New Jersey Statewide Student Support Services 

NJ4S is a statewide, innovative hub-and-spoke model which supports youth mental wellness and promotes prevention of bullying, teen suicide, substance use, and more. Most importantly, the hub staff will connect students and their parents/caregivers to other services that support students' social, emotional and mental health and well-being. 

Acenda’s longstanding commitment to the students and families in our communities, as well as our belief in trust-based partnerships, will be a great benefit to the NJ4S program. The health of the children we serve has always been our top priority, and we want to work with you to ensure they and their families are safe, well, and thriving.
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Acenda was recently awarded funding to administer the NJ Statewide Student Support Services (NJ4S) program.

What is NJ4S?

  • Availability of onsite and in-community mental health supports
  • Culturally-appropriate engagement and communications
  • Individualized care by district
  • Real-time support for school personnel
What you can expect from us:
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the communities and schools within
  • Whole-family approach to prevention programming
  • Longstanding and established partnerships in the communities
  • Demonstrated success with providing care and support within schools
  • Dedication to ensuring care equity for all

Service provision and delivery will be organized into tiers:

Program Design

Each NJ4S Hub will have a community advisory group and a branded website that will provide access to resources, referral information, Hub staff contact information, calendar of events and general information. Also, Hub activities will be provided onsite at schools as well as within the community. Hubs will also coordinate as needed with existing School Based Youth Services programs.
  • Create a localized network of support for all schools
  • Recognize the whole family
  • Provide a standard set of supports and service
  • Involve communities in design and implementation
  • Intentionally integrate with existing community-based services and supports

Our Goal

Our commitment to schools and students in NJ4S:
Learn more


  • Atlantic county
  • Cape May county

Counties we will be serving:

  • Cumberland county
  • Gloucester county
  • Salem county

Apply for the NJ4S Advisory Board

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Visit the Individual Webpages:

NJ4S of Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem CountiesNJ4S of Cape May and Atlantic Counties