How are you feeling? Are you okay?

Call us Sunday - Thursday, 6pm - 12am while Rutgers University is in session for it's Fall and Spring Semesters at:


If we are unavailable, scroll down for other hotline resources.

Scarlet Listeners is a free & confidential student run peer counseling and referral hotline based out of Rutgers University in New Jersey. For forty years we have served not only the Rutgers University community, but the surrounding communities as well. As trained paraprofessionals, we strive to provide our callers with a comforting and supportive safe-space, founded on the basis of listening, love, and referrals to other organizations.

We have a true passion for helping others, and will try our best to create a comfortable and nonjudgemental space. Since we are a volunteer organization, our counselors really do want to be there for you, we truly do care. You are never alone.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please immediately dial 911.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433)

1.800.273.TALK (1.800.273.8255)

What are some topics you are available to talk about?

  • Family and friends
  • Relationships
  • Bullying and Discrimination
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Loneliness
  • Self Harm
  • Suicide
  • Many, many more

We are available to talk to you about anything that you'd like. If you are going through something tough, need to make a decision and need clarity, are feeling stressed stuck, invisible, angry, lonely, embarrassed, confused, or if you just want to tell us about your day, we are here for you.

Get Involved!

Shortly, we're going to begin working on assembling our Spring training class. If you are interested in training to become a counselor on our hotline, please click the link below for more information.

Click Here for More Information

If you think that what we're doing is fantastic, and you want to help spread the word, click the link below to access printable flyers and other resources.

Click Here to Help Us Out

Feel free to give us a call at 1.732.247.5555

We are available Sunday - Thursday 6pm - 12am while Rutgers University is in it's Fall and Spring Semesters to talk with you about anything. We handle everything from basic problem solving and venting, all the way to feelings of depression, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders, self harm, relationship problems, etc.

If we are not available, there are plenty of other resources with plenty of fantastic people who really care:

Contact We Care - Our Partner Hotline


2NDFLOOR - Youth Hotline


Hotline for Self Harm


Trevor Project - LGBTQQIA Youth