 855-654-6735
    • In-state adolescents peer support, 24/7
  3. Crisis Text Line: Text 741741
    • free 24/7 support

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Domestic Violence and Women’s Services

  1. Post-Partum Depression Hotline (800) 328-3838
  2. Child Abuse Hot Line- Division of Youth & Family Services (800) 792-8610
  3. Parent 24 Hr. StressLine (800) 843-5437
  4. National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-SAFE
  5. National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline – 1-866-331-9474
  6. National Sexual Assault Hotline – 1-800-656-HOPE
  7. Statewide NJ Coalition for Battered Women 800-572-7233
  8. Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton 732-244-8259
  9. Coalition Against Rape and Abuse 609-522-6489
  10. Dottie’s House 732-262-2009

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Community Hospitals

  1. Community Medical Center 732-557-8000
  2. Kimball Medical Center 732-363-1900
  3. Ocean Medical Center 732-840-2200
  4. Southern Ocean Medical Center for Health 609-597-6011
  5. Jersey Shore University Medical Center 732-774-5500
  6. St Barnabas Hospital 732-341-2072

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Social Services/Emergency Housing

  1. Ocean’s Harbor House: Ocean’s Harbor House provides housing, supportive living programs and advocacy for youth and families who are homeless or in crisis 732-929-0660
  2. Ocean County Board of Social Services 732-349-1500
  3. Ocean County Hunger Services 732-451-0779
  4. Ocean County Health Department 732-341-9700
  5. OC Board of Social Services 732-349-1500
  6. House of Hope 732-341-4447
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