County Expands Programs to Help Local Businesses and Residents

The Two River Times Garden centers, mental health hotlines and voter registration deadlines were all topics of conversation during the freeholders’ press conference last Thursday, highlighting the county’s latest efforts to support its businesses and residents during the coronavirus pandemic... ...The county announced the opening of a mental health hotline which launched Monday. The project is a collaboration among the freeholders, Monmouth ACTS and the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Monmouth County. The hotline is currently staffed by 55 volunteer health care psychology professionals, said Sue Kiley, freeholder deputy director. The hotline is meant for anyone who feels they need help getting…
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Monmouth freeholders extend public access restrictions through May 15

CentralJersey.com Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley spoke about Monmouth ACTS, which is working to provide recommendations for improving identified issues and are pinpointing how COVID-19 is impacting county residents while implementing the necessary response. “As human service needs expand due to the unpredictability of the virus, Monmouth ACTS has streamlined communications at MonmouthACTS.org/covid19,” said Kiley. “One example of an identified need is behavioral health and the county’s Division of Behavioral Health and the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Monmouth County have partnered and enlisted the services of more than 60 volunteer licensed counselors to provide behavioral health support to…
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MHAMC Develops Volunteer Counselor Taskforce to Provide COVID-19 Therapy

Atlantic Highlands Herald As part of its relief efforts in the community, the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHAMC), in coordination with Monmouth County, developed a taskforce of licensed volunteer counselors to provide free telephone and/or telehealth sessions to residents experiencing trauma-focused mental health concerns resulting from COVID-19. In a press conference held on Thursday, April 16th, Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley announced that, in collaboration with the Board of Chosen Freeholders and Monmouth ACTS, the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County will soon be able to connect individuals with licensed clinicians. “Beginning Monday, April 20, the MHA…
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Monmouth County Officials Provide COVID-19 and Elections Updates

Atlantic Highlands Herald Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley announced that, in collaboration with the Board of Chosen Freeholders and Monmouth ACTS, the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Monmouth County will soon be able to connect individuals with licensed clinicians. “Beginning Monday, April 20, the MHA of Monmouth County will open phone lines to connect residents in need of emotional support to pro bono licensed professionals,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Kiley. “So far, 51 incredible clinicians have come forward to volunteer their time and skillset, but more volunteers, specifically bilingual professionals, are needed to bolster this effort. The Monmouth County…
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Monmouth ACTS Responds to County’s COVID-19 Needs

FREEHOLD, NJ – As human service needs caused by the COVID-19 crisis expand daily, Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services) is working aggressively to identify the most pressing issues throughout Monmouth County and the most effective ways to communicate critical services and support systems to residents. Monmouth ACTS, a public-private initiative to promote and enhance access to human services, is organizing supports available to residents struggling under the restrictions posed by the statewide stay-at-home order. The County employees and their counterparts in the private sector, who comprise Monmouth ACTS, are identifying issues that can be resolved by the initiative’s working…
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Monmouth freeholders provide updates on latest initiatives; COVID-19

CentralJersey.com On behalf of the Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley held a the press conference on the morning of April 9 to provide updates on the COVID-19 situation and additional support the county will supply the business community... In addition to the Monmouth County Aging Disability Resource Center, Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Communities Through Services) has been directing residents to Monmouth Resource Net, an online directory of community and health resources and services, information about residential mortgage relief, as well as mental health support, according to the press release. Read…
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