Addiction & Mental Health
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When facing a crisis, finding addiction and mental health resources can be overwhelming. We have done our best to compile various resources to make your search for the support you need as easy as possible.
The following are commonly used community resources. If you have a resource you would like to add to the list, please contact us.
Comprehensive list of support groups available throughout NJ
List of locations, times and types of AA Meetings
List of locations, times and types of NA Meetings
Emergency Psychiatric Screenings can be done at area Hospital Emergency Rooms Departments or through the Kimball PESS Mobile Screening Service
Contact: Nearest Hospital Emergency Department or call Kimball PESS at (732) 886-4474
The Ocean County Board of Social Services provides eligible county residents with financial, medical, and social services assistance. Assistance can be granted for emergency circumstances, as well as to meet ongoing needs
Offices are located in Toms River, Lakewood, and Manahawkin. Not all offices are staffed for all programs.
Main Office: (732) 349-1500
Northern Ocean County Resource Center (Lakewood): (732) 370-8854
Southern Satellite Office (Manahawkin): (609) 242-6100
Emergency After-Hours: (732) 240-6100 or (609) 693-5834
TDD for hearing impaired: (732) 244-3812
The mission of The Hope Center is to provide resources, referrals, food and targeted financial assistance to clients as they work to overcome a current life crisis. Trained staff and volunteers advocate to help clients navigate the social service programs in the county and state and help resolve issues of housing, utilities and other urgent needs. The Hope Center serves clients with dignity and compassion and strives to empower each person to achieve his or her greatest level of self-sufficiency.
The NJ State Contracted System Administrator (CSA) for the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services (DCBHS). As the CSA, PerformCare is committed to getting children, youth, young adults and their family/caregivers the services that they need at the right time, and in the right place.
Phone: (877) 652-7624
Mobile Response and Stabilization Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help children and youth who are experiencing emotional or behavioral crises. The services are designed to defuse an immediate crisis, keep children and their families safe, and maintain the children in their own homes or current living situation (such as a foster home, treatment home or group home) in the community.
Phone: (877) 652-7624
24 hour Crisis Intervention/Listening telephone service
Phone: (732) 240-6100 or (609) 693-5834
The Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P) is New Jersey’s child protection and child welfare agency within the Department of Children and Families. Its mission is to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of children and to support families.
South Jersey Legal Services, which is the Legal Services of New Jersey affiliated provider for low-income clients in Ocean County and offers legal services in a broad range of matters, including housing, government assistance and benefits, family matters, consumer cases, and others. Certain non-profit community groups which are organized by or for low-income people may also qualify for assistance. OMLS does not help in criminal or municipal court cases.
Resources for Ocean County Children and Families
Ocean County Mental Health Awareness Committee
The Committee is a county-wide coalition of concerned community members dedicated to removing the stigma associated with mental illness. Our mission is to educate Ocean County residents that mental illness is a treatable brain disorder by promoting awareness and advocacy
(In coordination with Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office)
One of the many goals of this initiative is to link individuals with substance abuse issues and their families to appropriate treatment plans utilizing a multifaceted approach.
A committee dedicated to initiate and support program development addressing human services needs in Ocean County.
A non-profit organization created to provide quality legal representation and advocacy to low-income individuals.
At Bright Harbor Healthcare, we rely on support for members of our community to continue providing services to children, youth, adults and families. Support our Foundation, OceanCares, with a donation today.