STREET SMART is a street outreach program that helps youth and young adults between the ages of 13-21 who may be homeless, living in unsafe environment or experiencing acute problems at home. No one is refused services due to their age. Many Street Smart youth are at high risk of becoming human trafficking victims and addicted to opioids or other drugs.
STREET SMART reaches out to youth throughout central and northern New Jersey. The program identifies vulnerable youth, meets their basic needs, and connects them with partner resources. Teams of outreach workers offer assistance and services 24-hours a day and are also available in emergency situations.
STREET SMART workers canvas popular teen hangouts, such as fast-food restaurants, malls, convenience stores and parks. They also work with local schools, police departments, churches and other civic organizations to identify youth who may need help. Our workers provide:
If you or someone you know is in an unsafe living situation, please call (973)644-4666. For more information, please visit the Street Smart website.