Community Resources | Social & Behavioral Support

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

Hotlines and Crisis Information

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 

NJ Hopeline 1-855-654-6735  Calling and live chat is the quickest/Text is not immediate (could take 24 hours)

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.



Virtual Support
Find the right group to support your needs.
Children and Families
Mondays at 6pm
Smile, Breathe, and Go: Stress Management for Kids
1 (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 837 998 7908 Passcode: 340982
Tuesdays at 7pm
From Stuck to Soaring: Stress Management for Teens
1 (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 837 998 7908 Passcode: 008654
Wednesdays at 4:30pm
Bored in the House: Youth Hangout (Ages 14-18)
1 (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 947 3214 9652 Passcode: 726468
Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Supporting Families: Group for Parents and Caregivers
1 (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 963 9055 3396 Passcode: 522856

Lasagna Love is a nationwide grassroots movement that aims to positively impact communities by connecting neighbors with neighbors through homemade meal delivery. It also seeks to eliminate stigmas associated with parents--especially moms--asking for help when it is needed most. More Information HERE

Monmouth ACTS Coronavirus Mental Health Support Available in Monmouth County Flyer English; Flyer Spanish

Monmouth ACTS Financial Services and Support Systems Available in Monmouth County Flyer English; Flyer Spanish

Parenting During COVID-19 Resource Guide Parenting-During-COVID-19-Resource-Guide

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

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.

COVID 19 Food Resources- Mental Health Association of Monmouth County  COVID-19 Local Food Resources 10-28-2020

Staff Resources for Support- NJ_Crisis_Resources_Staff

Staff Resource WestEd- Self_Care_Strategies_for_Educators_During_the_Coronavirus_Crisis

Mental Health America Back To School 2020 Coping During COVID Outreach Toolkit- Supports for students, teachers, administrators, and parents. Full 2020 Back to School Toolkit - Images Separate_0

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



Free and Reduce Lunch Application English 20-21- Free-Red Lunch App ENGLISH

Free and Reduced Lunch Application Spanish 20-21- Free-Red Lunch App SPANISH

NJDOE Guiding the Education Community Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

CPC COVID-19 Resource Page

CSH-COVID19-Helpful-Tips-2020 (students w/disabilities/special health needs)

Coping w Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

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: 

New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline

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

Screening and Screening Outreach Programs
Available in each county 24-hours a day, seven-days a week to individuals in emotional crisis who require immediate attention.

An individual may be seen without an appointment, or be brought to the screening center by a parent, friend, spouse, law enforcement official, mental health worker, or any other concerned individual.

For information visit the DHS Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services' website at

Perform Care
When a child is facing challenges to their functioning and well-being, finding the right services and support can be overwhelming.

To access support from Perform Care for children and youth who are not in crisis click HERE.

Mobile Response and Crisis Screening
To access CSOC Mobile Response services please call 1-877-652-7624.

You can also view a listing of the Crisis/Screening Centers in New Jersey to learn where the local screening center is located in your county.

2ND Floor Youth Helpline 
Accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, 2ND Floor confidentially serves youth and young adults (ages 10-24). Youth who call are assisted with their daily life challenges by professional staff and trained volunteers.

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.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 212-363-3500
Bayshore Community Hospital 732-739-5900
Counseling Services 732-739-0084
Catholic Charities – Family and Community Services Monmouth County 1-800-360-7711
Centra State Medical Center

Centra State Behavioral Health

732-780-6023 (Hotline)
Collier Services 732-946-4771
CPC Behavioral Healthcare, Inc 732-842-2000
Family & Children's Services 732-222-9111
Freehold & Red Bank
Family Growth Program
for victims of childhood trauma
Jersey Shore Behavioral Health Services 732-643-4363
Jewish Family and Children's Services 732-774-6886
Asbury Park & Red Bank
Mental Health Association 732-542-6422
Mercy Center 732-774-9397
Asbury Park
Monmouth Medical Center
Pollack Clinic Long Branch
Psychiatric Crisis Screening
Riverview Medical Center 732-450-2900
Red Bank
Seek & Find Counseling Services (bilingual) 732-923-1627
The Community YMCA Family Services 732-290-9040

Private practitioners are referred by private insurance.

Internet Safety for Parents

Federal Bureau of Investigation U.S. Department of Justice
"A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety" Here For further information please contact your local FBI office or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678

Domestic Violence

180 Turning Lives Around (formerly The Women's Center of Monmouth County)
1 Bethany Road, Building 3, Suite 42, Hazlet NJ 07730

Toll Free Hotlines:
Domestic Violence Hotline, 24 hours 1-888-843-9262
Sexual Assault/Rape Hotline, 24 hours 1-888-264-RAPE
2ND Floor TM Youth Helpline, 9 a.m. – 12 midnight

Monmouth County Medicaid Line 732-761-3600

United Healthcare Community Plan 1-844-813-7805
Amerigroup NJ, Inc. 1-800-452-7101
Horizon NJ Health 1-800-682-9094

Other Agencies and Resources

Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office 732-431-7160
Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit 732-431-7160
Victims of Crime Compensation Board 973-648-2107
Compassionate Friends
Monmouth/Ocean County
Easter Seals NJ 732-918-1188
Advocates for Children of NJ 973-643-3876
Community Affairs & Resource Center 732-774-3282
Salvation Army 732-775-8698
Monmouth Housing Alliance 732-389-2958
Monmouth County Health Department 732-431-7456
Division of Disability Determinations (DDD) 732-863-4500
Monmouth County Office on Disabilities 732-431-7399
Division of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing 1-800-792-8339
Boys & Girls Club 732-775-7862
Family Helpline 1-800-843-5437
First Assist Hunterdon Helpline 1-800-272-4630

Collaborative of Monmouth County exist in the following communities for referrals and services for Health, Mental Health or Social Service needs:

Keansburg Resource Network
13 Kennedy Way
Keansburg, NJ 07734
* Fiscal agent –
Mental Health Association of Monmouth County

Long Branch Concordance
279 Broadway Avenue
Second Floor
Long Branch, NJ 07740
732-571-1670 ext. 303

Red Bank Resource Center
145 Maple Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
CPC Behavioral Healthcare