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July 16, 2019  

Services 'Few and Far Between' for NJ's Depressed and Anxious Moms

The Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, part of Monmouth Medical Center, receives 13 new calls per day, on average, from women struggling to take on the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth — the hormonal, physical and emotional changes that may tag along with the grueling process.

July 8, 2019  

Governor Murphy Signs "Linda's Law"

Linda’s Law will prohibit electric public utilities from discontinuing service for 90 days due to nonpayment for medical customers who rely on electric-powered medical equipment to survive. Utilities shall request information as to whether any residential customer qualifies as a medical customer on a semi-annual basis.

June 20, 2019  

New Effort to Connect Residents With County Services

 Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, announced the creation of Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services). Monmouth County government and nonprofit service agencies will provide a coordinated approach to addressing homelessness and drug addiction and meeting other needs of county residents of all age groups.

June 5, 2019

How the Immigrant Trust Directive Changes Law Enforcement Practices

The Directive is intended to draw a clearer distinction between state, county, and local law enforcement officers, who are responsible for enforcing state criminal law, and federal immigration authorities, (including Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, or ICE), who enforce federal civil immigration law.

June 1, 2019

New Jersey Partners in Policymaking: Applications Deadline extended to June 14, 2019

New Jersey Partners in Policymaking is an 8-month leadership development and advocacy education program for adults with developmental disabilities (over age 21) and family members of young children and transition age youth. The goal of this program is to prepare the next generation of disability advocates to work toward meaningful change in our state.