WATCH – Assisting Community Through Services: Monmouth ACTS Launches Integrated Navigation System to Streamline Services for County Residents

TAPinto Hazlet & Keyport Very often, when someone is in a crisis where professional resources are needed, they are not sure what a productive and safe first step can be, and the stress of trying to find help can be overwhelming in itself. Now Monmouth County is offering a solution for residents who may not know where to turn and need to talk to someone for guidance and accurate connection to resources, to ultimately help them. In a press conference on Wednesday morning, at the Monmouth County Agricultural Building, in Freehold, the Monmouth County Board of Commissioners, Monmouth ACTS Community Partners, representatives…
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NJ County Launches System to Streamline Help for Struggling Residents

NJ 101.5 A first-of-its-kind support system is up and running for Monmouth County residents seeking services related to mental health, addiction, housing, and other needs. The county held an event on Wednesday to launch the Monmouth ACTS Navigation System, which features a "warm line" that individuals can dial to receive a direct connection to services, instead of just receiving a list of phone numbers for agencies that may or may not be able to help. Read more here.
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“Monmouth ACTS in My Community” Brings Human Services Directly to Monmouth County Towns

TAPinto Hazlet & Keyport Leadership from Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services) – a public-private partnership launched by the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners in 2018 – recently announced a new initiative to bring human service resources directly to the residents of Monmouth County. Called “Monmouth ACTS in My Community,” this program embeds representatives from the Department of Human Services’ Division of Social Services (DSS) directly at trusted community partners throughout Monmouth County at designated days and times. This initiative allows Monmouth County residents the ability to access support and assistance more easily from DSS employees and learn about…
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Home-based child care: Monmouth County works to benefit local families and workforce

ROI-NJ That’s when Hub member Child Care Resources of Monmouth County, a designated child care resource and referral agency, applied for and received an American Rescue Plan Act COVID-19 Community Recovery Grant from Monmouth County and used the funding to improve and expand the Family Child Care Navigator Program while recruiting and supporting home-based family child care providers. Since the start of the grant, CCR has recruited 11 new family child care providers. CCR’s family child care navigator, Courtney Noll, is the first person to hold this type of position in the state of New Jersey. Through this initiative, Noll and…
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Monmouth ACTS featured on 90.5 The Night

Monmouth ACTS was featured on 90.5 The Night Brookdale Public Radio's segment "Nonprofits on The Night" - click below to listen to morning host Michele McBride. https://monmouthacts.org/wp-content/uploads/Brookdale-Radio-August-7-2023.wav Find other Non Profits on the Night features here.
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Monmouth ACTS announces new co-chairs to lead public-private initiative

ROI-NJ Monmouth Assisting Community Through Services, or ACTS — a public-private partnership initiated by the Monmouth County board of county commissioners in 2018 — announced that Peter Boynton, director of housing stability, Affordable Housing Alliance and Kathy Collins, former executive director, MonmouthCares, will serve as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council starting this year. Boynton and Collins succeed Mary Pat Angelini, former CEO of Preferred Behavioral Health Group and previous MAAC chair, and Ginger Mulligan, previous MAAC vice chair. “We’re excited to welcome Peter and Kathy as Monmouth ACTS’ new leadership and would like to…
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Department of Health & Local Organizations Join Together to Provide Homebound Services for Community Leader

MidJersey.News When Fran Gray was diagnosed with cancer, it was a blow to her active, giving life, as well as the community that benefitted from it. She fought for decades to finally become cancer-free – only to learn that years of cancer treatments had destroyed her kidneys. Now, she endures hours of dialysis every week, and the woman who was so often out and about in the community she loved is often homebound. “Dialysis totally keeps me from doing most things,” Fran says. “Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday I get dialysis at a clinic. A nurse comes on those days…
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600 Served At Hope & Comfort Center In Red Bank This Winter

600 Served At Hope & Comfort Center In Red Bank This Winter

Red Bank-Shrewsbury Patch Winter is coming to a close, but it’s an especially long season when you don’t have a permanent home. The Pilgrim Baptist Church’s Warming Center has long had a mission to offer a warm, comfortable shelter to men without a permanent home on Code Blue nights – when temperatures drop to 32 degrees or below The concept was led by Pastor Terrence K. Porter, senior minister of the church, and the center became a “go-to” place, serving an average of 21 guests on Code Blue nights, according to the county agency that is working with the center.…
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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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