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 groups, or Hubs. All services and support systems are being quickly added to the MonmouthResoureNet to help residents access Monmouth County’s resources.
“Monmouth ACTS is about working together to streamline services and make it easy for our residents to find what they need,” says Monmouth County Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley, liaison to the County’s health and human services departments. “Our mission is more important than ever. I’m proud to see how our County is handling this crisis, in towns like Marlboro and Asbury Park, where the municipal governments are working hand-in-hand with local service providers to reach out and better help residents during this unprecedented time.”