Assistance Available for Those Impacted by Tropical Storm Ida

Atlantic Highlands Herald The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners are advising residents and business owners that assistance is available for those who have incurred damages due to Tropical Storm Ida. “Tropical Storm Ida impacted residents across the State and County. Residents who would like to report damages can go to nj.gov/ida which will help local, state and federal entities determine the effects from Tropical Storm Ida,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. “Be sure to keep all of your receipts relating to any storm damage and clean-up for your records.” “Residents can also visit the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) website…
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Find breastfeeding resources at these free August events hosted by Monmouth group

Asbury Park Press August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services) — a public-private partnership initiated by the Monmouth County Commissioners to better serve residents — is sponsoring several events. “I’m excited to see Monmouth County government and community agency partners work together ... to host workshops on this important topic,” says Monmouth County Commissioner Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley. “These (events), called ‘You Can Be A Breastfeeding Champion,’ will highlight mothers who are breastfeeding now or have in the past, feature lactation consultants and counselors, and ... allow attendees to ask questions and hear testimonies from local breastfeeding mothers."…
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Monmouth COVID-19 cases rise, but vaccines, testing and money are available

Asbury Park Press Monmouth County has vaccinations, testing and economic assistance ready for residents as the county is once again seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, county commissioners said... So far, Monmouth County had delivered $600,000 in rental assistance, with another $543,000 about to be dispersed to approved applicants. More than 600 tenants and 105 landlords have applied for the aid, while the county is still processing more than 400 applications. Monmouth County ACTS, public-private partnership that links county and nonprofit resources under one umbrella, also offers programs for people who may need assistance.  Read more here.
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County Commissioners Give Update on COVID-19 Cases, Vaccinations and Upcoming Testing

The Journal NJ The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and resources available to Monmouth County residents and visitors at a press conference on Thursday, Aug. 5. "Monmouth County is one of the highest vaccinated counties in the state. More than half the towns in our County have 70 percent or more of their population vaccinated. We are also reporting every town in the County has at least half their population vaccinated," said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. "As of today, the county has administered over 84,000 vaccines since it became available, and…
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Monmouth ACTS celebrates Breastfeeding Awareness Month with events for families

CentralJersey.com Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services), a public-private partnership initiated by the Monmouth County commissioners to better serve residents, will celebrate World and National Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August by sponsoring several events for families to increase awareness of the importance and benefits of breastfeeding. “According to La Leche League, breastfeeding is an instinctual and natural act, but it is also an art that is learned day by day,” said Colleen Nelson, co-chair of Monmouth ACTS Early Childhood Success Hub... The U.S. Healthy Families 2030 goal for the nation is to increase the percentage of infants who are breastfed…
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Monmouth County commissioners honored with Beacon of Heroes Award

CentralJersey.com The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners has been honored with the Beacon of Heroes award by the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce for its community enrichment through service, leadership and achievement, in particular, focusing on those who were working to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is a tremendous honor to receive this award. On behalf of my fellow commissioners, I want to thank the Monmouth County Regional Chamber of Commerce for selecting us,” Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone was quoted as saying in a press release... “We are proud to have launched initiatives including the Monmouth ACTS Financial…
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Monmouth ACTS Celebrates Breastfeeding Awareness Month

The Monmouth Journal Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services), a public-private partnership initiated by the Monmouth County Commissioners to better serve residents, will celebrate World and National Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August by sponsoring several events for families to increase awareness of the importance and benefits of breastfeeding. “According to La Leche League, breastfeeding is an instinctual and natural act, but it is also an art that is learned day by day,” says Colleen Nelson, Co-Chair of Monmouth ACTS Early Childhood Success Hub. “To reach their breastfeeding goals, mothers need worksite accommodations, consistent and collaborative breastfeeding education and services, and…
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Monmouth ACTS Financial Recovery Initiative connects residents to county resources

CentralJersey.com The  COVID-19 pandemic has caused additional pressure for families facing challenges with employment, childcare, housing and more – many of whom are dealing with these challenges for the first time. Monmouth County residents who are feeling the financial strain are encouraged to turn to the Monmouth ACTS Financial Recovery Initiative (FRI) for help, according to a press release from the county. Launched in 2020 by the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, FRI is part of Monmouth ACTS, a public-private partnership that brings together county employees and community partners, and the work of its existing Financial Empowerment Hub which…
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Monmouth ACTS in Action: County Organizations Join Forces to Cultivate Specific Funding for Childcare

TAPinto Middletown LADACIN’s Executive Director Patricia Carlesimo knew exactly where to turn: the Monmouth ACTS network – specifically the Early Childhood Success Hub whose goal is for all children to age 8 to be safe, healthy and ready to learn.  Carlesimo serves on the Hub and MAAC  Executive Committee and contacted fellow Hub and MAAC  Executive Committee member Kim Perrelli, executive director, Child Care Resources (CCR) of Monmouth County, to make her aware of LADACIN’s situation. Through a partnership with CCR and Monmouth ACTS, a solution was secured. “Our voice was heard,” says Carlesimo, and thanks to Kim and CCR,…
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Virtual Youth Town Hall On Racial Justice Sparks Conversation

The Monmouth Journal FREEHOLD — Thought-provoking discussions about racial justice and inequity are taking place around the nation, and here in Monmouth County. Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services) recently formed a racial equity ad hoc committee tasked with defining how each of its working groups, or Hubs, look at racial equity in the human services provided to Monmouth County residents. Case in point: the Positive Youth Development (PYD) Hub tackled the difficult conversation, and how they could specifically address issues of racial justice for their population of young children. These discussions sparked an idea to host a youth-led, youth-run…
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