Caring Contact is an award-winning, volunteer-staffed caring and crisis hotline and listening community.


We are here when you are going through a difficult time and need someone to listen. We are only one phone call or text away. We respond to more than 15,000 calls each year, helping people through all kinds of difficult times.

We are real people, live and ready to help.

We are here when you need us. We are just one phone call away.

Our listeners are here for you seven days a week. We respond to more than 15,000 calls each year, helping people through all kinds of difficult times. Call (908) 232-2880 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Calls are answered based on volunteer availability, or (800) 273-TALK (8255) 24/7. If you’re more comfortable texting, text “heart” to 741-741. Texters are available 24/7.

We are real people, live and ready to help.

We are supportive. You can talk to us about anything.

We understand whatever you are going through. You are not alone. We engage in active, empathetic listening. We are trained to listen and support, not judge.

You are safe with us.


We help you find your own solutions.

We will help you see through the darkness and find your own path forward. Decisions are left in your hands. We give people the will to keep going and the support to stay safe.

Decisions are left in your hands.

Everyone can help someone


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