Revamped advisory council will address county’s human services efforts

CentralJersey.com The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has replaced the Monmouth County Human Services Council with the Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council (MAAC). The freeholders took the action during a meeting on Nov. 26. In a resolution, the freeholders said that “in an effort to continue to improve and enhance the services provided to the community, (the county) commissioned a human services needs assessment to examine the needs of county residents, and the strengths, capabilities and interests of residents and community stakeholders.” Read more here.
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Monmouth ACTS helps connect residents with community garden

CentralJersey.com When administrators at the Freehold Community Garden on Lloyd Street in Freehold Borough noticed a decline in the number of applications for a garden bed, they took action. Gardener Jeanne Patterson tapped into her network with Neighborhood Connections To Health (NCTH), a coalition comprised of individuals who have a vested interest in improving the health and well-being of Freehold residents, to learn more, according to a press release from Monmouth County ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services). Read more here.
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Monmouth ACTS in Action: County Organizations Work Together to Help Spanish-Speaking Residents Flourish at Freehold Community Garden

Freehold resident Karen works with her daughter to tend the pole beans she grows at the Freehold Community Garden. Karen and her friend Sara grow vegetables in their shared garden plot to supplement their groceries. FREEHOLD, NJ – When administrators at the Freehold Community Garden noticed a decline in the number of applications for a garden bed, they took action. Gardener Jeanne Patterson tapped into her network with Neighborhood Connections To Health (NCTH), a coalition comprised of individuals who have a vested interest in improving the health and well-being of Freehold residents, to learn more. “Neighborhood Connections shared with me…
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County Organizations Work Together to Help Spanish-Speaking Residents Flourish at Freehold Community Garden

Freehold resident Karen works with her daughter to tend the pole beans she grows at the Freehold Community Garden. Karen and her friend Sara grow vegetables in their shared garden plot to supplement their groceries. When administrators at the Freehold Community Garden noticed a decline in the number of applications for a garden bed, they took action. Gardener Jeanne Patterson tapped into her network with Neighborhood Connections To Health (NCTH), a coalition comprised of individuals who have a vested interest in improving the health and well-being of Freehold residents, to learn more. “Neighborhood Connections shared with me that Freehold Borough…
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Monmouth County Kicks Off Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council to Support Human Services for Residents

Teri O’Connor, Monmouth County Administrator; Mary Pat Angelini, Chair, Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council (MAAC) and CEO, Preferred Behavioral Health Group; Ginger Mulligan, Co-Chair, MAAC Executive Committee; Freeholder Susan M. Kiley; and Jeffrey Schwartz, Director, Monmouth County Department of Human Services and Co-Chair, MAAC Executive Committee, celebrate the kickoff of the Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council, which will set goals and objectives for Monmouth ACTS. FREEHOLD, NJ – Representatives from Monmouth County announced the kick off of the Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council (MAAC) to better serve the needs of residents and to support Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services). This Advisory Council…
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Vaccination Clinics For Manasquan, Belmar Residents

Manasquan-Belmar Patch The Monmouth County Health Department is partnering with the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center (VNACJ CHC) to provide immunizations to Manasquan and Belmar residents during the month of August at multiple health locations. "Every August, the Health Department gets inundated with phone calls from parents about scheduling vaccination appointments for their children before the school year begins," said Freeholder Susan M. Kiley, liaison to MCHD and the Department of Human Services. "The county is thrilled to know that parents are preparing accordingly and adding vaccinations to their back-to-school checklists. Through the county's partnership with…
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County Partners with VNACJ CHC to Offer Vaccination Clinics

Atlantic Highlands Herald The Monmouth County Health Department (MCHD) is partnering with the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center (VNACJ CHC) to provide immunizations to County residents during the month of August at multiple health locations in Monmouth County. “Every August, the Health Department gets inundated with phone calls from parents about scheduling vaccination appointments for their children before the school year begins,” said Freeholder Susan M. Kiley, liaison to MCHD and the Department of Human Services. “The County is thrilled to know that parents are preparing accordingly and adding vaccinations to their back-to-school checklists. Through the…
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Brookdale students can now benefit from on-campus social worker

New Jersey 101.5 The Monmouth County Division of Social Services and Brookdale Community College are launching a partnership to more readily and easily provide social services to students who desperately need them. Freeholder Sue Kiley said the collaboration was forged through an assessment that resulted in last year's formation of Monmouth ACTS, or Assisting Communities Through Services. Brookdale was one of the organizations polled in the assessment, and both administrators and students there identified a heightened need for effective access to services. Read more here.
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Monmouth County Partners with Brookdale Community College to Provide Social Services to Students

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Division of Social Services (MCDSS) has partnered with Brookdale Community College to offer social services to students by having a MCDSS social worker on campus two days each week. The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, MCDSS and Brookdale leadership met to discuss the need on Brookdale’s campus for increased access to social services since many students did not know where to turn when they needed housing, food and more. “This partnership is a very good fit for everyone,” said Christine Aumack, administrative supervisor of Social Work, Monmouth County Division of Social Services. “There…
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