• Community Resources

    1.) Family Based Service Association of NJ:

    • www.fbsanj.org/
    • Address: 6 Industrial Way West, Eatontown, NJ 07724 (Suite D)
    • Phone Number: 732-542-4502
    • Family Based Service Association of New Jersey (FBSANJ) provides support, education, and advocacy to families in the Monmouth County Area, as well as in their sister organizations in each county throughout New Jersey.  Specifically, the staff supports parents or caregivers of children with mental and behavioral health challenges, substance abuse and developmental delays.  What makes this organization stand out is that the staff is relatable as it is exclusively made up of parents/caregivers of children who also face mental or behavioral challenges, substance abuse, and developmental delays.  This organization is completely free, however, an appointment is needed.  There is not one specific target population as FBSANJ respects all religious and cultural traditions.  

    2.) The Community YMCA:

    • http://cymca.org/locations/bayshore-family-success-center/
    • Address: 945 State Highway 36, Leonardo, NJ 07737
    • Phone: 732-497- 3811
    • Many towns in New Jersey have a YMCA.  The YMCA works to provide its members, regardless of age, income or background, the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.  The YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  They cater to members of all ages (children to seniors).  They offer a plethora of programs to choose from all relating to well-being, including before and after care programs and academic preschool.  Financial assistance is offered if needed on a sliding scale basis.  

    3.) Riverview Behavioral Health Child/Adolescent Services Therapeutic Groups and Adolescent IOP:

    • http://www.riverviewmedicalcenter.com/RMC/services/behavioralhealth/
    • Address: 1 Riverview Plaza, Red Bank, NJ 07701
    • Phone: 732-345-3400
    • This center offers an impressive amount of services, however, the services that would be of the most use for counseling needs are offered under the behavioral health category as this would pertain most to elementary school age and teens.  For behavioral health, the center offers services for: addiction recovery, adolescent intensive outpatient groups, children’s specialty groups, crisis unit, inpatient psychiatric unit, outpatient mental health services, transitional medication services and clinic.  There is no one target population, because Meridian Health is committed to diversity as they strive to create an environment in which the uniqueness of each person is valued, and everyone is treated with dignity and respect without regard to race, gender, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability, religion, culture, or sexual orientation.  

    4.) Monmouth Cares:   

    • Address: 185 Highway 36 (Bldg. B1), West Long Branch, NJ 07764
    • Phone: 732-222-8008
    • MonmouthCares is a private non-profit organization that works with families to facilitate care for youth (ages 5-21) with complex needs.   MonmouthCares' mission is to facilitate positive change so that children with emotional/ behavioral, developmental, substance use, or physical health challenges, along with their families, have the greatest opportunity to prosper, and develop in their communities.   

    5.) Mental Health Association of Monmouth County:

    • The mission behind the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHAMC) is to promote mental health and wellness and improve the care and treatment of all people affected by mental illnesses.  They strive to attain this mission through the creation and implementation of advanced programs, education, advocacy, and community partnerships.  There is no one target population catered to at this organization.  Also, all age groups are welcome at this organization as it offers a few different programs tailored to both adults and children with mental illness, as well as helping families learn to care for a loved one with mental illness.  There website is very user friendly and easy to navigate.  One of the tabs located at the very top of the webpage lists a few phone numbers to call when immediate help is needed, which is useful to have on hand for anyone caring for someone with a mental illness.