About Us

Hunterdon Helpline began 48 years ago as a teen hotline, answering calls from teens about any subject or need and providing them the connection to appropriate programs and services. Over these four decades, Helpline has evolved to where it is today: a 24-hour helpline answering the needs of at-risk populations trying to navigate the system and find answers to their life challenges.

In addition to First Assist, the umbrella division of Helpline that answers a client’s first call, Helpline has a variety of programs and services to assist with emergency needs and family, health and employment needs. Partnering with other organizations in the county, Helpline links clients to their programs and services when appropriate after assessing the client through the intake process.

Helpline offers a wide variety of services. Links to our Divisions are provided below.

Contact us:

Susan Lax, Executive Director: executivedirector@helplinehc.org

Jerry Gilmore, Community Resource Specialist Coordinator: crscoordinator@helplinehc.org

Ellen McArdle, Volunteer Programs Coordinator: volunteerprograms@helplinehc.org

Mariden May, Literacy Services Coordinator: literacy@helplinehc.org

Susan Lax, WORKconnectivity Coordinator: workconnectivity@helplinehc.org




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