PerformCare is the contracted administrator for the services and supports offered through the NJ Children's System of Care partners, like Bergen's Promise. The referral process outlined below provides your child with the very best chance for a positive outcome. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these three critical steps for getting assistance for your child and family.
Please call PerformCare at (877) 652-7624. A PerformCare Care Coordinator will ask you some basic questions to help determine if your family needs immediate assistance. Do not hesitate to ask your school representative, or your child's primary care, or mental health provider to assist you in making the call to PerformCare.
The Care Coordinator may contact a licensed Clinician to complete a Needs Assessment to determine if you need more intensive support such as community-based care management services for your child.
(If your child requires immediate assistance to de-escalate challenging behaviors, your Care Coordinator may dispatch Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization Services.)
If your child has need for intensive wraparound care and support services and can benefit from a dedicated family and community team, you will then be referred to Bergen's Promise. This handout shows a pictorial version of this referral process.
We focus on prevention and early intervention by connecting a young person with the care they need in the most appropriate setting. Our goal is to help both families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for children, address barriers to well-being, and maximize youth and family strengths.
Watch the 3-minute video on the left to better understand Bergen's Promise, the other county-specific System of Care partner services, and the role of PerformCare, the contracted administrator for the NJ Children's System of Care. PerformCare assesses the needs and refers families to the appropriate level of services through the partner organizations in the NJ Children's System of Care.Learn More About Us
We understand being a parent or caregiver is not easy, and that you may be feeling frustrated, confused or overwhelmed. We want you to know there is hope and, if you decide to work with us, we will wrap around your family to help you put a plan in place to address your child's and your family’s unique needs. Watch a 5 minute video to understand our Wraparound approach to care.
Seth is a 15 year old boy living with Autism, Aggression, and challenges socializing outside of his school friends. Using a strength-based approach, the team encouraged his interest in watching and making YouTube videos. The BA gave the Child & Family Team the idea of having Seth join a program called GameU which helps youth learn to do coding and other computer related things. His Care Manager provided the family with the information and Seth was able to attend classes which he loved! This is especially encouraging as he can socialize with kids who share this same interest. Above is a video CREATED BY SETH that highlights his experience with Bergen's Promise.See More Success Stories