Mental Health Clinicians in Monmouth Offering Services Free of Charge
FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth County’s has released a COVID-19 Resource Guide, featuring up-to-date information on services available to residents during the current public health crisis.
The guide, which is accessible by clicking here, includes a wealth of resources for residents, including:
- Food pantries and delivery services
- Pharmacies, including curbside pickup and delivery services
- Crisis counseling services and hotlines
- Caregivers’ support
- Disability services
- Veterans’ support
- First-Responder support
- Financial assistance
Created by Monmouth’s Office of Aging in cooperation with the 53 municipalities in the county, the online guide will be regularly updated as new resources are added and current listings revised.
It is an initiative of Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Communities Through Services), a public-private initiative to promote and enhance access to human services.
Licensed Behavioral Health Professionals Now Available by Phone
For individuals in need of emotional support, licensed behavioral health professionals are now available through the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Monmouth County.
In a collaboration with Monmouth ACTS, MHA members will be providing their services on a pro bono basis. “The Monmouth County Health Department hotline will direct callers inquiring about emotional assistance to MHA support services,” said Monmouth Freeholder Deputy Director Susan Kiley.
“So far, 51 incredible clinicians have come forward to volunteer their time and skillset, but more volunteers, specifically bilingual professionals, are needed to bolster this effort,” said Kiley, liaison to the Departments of Health and Human Services.
Licensed clinicians interested in volunteering or residents in need can contact MHA at 732-542-6422 to speak with a representative from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Monmouth County Health Department COVID-19 hotline at 732-845-2070 is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to handle all inquiries. In addition, health experts are available ’round-the-clock through the N.J. Poison Control Center at 1-800-962-1253.
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