Since 1984, TOP has provided comprehensive residential services to youth ages 13 to 21. Eligible youth in any county can become a member through DCP&P, NJ-CSOC, or self-referral. Our youth members enjoy a variety of Elizabeth, NJ-based independent and transitional living support services that prepare them for a stable, self-reliant adulthood. Referrals are accepted into one of four placements after initial assessment:

  • Group Home
  • Supervised Transitional Living Program (STLP)
  • Semi-Independent
  • Supported Housing

Youth enrolled in the TOP day program participate in an employment training workshop, a GED program, or volunteer job practicum for a minimum of 30 hours per week. TOP members may receive 24-hour supervised residential living, community services, daily living skills training, case management, advocacy and outreach, education in accordance with the NJ Approved Life Skills Curriculum, and drug and alcohol awareness education.


All cases are evaluated on an individual basis. Contact us today to see if CAU can help you or your youth come out on TOP.  

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