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Rock & Dance to Kindred Spirit and help support CONTACT while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 15th. Click here for more details or call 609.964.7393.

St. Patrick’s Celebration. HVGC, Friday, March 15. Rock & Dance to Kindred Spirit! 609.964.7393.


Vital to Those in Need of Support and Reassurance

For almost 50 years, CONTACT of Mercer County, NJ has been there for those who are in emotional turmoil, thinking about suicide, experiencing loneliness, or facing the challenges of mental illness. Our organization is vital to those in need of support. Your donation enables us the opportunity to assist even more individuals who are in crisis. DONATE.

You are not alone. We can help.

We bring care to people in the ways they want it.

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CONTACT of Mercer County, NJ is here for you and we care. If you are feeling lonely, isolated, navigating through a painful relationship or breakup, struggling at work, or having suicidal thoughts, call us. We are here and ready to calmly and…

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You are not alone. Our Chat and Text program is a place to share problems and stress that are difficult to talk about anywhere else. It is a place to find nonjudgmental support during a difficult time.

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CONTACT of Mercer County, NJ offers a telephone Reassurance program to help reduce loneliness and social isolation among older adults. It’s a free daily outreach service for senior citizens who live alone.

You are not alone.
We can help.

We bring care to people in the ways they want it.

Hotline

CONTACT is here for you and we care. If you are feeling lonely, isolated, navigating through a painful relationship or breakup, struggling at work, or having suicidal thoughts, call us. We are here and ready to calmly…

Hotline

You are not alone. Our Chat and Text is a place to share problems and stress that are difficult to talk about anywhere else. It is a place to find nonjudgmental support during a difficult time.

Hotline

CONTACT of Mercer offers a telephone Reassurance program to help reduce loneliness and social isolation among older adults. It’s a free daily outreach service for senior citizens who live alone.

Become a Counselor with CONTACT of Mercer County, NJ

CONTACT of Mercer County’s training program teaches compassionate listening skills, telephone crisis intervention, suicide prevention and more during our training courses. Representatives from community programs speak on a variety of topics. The CONTACT training courses provide a great way to become a better listener and help other people at the same time. And, giving back helps you, too.

CONTACT’s distinguished vision is to educate all residents of Mercer County. Beyond that, we listen, care, and will always be there to help.

Classes are open to anyone, 18 years of age or older (and out of high school), who is motivated to help others. Due to the sensitivity of crisis services trainees will be required to sign a release for a criminal background check.

College students are encouraged to enroll in training. It may be possible to get college credit for internships on the HOTLINE by arrangement with college professors.

Become a Hotline Specialist for CONTACT of Mercer County!
Be a Lifeline!

Know someone in a crisis? Be a Lifeline.
5 steps you can take to lend support.

Download PDF here.

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“Words of Support”

“The person who took my call was truly kind to me, understanding, open minded, friendly and showed genuine concern about me. She was able to listen to my problems and everything that has been going on in my life.” —Hotline caller

“I don‘t think I would have made it through tonight without you.” —Texter

“I just wanted to message you to let you know that you saved my life–quite literally–and I need to thank you.” —Texter

“You helped save my life when I was contemplating suicide. You genuinely cared and that helped to save my life. Thank you.” —Chatter

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Cory-Booker-2022-Compassionate-Humanitarian-Award

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and representative Bonnie Watson Coleman congratulate CONTACT of Mercer County on its 2022 Gala Event Fundraiser.

1.2 million

In 2022, Suicides in the US were attempted by more than 1.2 million people.

2,100

In 2022, volunteers answered nearly 2,100 calls for people in crisis, some considering suicide.

2,300

In 2022, volunteers responded to more than 2,300 Lifeline Crisis Chats and Texts

13,000

Initiated almost 13,000 wellness calls to seniors living alone through CONTACT’s Reassurance program

1.2 million

In 2022, Suicides in the US were attempted by more than 1.2 million people.

2,100

In 2022, volunteers answered nearly 2,100 calls for people in crisis, some considering suicide.

2,300

In 2022, volunteers responded to more than 2,300 Lifeline Crisis Chats and Texts

13,000

Initiated almost 13,000 wellness calls to seniors living alone through CONTACT’s Reassurance program

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