Community Resources

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 www.njhopeline.com

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 njhopeline@ubhc.rutgers.edu.

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 www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmhas/home/hotlines/MH_Screening_Centers.pdf.

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
https://www.2ndfloor.org/ 
1-888-222-2228
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 Prevention212-363-3500
www.afsp.org
Bayshore Community Hospital732-729-5900
Counseling Services732-739-0084
Catholic Charities – Family and Community Services Monmouth County 1-800-360-7711
Centra State Medical Center732-294-2805
732-780-6023 (Hotline)
C.H.I.L.D. (Caring Help In Lost Dreams)732-617-2221
Collier Services732-946-4771
CPC Behavioral Healthcare, Inc732-842-2000
Family & Children's Services732-222-9111
Freehold & Red Bank
Family Growth Program
for victims of childhood trauma
732-758-0094
Jersey Shore Behavioral Health Services732-643-4363
Neptune
Jewish Family and Children's Services732-774-6886
Asbury Park & Red Bank
Mental Health Association732-542-6422
Mercy Center732-774-9397
Asbury Park
Monmouth Medical Center
Pollack Clinic Long Branch
Psychiatric Crisis Screening
732-923-6500
732-923-6999
Riverview Medical Center732-450-2900
Red Bank
Seek & Find Counseling Services (bilingual)732-923-1627
he Community YMCA Family Services732-290-9040
Matawan

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
732-264-4111, www.180nj.org

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

Ameri Choice of NJ 1-877-704-8871
Amerigroup NJ, Inc. 1-800-452-7101
Health Net of NJ 1-800-977-3288
Horizon NJ Health 1-800-682-9094

Other Agencies and Resources

Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office732-431-7160
Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit732-431-7012
Victims of Crime Compensation Board973-648-2107
Compassionate Friends
Monmouth/Ocean County
732-244-6439
Eater Seals NJ732-918-1188
1-800-788-8132 (Hotline)
Association for Children of NJ973-643-3876
Hispanic Affairs732-431-0048 or
732-774-3282
Salvation Army732-775-8698
Monmouth Housing Alliance732-389-2958
Monmouth County Health Department732-431-7456
Division of Disability Determinations (DDD)732-863-4500
Monmouth County Office on Disabilities732-431-7399 or
732-431-7116
Division of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing1-800-792-8339
Boys & Girls Club732-775-7862
Parents Anonymous1-800-843-5437
United Way First Call for Help1-800-272-4630

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
732-495-8222
* 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
501c3

Red Bank Resource Center
145 Maple Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Juliana David, Lead Clinician
* Fiscal Agent –
CPC Behavioral Healthcare