Bright Harbor Healthcare

“Shining Lights” at OceanMHS

Guiding nearly 300 staff with various levels of computer skills into the 21st century of Electronic Medical Records is an enormously difficult undertaking!  Yet, Susan Loughery and TJ Cooperman are doing just that for the staff of OceanMHS. After nine months of planning and countless extra hours of work they have accomplished the nearly impossible …

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OceanMHS Awarded Early Intervention Support Services Grant

In March OceanMHS was awarded a grant of $1M from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services.  The grant, for the Ocean County Early Intervention Support Services (Ocean-EISS) program, is to provide “rapid access to short-term, recovery-oriented crisis intervention and stabilization services for persons with serious mental illness”.  This new program will allow us …

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New Hours for Project Recovery Evening Program

Project Recovery Evening Program, Ocean Mental Health Services’ (OceanMHS) program for people with both a mental illness and substance abuse problem, has new hours to better accommodate people who have daytime commitments.  The program now begins at 5:30 pm and runs through 8:45 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.  Enrolled clients are always welcome …

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The IFSS Program Welcomes Mary Lough-Normile, LCSW as IFSS Supervisor

Mary Lough-Normile, LCSW recently joined the Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) team as program supervisor. Mary brings with her over 20 years of experience in the field of social work.  She has extensive experience with individual, group and family therapy, children’s services, schools, residential services and as a liaison to inpatient programs.  Her knowledge of the …

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1st Annual Race for Respect – And the winner is…

Thank you all who supported our Race for Respect 5K at Wells Mills County Park in Waretown on November 6th!  Congratulations to all the runners and walkers – and a special cheer for the race winner, Brian Anderson.  Brian was the first to cross the finish line at 19.52 minutes.  Race results are on ourRace for Respect webpage.  …

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Service Expansion for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Ocean Mental Health Services mission is to offer a comprehensive continuum of mental health services that promotes full participation in community life.  One way this is accomplished is by ensuring all segments of the population have access to services.  With this in mind we have improved our service delivery for people who are deaf …

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TD Charitable Foundation Provides Grant to Ocean Mental Health Services

Generosity Benefits Low Income Consumers Ocean Mental Health Services received a grant $6,000 from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank..  This grant is to assist with the needs of the Supportive Housing Program.  Steve Pellegrinelli, Vice President of TD Bank, presented a check to Jim Cooney, CEO of Ocean Mental …

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