Health Provider

Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHAMC)

(732) 542-6422
Shrewsbury

Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHAMC)

The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, an affiliate of Mental Health America is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. We represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – every day and in times of crisis.

Community Support Services (CSS):

Supervisor/ Contact person and telephone number:

Ewa Farry 732-542-6422

Community Support Services (CSS) provides free services to Monmouth County adults,18 years old and over, who have been diagnosed, by a medical professional, for example a Psychiatrist, with a serious mental illness such as; Major Depression, Bipolar I, II, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Delusional Disorder, Psychotic Disorder, Schizotypal Personality Disorder and/or Borderline Personality Disorder.

The goal of our program is to assist the individual in achieving and sustaining independence and integration into the community. This is done by utilizing and incorporating the 8 Dimensions of Wellness (Emotional, Environmental, Intellectual, Physical, Occupational, Spiritual, Social and Financial) into their personal plan in order to ensure that each person enrolled in our program is able to find satisfaction and fulfillment in their lives and feel fully integrated into the Monmouth County Community that they live in.

Our programs are custom tailored to the individual’s specific interest or needs. Specifically, we believe that we must recognize the individuals’ specific abilities in order to find ways to expand their knowledge and skills. As each of our consumers’ have individual needs, our team works with our consumers to create an Individualized Rehabilitation Plan. Some of the services that have been offered to our consumers’ include but are not limited to:

  • Advocacy for the individual.
  • Linkage and Referral for Community Based Services.
  • Neighbor Relationships, Assistance with Landlord-Tenant Law.
  • Daily Living Skills: Food Shopping, Hygiene, Housekeeping, Budget, Nutrition, etc.
  • Development of a Support System in their community.

Red Bank Resource Net (RBRN):
Supervisor/Contact person and telephone number:
Luz Velasquez at 732-383-5135/ Fax: 732-383-5108
www.rbrnhelps.com

The Red Bank Resource Network (RBRN) is a “family success” community walk-in center offering bilingual assistance to individuals and families in need. Established in 2009, RBRN serves all residents of the greater Red Bank Community and Monmouth County.

The RBRN mission is to strengthen the abilities of economically disadvantaged single adults and families to succeed by offering comprehensive health, housing, food and financial resources. Our Business Center provides computer access, fax, and phone to anyone in the community.  All RBRN services are free.

RBRN hosts the Quarterly Provider Council with various community agencies from Monmouth County to discuss programs, updates, and resources available to the community.

RBRN office is located at:  103 Drs. James Parker Blvd.  Suite B, Red Bank, NJ 07701                               

Program Coordinator:  Luz Velasquez

Bilingual Family Specialist:  Carmen Rivera

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH):

Supervisor/ Contact person and telephone number:

Ewa Farry 732-542-6422

The Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) program provides free case management services to adults diagnosed with serious mental illness and who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. The goal is to provide linkages aimed to develop stability in the individual‘s life and remediate homelessness.

All consumers are identified though outreach in community areas and/or referred by multiple community resources, including but not limited to soup kitchens, hospitals, shelter, and faith-based organizations.

Referral criteria include Monmouth county consumers suffering from serious mental illness or suffering from serious mental illness with co-occurring substance use. Individuals who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, eighteen years or older, and who are NOT currently involved with case management.

Time to Grow:
Supervisor/Contact person and telephone number:
Alyson Zilai 732-996-7646

Time to Grow is an early intervention program, in collaboration with the Keansburg High School, that focuses on healthy relationships and pregnancy prevention.

MHA provides individual and group counseling to Keansburg students in their schools. Many concepts necessary for the healthy development of youth are emphasized such as the value of education, self-respect, goal-setting, personal responsibility, the ability to say “NO”, and identification of healthy relationships. In addition, case management services assist teens and their families with obtaining necessary community services. Individual counseling services address topics not appropriate for a group setting, assist with crisis intervention, and help individuals achieve personal goals.

Client Eligibility:
High School students of the Keansburg school system.

Funding Source:
This program is funded by the Department of Children and Families, Office of School Linked Services.

Intensive In-Community Servces (IIC):
Supervisor/Contact person and telephone number:
Laurie Pivnick 732-542-6422 X 114

Provides FREE in-home individual and family therapy for children. The purpose of the intervention is to strengthen the family, to provide stability and to preserve the family unit in the community. This can be achieved as children receive individualized care planning and support with their families.

The goal of the program is to prevent children with emotional challenges from being placed outside their home, either in a hospital or another substitute care-giving arrangement.

Client Eligibility:
Any family in the state of New Jersey is eligible. To receive the FREE service call 1-877-652-7624 and request MHA as your service provider. The family will then obtain approval thru The Contracted System Administrator – PerformCare. Referrals may also come from Care Management Organizations (CMO) or Youth Case Management (YCM), also DCBHS service providers. IIC services are only provided in conjunction with the CSA or other authorized agents of the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services System,(DCBHS).

Funding Source:
A fee for service program, funded by either Medicaid or the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services System (DCBHS)

Grandview/ Pine Tree Social Service Program:

Supervisor/Contact person and telephone number: 
Marie Argibay-Boccasino  

Grandview: 732-787-4580 / Pine Tree:732-876-3617

Grandview / Pine Tree Social Services is a program that serves the residents of the Grandview Apartments in Keansburg, and those of the Pine Tree Manufactured Home Park in Eatontown. This program offers a broad array of community development, social services assistance and recreational services to the residents of these large affordable housing properties. 

Services include: counseling and case management, local resource information, community outreach services through workshops and events; as well as prevention and enrichment activities that focus on children’s interpersonal and educational needs.

Children also receive assistance with using computers, safe use of the internet, and completion of homework. Youth participants who were surveyed report that they learned “how to share, how to assist younger residents, how to solve problems and how to control their anger”.

MHA allocates a full time staff position to work with and support the Grandview and Pine Tree residents; as well as a part-time staff position to assist with the youth programs and outreach/community events. 

Client Eligibility: 
Any resident of the Grandview Apartments in Keansburg or of Pine Tree in Eatontown.

Funding Source: 
Funded by the Affordable Housing Alliance 

Housing Navigation Program (HNP):

Supervisor/ Contact person and telephone number:

Ewa Farry 732-542-6422

The Housing Navigation Program (HNP) expands its serves to not only individuals with serious mental illness but all homeless individuals and families. The goal of the program is to assist the homeless population in obtaining permanent housing and serve as a “point of exit” from the homeless system. The program utilizes a Housing Prioritization Tool which identifies individuals and families in the greatest need of housing.

The program came about as a result from the Monmouth County’s “10 Year Plan to End Homelessness” and create a single point of entry and exit from homelessness. The program is part of the new coordinated assessment system in the Monmouth County Continuum of Care (CoC).

All homeless individuals and families are referred through the Monmouth County Department of Social Services’ Central Intake Unit, a sheltering program in Monmouth County or Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) program. 

Family Crisis Intervention Unit:

Supervisor/ Contact person and telephone number:

Jessica Kostenblatt 732-542-2444

This diversion program helps children ages 10 through 17 with behavioral difficulties and assists families in changing behaviors to increase academic productivity and reduce conflict within the family. FCIU addresses problem behaviors before they become so destructive that intervention by the juvenile justice system becomes necessary.

Juvenile/Family Crisis Intervention Services Parent Child Conflict Resolution Program

Counseling and case management are provided to juveniles ages 10 through 17 years of age. These services are provided in home by licensed clinicians. Referrals to the program are made through FCIU.

Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS):

Supervisor/ Contact person and telephone number:

Dustin Knoblauch 732-542-6422

Provides professional consultation to families and loved ones of adults with mental illness.  One to one support and education is provided to the families with the goal of helping them to understand serious mental illness, to respond in a manner most helpful to their ill family member and to support their loved one in a way that maintains their own sense of well-being. Assistance with navigating community resources is also provided as needed.

IFSS is flexible and takes place in the agency or within the community convenient to individual family members. Evening workshops are presented several times throughout the year, in addition to a professionally facilitated weekly support group, which provides ongoing emotional support and encouragement to family members.

Lifelines:

Supervisor/ Contact person and telephone number:

Susan Tellone 732-542-6422

With the increase in suicide related deaths locally and in an effort to address community needs thereby filing the gap in suicide prevention education and awareness, MHAMC currently promotes and provides services in keeping with a model called Caring Competent Communities. This approach is a paradigm shift in the way we think about suicide prevention. By assuring that every community member has a role to play and an interest in the well-being of each of their neighbors, we are assisting communities in becoming self-sustaining and increasing resiliency in towns through Monmouth County.

Lifelines is a whole-school program that educates administrators, faculty and staff, parents, and students on the facts about suicide and their roles in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention (defined as post-suicide response).  It is a three part comprehensive curriculum that provides a practical, manualized best practice and evidence based approach.

MHAMC is dedicated to youth suicide prevention and creating competent compassionate school communities. MHAMC is implementing the Lifelines program free of charge in middle and high schools in Monmouth County. This free program is made possible through charitable donations. MHAMC recognizes the need to expand the Lifelines program in our community. Through the continued generosity of donors and supporters, MHAMC will be helping to provide the necessary tools that school communities need to identify at-risk youth, know how to initially respond to them, and know how to rapidly obtain help for them.

To learn more about Lifelines please email 
[email protected] or call at 732.542.6422.

Mental Health First Aid:

Supervisor/ Contact person and telephone number:

Susan Tellone 732-542-6422

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial help offered to a person developing a mental health problem, those experiencing suicidal thinking, or a substance use related crisis. MHFA is an 8-hour course that trains people to identify the risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. The majority of courses are taught to a general community audience, which may include but is not limited to first responders, faith-based organizations, and community stakeholders. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.

Outpatient Program:

Supervisor/ Contact person and telephone number:

Nancy Tighe 732-542-6422

Our knowledgeable counselors will meet with you to assist you in identifying your goals for treatment and most importantly a plan to achieve those goals. Our professional staff is trained in trauma informed care and uses evidenced based treatment to address mental health concerns including, grief or loss, depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, traumatic events and other emotional or behavioral challenges you may be struggling with. Together, you and your counselor will focus on creating helpful, healthy changes allowing you to gain the tools, skills, and knowledge needed for you to improve your day to day functioning and quality of life.

DCP&P Wraparound:

Supervisor/ Contact person and telephone number:

Luz Velasquez 732-383-5135 ext. 132

Mental Health Association of Monmouth County- DCP&P Wrap-Around  Program provides intensive family case management and advocacy to families of the Division of Child Protection and Permanency,  DCP&P.  Case Managers deliver, refer or provide services in areas of need which include: housing, family, emotional, social, medical, legal, educational, vocational, financial, cultural and others as needed. 

MHAMC DCP&P Wrap-Around  Program provides all services in the homes and communities of the families. The referrals may be made by DCP&P only.

School Truancy Reduction & Diversion/P.A.S.S. Program:

Supervisor/ Contact person and telephone number:

Jessica Kostenblatt 732-542-6422

School-based early intervention group services are provided within targeted Monmouth County school systems to address chronic absenteeism in youth ages 10 through 17.

Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Developmental Needs
Treatment Services
In-Community Services
Treatment Settings
  • Home
  • Office / Practice
  • School
Payment Options
  • Medicaid
Language / Culture
  • African / African American
  • Multi-Cultural
  • Spanish / Latino / Hispanic
Areas Served
  • Monmouth County
  • Ocean County

Last Updated: 06/07/18