Monmouth County Health Department has opened a phone bank to respond to callers with questions or concerns about COVID-19. There are Disaster Response Crisis Counselors (DRCCs) volunteering on the phone lines. The phone line is available from 9am-8pm. 732-845-2070
For other Coronavirus (COVID-19) questions, residents can call the health experts at the NJ Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
NJ Mental Health Cares, the state’s behavioral health information and referral service, will now also offer 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.
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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|
|Catholic Charities – Family and Community Services Monmouth County||1-800-360-7711|
|Centra State Medical Center
Centra State Behavioral Health
|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|
|Monmouth Medical Center
Pollack Clinic Long Branch
Psychiatric Crisis Screening
|Riverview Medical Center||732-450-2900
|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
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|
|Easter Seals NJ||732-918-1188|
|Advocates for Children of NJ||973-643-3876|
|Community Affairs & Resource Center||732-774-3282|
|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|
|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
Long Branch, NJ 07740
732-571-1670 ext. 303
Red Bank Resource Center
145 Maple Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
CPC Behavioral Healthcare