Information for Clients and Families
If you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions such as sadness, depression, anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or someone else, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
 
 
 
New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub - <Click link>
Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-572-7233
Child Abuse Hotline - 1-877-652-2818
NJ Dept. of Children & Families Parent Helpline - 1-800-843-5437
Hotlines and Helplines for Kids - (click here)
For More COVID-19 Specific Information:
 
New Jersey Statewide Resource List -
Click Here to View

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  • NJ Office of the Governor COVID-19 Updates – updates and briefings from the NJ Office of the Governor

  • COVID-19 Links – national, statewide, and local links/information to all things COVID-19 related (e.g. viral statistics, alerts, maps)

  • Access to Naloxone (Narcan) – list of programs that are still offering naloxone in NJ

  • Recovery Support & Meetings – list of active (many of which are online) recovery and support services for stakeholders and those suffering from substance use disorder

  • Mental Health Support – behavioral health information and resources to help those suffering from a mental illness

  • Crisis Hotlines – list of hotlines to call for different purposes (e.g. National Suicide Hotline, Poison Help Hotline, National Domestic Violence Hotline, The Trevor Project etc.)

  • State Resources – statewide links to information such as guidance for travelers, resources for healthcare providers, opioid-related data, and other updates

  • National Resources – links to live information hubs and maps that provide real-time information regarding COVID- 19 from sources such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Food Banks– list of food banks by county

  • Emergency Housing– list emergency housing by county

  • Senior Services – list of services for seniors (e.g. where to find groceries, meals, and support)

  • College Resources – list of resources for college students (e.g. storage and food assistance and financial support)

  • Job Searches – support services and portals to obtain employment

  • Business/Employee Resources –resources to guide both employers and employees for financial assistance and filing paperwork/forms

  • Home Expenses Information –programs to assist in financial hardships during COVID-19

  • In-Home Education – online education resources for all ages (e.g. music lessons, art classes, online classes, and guidance on how to talk to adolescents about COVID-19)

  • Entertainment – online sources for virtual tours, concerts, kid shows, comedy, theatre, art shows etc.

  • Health & Wellness –online fitness, health, and wellness resources

  • Volunteering/Donation Opportunities – organizations that are looking for volunteers and/or donations

Monmouth/Ocean County Area - Useful Links:

FOR CLIENTS

In addition to these resources below, check the Monmouth County Human Services Resource List - Click here

> Lists Monmouth County FOOD RESOURCES, PHARMACEUTICAL RESOURCES, VETERAN RESOURCES and more

Additional resources also available through the Ocean County COVID-19 Resource Hub - Click here

For the Mental Health Association COVID-19 Community Resource list CLICK HERE

For guidance, resources, mental health or just someone to talk to, call Monmouth ACTS M-F 9-5 - 732-542-6422 - Flyer in English - Flyer in Spanish

 

Family Advocate Services through Monmouth County Council for Young Children - Click for info

> The Family Advocate can provide 1:1 assistance to help families access resources they need in Monmouth County

If you need access to mental health professionals
NJMentalHealthCares is New Jersey’s behavioral health information and referral service. To get help now, call 866-202-HELP (4357) or visit:
https://www.njmentalhealthcares.org/

For telephonic substance use recovery support

NJ Peer Recovery provides help individuals with substance use disorders in New Jersey who need free telephonic peer support during this difficult time. NJ Peer Recovery is expanding their hours from 8:00am to 10:00pm starting this week. 1 833-422-2765 or https://njpeerrecovery.com/ for more info - Spanish speaking available

>PARTNERSHIP FOR DRUG FREE KIDS - One on one help for parents with children using substances - https://drugfree.org/article/get-one-on-one-help/

> RAFTS - Recovery Advocates for the Shore is offering 24 hour peer recovery support -  1 833-2BSOBER - Press 1 for a Recovery Coach

> NARCAN - NJ Harm Reduction agency will mail Naloxone to any person, family member or friend of any one with an Opioid Use Disorder. .

 

The contact is 1-877-4NARCAN

Are you recently out of jail or rehab? - NJ Reentry has established a 24 hr hotline for those leaving jails, addiction treatment facilities, etc for assistance with housing, meals and other resources. The number is 551-255-5500

If you need food or financial assistance
If you and/or your family are in need of food or financial assistance, you may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), and/or General Assistance (GA): https://www.njhelps.org/

> Free Virtual Phone Based Financial Services - Click here for info - Assistance with applying for food stamps, utility assistance, health insurance, etc

> COVID-19 Emergency Funds (Monmouth County) - Click for English - Spanish

Also, groceries and ready meals available through Lunch Break, 121 James Parker Blvd, Red Bank - https://lunchbreak.org/covid-19-response/

If you need a meal - In addition to Lunch Break (above) - JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank and Toms River is offering free take out meals during specific times throughout the week (depending upon supply) - Click here for schedule and details - https://jbjsoulkitchen.org/

Need food? - Text "FINDFOOD" to 888-918-2729 for food pantries near you

Necesitas Comida?  - Envia "COMIDA" al 888-918-2729 para las despensasde alimentos circa de ti

Summer Meals for Neptune Youth - Click Here

Also check these Facebook pages as these local Monmouth County agencies are helping distribute food to those in need:

> Friends of the Bayshore - https://www.facebook.com/Friends-Of-The-Bayshore-313502162389517/

Phone # - 732 320 2441 or 908 992 9714

> RAINE Foundation - https://www.facebook.com/RaineFoundation/

Phone # - (732) 865-3555

> Boys and Girls Clubs, Red Bank - Meals available M-F - https://www.redbankgreen.com/2020/04/red-bank-boys-girls-club-meals/

ALSO - CLICK HERE TO VIEW MONMOUTH COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES AND OTHER FOOD RESOURCES

CLICK HERE FOR OCEAN COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES 

 

If you need affordable legal assistance - Community Health Law Project can help - 732 380-1012 - Click for English flyer - Click for Spanish Flyer

If you need help paying home energy bills
The Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program:  https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/hea.html

 

If you need help paying the rent or mortgage

 

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) - https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/cverap.html


The State Rental Assistance Program provides rental assistance grants. To get more information and determine your eligibility, visit:  https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/srap.html

Rental assistance & Relief of Food Insecurity - Community Affairs Resource Center (CARC) - 732-774-3282 - Flyer ENGLISH - Flyer SPANISH

>Also: COVID-19 Residential Mortgage Relief - https://www.state.nj.us/dobi/covid/mortgagerelief.html

> Free NJ Foreclosure, Pre-Foreclosure and Rental Counseling - https://njhousing.gov/foreclosure/

> Residential Evictions: What Tenants Need to Know - Click for Fact Sheet with links for Renters

> Residential Evictions: What Homeowners Need to Know - Click for Fact Sheet with links for Homeowners

 

If you are caring for family members with special needs
The New Jersey Department of Human Services has guidance for individuals and families caring for people with developmental disabilities:
https://nj.gov/humanservices/coronavirus.html

> Division of Developmental Disability’s COVID-19 Helpdesk-  DDD.COVID-19@dhs.nj.gov

 

How to protect yourself
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has the most up-to-date information on protecting yourself from COVID-19:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

> How long does Coronavirus last on surfaces? WebMD - https://www.webmd.com/lung/how-long-covid-19-lives-on-surfaces

> Click here for picture version of above Web MD Article

> How to make a protective face covering - Instructional video from US Surgeon General - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI1GxNjAjlw&feature=youtu.be

 

If you think you are sick

COVID-19 Symptom Checker  -  https:// self.covid19.nj.gov/

 

Where and How Do I Get Tested for COVID-19 in NJ? - (NJ COVID-19 Information Hub) - Click to View

COVID-19 Resources for Individuals Who Are Undocumented or Uninsured - Click to view PDF with multiple resources


The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has the most up-to-date information as to what to do if you think you are sick:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

FQHC's - Federally Qualified Health Centers - Centers for Primary Care -

> Click for Monmouth County 

> Click for Ocean County

> Governor Murphy NJ Coronavirus Hotline for the public, 1-800-962-1253

> Information on How to See a Doctor or Nurse for individuals with Horizon insurance - CLICK HERE

 

If you need your local health department visit: www.localhealth.nj.gov

 

If you need health insurance
NJ FamilyCare is New Jersey’s publicly funded health insurance program. It includes CHIP, Medicaid and Medicaid expansion populations. That means qualified NJ residents of any age may be eligible for free or low cost health insurance that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services and even hospitalization. https://www.njhelps.org/

$250 Grants for COVID-19 related expenses - https://www.healthwellfoundation.org/

 

If you are anxious or stressed
Coping with stress during infectious disease outbreaks can cause anxiety and stress. These guidelines can help: https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/tips-social-distancing-quarantine-isolation-031620.pdf?fbclid=IwAR28HuPPk1kcnBrPYPeu56CHf2mI4CkaRcV2m1kODmsWYJOHtFrkDjpmGy4

> Hotlines and websites for kids under stress - Traumatic Loss Coalition Resource List for Youth

Also: Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (SAMHSA) - 

http://www.sptsusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coping-w-Stress-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks.pdf

If you want updates on COVID-19 from the State of New Jersey
For updates on COVID-19 in New Jersey, text NJCOVID to 898-211. For live text assistance, text your zip code to 898-211. You can also visit:
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

To see the New Jersey Department of Health’s COVID-19 Online Dashboard, visit:
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml

More information on the Coronavirus can be found at: https://www.njccc.org/coronavirus

 

RE:  Connectivity

FCC agreement 2 stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.

·  Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time

·  Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months

·  AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families

·  Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.

·  Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

·  T-Mobile COVID-19 response 1: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

 

Have you lost your job or work hours been reduced?
If you have lost your job, your work hours have been reduced, or your place of work has closed you may qualify for unemployment insurance. Please visit the following websites for more information:  https://myunemployment.nj.gov/ 

Benefits.gov - Federal Benefits Website - Coronavirus Resources - https://www.benefits.gov/help/faq/Coronavirus-resources

 

COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Flier from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

State of New Jersey COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal - https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov 

 

Has your job been impacted?
New Jersey has among the most comprehensive Earned Sick Leave, Temporary Disability, and Family Leave Insurance laws in the country, which cover all employees – full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal. Please visit the following websites for more information:  https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml

 

COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Flier from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Straight Answers on Coronavirus Unemployment Programs

Help for pets during COVID-19

Pet food and supplies - assistance - Click to view

St. Hubert - https://www.sthuberts.org/safe-housing-for-pets-tlcc

Seer Farms - https://greatnonprofits.org/org/seer-farms-inc

Sammy's Hope - https://www.sammyshope.org/

Free transportation services for Asbury Park Residents during COVID-19 - Click here for details

Support for pregnant women - Click for information

 

COMMUNITY RECOVERY SUPPORT - Click here for general "How to use Zoom" Guide

First Responders - 

Inner Clarity, LLC is hosting "Coping with Covid-19" via zoom every Monday from 1-2pm. 

to register call 732-639-0232 or email info@innerclarityllc.com

this group is open to anyone on the front lines 

 

Emotional Support Helpline for Deaf and Hard of Hearing - 973-870-0677 VP

Full Monmouth/Ocean County Online Zoom AA Meeting List (Daily) - click here

> Additional local AA Resources with local AA Member phone numbers

MARA - Medicated Assisted Recovery Anonymous - Weekly Zoom Meeting Every Thursday at 7:30pm - Zoom - https://zoom.us/join  Zoom ID: 891-800-639 or call Reed 561-358-6030

Virtual All Recovery Meetings - Hosted locally (NJ) by RWJ St. Barnabas - <click here for daily schedule >

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup: http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php

> Additional AA online meeting list

> AA New Jersey meeting official website

RAFTS – Manasquan - Join their support Meetings -  HERE  - https://zoom.us/j/301186026

If the link doesn't work for you visit  https://zoom.us/ and select Join a Meeting then enter Meeting ID: 301 186 026 

PASSWORD Rafts123

OR DIAL IN BY LOCATION
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Virtual Support Groups for Families Supporting a Loved One with Substance use Disorder Every Monday and Thursday, March 23 through May 4, 2020Time: 6:30 -- 7:30 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting - https://zoom.us/j/365930824… Meeting ID: 365 930 824 - Password: 937891

One tap mobile

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Dial by your location

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US

SAMHSA Virtual Recovery Meeting List - Click for PDF

Cocaine Anonymous Online Meeting Directory: https://www.ca-online.org/

In The Rooms – Global online community with over 500,000 members who share their strength and experience with one another daily through live meetings, discussion groups, and all the other tools https://www.intherooms.com/home/

LifeRing – Organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support based on the idea that there are many ways to live free of drugs and alcohol as there are stories of successful sober people https://www.lifering.org/online-meetings

Narcotics Anonymous Online Meeting Directory: https://tinyurl.com/ul34pet

The Phoenix – Recovery Community Organization offering live stream Crossfit, Yoga and Meditation daily every two hours through the COVID-19 Crisis https://tinyurl.com/sxyl642

Recorded Speakers (from a variety of 12-step fellowships): https://www.xa-speakers.org/

Refuge Recovery – Grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path to freedom from addiction https://tinyurl.com/wysjufy

SMART Recovery USA – Global community of secular science-based mutual-support groups offering online support and forums including a chat room and message board https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/

Sober Grid – Platform to help anyone get sober and stay sober. Some join to get support, others to give it. Each free download, post, and connection create an opportunity to stay sober while helping others do the same. Download the App via Google PlayiTunes or https://www.sobergrid.com/

WEconnect Health Management – Online recovery support groups available daily and open to anyone who is dealing with substance use, mental health concerns, disordered eating regardless of recovery pathway or status https://www.weconnectrecovery.com/free-online-support-meeti…

USA Country-wide online 12 Step meeting list

YAS- Your Authentic Self Teen LGBTQ Support Group - Weds 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT) - https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/509651061 
Dial in option - 1 (872) 240-3212 - Access Code: 509-651-061

WRAP - Wellnes Action and Recovery Pan - Virtual Meetings  - Phone Number: 929-205-6099

 

Smoking Cessation Online

> Free Tobacco and Nicotine Cessation Services - RWJ Barnabas

> For adults - Smokefree.gov - or call NJ Quitline 1 866-NJSTOPS

> RWJ Barnabas Nicotine and Tobacco Recovery Services - ENGLISH - SPANISH

> For kids and parents - http://momsquit.com/

COVID-19 Specific Therapy/Counseling Material
 
A Letter to My Future Self During Covid-19 - Jacqueline Soboti, LCSW
NJSACC's Virtual Afterschool Resource Guide - Activities for kids and teens
Support and Resources for Counselors During the COVID-19 Crisis - Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
Trauma Focused CBT Teletherapy Material - Lots of information and worksheets for clinicians on this link
Wellness During Times of Crisis - Rutgers Self Care and Wellness Resource List
Daily Self Care Questions During Times of Isolation
COVID-19 Wellness Tips
Supporting Children and Adolescents Isolated Due to Coronavirus - LSU Health
COVID-19 Digital Mental Health Resources - City of New York
Coping with Loss in Isolation - Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
COVID-19 Self Awareness Infographic - Assess your attitude
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
List of Therapeutic Activities the Work over the Phone
COVID-19 Anxiety Workbook
COVID-19 Anxiety Workshop - University of Arkansas
Stress Control During COVID-19 (Powerpoint) - NJ Dept of Human Services
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health (SAMHSA) - English    -  Spanish
Words of Wellness Newsletter - Wellness tips with more links for activities
SUBSTANCE USE/ADDICTION SPECIFIC COUNSELING TOOLS AND INFO 
Guidance for People Who Use Substances on COVID-19
How to Use Naloxone
 
Kahoot Quizzes for Adolescents- Drug and alcohol related - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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