VIDEO: Be Well! Mental Health the Focus at Holmdel Chamber of Commerce ChamberCast

TAPinto Holmdel & Colts Neck May was Mental Health Awareness Month and the Holmdel Chamber of Commerce showcased mental health awareness and empowerment to visitors both in person and streaming. Special professional guests were on hand having expertise in mental health... Commissioner Deputy Director Sue Kiley highlighted the local mental health crisis in NJ, and reviewed benefits of the Monmouth Acts Behavioral Health Hub and county resources available for those dealing with mental health issues.   Read more here.
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First ever ‘Light the Night’ at Allaire Community Farm highlights local mental health support

The Coast Star The nonprofit organization HOPE Sheds Light, the Wall Community Alliance, and faculty and students from Wall High School hosted “Light the Night” for the shore community on May 18 at the Allaire Community Farm. The event brought together the schools, county executives and several nonprofit organizations which target mental health and substance abuse issues... Ms. Kiley took the opportunity to share Monmouth Counties initiative, Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services). “The goal is to make people a little more comfortable to come forward and ask for help. That’s why Monmouth ACTS was created. No matter what your…
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Holmdel Chamber to Host Mental Health Awareness Talk at Bell Works, Tues. May 24: Featuring 3 Local Leaders Making an Impact

TAPinto Holmdel & Colts Neck May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Holmdel Chamber of Commerce will feature local leaders joining the talk on ChamberCast, Tuesday, May 24, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., main level near Bar Bella, at Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733... Commissioner Deputy Director Sue Kiley will highlight the local mental health crisis in NJ, and go over benefits of the Monmouth Acts Behavioral Health Hub and county resources available for those dealing with mental health issues... Read more here.
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Monmouth Commissioner Director delivers State of the County address

Asbury Park Press Commissioner Director Tom Arnone delivered a common refrain as he gave Monmouth County's inaugural "State of the County" address: "This is the best place to live in New Jersey."  A leader of Monmouth County for more than a decade, Arnone has long been one of Monmouth County's top advocates. And he rolled out all of the accolades he could laud on his county in his first formal address to the county's nearly 620,000 residents... Arnone also congratulated his fellow top county officials for their work in 2021... Commissioner Deputy Director Sue Kiley for her efforts leading Monmouth…
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Struggling Renters Find Relief

The Two River Times The COVID-19 pandemic has caused financial hardship for many vulnerable residents. Now Monmouth County has announced that, with the support of local community-based nonprofits, millions in federal funding has been leveraged to help those struggling remain in their homes.   Last year the county distributed a little over $13.3 million to 1,362 households impacted by COVID-19 from the $18.4 million in federal emergency rental assistance (ERA1) received from the U.S Treasury Department’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). This first round of funding covers the period between May 13 andNov. 30, 2021.  The county announced Dec. 30…
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After overcoming challenges in 2021, how Monmouth County, NJ can thrive in 2022

92.7 WOBM When you compare 2021 to 2020, there are similarities but a lot more differences which is something more palatable health wise and financially. For 2021, things improved in many ways on many things for most of the year. In Monmouth County, there were many challenges that had to be tackled so things could get better mainly with the Covid-19 pandemic. "A lot of our activity was related to how we we're going to help people through this virus, not only with their health but with their financial stability, their jobs searches -- on and on -- how are…
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Monmouth County Hosting Emergency Rental Assistance Week Pop-Up Sites

WRAT 95.9 Monmouth County will be sponsoring emergency rental assistance pop-up sites throughout the County during Emergency Rental Assistance Week which takes place from Dec. 11-17... “Our ERAP program continues to adapt to serve the needs of our residents,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. “In recognition of Emergency Rental Assistance Week, Monmouth County has partnered with the Monmouth ACTS Community Engagement Network to bring our ERAP program into the communities where residents can learn more about this service.” Read more here.
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Emergency Rental Assistance Week Pop-up Sites throughout the County

Atlantic Highlands Herald Monmouth County will be sponsoring emergency rental assistance pop-up sites throughout the County during Emergency Rental Assistance Week which takes place from Dec. 11-17. Representatives from the Monmouth County Department of Human Services and several Community-Based organizations (CBOs) will be on-site at several convenient locations throughout the week to take Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) applications and provide information about other resources available. Read more.
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Utility Bill Assistance Available through County Partnership with NJ SHARES

Atlantic Highlands Herald Monmouth County has partnered with New Jersey SHARES to offer utility assistance to income-eligible tenants with up to 18 months of utility arrearages resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic through the Monmouth County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)... “The County and its partners continue to work tirelessly to help identify potential applicants for the Monmouth County ERAP program and assist them with the application process,” said Commissioner Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley. “If you or someone you know is in need of emergency rental assistance, please visit www.monmouthcountyerap.com or call (848) 801-1297 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or…
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