Youth Aging out of DCF

Community Access Unlimited provides services for youth served under the Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P) or the NJ Division of Children’s System of Care (NJ-CSOC) and homeless youth.

Youth referred to the program have access to the following services with Community Access Unlimited:

Transitional Opportunities Program (TOP) our residential programs located in Elizabeth, NJ.

The Union County Youth Shelter and the Runaway & Homeless Youth Shelter provide short-term (max 30-day) placement for youth that are referred from the Family Crisis Intervention Unit, Union Juvenile Detention Unit, Juvenile Criminal, the Family Courts of Union County, self referral, families, schools, and community members.

Street outreach for homeless, runaway and aged-out youth, safety kits, counseling services, and referrals for youth ages 13-20 are provided with support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through a City of Elizabeth Community Emergency Solutions Grant.

Community Access Unlimited also supports a youth-run advocacy group called MAC Attack  through the TOP Program.

Individuals enrolled in our youth programs are supported by the Division of Child Protection & Permanency, Children System of Care, and Homeless Youth Act, under the Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Please contact the TOP Intake Coordinator with additional questions at 908-354-3040 x4394 or by emailing