SATHI Program

Community Resources

The organizations listed below provide disability, domestic violence, health, mental health and human services for South Asian communities in New Jersey.  For more information, please contact Dr. Naveen Mehrotra at



ABCD: Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities
127 Route 206, Suite 18
Hamilton, New Jersey 08610

Phone: 609-581-8375
Fax: 609-581-8512

  • Mission:  The mission of ABCD is to affect the development and implementation of public policy and to support the member organizations whose specific purpose is to improve the lives of people with multiple physical and developmental disabilities so that they have the opportunity to attain the highest level of purpose and dignity.
  • Programs & Services: Disability Advocacy, Technical Assistance, Educational Support, Analysis/Research Activities


The ARC of New Jersey
985 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Phone: 732-246-2525
Fax: 732-214-1834
email:                                                                                                                                          Website:                                                                                                                                                  

  • Mission: The Arc of New Jersey is committed to enhancing the quality of life of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, through advocacy, empowerment, education and prevention.
  • Programs & Services: Education Advocacy, Family Advocacy, Public Affairs/ Communication, Governmental Affairs


ASPEN: Asperger Syndrone Education Network
9 Aspen Circle
Edison, NJ 08820

Phone: 732-321-0880

  • Mission: ASPEN provides families and individuals whose lives are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, High Functioning Autism), and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities with support and education about issues surrounding the disorders.
  • Programs & Services: Family and Individual Support, Education about Disorders, Professional Developmen


Autism New Jersey Inc.
1450 Parkside Avenue, Suite 22
Ewing, NJ 08638

Tel: 609-588-8200
Helpline: 1-800-4-Autism
Fax: 609-588-8858

  • Mission: Autism New Jersey encourages responsible basic and applied research that may lessen the effects of, and potentially prevent, autism. It is dedicated to ensuring that all people with autism receive appropriate, effective services to maximize their growth potential and to enhancing the general public's overall awareness of autism.
  • Programs & Services: Information, Advocacy, Family Education, Professional Education, Consultation


BIANJ: Brain Injury Association of New Jersey
825 Georges Road, Second Floor
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Tel: 732-745-0200
Helpline: 800-669-4323
Fax: 732-745-0211
email:                                                                                                                                         Website:

  • Mission: The mission of BIANJ is to support and advocate for individuals affected by brain injury and raise public awareness through education and prevention.
  • Programs & Services: Information, Advocacy, Mentor Program, Family Support, Support Groups, Camps


Brighter Tomorrows


  • Mission: The mission of Brighter Tomorrows is to support families by providing information about Down syndrome.
  • Programs & Services: Down syndrome education, Shared Stories, Information Sources


Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey
1005 Whitehead Road Extension, Suite 1
Ewing, NJ 08638

Phone: 888-322-1918
Fax:  609-882-4054
Hearing Impaired: 609-882-0620

  • Mission: Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey enhances the lives of people with all disabilities and enables full participation in society through advocacy, direct services and education.
  • Programs & Services: Rehabilitation Technology, Support, Employment Service, Education Advocacy


Dental Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey
Matheny Institute for Research in Developmental Disabilities,
Matheny Medical and Educational Center
P.O. Box 339
Peapack, NJ 07977

Tel: 908-234-0011, ext. 716

  • Mission: Dental Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey serves as a resource for individuals with developmental disabilities seeking dental care.
  • Programs & Services: Information about dentists who serve individuals with developmental disabilities


Disability Rights New Jersey
210 South Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08608

Tel: 800-922-7233
Fax: 609-777-0187
Hearing Impaired: (609) 633-7106

  • Mission: Disability Rights New Jersey serves as the protection and advocacy system for those with disabilities in New Jersey.
  • Programs & Services: Client Assistance, Disability Assistance, Help in Obtaining Assistive Technology Devices, Mental Health Protection & Advocacy


The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities                           
335 George St., Suite 3500
P.O. Box 2688
New Brunswick, NJ   08903-2688

Tel: 732-235-9300 or 732-235-9330

  • Mission:  The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center, as a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, values uniqueness and individuality and promotes the   self-determination and full participation of people with disabilities and their families in all aspects of community life.
  • Programs & Services:  Disability Assistance


Epilepsy Foundation New Jersey                   
1 AAA Drive, Suite 203
Trenton, NJ 08691

Tel: 800-336-5843
Fax: 609-392-5621

  • Mission: The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey is dedicated to helping to improve the quality of life for people affected by epilepsy and their  loved ones. It will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences.
  • Programs & Services: Research, Advocacy, Education, Camps, Support Groups


Domestic Violence

Manavi, Inc.                                                     
PO Box 3103                                                
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Tel: 732-435-1414      
Fax: 732-435-1411

  • Mission:  Manavi's mission is to end all forms of violence against women.  Manavi hopes to achieve this by bringing about social change as well as by assisting women in their attempts to end the cycle of abuse in their lives and progress towards self-reliance and autonomy.
  • Program & Services: Advocacy, Domestic Violence, Volunteer Opportunities, Counseling, Legal Clinics, Referrals, Support Groups, Transitional/Safe House, Interpretation/Translation Services


NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault
2333 Whitehorse Mercerville Road, Suite J
Trenton, New Jersey 08619

Tel: 609-631-4450      
Helpline: 1-800-601-7200
Fax: 609-631-4453

  • Mission: The mission of the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault is to promote the compassionate and just treatment of survivors, their loved ones and significant others, foster collaborative relationships between community systems, and affect attitudinal and behavioral changes in society as we work toward the elimination of sexual violence against all people.
  • Programs & Services: Education, Assistance, Support Groups, Counseling, Referrals, Crisis Intervention, Accompaniment to Court, Hospital, or Police Station


Women Against Family Abuse House Inc.      
PO Box 2101                                            
Clifton, NJ 07015-2102

Tel:          973-278-6229
Helpline: 1-800-930-WAFA

  • Mission:  The mission of WAFA House is to assist and educate any victims of domestic violence by establishing and maintaining a facility, which will empower and enrich the family unit, as well as provide a variety of services to the individuals.
  • Program & Services:  Advocacy, Child Abuse, Conflict Resolution/Mediation, Counseling, Crisis Hotline, Domestic Violence, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, Referral Service, Tutoring, Volunteer Opportunities



Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at the Morristown Memorial Hospital
Cancer Grant Office, Box 18                         
100 Madison Ave.                             
Morristown, NJ   07962

Phone: 973-971-5952 or 973-971-6581
Website: Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Morristown Memorial Hospital or

  • Mission:  The mission of the Cancer Screening Program at Morristown Memorial Hospital is to reach out to the South Asian community through New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program (NJCEED) and Susan G. Komen Foundation's grant and support to education and screen the community for early detection of breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate cancer.
  • Programs & Services:  Cancer, Community Outreach, Health Education, Health Screening Services


Diabetes Foundation Inc.                            
13 Sunflower Avenue                              
Paramus, NJ 07652

Tel: 800-633-3160 or 201-444-0337

  • Mission: Diabetes Foundation, Inc. focuses its efforts to improve the quality of life for people with diabetes.
  • Programs & Services: Public Education, Professional Education, Diabetic Children's Camp Scholarships, Medication Assistance, Supplies Assistance


NJ Family Care                                                
PO Box 8548                                           
Trenton, NJ   08625

Tel: 1-800-701-0710
Spanish: 1- 800-356-1561
Hearing Impaired: 1800-701-0720

  • Mission:  To provide free or low-cost comprehensive health coverage to uninsured children and certain low-income parents who cannot afford the cost of private or employer sponsored insurance.
  • Programs & Services: Benefits/Entitlement Assistance, Health Care Services, Public Health Promotion, Health Coverage


South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters 
55-13 96th Street                                           
Corona, NY   11368

Tel: 718-592-0821

  • Mission:  To develop an informed society that is motivated to address the marrow/stem cell transplant needs of those suffering from life-threatening blood disorders among various under represented minority communities with focus on South Asians.
  • Programs & Services: Advocacy, Cancer, Community Outreach, Health Education, Support Groups, Volunteer Opportunities

South Asian Mental Health Awareness in Jersey
National Alliance on Mental Illness in New Jersey  
1562 Route 130                                          
North Brunswick, NJ   08902

Tel: 732-940-0991
Fax: 732-940-0355
Helpline:  866-NAMI-IFSS

  • Mission:  South Asian Mental Health Awareness in Jersey (SAMHAJ) is a program from the National Alliance on Mental Illness in New Jersey (NAMINJ) that provides support and education for South Asian individuals and families affected by mental illness in New Jersey.
  • Programs & Services: Health Education, Mental Health, Referral Service


Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey 
176 Riverside Ave.                                        
Red Bank, NJ   07701

Tel: 1-800-VNA-3330                                                                                                                                          Website:

  • Mission:  The Visiting Nurse Association of Central New Jersey is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, restoration, and maintenance of the health status of individuals and the community.
  • Programs & Services:  Health Care Services, Health Education, Health Screening Services, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health, Home Health Care, Nutrition/Meal/Food Programs, Public Health Promotions, Support Groups, Volunteer Opportunities


Legal/Social Services

The Boaz Community Corporation, Inc.          
5 Paterson St., Christ Church - 1st Floor  
New Brunswick, NJ   08901

Tel: 732-220-1535

  • Mission:  The mission of the Boaz Community Corporation, Inc., is to provide high quality immigration legal counseling and education to those in need.
  • Programs & Services: Family Law Advocacy, Anti-trafficking, Civil Rights, Community Outreach, Domestic Violence, Immigration/Citzenship Services, Legal Assistance, Voter Education and Registration


Community Health Law Project                
185 Valley Street                                    
South Orange, NJ 07079

Tel: 973-275-1175
Fax: 973-275-5210
Hearing Impaired: 973-275-1721

  • Mission: The mission of the Community Health Law Project is to provide legal services for individuals with disabilities or for organizations representing individuals with disabilities, particularly for those considered needy or vulnerable.
  • Programs & Services: Disability Advocacy, Legal Services


International Institute of New Jersey (IINJ) 
1 Journal Square Plaza, 4th Floor      
Jersey City, NJ   07306

Tel: 201-653-3888
Fax: 201-963-0252  

  • Mission:  The IINJ is committed to the goal of helping people in transition from one society to another, especially those who have endured the ravages of war, persecution, and economic hardship.
  • Programs & Services: Advocacy, Anti-Bias, Anti-Trafficking, Benefits/Entitlement Assistance, Case Management, Community Organizing, Conflict Resolution/Mediation, Counseling, Employment Assistance, English as a Second Language, Immigration/Citizenship Services, Mental Health, Referral Service, Refugee/Asylee Resettlement, Translation Services, Tutoring, Volunteer Opportunities, Cultural Adjustment, Cross Cultural Consulting


New Jersey Community Development Corp.
32 Spruce St.                                      
Paterson, NJ   07501

Tel: 973-413-1600
Fax: 973-413-1640

  • Mission:  United Community Development Corporation of New Jersey, Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization founded to advocate for equal opportunities for disadvantaged, low-income minority, and immigrant communities throughout the state of New Jersey.
  • Programs & Services: Advocacy, Cancer, Civil Rights, Community Organizing, Economic Empowerment, Government Assistance, Immigration/Citizenship Services


New Americans Program
32 Ford Avenue                                     
Milltown, NJ   08850

Tel: 732-247-3727      
Fax: 732-247-9855

  • Mission:  The New Americans Program mission is to provide resources, guidance, and educational opportunities that will enable New Americans to become economically self-sufficient members of, and to make positive contributions to, our communities.
  • Programs & Services: Advocacy, Case Management, Referral Service, Directory of Social Service Agencies


New Jersey Asian American Association for Human Services                                           
102-104 Greylock Avenue                  
Belleville, NJ   07109

Tel: 973-450-4443
Fax: 973-450-8434

  • Mission:  To provide Human Services to Asian Americans in New Jersey.
  • Programs & Services: Advocacy, Community Organizing, Counseling, Domestic Violence, Drug/Substance Use, Health Screening Services, Mental Health, Referral Services


New Jersey Immigration Policy Network       
89 Market Street, 8th Floor                   
Newark, NJ   07102

Tel: 973-621-0031
Fax: 973-621-2297

  • Mission:  NJIPN is dedicated to a fair and humane immigration policy that ensures respect, dignity and justice for all newcomers to the United States - a policy that uplifts the life of the community as a whole.
  • Programs & Services: Advocacy, Anti-Bias, Civic Engagement, Civil Rights, Community Organizing, Health Education, Legal Assistance, Low Wage, Public Health Promotion, Refugee/Asylum Resettlement, Volunteer Opportunities


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