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    Family support service is designed to keep the families together, while coping with mental health problems that affect them. These services may include consumer information workshops, in-home supports, family therapy, parenting training, crisis services, and respite care. Respite care is the provision of appropriate, temporary, substitute care or supervision of functionally impaired persons to enable the care giver to maintain his/her provision of assistance.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    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 Partial CareThe Adult Partial Care Program provides goal oriented, comprehensive services to those residents of Salem County who are recovering from persistent or severe mental illnesses. The Healthcare Commons Adult Partial Care Program is designed according to the principles of psychiatric rehabilitation; focusing on improving the individual's capabilities and skills. Emphasis is placed on maximizing health, not merely minimizing illnesses. All service is delivered with respect, dignity and self-determination. Salem CountyAdult Partial CareHealthcare Commons Family Health Services
    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
    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 ďactive lurkingĒ 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
    Angelís WingsAngelís 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, Angelsí Wings provides food, clothing, medical/health care, educational programming, toys & books, recreational activities and social interaction training.Mercer CountyThe Anchorage House ProgramsThe Anchorage House
    Arab American CounselingOutpatient Department offers consumersí 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
    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
    Education Dept.The MHASWNJ is working to raise public awareness and to improve the publicís 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
    Family PreservationIntensive family intervention designed to prevent placement of children out of home.Cumberland CountyCommunity Based ProgramCumberland County Guidance Center
    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
    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 childrenís 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
    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
    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 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-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-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-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 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 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
    Mental Health AmericaMental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the countryís 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
    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 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 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
    NCC Hispanic Development CorporationAdvocacy is provided to residents on health, housing, employment, education & social services. English for Speakers of Other Languages classes are available as well as Seminars, workshops and classes designed to aid the Latino communityEssex CountyNCC Hispanic Development CorporationNCC Hispanic Development Corporation
    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
    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 youíre 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.
    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.
    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.
    Peer-to-Peer Support Lineis operated by mental health consumers who are trained to provide noncrisis support. They will listen to what you have to say and offer you hope and strength. If you are experiencing grief, sadness, anger, loneliness or any other feelings that are hard to handle, pleas call and get the support you deserve-from people who understand.Morris CountyCommunity Based ProgramMental Health Association of Morris County
    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.
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 govít 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
    Youth Consultation Service - (YCS)Offers outpatient therapy and emergency mental health services to adolescents while providing education and advocacy on behalf of the family and child. Essex CountyYouth Consultation Service - (YCS)Youth Consultation Service - (YCS)

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