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Adolescent Addiction Clinically Managed Medium-Intensity ResidentialA residential program that interacts with young adults ages 17-22 yrs old with DYFS or CMO involvement. An independent living program that educates, provides counseling and teaches life and appropriate social skills. ASAM level 3.5 24-hour care with trained counselors to stabilize multidimensional imminent danger and prepare for outpatient treatment. Able to tolerate and use full active milieu or therapeutic community.Essex CountyYouth Consultation Service - (YCS)Youth Consultation Service - (YCS)
Adult Community EducationSpecialized training and community awareness presentations are available for all professional and community-based organizations to further understanding and awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault issues. Trainings and presentations can be tailored to your organizational/audience needs. Atlantic CountyThe Violence Intervention ProgramThe Atlantic County Women's Center
AdvocacyAdvocacy continues to be the heart of the Mental Health Association. Often it takes the form of advocating on behalf of an individual, other times it focuses on improving the system of care so that people's needs may be met on a more comprehensive, individualized basis. Moreover, at times, it is reactive to problems with a service or system. Much progress has been made in the past few years in improving New Jersey's care for children and adults with mental illness. The MHA was instrumental in helping to develop an innovative, seamless system of care for children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance and improve New Jersey's child welfare and mental health systems in order to meet critical family needs Monmouth CountyAdvocacyMental Health Association of Monmouth County
AdvocacyWorking in conjunction with the National Mental Health Association and the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, the MHASWNJ volunteers study issues and work on federal, state and local levels to ensure the accessibility and quality of mental health treatment. Family Companions: Trained advocates provide support and information to family members of individuals while being evaluated at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Cherry Hill and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Rancocas. Camden CountyAdvocacyMental Health Association Southwestern NJ
AdvocacyCAU's Helping Hands Self Advocacy Group began in 1984. Advocates are involved in legislative updates, letter writing campaigns, accessibility & voting campaigns, "Meet Your Candidates" events, attending state and national conferences and conducting professional workshops. Meetings are held monthly and open to all people with disabilities. Helping Hands is one of the oldest and strongest self-advocacy groups in the state of New Jersey. In 2004, Community Access and Helping Hands developed the Jump Start Self-Advocacy consulting business. The mission of Jump Start is to ensure that self-advocates, service providers and the community at-large are well versed in the needs, desires and civil rights of people with disabilities. Union CountyCommunity Access UnlimitedCommunity Access Unlimited
AdvocacyThe Crisis Ministry works with all its constituents to understand poverty’s root causes and what they can do to create long-term solutions. For clients, there are classes on nutrition, health, and financial literacy, as well as seasonal tax-preparation workshops. For the wider Princeton-Trenton community, the organization sponsors speaking engagements with congregations, schools, and clubs, in addition to community events such as symposia, exhibits, fundraisers, and the new “Who’s Your Neighbor?” reading group.Mercer CountyCrisis Ministries of Princeton and TrentonCrisis Ministries of Princeton and Trenton
AdvocacyThe Crisis Ministry works with all its constituents to understand poverty’s root causes and what they can do to create long-term solutions. For clients, there are classes on nutrition, health, and financial literacy, as well as seasonal tax-preparation workshops. For the wider Princeton-Trenton community, the organization sponsors speaking engagements with congregations, schools, and clubs, in addition to community events such as symposia, exhibits, fundraisers, and the new “Who’s Your Neighbor?” reading group.Mercer CountyCrisis Ministries of Princeton and TrentonCrisis Ministries of Princeton and Trenton
Advocacyyou are a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault and you need the assistance of the legal system, ACWC can support you through the criminal justice process. ACWC will help to ensure that your safety and rights are protected. We cannot offer legal representation or provide you with an attorney, but, our Legal Services Coordinator can give you information, counseling, transportation, accompaniment and follow-up support through the confusing, and often overwhelming, legal system. Atlantic CountyThe Violence Intervention ProgramThe Atlantic County Women's Center
Advocacy Asian FemaleOur advocates provide a wide range of information and services for women; from where to find low cost childcare providers and how to find an immigration attorney to transportation and accompaniment to the hospital emergency room.StatewideCommunity Based Manavi
Advocacy ProgramsThe Association is a force for social change, spearheading reform and striving for freedom from stigma and prejudice on behalf of the mentally ill. The legislative network is made up of volunteers who inform local elected officials about the impact of legislation on the mental health system. The Community Outreach Advocates offer the benefits of their life experience. They are trained supervised employees that have been through similar experiences as consumers of mental health services. They can offer mentoring, advocacy and linkage to other services. Most importantly, they offer you support and help on an individual basis. All Family Advocates are trained to listen, provide support and act as mentors. Family Advocates have experience as a caregiver of an adult with a mental illness. The role of the Family Advocate is to provide support for families whose loved one is in the psychiatric emergency room. Family Advocates use “active lurking” a casual, friendly, non-pressured approach to strike up conversation with family members waiting for their loved one.Passaic CountyAdvocacy ProgramsMental Health Association of Passaic County
After School ProgramAfter School Program: Latino Youth Empowerment Against Substance Abuse (LYEASA) – This is a bilingual/bicultural after-school and substance abuse prevention and education program that seeks to proactively address family management, providing age-appropriate substance abuse prevention and education, academic tutoring and cultural enrichment and development for Latino children ages 6-13 years old. Mercer CountyMECHA ProgramMercer County Hispanic Association
American Bar AssociationHelping people find legal services in New Jersey.StatewideAmerican Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association
American Civil Liberties Union of New JerseyThe ACLU of New Jersey works to defend liberty throughout our state. We are involved in litigation and advocacy on behalf of individuals, and we lobby on scores of bills in the state legislature and local councils. In addition, the ACLU is active in many public education and community organizing projects.StatewideAmerican Civil Liberties Union of New JerseyAmerican Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey
Angel’s WingsAngel’s Wings provides around-the-clock care to children (birth through twelve years old) who have been abused or neglected. In addition to being an emergency respite center, Angels’ Wings provides food, clothing, medical/health care, educational programming, toys & books, recreational activities and social interaction training.Mercer CountyThe Anchorage House ProgramsThe Anchorage House
ANISEis an innovative program for at-risk youth, ages 12-18 in Franklin Township. This program utilizes various recreational activities combined with counseling.Somerset CountyANISEFamily & Community Services of Somerset County
Arab American CounselingOutpatient Department offers consumers’ traditional services such as initial evaluation and treatment plans including therapy, individual, family, couples and group. Consumers in this program typically seek treatment for anxiety, stress management, grief and loss, and other more persistent mental illnesses.Passaic CountyArab American CounselingMental Health Association of Passaic County
Association of Black Women Lawyers of NJA non-partisan organization, that has become an essential link in the strategy to expand the legal, educational, economic and social empowerment of African American women, their families and community.StatewideAssociation of Black Women Lawyers of NJAssociation of Black Women Lawyers of NJ
Bergen County Rape Crisis Hotline - YWCAThe YWCA of Bergen County Rape Crisis Center provides a 24-hour hotline to address the needs of those who have experienced sexual victimization. Bergen CountyBergen County Rape Crisis Hotline - YWCABergen County Rape Crisis Center - YWCA
Brahma HouseBrahma House serves more than 200 youth each year, and the numbers keep rising. Factors such as substance abuse by the child's primary caretaker and the economic stress caused by single parent families have been identified by staff as two of the biggest concerns facing youth today. Our agency strategic plan and referral source surveys indicate that there is an increasing need for emergency placement of youth who are at risk of further abuse if they are to remain with their primary caretakers. Somerset CountySomerset Home for Temporarily Displaced ChildrenSomerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children
Chinese American Mental Health Outreach Program in New Jersey-CAMHOPCAMHOP-NJ (Chinese American Mental Health Outreach Program in New Jersey) is a NAMI NEW JERSEY initiative to help people of Chinese origin (including immigrants from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and their descendents) in New Jersey gain better understanding about mental illness as a biological based and treatable disease. CAMHOP pronounces like "Golden Crane" in Chinese. The crane is a symbol of health and longevity in Chinese culture. StatewideChinese American Mental Health Outreach Program in New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
Citizen AdvocacyThe Citizen Advocacy Program is a community support system for individuals with developmental disabilities who are not able to advocate on their own behalf. The Program ensures that individuals with disabilities have equal access to the supports and services which help them to be independent and integrated members of their community. These goals are achieved by providing case management services and volunteer advocates. StatewideThe Arc of New JerseyThe Arc of New Jersey
Citizenship & Naturalization ServicesJFVS continues to assist senior refugees in applying for green cards, naturalization and eligible benefits. Case management, advocacy and referral services are also provided on an individual basis. Middlesex CountyJFVS ProgramsJewish Family & Vocational Service of Middlesex County
Coalition of Mental Health Consumers Organizations (COMHCO)COMHCO (Coalition of Mental Health Consumers Organizations) * Information, support and advocacy on mental health issues.Passaic CountyCoalition of Mental Health Consumers Organizations (COMHCO)Coalition of Mental Health Consumers Organizations (COMHCO)
Collaborative Support Programs of NJ, Inc.-CentralAs a mission-based, consumer/survivor driven organization, CSP-NJ exists to provide consumer driven mental health services that support recovery and promote community living. CSP-NJ has created a consumer driven alternative to the traditional mental health system. This movement was an outgrowth of the realization that many recipients of mental health services can provide the unique expertise to design and implement services that persons in recovery can rely upon to improve the quality of their lives. This is done through the creation and administration of self-help centers, supportive housing, advocacy, and entrepreneurial programs for adults with mental health issues and other special needs. Monmouth CountyCollaborative Support Programs of NJ, Inc.Collaborative Support Programs of NJ, Inc.
Collaborative Support Programs of NJ, Inc.-NorthernAs a mission-based, consumer/survivor driven organization, CSP-NJ exists to provide consumer driven mental health services that support recovery and promote community living. CSP-NJ has created a consumer driven alternative to the traditional mental health system. This movement was an outgrowth of the realization that many recipients of mental health services can provide the unique expertise to design and implement services that persons in recovery can rely upon to improve the quality of their lives. This is done through the creation and administration of self-help centers, supportive housing, advocacy, and entrepreneurial programs for adults with mental health issues and other special needs. Passaic CountyCollaborative Support Programs of NJ, Inc.Collaborative Support Programs of NJ, Inc.
Collaborative Support Programs of NJ, Inc.-SouthernAs a mission-based, consumer/survivor driven organization, CSP-NJ exists to provide consumer driven mental health services that support recovery and promote community living. CSP-NJ has created a consumer driven alternative to the traditional mental health system. This movement was an outgrowth of the realization that many recipients of mental health services can provide the unique expertise to design and implement services that persons in recovery can rely upon to improve the quality of their lives. This is done through the creation and administration of self-help centers, supportive housing, advocacy, and entrepreneurial programs for adults with mental health issues and other special needs. Atlantic CountyCollaborative Support Programs of NJ, Inc.Collaborative Support Programs of NJ, Inc.
Community AdvocatesCommunity Advocates - a community-based program that provides individualized support, education and advocacy services for adult persons with mental illness.Atlantic CountyCommunity AdvocatesMental Health Association of Atlantic County
Community AdvocatesCommunity Advocates is the direct advocacy arm of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey. Community Advocates is a program that provides individual, direct advocacy on behalf of adults with mental illness through support and education, and by linking them to community-based mental health and social services.Ocean CountyCommunity AdvocatesMental Health Association of Ocean County
Community CompanionsThe Community Companions Program provides one-to-one companionship and assistance in daily living for people with mental illness. The goals of the program include increased socialization and linkage to community resources. Volunteers visit the client at least two hours a week, participating in mutually agreeable activities. Together, they find new social groups, learn about community resources, and share in supportive friendship. Morris CountyCommunity Based ProgramMental Health Association of Morris County
Community Education ProgramThe Community Education Department is dedicated to promoting mental health and decreasing the stigma surrounding mental illness by providing education to enhance awareness and understanding.The Community Education Department is pleased to offer on-site presentations in the workplace, at schools, health fairs, businesses, and for community organizations.StatewideCommunity Education ProgramMental Health Association In New Jersey
Community Health Law ProjectProvide legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities and the elderly and to organizations representing their interests. Union CountyCommunity Health Law ProjectCommunity Health Law Project
Community Health Law ProjectMonmouth County offices provides services in Monmouth and Ocean County. Provide legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities and the elderly and to organizations representing their interests.Monmouth CountyCommunity Health Law ProjectCommunity Health Law Project
Community Health Law ProjectEssex County Offices provides services in Essex, Hudson, Bergen, Sussex, Morris, Warren and Passaic counties. Provide legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities and the elderly and to organizations representing their interests. Essex CountyCommunity Health Law ProjectCommunity Health Law Project
Community Health Law ProjectEssex County Offices provides services in Essex, Hudson, Bergen, Sussex, Morris, Warren and Passaic counties. Provide legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities and the elderly and to organizations representing their interests. Sussex CountyCommunity Health Law ProjectCommunity Health Law Project
Community Health Law ProjectEssex County Offices provides services in Essex, Hudson, Bergen, Sussex, Morris, Warren and Passaic counties. Provide legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities and the elderly and to organizations representing their interests. Passaic CountyCommunity Health Law ProjectCommunity Health Law Project
Community Health Law ProjectMercer County provides services in Mercer, Burlington, Hunterdon, Middlesex and Somerset. Provide legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities and the elderly and to organizations representing their interests.Mercer CountyCommunity Health Law ProjectCommunity Health Law Project
Community Health Law ProjectCamden County provides services in Camden, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem. Provide legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities and the elderly and to organizations representing their interests.Camden CountyCommunity Health Law ProjectCommunity Health Law Project
Community RidesA transportation service geared towards helping consumers run errands and go shopping. Space is available on first come, first serve basis. Please 2 business days prior to the errand day. Morris County Community Rides is offered on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month from 10am-3pm.Morris CountyCommunity Based ProgramMental Health Association of Morris County
Consumer Advocacy Program-CAPCAP is a self-help and advocacy group for primary consumers of mental health services in Morris County. Members participate in monthly meetings. CAP members also work at the MHAMC resource center and attend state and national conferences focusing on consumer empowerment. Morris CountyCommunity Based ProgramMental Health Association of Morris County
Department of Governmental AffairsAs the state's largest advocacy organization for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc of New Jersey plays an integral role in developing statewide policy affecting individuals with developmental disabilities. State agencies rely on our expertise to make critical decisions concerning the welfare of people with developmental disabilities. Our governmental affairs office acts as a conduit between our families and the State agencies that serve them to facilitate communication regarding issues that are impacting individuals on a daily basis.StatewideThe Arc of New JerseyThe Arc of New Jersey
Disability Rights New Jersey-DRNJis the consumer-directed, non-profit organization that serves as New Jersey's designated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in the state. In partnership with individuals with disabilities and their families, DRNJ works to protect and advance the rights of people with disabilities. DRNJ provides information and referral and a broad range of advocacy services, including legal representation in numerous cases in state and federal courts. Incorporated in 1994, DRNJ was subsequently designated by the Governor to serve as New Jersey's protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities. As the protection and advocacy system, DRNJ operates nine federally funded programs: Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PADD); Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI); Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR); Client Assistance Program (CAP); Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS); Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI); Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT); Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC); and Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access (PAVA). StatewideDisability Rights New Jersey-DRNJDisability Rights New Jersey-DRNJ
Division of Consumer Affairsprotect citizens from consumer fraud, blanket the state with consumer education, and make our operations consumer-friendly to the public when they contact us. StatewideDivision of Consumer AffairsDivision of Consumer Affairs
ECV Youth GroupProvide high school and middle school students with exposure and experiences that will develop self esteem, promote personal development, educate and engage parents on issues that effect the youth in Lawrence Township. In addition to these services we also offer trips to various places, and one on one guidance for the teens when they need it. Mercer CountyYouth Services ProgramLawrence Neighborhood Service Center
Edna McLaughlin ResidenceEdna McLaughlin Residence is a permanent single-room occupancy residence for women who are ambulatory and able to live independently but are in need of a safe, comfortable, and supervised living arrangement. The shelter provides the companionship of similarly situated adults. Residents cook their own meals. Hudson CountyEdna McLaughlin ResidenceCatholic Charities Archdiocese of Newark-CCS
Educational Support ProgramEducational programs have also become a part of the services Project PAUL offers to the community. Through the Educational Support Program (ESP), single parents are able to receive grants to assist with transportation and other costs as long as they are enrolled in classes at a local college. Most recently, Project PAUL has instituted a free ESL class for mothers in the community. Child care is provided. Monmouth CountyProject Paul ProgramsProject Paul
Education Dept.The MHASWNJ is working to raise public awareness and to improve the public’s understanding and behavior towards mental health and mental illness. Our educational programs help to build a stronger community by reducing the fear of mental illness and the stigma that surrounds it. Through our education programs, people can learn to recognize the early symptoms of mental illness and to understand the nature of the disease. We are also working to educate the public on the treatment and support programs that are available to them within their immediate community. In addition, we provide in-service training opportunities for staff of community mental health centers, hospitals, educators and law enforcement agencies. Camden CountyEducation Dept.Mental Health Association Southwestern NJ
Elizabeth Coalition to House the HomelessThe mission is to ensure that homeless individuals & families, & those persons who imminently face homelessness obtain safe, temporary or emergency shelter; & are provided with an opportunity to secure affordable permanent housing. Union CountyElizabeth Coalition to House the HomelessElizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless
Enable Inc.Enable helps individuals with disabilities live full and independent lives in our communities. Each person we serve has dreams, goals, and interests. All want to be safe, to live as independently as possible, to have friends, to enjoy recreational activities, to be a part of the community. Many are employed or work as volunteers. Enable helps make this happen. Enable provides services, supports, and living arrangements to individuals with disabilities and their families throughout central New Jersey. Our top priorities are ensuring the safety of the individuals we serve, providing high quality services, and maintaining a good working environment. The parents and families of individuals with disabilities depend on Enable to be there for the lifespan of their family member. We intend to be there. Mercer CountyEnable Inc.Enable Inc.
Families of September 11Families of September (FOS11) engages more than 2,200 members worldwide and works to raise awareness about the effects of terrorism and public trauma. Our website provides a comprehensive directory of resources, events and news articles for 9/11 community www.familiesofseptember11.org. The FOS11 Chat program meets monthly and is facilitated by a mental health professional; enabling individuals who are geographically separated to connect and chare their thoughts online.StatewideFamilies of September 11Families of September 11
Francis HouseDay program for HIV/AIDS consumers. Provide lunch, social support, peer mentor, mental health counseling & educational programs. Clients are served regardless of religious, cultural, ethnic, gender or sexual orientation. Serves: atlantic, camden, cape may, cumberland, gloucester, salem countiesCamden CountyFrancis HouseCatholic Charities Diocese of Camden
Getting Together Self Help CenterA self help center that provides a relaxed environment for socialization, recreation, and advocacy. Explores overall wellness both mental and physical health. Transportation services available need one days notice to schedule services for an appointment.Hunterdon CountyCommunity Based ProgramHunterdon Medical Center
Government Affairs DepartmentMHANJ works on policy and advocacy through its Government Affairs Department. Our Public Policy Committee is made up of many experts throughout New Jersey. We research and develop policy recommendations that guide our work with administrators and legislators. At the same time, our statewide Advocacy Council--and our work with the Consumer Advocacy Partnership--allows us to mobilize and organize all mental health advocates statewide to take action on critical legislation and regulations.Essex CountyGovernment Affairs DepartmentMental Health Association In New Jersey
Haddon Heights Aging InThe Aging-In Program is offered through YCS, and designed to assist young women (ages 17-1/2 - 22) who are moving into adulthood and need the structure and support of a family-like environment.Camden CountyHaddon Heights Aging InYCS Main Office
Hammonton Family Community CenterThe Mission of the Hammonton Family Community Center is to link children and families to community-based services. This program and its services strengthen the local community, promote healthy child development and reduce barriers to achievement and self-sufficiency for families. The Family Center helps improve the well-being of clients and families and helps build healthy communities. All of our services are free. The Hammonton Family Center is funded through a grant from the State Department of Human Services. Spanish speaking staff members are available. Atlantic CountyHammonton Family Community CenterAtlantiCare Behavioral Health Center
Hightstown-East Windsor Learning Partners-Summer H.E.L.P.This five-week summer day camp program is designed to enrich our local youth and provide affordable, quality child care for working families. We partner with East Windsor Regional School District in providing a program that stimulates children’s natural interest in learning while nurturing their personal development. Summer H.E.L.P. provides daily academic enrichment so that average and marginal students can develop their math, reading, science and language arts skills in the morning and strengthen their social skills in the afternoon. Daily recreation includes on-site swimming and crafts, and each week ends with an exciting educational field trip. A nutritious breakfast and lunch are provided daily. The program is fully licensed and insured, and the program participants and staff reflect the diversity of our community. This program includes 75-100 local children from kindergarten through 6th grade. Fees are assessed on a sliding scale, so the program is affordable to all families in our community. Mercer CountyHightstown-East Windsor Learning Partners-Summer H.E.L.P.Community Action Services Center
HIPAATo amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery, to promote the use of medical savings accounts, to improve access to long-term care services and coverage, to simplify the administration of health insurance, and for other purposes.StatewideHIPAAHIPAA
Housing Resource CenterHousing Resource Center: MECHA offers housing locator services, education, and training on issues such as tenants’ rights and responsibilities, opportunities and trends in homeownership (pre and post-mortgage), technical assistance and counseling with financial problems, i.e. foreclosures, etc. In addition, we serve as advocates for the individual and assist with utilities issues, at times providing funding subsidies. Mercer CountyMECHA ProgramMercer County Hispanic Association
Hudson County Div. of Welfare-Board of Social ServicesThe Hudson County Board of Social Services is committed to providing economic and social services to individuals and families residing in Hudson County based upon eligibility criteria. Hudson CountyHudson County Div. of Welfare-Board of Social ServicesHudson County Div. of Welfare-Board of Social Services
Hunterdon HelplineHunterdon Helplines is a 24-hour a day, 7-day a week, 365-day a year professional compassionate listening service. Hunterdon Helpline's services include: 1) Information and referral via direct transfer to all public and private social service and government agencies in Hunterdon County. 2) Arrange for shelter and food for the homeless nights, weekends and holidays in Hunterdon and Somerset County. 3) Communication after-hours for LINK bus drivers, riders and family's. 4) Telephone Reassurance calls to visit and check in. 5) Hunterdon Helpline is a NJ SHARES Intake Agency for Warren, Hunterdon and Somerset Counties. Call to see if you qualify for utility assistance.Hunterdon CountyHunterdon HelplineHunterdon Helpline
Immigrant and Refugee ServicesHelping new Americans in journey to becoming active, productive participants in their new country is the goal of the experienced, compassionate professional staff in the JFVS Immigrant and Refugee Services Department. JFVS assists immigrants with processing requirements and acculturation (such as ESL training), and educates the community through intergenerational programs designed to explain the journey and experiences of the refugees Middlesex CountyJFVS ProgramsJewish Family & Vocational Service of Middlesex County
Information and ReferralA computerized database at the MHAMC helps put callers in touch with the right people: Mental Health Centers specializing in counseling, rehabilitation, and residence program. Mental Health Practioners providing counseling and psychotherapy. Basic Support Services for consumers of mental health services and their families, including help in accessing mental health and non-mental health services, entitlement programs, and a variety of community resources, including housing.Morris CountyCommunity Based ProgramMental Health Association of Morris County
Inmate Re-EntryProvides help to inmates with a mental illness who are completing their sentence at the Atlantic County Criminal Justice Facility re-integrate into the community by connecting them to mental health and housing services. Atlantic CountyInmate Re-EntryJewish Family Services
Integrated Case Management Services-ICMSProvides a community-based, comprehensive network of assistance, support, advocacy, referral and intervention to individuals who are being discharged from a mental health care facility.Essex CountyIntegrated Case Management Services-ICMSMental Health Association of Essex County
Intensive Family Support Service -IFSSAt the Mental Health Association in Passaic County, we recognize that caring for a family member with a serious mental illness can be stressful and lonely. When you are a client of Intensive Family Support Services, you do not have to cope with the challenges of caregiving alone. Our program will provide the support, education and advocacy you need to cope effectively and help your relative. You will learn about mental illness and the mental health system, how to care for yourself while caring for your relative, how to reduce stress and how to strengthen your problem solving skills.Passaic CountyIntensive Family Support Service - IFSSMental Health Association of Passaic County
Intensive Family Support ServicesIntensive Family Support Services is designed to provide families of mentally ill consumers with the information, skills training, support and advocacy needed to make informed decisions regarding themselves and their mentally ill family members. Services include in-home family support and consultation, education on an individual basis or in a group setting and advocacy and linkage to community services.Cape May CountyIntensive Family Support ServicesCape Counseling Services
Intensive Family Support Services -IFSSis a free program that helps families with a mentally ill member to cope with day t oday living and conquer their feelings of anxiety and fear through education and support. Hunterdon CountyIntensive Family Support Services -IFSSHunterdon Medical Center
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSSCatholic Charities Intensive Family Support Services-IFSS provides single-family consultation, psycho-educational and family support groups, respite care, advocacy, and service linkage to families of the seriously mentally ill. Burlington CountyAccess CenterCatholic Charities Diocese of Trenton
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSSprovides support services to the families of the mentally ill through a network of social, community, and group gatherings. IFSS services include educational presentations, one-on-one counseling and intervention, as well as respite care to lighten the load for families caring for mentally ill loved ones.Gloucester CountyBeacon DivisionNew Point Behavioral Health Care
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSSIFSS provides individual family supportive services for parents, spouses, siblings, and children of people with a primary psychiatric diagnosis. IFSS provides knowledge, skills and supports, which are identified as useful to the family's overall functioning and sense of control. In addition, IFSS strives to reduce the stigma sometimes associated with mental illness. IFSS helps families maintain and develop their relationships, especially in times of crisis.Somerset CountyBehavioral Health ServicesEaster Seals Society in NJ
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSSIntensive Family Support Services provide support, information and education provided for family members of mentally ill consumers. Cumberland CountyCommunity Based ProgramCumberland County Guidance Center
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSSFamilies are often the primary care providers for their loved ones who are mentally ill. Saint Clare's Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) provides support and education to family members or caretakers of adults diagnosed with serious mental illness. The program focuses on enhancing the strength and stability of the family system. Mental health professionals are available to respond to your individual needs during daytime, evening and weekend hours, with access to service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services include: Psycho-education about mental illness Family consultation to assess a family's needs Family support groups for mutual support and interaction Family retreats that offer respite care for family from the caretaking role Advocacy and assertiveness training to navigate the mental health system Referral and service linkage for obtaining mental health and non-mental health assistance for their ill family member. Morris CountyCommunity Based ProgramSaint Clare's Hospital
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSSSupport for families who have a member with a serious and persistent mental illness. Services include outreach, consultation, psycho education groups and workshops, family counseling and support, advocacy. This project is provided in collaboration with NAMI Mercer New Jersey. New component geared to families with a member in jail.Sussex CountyCommunity Based ProgramSaint Clare's Hospital
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSSSteininger works closely with the Camden County chapter of the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI) to offer mental health education, coping skill strategies, and linkage to services and resources for families caring for an adult relative with mental illness. Family Specialists teach families how to advocate on their own behalf and for their relative. They also facilitate educational and support groups to increase knowledge of mental health issues and resources, to improve problem solving, and to ease isolation. Camden CountyCommunity Based ProgramTwin Oaks Community Services
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSSSupport for families who have a member with a serious and persistent mental illness. Services include outreach, consultation, psycho education groups and workshops, family counseling and support, advocacy. This project is provided in collaboration with NAMI Mercer New Jersey. New component geared to families with a member in jail.Mercer CountyGTBHC ProgramsGreater Trenton Behavioral HealthCare
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSSOffered to Hudson County residents, the Intensive Family Support Services program helps families, caregivers, and relatives of people living with mental illness. With a special emphasis on families in crisis, the program provides services in homes, in the community, or on-site. They include single-family consultations, multi-family support groups, medication education, information about community resources, and referrals. Hudson CountyIntensive Family Support Services-IFSSCatholic Charities Archdiocese of Newark-CCS
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSScreated and designed as a source for educating and assisting families with a mentally ill member. Using a family centered approach, the program has 3 core functions, each of which offers services to families as needed for their unique situation. A. Psycho-Educational Program This 6 to 8 week course will provide families with mentally ill members basic facts about specific mental disorders and how the illness is likely to affect the family. Intensive In-home Services Incorporating a multi-faceted approach to provide intensive in-home services, the social worker will utilize outreach, general monitoring, counseling with family members, and case management/service linkage/liaison services. Respite Care: This service is a limited non-emergency planned time away from the ill member living at home. This program is available to families residing in Salem County regardless of ability to pay or whether the ill member is involved with Healthcare Commons, Inc. Individuals interested in ISSF services should call (856)299-3200 for a free confidential telephone assessement and referral. Salem CountyIntensive Family Support Services-IFSSHealthcare Commons Family Health Services
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSSTo empower people with psychiatric disabilities, link people who have mental health treatment needs to available services & resources, & increase public awareness of mental health and mental illness. Esperanza Support Groups and Family, Spouse & Sibling Support Groups professionally run through IFSS programs.Union CountyIntensive Family Support Services-IFSSMental Health Association In New Jersey
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSSIntensive Family Support Services - a comprehensive program of supportive services and activities designed to assist families who have a relative with mental illness. Atlantic CountyIntensive Family Support Services-IFSSMental Health Association of Atlantic County
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSSIntensive Family Support Services provide support and information to families and caretakers concerned about a loved one's mental illness. Professional clinicians offer families supportive counceling, coping strategies, advocacy and linkage to community resources. Services are free and accessible being implemented in the home or the office. Additionally, IFSS professionally facilitates ongoing family support groups and serveral psycho-educational groups. Essex CountyIntensive Family Support Services-IFSSMental Health Association of Essex County
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSSThe Mental Health Association (MHA) of Monmouth County is a private, nonprofit, citizens' advocacy organization dedicated to improving services for children and adults with mental illness.We provide free individual or family consultation and multi-family group education, counseling and services by trained professionals. Most meeting times are flexible and convenient and are scheduled when needed unless indicated otherwise Monmouth CountyIntensive Family Support Services-IFSSMental Health Association of Monmouth County
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSSis a free program that helps families with a mentally ill member to cope with day to day living and conquer their feelings of anxiety and fear through education and support. Ocean CountyIntensive Family Support Services-IFSSOcean Mental Health Services, Inc.
Intensive Family Support Services-IFSSPopulation Served: Family members of mentally ill adults (mentally ill member must be 18 or over) residing in Middlesex County. Referral Source: Any source, families or individuals seeking service can refer themselves; referrals are also accepted from outpatient or inpatient providers and other social service agencies. Funding Source: New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Number Served: 150 new families per year, with a total of 250 families receiving various services per year. Service Provided: Family support, advocacy and education, multi-family groups, educational conferences, referral and linkage. Length of Service: Depends on individual case needs and preferences. Middlesex CountyUniversity Behavioral Healthcare-UBHCRutgers University Behavioral Health Care
Intensive Family Support Services Program-IFSSThe Intensive Family Support Services Program (IFSS): This program was established in 1997. The program works with family members of the seriously mentally ill and provides them with a variety of psycho-education and support services designed to help them improve family functioning and coping. Services are delivered both off-site in the community at families' homes, and in the Center's three locations within the County. Services include group and individual psycho-education, family support groups for families, individual consultation, opportunities for families to meet with a psychiatrist, a psychiatric nurse and other professionals to discuss medication and related mental health issues, respite services for ill family members, referral and linkage, and advocacy. During the first nine months of operation, IFSS staff was able to work with concerned families to develop Warren County's first NAMI-NJ chapter. The IFSS program serves approximately 180 family members each year. Warren CountyIntensive Family Support Services Program-IFSSFamily Guidance Center of Warren County
Intensive Family Support Services Program-IFSSThe Intensive Family Support Services Program (IFSS): This program was established in 1997. The program works with family members of the seriously mentally ill and provides them with a variety of psycho-education and support services designed to help them improve family functioning and coping. Services are delivered both off-site in the community at families' homes, and in the Center's three locations within the County. Services include group and individual psycho-education, family support groups for families, individual consultation, opportunities for families to meet with a psychiatrist, a psychiatric nurse and other professionals to discuss medication and related mental health issues, respite services for ill family members, referral and linkage, and advocacy. During the first nine months of operation, IFSS staff was able to work with concerned families to develop Warren County's first NAMI-NJ chapter. The IFSS program serves approximately 180 family members each year. Warren CountyIntensive Family Support Services Program-IFSSFamily Guidance Center of Warren County
Intensive Family Support Services Program-IFSSThe Intensive Family Support Services Program (IFSS): This program was established in 1997. The program works with family members of the seriously mentally ill and provides them with a variety of psycho-education and support services designed to help them improve family functioning and coping. Services are delivered both off-site in the community at families' homes, and in the Center's three locations within the County. Services include group and individual psycho-education, family support groups for families, individual consultation, opportunities for families to meet with a psychiatrist, a psychiatric nurse and other professionals to discuss medication and related mental health issues, respite services for ill family members, referral and linkage, and advocacy. During the first nine months of operation, IFSS staff was able to work with concerned families to develop Warren County's first NAMI-NJ chapter. The IFSS program serves approximately 180 family members each year. Warren CountyIntensive Family Support Services Program-IFSSFamily Guidance Center of Warren County
Intensive Welfare Case ManagementThe Faith in Families Program provides intensive case management services to Emergency Assistance, TANF and Post TANF clients. Additionally, this program assists with case management needs for clients participating in pre-apprenticeship programs.Camden CountyIntensive Welfare Case ManagementCatholic Charities Diocese of Camden
Interfaith Caregivers TrentonInterfaith Caregivers Trenton/Faith In Action, Inc. (ICT) an interfaith coalition, is dedicated to promoting the independence and dignity of homebound elderly and people with disabilities by matching them with caring volunteers who assist with the tasks of everyday life. Located in Mercer County, ICT helps to reduce the loneliness and isolation that often accompanies old age and disabilities. We accomplish this mission by strengthening the existing outreach ministries of congregations while also linking them with the network of community health care and social service organizations.Mercer CountyInterfaith Caregivers TrentonInterfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County
Legal AssistanceStaff members assist consumers with the completion of immigration petitions and the translation of documents. Provides immigration information and referral.Ocean CountyAccess CenterCatholic Charities Diocese of Trenton
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Cape May CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Burlington CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Bergen CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Union CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Atlantic CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Somerset CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Camden CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Middlesex CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJAt this LSNJ facility we offer a statewide service to attend to consumer complaints and questions regarding other LSNJ services and locations throughout the state of New Jersey. Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Middlesex CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Middlesex CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Warren CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Salem CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Passaic CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Ocean CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Sussex CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Morris CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Hunterdon CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Hudson CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Monmouth CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Monmouth CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Mercer CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Gloucester CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Essex CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Cumberland CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Cumberland CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters. Camden CountyLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJLegal Services of New Jersey-LSNJ
Legislative Advocacy NetworkA statewide network of consumers with epilepsy and family members interested in expressing concerns and issues on behalf of those affected by epilepsy, by participating in state and local advocacy activities. StatewideCOMMUNITY SUPPORTSEpilepsy Foundation of NJ
Livingston Youth and Community Services Program-LYCSLivingston Youth and Community Services Program-LYCS is a community-based program that implements wellness and prevention in all Livingston schools. LYCS serves the students from the third grade through high school. Through a combination of creative, structured academic and recreational activities, students are taught substance abuse prevention, character education, conflict resolution and peer leadership skills. Essex CountyLivingston Youth and Community Services Program-LYCSMental Health Association of Essex County
Mainstreaming Medical CareThe Mainstreaming Medical Care Program provides strong advocacy on behalf of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with developmental disabilities.StatewideThe Arc of New JerseyThe Arc of New Jersey
Mental Health AmericaMental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. Mental Health America's programs help it to fulfill its mission of "promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services." The goals of our programs are to educate the public, encourage reform and promote the use of effective local and regional prevention and recovery programs. StatewideMental Health AmericaMental Health America
Mental Health Association of Hudson CountyStrives for children and adults to achieve mental health through advocacy, education, training, and services.Hudson CountyMental Health Association of Hudson CountyMental Health Association of Hudson County
Mental Health PlayersThe Players are a group of volunteers who have an interest in acting and sensitivity to people. The Players perform, free of charge, throughout the state. Using role-play techniques, players improvise any number of real-life situations. Their presentations involve the audience emotionally, causing them to overcome more aware of themselves and their own reactions in similar circumstances. Become a Players Volunteer or Host a Players Performance, call for more information.Morris CountyCommunity Based ProgramMental Health Association of Morris County
Mental Health PlayersMental Health Players uses trained volunteers to present interactive role plays that illustrate mental health issues. These role plays are based on specific mental health topics, but may be customized to meet the needs of a particular audience, such as teens or seniors. This is an excellent way to introduce the audience to mental health, and to allow the audience to challenge their own beliefs about mental health and mental illness.StatewideMental Health PlayersMental Health Association In New Jersey
Mercer County Division of Mental HealthThe County Mental Health Division directly oversees County funded community mental health services. In conjunction with the State Division of Mental Health Services (NJ DMHS), the County Mental Health Administrator jointly oversees all State contracted community mental health services. The County MH Administrator serves as the Director of the Division. Partially funded through a State salary match, in addition to the co-administration role, the Administrator directs activities for the County MH Board, a twelve member Board mandated by Statute and appointed by the County Executive to provide community based oversight and guidance for these services.Mercer CountyMercer County Division of Mental HealthMercer County Department of Human Services
Mobile Response and Stabilization ServicesMobile Response and Stabilization Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help children and youth who are experiencing emotional or behavioral crises. The services are designed to defuse an immediate crisis, keep children and their families safe, and maintain the children in their own homes or current living situation (such as a foster home, treatment home or group home) in the community. StatewideDepartment of Children and FamiliesDepartment of Children and Families
My Place Transitional Living ProgramThe My Place Transitional Living Program at the Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children is a residential program for young men and women, ages 18-21, who are in need of life-skills education and plan to live independently in the community after leaving the program. Somerset CountySomerset Home for Temporarily Displaced ChildrenSomerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children
NAMI Atlantic CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Atlantic CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Bergen CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Bergen CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Burlington CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Burlington CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Camden CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Camden CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Cape May CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Cape May CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Concerned Families of GreystonNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Morris CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Cumberland CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Cumberland CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Essex CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Essex CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Family Organization BergenNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Bergen CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Gloucester CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Gloucester CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Greater Monmouth CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Monmouth CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Hudson CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Hudson CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Hunterdon CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Hunterdon CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Mercer CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Mercer CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Middlesex CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Middlesex CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Morris CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Morris CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI New JerseyNAMI NEW JERSEY is a statewide non profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families who are affected by mental illness. NAMI NEW JERSEY provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. StatewideNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Ocean CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Ocean CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Passaic CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Passaic CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI RutgersNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Middlesex CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Salem CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Salem CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Somerset CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Somerset CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Sussex CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Sussex CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Union CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Union CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
NAMI Warren CountyNAMI provides education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support, information and advice about treatment and community resources. Warren CountyNAMI New JerseyNAMI New Jersey
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance CenterThe National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center supports the national implementation of the early childhood provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Our mission is to strengthen systems at all levels to ensure that children (birth through five) with disabilities and their families receive and benefit from high quality, culturally appropriate and family centered supports and services. The primary business of our Center is technical assistance (TA). We work with a variety of state and local audiences and TA partners. And, we employ various strategies to transfer this know-how, including consultation, workshops, information services and supports from our NECTAC Clearinghouse, teleconferences, and electronic communications such as discussion groups and the World Wide Web. These and other dissemination strategies provide information to potentially every American who can use it.StatewideNational Early Childhood Technical Assistance CenterNational Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
New Jersey Self-Advocacy ProjectThe New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project began in 1983. It began out of a need that people with disabilities had to speak up for themselves. These individuals wanted to advocate for themselves, so they became self-advocates. The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project helps the advocates to form groups in their areas. To date, there are over 110 self-advocacy groups in the state! StatewideThe Arc of New JerseyThe Arc of New Jersey
New Jersey State Bar AssociationThis Website is a listing of county bar associations that offer lawyer referral services. Locate your county of residence and contact the appropriate service. Do not contact referral services that are outside of your local county. StatewideNew Jersey State Bar AssociationNew Jersey State Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar FoundationThe New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the charitable and educational Foundation of the New Jersey State Bar Association, provides a wide variety of free law-related education services to the public. StatewideNew Jersey State Bar FoundationNew Jersey State Bar Foundation
Ocean County Dept. of Human Services-Mental Health UnitPlanning broad based social service programs throughout the County. Agency funded programs include: daycare; mental health services; alcohol treatment programs; transportation; Home Health Care Services; homeless; personal assistance services for disabled; family development programs and parenting skills.Ocean CountyOcean County Dept. of Human Services-Mental Health UnitOcean County Dept. of Human Services-Mental Health Unit
Online Parent Support GroupIf you’re struggling to be the best parent you can be, join us in the new Parents Anonymous chat room. Come share your hard-won experience with other parents who are trying, like you, to keep their families strong and safe. StatewideParents Anonymous of New Jersey Inc.Parents Anonymous of New Jersey Inc.
On Our OwnOn Our Own Self-Help/Drop-in Center started as a small self-help group, attended by a group of 2-8 people per week. Early on, this group met to share and gain support while discussing topics such as mental illness, legal issues, and hospitalization.Bergen CountyOn Our OwnOn Our Own
Parenting Our Successors in Society Effectively - P.O.S.S.EThe goal of this program is to empower, educate and support fathers leaving the Corrections System to assume their role as fathers and community leaders. Using the Nurturing Fatherhood curriculum, fathers are given child development information, learn non-corporal methods of discipline and techniques of anger management.StatewideParents Anonymous of New Jersey Inc.Parents Anonymous of New Jersey Inc.
Parents&Adolescents Changing Together-PACTA family strengthening program developed and implemented by Parents Anonymous of New Jersey in partnership with the Juvenile Justice Commission to serve the needs of incarcerated juveniles and their families.StatewideParents Anonymous of New Jersey Inc.Parents Anonymous of New Jersey Inc.
Parents Anonymous of New Jersey Inc.Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, Inc. is a nationally chartered organization designed to strengthen families through its unique self-help model. Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization. This non-profit organization provides a broad spectrum of confidential, community based, culturally appropriate, and readily accessible services in order to prevent child abuse and neglect and strengthen families.StatewideParents Anonymous of New Jersey Inc.Parents Anonymous of New Jersey Inc.
Partners for Kids & FamiliesThis organization is contracted by the state and provides intensive care management services to children ages 5-21 and their families. Referrals are made through ValueOptions, the contracted system administrator for DCBHS.Burlington CountyPartners for Kids & FamiliesPartners for Kids & Families
PassagesTransitional Living ProgramThe Passages Transitional Living Program at the Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children is a residential program for young men and women, ages 16-21, who are in need of life-skills education and plan to live independently in the community after leaving the program. Somerset CountySomerset Home for Temporarily Displaced ChildrenSomerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children
Pathways Independent Living ProgramThe key activities of the Pathways Chafee IV-E Program are to prepare youth in alternate care to live independently when reaching adulthood, and to support the reentrance of youth, who have been placed out of the community, back into the home community. These goals are achieved through life skills education and permanency planning. Somerset CountySomerset Home for Temporarily Displaced ChildrenSomerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children
Peer Outreach Support Team-POSTThrough 1:1 peer support and the facilitation of groups, Peer Outreach Support Team (POST) members provide education, advocacy and linkage to mental health treatment, housing, entitlements and self-help groups. By acting as positive role models for recovery, POST workers encourage peers to take responsibility for their own wellness. Union CountyPeer Outreach Support Team-POSTMental Health Association In New Jersey
Peer Outreach Support Team-POSTThrough 1:1 peer support and the facilitation of groups, Peer Outreach Support Team (POST) members provide education, advocacy and linkage to mental health treatment, housing, entitlements and self-help groups. By acting as positive role models for recovery, POST workers encourage peers to take responsibility for their own wellness. Hudson CountyPeer Outreach Support Team-POSTMental Health Association In New Jersey
Peer Support to Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospitalprovides mental health consumers who live in the community the opportunity to speak to hospitalized consumers at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital (GPPH) to express their experience, hope, and strength. Consumers in the hospital benefit from conversations with people who have successfully transitioned from the hospital into the community.Morris CountyCommunity Based ProgramMental Health Association of Morris County
PEWSPromoting Emotional Wellness and Spiritually (PEWS) is a program of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey which works to break down stigma in the African American community surrounding mental illness and bridge the gap between emotional wellness and spiritual wellness.StatewidePEWSMental Health Association In New Jersey
P.O.S.S.EThe objective of this initiative is to equip social service clients with basic life skills. Utilization of these skills will enable clients to break out of the cycle of dependence and move toward independence and self-reliance. Each class will operate for a four week period covering nutrition, finance, self-advocacy, communication and resolving issues. Clients will acquire actual tools for empowerment. Essex CountyHomeless and Hungry ProgramsSalvation Army
Prevention Links, Inc.A private non-profit organization, that takes a leadership role in the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, substance abuse & related issues. Their goal is to provide information in substance prevention issues by providing programs & services in Union County with information & Referrals. Union CountyPrevention Links, Inc.Prevention Links, Inc.
Prospect Employment Services - Worklinkhelps those with a history of mental illness to obtain and retain employment in the community.Essex CountyProspect Employment Services - WorklinkMental Health Association of Essex County
Prospect Househelps those with mental disorders to successfully manage their illness and significantly lower their risk for hospitalization through a highly regarded, psycho-social, rehabilitation program.Essex CountyProspect HouseMental Health Association of Essex County
Racial JusticeThis program addresses racism, sexism and cultural diversity by enhancing and maintaining community-wide dialogue on these issues. The program offers an ongoing series of seminars as well as special events to facilitate discussion and increase awareness about these issues.Mercer CountyYWCA of Trenton ProgramsYWCA of Trenton
Refugee Resettlement Servicesassist newly arrived person to USA. Services designed to enhance self-sufficiency via arrange/furnish homes, employment training & placement, transportation, register children in school, ensure access to medical care & finance and budgeting. Camden CountyRefugee Resettlement ServicesCatholic Charities Diocese of Camden
Self AdocacyThe program is a consumer organized and operated support group with staff liaison. Activities include community volunteerism,voter registration,social functions and issue oriented conferences. Salem CountyThe Arc of Salem CountyThe Arc of New Jersey
Signs of Sobriety, Inc.Prevention information, education, and alternative activities to schools and organizations that serve New Jersey's Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing residents. Consultation, Technical Assistance, and Training to professional groups on the unique communication, cultural and social needs of people who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing. Public Education & Information about the misuse of alcohol and other drugs. Treatment Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing persons experiencing problems caused by the misuse of alcohol and other drugs. Advocacy on Behalf of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals and others affected by alcoholism and drug addiction to assure the availability of a continuum of appropriate, quality services. Communication Access to 12 Step support group meetings and additional Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) services, through the provision of interpreting and C.A.R.T. services, and FM loop system loans. Supportive Educational & Social Activities that offer a sober environment for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing persons in recovery and their family members.Mercer CountySigns of Sobriety, Inc.Signs of Sobriety, Inc.
Spina Bifida Resource NetworkThe SBRN is a source of support and information and provides opportunities for the Spina Bifida Community to connect on a personal level. Our mission is to empower the lives of people living with Spina Bifida through direct service programs, advocacy, and providing information about the prevention of Spina Bifida. We are one of the few Spina Bifida organizations nationwide who provide direct nursing and social service coordination. StatewideSpina Bifida Resource NetworkSpina Bifida Resource Network
State Statistics InformationState Statistics InformationStatewideState Statistics InformationState Statistics Information
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc. - SPANSPAN’s foremost commitment is to children and families with the greatest need due to disability; poverty; discrimination based on race, sex, language, immigrant, or homeless status; involvement in the foster care, child welfare, or juvenile justice systems; geographic location; or other special circumstancesStatewideStatewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc. - SPANStatewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc. - SPAN
St. Clare's Social ServicesSt. Clare's Social Services provides HIV infected and affected families with case management to match clients with available services. It also offers individual and family counseling, group support, and summer and winter camp programs. In addition, it operates a day respite program for children in Jersey City to give parents living with HIV/AIDS an opportunity to rest. Essex CountyCommunity Based ProgramAIDS Resource Foundation for Children-ARFC
St. Jude's OasisSt. Jude's Oasis is a transitional housing program for homeless families with children, many of whom are ineligible for entitlement and benefit programs. The program seeks to help homeless families stabilize their housing situation in the community. Each family is assigned a caseworker for intake to determine needs in a host of areas, including employment, housing, and mental-health or substance-abuse counseling. Housing units for up to 18 months for homeless in Hudson County, Families program fee of 30% of income, up to 2 adults and 4 children per unit. Hudson CountySt. Jude's OasisCatholic Charities Archdiocese of Newark-CCS
St. Lucy's Services to the Homeless-Catholic CharitiesA supervised 24/7, year-round emergency shelter facility for single women and men offering emergency housing and food. Individuals are offered a 45-day stay. Within the first two weeks, clients meet with staff to assess their current situation. Job Developer on staff. Self Help groups include Psychoeducational groups and Life Skills Training. Welfare accepted.Hudson CountySt. Lucy's Services to the Homeless-Catholic CharitiesCatholic Charities Archdiocese of Newark-CCS
Street Smart OutreachThe Somerset Youth Shelter's street outreach program, STREET S.M.A.R.T. (Somerset Mobile Adolescent Resource Team), is funded by a three-year federal grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This street outreach program is targeted to adolescents and young adults between the ages of 13-21 who are living on the street or in other unsafe environments and are at-risk of sexual abuse and or exploitation. Somerset CountySomerset Home for Temporarily Displaced ChildrenSomerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children
Supportive CareOften, people - most notably low-income seniors - need help with everyday issues not related to medical needs. Transportation, meal preparation, medication reminders, laundry, light housekeeping, companions for physicians' visits and other assistance is provided by our supportive care aides. Monmouth CountyCommunity Based ProgramFamily & Children's Services
The Center for Prevention & Youth Development-CYPDThe Center for Prevention & Youth Development (CYPD) provides community-based prevention and intervention programs aimed at promoting health, emotional and soical well being among at-risk children and adolescents. Essex CountyThe Center for Prevention & Youth Development-CYPDMental Health Association of Essex County
The Consumer Provider Association in New Jersey -CPAThe Consumer Provider Association in New Jersey (CPA) is a statewide association of consumers of mental health services who are working as providers of mental health services. Our purpose is to support, guide and advocate for our growing role and increased professionalism in the mental health system. Utilizing our unique perspective, we help ourselves, other professionals and the general public deal more humanely and effectively with the challenges of mental illness and the treatment system. We accomplish our mission through education, advocacy, professional development and networking. We seek ultimately to improve the mental health system throughout the state. StatewideThe Consumer Provider Association in New Jersey -CPAMental Health Association In New Jersey
University Behavioral HealthcareDedicated to excellent providing mental health services while providing services for: addiction; voluntary in/outpatient; psych emergency, in/outpatient geriatric services as well as offering a vast experience in peer support for first responders.Middlesex CountyUniversity Behavioral HealthcareUniversity Behavioral Healthcare
Voices of September 11VOICES advocacy work and efforts to promote public awareness of government reform have earned recognition from business leaders, members of Congress, international leaders and national media. VOICES has built an outstanding reputation, a powerful network of supporters and a strong foundation for the future.StatewideVoices of September 11Voices of September 11
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)is a educational program for adult mental health consumers only, dedicated to teaching various wellness techniques which can enhance one's quality of life. Some of the techniques discussed include Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) which was developed by Mary Ellen Copeland; domains of wellness, and they affect one's life; building a support network; and coming up with techniques that work for you.StatewideWellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)Mental Health Association In New Jersey
Whitney House Transitional Living ProgramThe Whitney House Transitional Living Program at the Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children is a residential program for young women, ages 18-21, who are in need of life-skills education and plan to live independently in the community. Somerset CountySomerset Home for Temporarily Displaced ChildrenSomerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children
WrightslawParents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. Begin your search for information in the Advocacy Libraries and Law Libraries.StatewideWrightslawWrightslaw
YCS Cedarbrook Group HomeYCS Cedar Brook is home to ten boys and girls ages 5 to 10 years old. Children spend six months to a year in this short-term community based residence, which provides services designed to meet the varying needs of the children. Camden CountyYCS Cedarbrook Group HomeYCS Main Office
YCS Main OfficeJCAHO accredited, YCS provide services that educate, shelter, advocate and care for children in need, & their families. Most of our programs require referrals from gov’t agencies, some of our services and trainings are open to the general public. Main Office for YCS Southern Region.Camden CountyYCS Main OfficeYCS Main Office
YCS Sicklerville Aging InThe Aging-In Program is offered through YCS, and designed to assist young Men (ages 17-1/2 - 22) who are moving into adulthood and need the structure and support of a family-like environment.Camden CountyYCS Sicklerville Aging InYCS Main Office
YCS Treatment Homes - RecruitmentYCS provide services that educate, shelter, advocate & care for children in need. Designed to provide in-home and/or transitional services for foster children ages 5 to 18 years who have special therapeutic needs & also work with & train foster parents. Camden CountyYCS Treament Homes - RecuitmentYCS Main Office

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