Mental Health Association of Monmouth County

(732) 542-6422
Tinton Falls

Established in 1950, the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and affiliate of the national nonprofit Mental Health America. Our professional staff has been on the forefront of creating a meaningful system of mental health care that strategically focuses on eliminating social barriers and mental health discrimination. With over 15 free programs and services, we create healthy communities for the future.

To promote mental health as a critical component of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care and treatment for those who need it, with recovery as the goal.

Our mission is accomplished through our strength-based programs, education, advocacy, community partnerships, and the shaping of public policy.

To build a just, humane, and healthy society in which people are accorded dignity and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma, prejudice, and other barriers to care and recovery.


  • Encourage growth and independence through housing and financial stability.
  • Expand social services, community outreach, and education.
  • Improve the function and quality of life for individuals and families.
  • Provide healthy opportunities for youth at risk.


Community Support Services
Provides free services to Monmouth County individuals (18+) who have been diagnosed with a severe mental health condition. The program's goal is to assist individuals in achieving and sustaining independence, as well as community integration, to ensure satisfaction and personal fulfillment. Each consumer has individual needs, so the CSS team works with them to create an Individualized Rehabilitation Plan.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Skills Development in Daily Living Skills
  • Skills Development in Neighbor and Landlord Relationships
  • Advocacy
  • Linkage & Referral for Community-Based Services
  • Development of a Support System in their community

Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU):
(732) 542-2444 office / After hours: (732) 996-7645

Stabilizes youth (aged 10-17) in crisis and encourages positive development through connections to community resources, interpersonal relationships, and academic success. The program is available 24/7 and may be provided in the family’s home. Services include, but are not limited to, crisis intervention, stabilization, and short-term family treatment.

FCIU clinicians assess behaviors and prevent involvement with the juvenile justice system. When all resources have been exhausted and the child’s difficult behavior persists, FCIU may request court involvement.

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)
Remediates homelessness or imminent risk for adults with a mental health condition by providing linkages to develop client stability. Services include, but are not limited to, outreach, screening and diagnostic treatment, referrals for primary health care, employment and educational services, housing assistance, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, relationship building, access to financial assistance services such as general and emergency assistance, Medicaid, as well as transportation assistance.

Individuals seeking services may have a co-occurring medical condition that has remained untreated; however, PATH cannot accept new consumers who are already receiving other case management services.


Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS)
Provides free psychoeducation and support services for families and friends of individuals (aged 18+) with a mental health condition to reduce feelings of isolation, manage crisis situations more effectively, and share available treatments and resources. Services are tailored on an individual basis and include, but are not limited to, one-on-one topic-based group support, education on navigating the mental health system, workshops, and safety planning.

Navigate Wellness Counseling
Offering traditional outpatient therapy for youth (aged 10+) and adults in a confidential and secure setting, with a focus on early intervention. Our licensed counselors provide the same skill and attention found in private practice, utilizing trauma-informed care and evidence-based treatment methods to address mental health concerns. We assist individuals in identifying treatment goals and developing a plan to achieve those goals, fostering a healthy, balanced lifestyle to improve daily functioning.

We accept Medicare, Medicaid, out-of-network insurance, cash, checks, and all major credit cards, with a sliding scale available. Medication management is also offered for current, active clients.


Lifelines Suicide Prevention
A three-part, evidence-based suicide prevention program that builds competent communities and educates New Jersey schools on assessing youth and adult suicide risk.

Mental Health First Aid
An eight-hour training course designed to identify risk factors associated with mental health and substance use concerns. Participants develop pre-crisis and crisis intervention strategies by engaging in experiential activities to build understanding of the impact of mental illness on individuals and families.

The training covers common signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges, how to interact with a person in crisis and connect them with help, and expanded content on trauma, substance use, and self-care. Training may be provided in-person or in a blended setting.


Housing Navigation
Prioritizes and assists homeless individuals (aged 18+) and families in obtaining permanent housing, serving as a point of exit from homelessness. Consumers must satisfy the criteria for homelessness as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are referred by the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County’s PATH program.

Individuals may also be referred by homeless shelters and the Monmouth County Social Services Homeless Intake, which can be reached at (732) 431-6000 ext. 4613, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Red Bank Resource Network
A free bilingual community walk-in center that provides comprehensive health, housing, food, social, and financial resources to individuals (aged 18+) and families, with a focus on self-sufficiency. This skills-based program offers the following services:

  • Information and referral
  • Benefits applications assistance (health insurance, SNAP, etc.)
  • Emergency rental assistance
  • Utility payment programs
  • Financial resources
  • Outpatient counseling and mental health support groups
  • Job search and resume building
  • Work and rent affidavit letters
  • Basic translation services
  • Notary services

Complimentary access to computer workstations and fax services are available.

RBRN hosts quarterly provider council meetings with various community agencies from Monmouth County to discuss programs, community updates, and share resources.


Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative
Early intervention program, in collaboration with Keansburg High School, that focuses on healthy relationships, pregnancy prevention, skill development, and youth empowerment. APPI provides individual and group counseling to Keansburg students, assists with crisis intervention, and focuses on helping individuals achieve their goals. Students of Keansburg High School are eligible to receive APPI services.

NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P Wrap-around)
Provides intensive family case management and advocacy in support of the human service goals of safety, permanency, and the well-being of children. Family needs are assessed before services are planned and directly delivered to the DCP&P high-risk population for any of the “life domains” areas of need, including housing, family, emotional, social, medical, legal, educational, vocational, safety, cultural, and others as needed. Existing social services delivery systems are utilized when eligibility requirements are met and the identified service is available.

Family Navigator – Partners with Families Program
Provides free supportive services to parents and guardians of youth involved with the juvenile justice system’s programs and court. Referrals are made through the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County’s Family Crisis Intervention Unit.

Intensive In-Community (IIC)
Provides in-home therapy for children with emotional challenges to strengthen, preserve, and provide stability for the family unit. The program seeks to prevent children from being placed in a hospital or substitute care-giving arrangement. Individuals must be a resident of New Jersey.

Referrals may also come from Care Management Organizations or Youth Case Management. IIC services are only provided in conjunction with the Contracted System Administrator – PerformCare or other authorized agents of the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services System.

MHA Social Services
In collaboration with Affordable Housing Alliance, Winding Ridge, Ocean Family Apartments, Boston Way Villages, and Wemrock Senior Housing, the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, as the project service coordinator, provides case management and linkages to support services for residents.

Parent-Child Conflict Resolution
Provides free in-home counseling and case management to children with behavioral difficulties, with a focus on improved academic performance and reduced family conflict that prevents involvement with the juvenile justice system.

Youth ages 10-17 are eligible to receive up to 16 weeks of in-home counseling and case management. Referrals are made through Monmouth County schools and the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County’s Family Crisis Intervention Unit.

Current Active MOU
  • Monmouth Cares
  • Ocean Partnership for Children
Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Community Services
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Spiritual / Cultural
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Treatment Services
In-Community Services
Outpatient Services
Treatment Settings
  • Home
  • In Community
  • Office / Practice
  • Outpatient, Hospital / Inpatient
  • School
  • Telehealth
Payment Options
  • County Funding
  • Free
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Private / Commercial Insurance
  • Self Pay
  • Sliding Scale / Payment Plans
  • State Funding
Language Spoken
  • Spanish
Areas Served
  • Monmouth County
  • Ocean County

Last Updated: 05/08/24