Community Resources | Social & Behavioral Support

Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting HERE

MCVSD School Psychologist Wellness Corner: The Wellness Corner is a place where students, teachers, and parents can find information on mental health topics including stress management, coping skills, mental health resources, and local events. Here

MCVSD Student Assistance Coordinator: Education, Wellness, and Resources. Here

The NJ Children’s System of Care (CSOC) provides children & adolescents with coordinated access to mental health supports, substance use treatment & services for intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Below is the contact information for PerformCare for parents who are concerned about their children’s mental health.

Performcare: (877-652-7624)

NJ Children's System of Care

DCF Children's System of Care Public Service Announcement Here

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Need Support Now?
If you are having thoughts of suicide

If you need mental health-related crisis support

If you are worried about someone else

Please call or text 988
or visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline chat
to connect with a trained crisis counselor

Local Resources Updated 

Ritesh Shah Charitable Pharmacy in Red Bank will provide no cost medicine for those who qualify. For more information visit Ritesh Shah Charitable Pharmacy

Mental Health Association of Monmouth County Parent Resource Book Here.  Spanish Here

NJ State Youth Resources

Hotlines and Support

Call 911 for immediate life threatening emergency assistance

The 2nd floor is a youth hotline that is rooted in Monmouth County Call or Text 24/7; 1-888-222-2228 

Support Your Teen's Mental Health Flyer.

NJ Hopeline Dial 988
They can be reached by calling, live chat, or text

Urgent situations contact PerformCare at 1-877-652-7624

Suicide Prevention Lifeline; Is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress: 1-800-273-8255

The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, in partnership with Monmouth ACTS, has counselors available to provide free telephonic support for ANY Monmouth County resident in need. The Monmouth County COVID-19 hotline is now available by calling MHA directly Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. 732.542.6422.

NJ Mental Health Cares, the state’s behavioral health information and referral service, offers help to people dealing with anxiety and worry related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. New Jerseyans can call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support.  NJ Mental Health Cares will be answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week by live trained specialists.

STAFF SUPPORT: The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County offers counseling services. For more information or to get started with services, please contact the MHA of Monmouth County at 732-542-6422.

Why handle tough times alone? Whether you are a new teacher, a support staff member, or a retired school employee, AID-NJEA has people on the line who can provide guidance and information to help. Dial 866-AID-NJEA (243-6532) or Email AID-NJEA can help

RWJ Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery’s Hope and Healing Program offers emotional support services, education and community-based resources for individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To access our full list of services:
Call: 833-795-HOPE (833-795-4673)
Email RWJBarnabas Health
Visit: RWJBarnabas Health

Monmouth Resource Net provides a wide range of information about support, resources, and services for the residents of Monmouth County, NJ. It is a collaboration between Monmouth ACTS  and MonmouthCares, Inc.  More information visit  Monmouth ResourceNet

The 211 system is found throughout the United States and is devoted to connecting people in need to the resources that can help. While each 211 operates independently, all of the more than 200 organizations provide a network of local support that people can call on with confidence when they need help and simply don't know where to turn. In New Jersey, our motto has been: Need Help? Start Here. 

NJ 211 provides live assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Our services are free, confidential and multilingual. There are several ways to reach us: By phone (simply dial 2-1-1); via text (send your zip code to 898-211); Email NJ 211; or chat with us online. Whichever method you choose, you will be communicating with a community resource specialist who has been educated about federal, state and local systems created to help people who are struggling. Our specialists have access to a resource database of over 8,800 community programs and services that assist people who need help with life's most basic needs... things like food, utilities, affordable housing, rental assistance, mental and physical health, substance use disorders, child care, senior needs, legal assistance, transportation, disability services and so much more. 

NJ 211 also serves as the State Homeless Hotline and New Jersey's Utility Assistance Hotline. Most recently, we were asked to support the NJ Department of Health by serving as the number to call when looking for general information about state directives and services related to Covid-19.

Information about support, resources, and services for the residents of Monmouth County, NJ.

PerformCare & Monmouth Cares

PerformCare partners with the state of New Jersey's Division of Children's System of Care for all children, adolescents and young adults who are in need of specific treatment services. PerformCare is focused on prevention and early intervention. The mission is to help families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for children, address barriers to well-being, and maximize youth and family strengths. Services include in-home, in-community, and out-of-home programs.

Monmouth Cares is a non-profit agency that is part of the New Jersey Division of Children's System of Care. Parents and guardians will be connected to Monmouth Cares through calling PerformCare. A licensed clinician referred from Monmouth Cares will ask a series of questions to address the needs and concerns of the family. The clinician will help families access the right level of care.

Only parents or guardians can make the call to PerformCare to request services. Contact PerformCare NJ 1 - 877 - 652 - 7624

Mobile Response & Stabilization System

Mobile Response is provided to youth who experience challenges that threaten their current living arrangements. They provide face-to-face crisis response within an hour of notification. Mobile Response is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can offer up to an additional 8 weeks of stabilization services in certain situations.

Children's Mobile Response & Stabilization System is run by CPC Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. They are located at: 10 Industrial Way East, Eatontown, NJ 07724. The phone number is 732 - 935 - 2268 and fax number is 732 - 982 - 3155. The 24 hour crisis hotline is 1 - 877 - 652 - 7624.

CPC Behavioral Health

CPC provides mental health services to Monmouth County residents. CPC's mission is to deliver services in mental health, substance abuse, special education and physical health through an integrated system of care designed to promote wellness, recovery and productive lives. CPC offers a system of care for children, adolescents and families, as well as adults. There are a variety of treatments and programs available. CPC works with children and families who are experiencing problems that range from: depression, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, trauma, oppositional defiant disorder, family conflict, school refusal, self-harm, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, among others.

In addition, Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (CMRSS) offers crisis intervention, de-escalation and case management services to children and families throughout Monmouth County. CMRSS is located at the Eatontown Counseling and Administration Office location.

Click here for more information on CPC Behavioral Health

Psychiatric Services at Monmouth Medical Center

Monmouth Medical Center Behavioral Health Services include comprehensive mental health programs for children, adolescents and adults diagnosed with psychiatric and dual disorders.

Click here for more information on Monmouth Medical Center

Behavioral Health Services at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Behavioral Health Services provides comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services to the residents of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The program is dedicated to providing outstanding Behavioral Health Services.

Click here for more information on Jersey Shore University

24 Hour Emergency Hotline Services

2nd Floor Youth Helpline . 1 - 888 - 222 - 2228

CentraState Medical Center . 732 - 780 - 6023

Jersey Shore Medical Center . 732 - 776 - 4555

Monmouth Medical Center . 732 - 923 - 6999

Riverview Medical Center . 732 - 219 - 5325

180 Turning Lives Around . 732 - 264 - 4111

Mobile Response and Stabilization . 1 - 877 - 652 - 7624

NJ Child Abuse - Division of Youth and Family Services . 1 - 877 - 652 - 2873

Additional Support

NJDOE Supporting the Emotional Well-Being of Students: Parent/Educator Resources HERE

Staff Resources for Support- NJ Crisis Resources Staff

NJDOE: Supporting the Emotional Well-Being of Students

CASEL- The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is a trusted source for knowledge about high-quality, evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL). CASEL supports educators and policy leaders and enhances the experiences and outcomes for all PreK-12 students.

Department of Human Services Provides Resources on Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program

Attached is a flier from the United Way regarding  financial assistance for any of our residents who may need it Virtual FSC Network Services - English and Spanish

Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU Flyer) provides free crisis intervention and information & referral services for teens (ages 10-17) and their families who are experiencing any of the following:

  • Parent/Child Conflict

  • Truancy

  • Educational/Behavioral Problems

  • Runaway Behaviors

  • Safety Issues


Hotlines & Helplines-COVID

Student Services

Hackensack Meridian Health- Child and Adolescent Therapeutic Groups

Social Skills Groups: For children and adolescents ages 7-17 experiencing social, emotional, and/or behavioral issues at home, school, or the community. Focuses on socialization skills, peer relationships, and anger management with the goal of teaching and reinforcing appropriate behavior.
Coping Skills Groups: For children and adolescents ages 7-17 experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Focuses on feelings identification, feelings exploration, and coping skills.
Locations: Booker Behavioral Health at Riverview Medical Center, Shrewsbury. Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.
Schedule an Appt or more information: Deborah Lynch at 732-869-2759

After a traumatic event, some children may worry that something will happen to them or the people they care about.  Attached is some information on helping youth following an episode of mass violence.

To Report a Case of Child Abuse or Neglect: call the Division of Child Protection and Permanency at: 1-877-NJABUSE (1-877-652-2873). In New Jersey every citizen, no matter what their occupation or relationship to the child, who comes in contact and observes behavior or conditions that might indicate abuse or neglect is required by law to report their suspicions. Then state authorities can investigate and take appropriate action.

New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention

Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) is committed to decreasing youth suicide.  Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for New Jersey's youth ages 10-24.

Parents, professionals and/or just concerned citizens can use the following resources for support and/or guidance related to suicide or suicide prevention.

If your life or someone else's is in imminent danger, please call 911.
If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call: 1-855-654-6735

New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline
1-855-654-6735 -  988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The Hopeline is New Jersey's dedicated in-state peer support and suicide prevention hotline staffed by mental health professionals and peer support specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The service is available to callers of all ages for confidential telephone support (except when a suicide attempt is in progress), assessment, and referral.  Crisis chat is also accessible through the website and the service can be reached by texting Rutgers Health University Behavioral Health Care.

Mental Health Resources

For children between the ages of 5 to 17 who have emotional or behavioral problems and
for young adults ages 18 to 21 call Value Options at 1-877-652-7624.

For Mobile Crisis Response (will respond to home or school within one hour) call Value
Options at 1-877-652-7624 For the Hearing Impaired call 1-866-896-6975 (TDD); on site
response to diffuse an emotional/behavioral disturbance that endangers the child's continued
placement in their living arrangement.