Monmouth County ACTS

Community Partners

Monmouth County Human Services Department

The Monmouth County Board of Commissioners established the Monmouth County Department of Human Services (MCDHS) in 1987. It reflects the Commissioners’ long-standing commitment to address the needs of our most vulnerable citizens, and those who may be struggling with an unexpected event that has left them unsure of where to turn.

MCDHS’ mission is to enhance the quality of life for people in Monmouth County through the planning, purchasing and delivery of human services by highly effective employees in partnership with public and private organizations. More than 140,000 Monmouth County residents receive one or more services from MCDHS each year.

Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council

The Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council (MAAC) represents a number of nonprofit organizations whose goals are to assist County residents in meeting a broad array of human service needs relating to mental health, disabilities, addiction, aging, housing, childcare, food insufficiency, transportation and more.

Participating Community Organizations

Monmouth ACTS is privileged to work with social service professionals from the following nonprofit providers and organizations. Click on each partner’s name to visit their website and learn more about them!

180 Turning Lives Around Inc.
A private, non-profit charitable organization committed to providing services to individuals and families affected by domestic and sexual violence.
(732) 264-4111
Administrative Offices: 1 Bethany Road, Building 3, Suite 42, Hazlet, NJ 07730
Jo Ann Palumbo, Director of Program Services

Affordable Housing Alliance of NJ
A community catalyst that provides housing and related relief to all who need it. Offers rental and home ownership help, mortgage and foreclosure counseling, utility assistance and home buyer education.
3535 Route 66, Parkway 100, Building 4, Neptune Township, NJ 07753
Toi L. Collins, Director of Housing Outreach Services

Child Care Resources of Monmouth County
Linking parents, child care providers and community leaders to all facets of child care. Increasing family access to affordable child care through financial assistance. Increasing the quality of care through child care workforce development.
3301 C Route 66, PO Box 1234, Neptune, NJ 07754
Kailee Andrucyk, Family and Community Relations Coordinator
Jen Colatrella, Family and Community Relations Coordinator
Mia Reaves, Family and Community Relations Coordinator – Español

Community Affairs & Resource Center
Provides services to economically disadvantaged individuals and families throughout Monmouth County with the goal of revitalizing the communities served. CARC can effectively provide multi-lingual/multi-cultural diversity in its service, acting as a proactive agent for individuals and families whose needs may otherwise go unmet due to language barriers, discrimination and lack of cultural competency.
913 Sewell Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Belinda Cueto, Program Director

Family & Children’s Service
Offers diverse programs and services that address homelessness; neglect, abuse or exploitation; health and respite care; financial instability due to physical, developmental or mental disabilities; childhood literacy and obesity; long-term care planning and Medicare counseling.
191 Bath Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Diane Gribbin, Director of Development

Distributes nutritious food for 13 million meals every year, and helps clients with SNAP enrollment, tax preparation, affordable health care and job training. These comprehensive hunger-fighting strategies help shorten the food line and add to the bottom line of families in need.
3300 Route 66, Neptune, NJ 07753
Barbara Scholz, Programs & Advocacy Director

HABcore Inc.
Helps homeless families, veterans and individuals with special needs move through crisis to stability by providing permanent housing and individualized support, giving them the opportunity to improve their lives.
PO Box 2361, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Katie Lord MSW LSW, Associate Director

I Beseech Thee Development Corp. (IBTCDC)
Provides the community with services addressing the personal and medical needs of residents who require assistance to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families. IBTCDC’s Paul M. McGuire Family Health Center uses a voluntary professional staff to provide limited medical care to the uninsured and working poor.
Paul M. McGuire Family Health Center
The Rug Mill at 40 Jackson Street, Freehold, NJ (732-409-0133)
New Beginnings Agape Christian Center
133 Throckmorton Street, Freehold, NJ 07728 (732-996-9335)
Pastor Ricky Pierce Sr.

Provides a continuum of care including educational, therapeutic, social, residential and support services to infants, children and adults with complex physical and developmental disabilities or delays.
1703 Kneeley Boulevard, Wanamassa, NJ 07712
Luisa Vroman, Director of Development and Community Relations

Lunch Break
Freely provides food, clothing, life skills and fellowship to those in need in Monmouth County and beyond. Strives to break the cycle of poverty for those served and guide community members in need to self-sufficiency and healthier, more productive lifestyles. Serves everyone with compassion and dignity.
121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Sharda Jetwani, Program Director

Mental Health Association of Monmouth County
Providing advocacy and services to families in Monmouth County and identifying gaps in the mental health system of care in collaboration with community, county and state partners to close those gaps. MHAMC’s work is driven by a commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, and services for those who need them, with recovery as a goal. Their mission is accomplished through MHAMC’s strength-based programs, education, advocacy, community partnerships and the shaping of public policy.
119 Avenue at the Common, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Wendy DePedro, Executive Director

Care Management Organization (CMO) serving youth and families up to age 21 in Monmouth County. Part of the NJ Children’s System of Care that helps youth/families with emotional, behavioral, substance use disorders, physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities. Health and Wellness Team also helps families to improve health care access and to manage their medical challenges.
185 State Route 36, Suite B-1, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Chad Majczan, Community Relations and Resource Development Manager

New Hope Integrated Behavioral Health Care
Serving those in need of treatment for substance use, gambling and other co-occurring mental health disorders. Provides both residential and outpatient settings and a broad range of therapies to meet the specific needs of each individual.
80 Conover Road, Marlboro, NJ 07746
Multiple locations around Monmouth County – find the one nearest to you. 

NJ Natural Gas
Principal subsidiary of New Jersey Resources and serves more than half a million customers in New Jersey’s Monmouth, Ocean, Morris, Middlesex and Burlington counties.
1415 Wyckoff Road, Wall, NJ 07719

Preferred Behavioral Health Group
Provides quality and compassionate outpatient behavioral health services ranging from prevention to treatment for individuals, families and communities across the age continuum.
Prevention First
185 Rt. 36, Building B, Suite B20, West Long Branch, NJ 07764 (732-663-1800 x2180)
Substance Use Services
1405 Highway 35, Ocean, NJ 07712
Preferred Center for Children and Families
1500 Route 88, Brick, NJ 08724 (732-458-1700)
Substance Use and Mental Health Services
700 Airport Road, Lakewood, NJ 09701
Mary Pat Angelini, CEO
Laura Messina, VP of Substance Use Services
Leisha Thompson, VP of Adult Mental Health Services
Tara Chalakani, VP of Child & Family Mental Health Services

Provides an active support system for those over the age of 50. Uses education and technology to create an environment where the aging population can continue to grow intellectually as well as physically and emotionally, thereby allowing older adults to thrive — not just survive.
Monmouth Mall, 180 Route 35 South, Eatontown, NJ 07724
Andrea Tarr, Program Director

South Jersey Legal Services
Provides quality legal representation and advocacy to low-income individuals in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean and Salem Counties.
303 West Main Street, Third Floor, Freehold, NJ 07728
Alicia F. Williams, Managing Attorney, Monmouth County Office

United Way of Monmouth & Ocean Counties
Mobilizes donors, volunteers and community partners to improve the lives of youth and their families.
1415 Wyckoff Road, Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Jennifer Hakim, Community Impact Manager

Visiting Nurse Association Health Group
New Jersey’s largest and most trusted non-profit provider of home health, visiting physicians, hospice and community-based care.
23 Main Street, Suite D1, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Colleen Nelson, VP Children & Family Health Institute
Jenna Sistad, Project Manager, Monmouth County Council for Young Children