Monmouth County ACTS

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Monmouth ACTS Financial Recovery Initiative connects residents to county resources
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. Read more.

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. Read more.

Virtual Youth Town Hall On Racial Justice Sparks Conversation

The Monmouth Journal
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. Read more.

Children in crisis are the focus of this Monmouth nonprofit

NJ 101.5
The RAINE Foundation, standing for Reaching All In Need Everyday, is expanding its reach throughout Monmouth County, through the county’s special program that facilitates access to certain services for its residents. Read more.

Over 3,000 Diapers Distributed To Struggling Moms

Jersey Shore Online
With baby and children’s products being costly for expectant and parenting mothers, the Monmouth ACTS’ Early Childhood Success Hub stated how many mothers were having trouble finding diapers, wipes and other supplies for newborns and young children as a result of financial difficulties due to COVID-19. Read more.

Homeless Count Continues Amid Impacts of Pandemic

The Two River Times
The annual Point-in-Time Count of New Jersey’s homeless population got underway locally this week with community involvement and outreach programs curtailed due to the impacts of COVID-19. Read more.

RAINE Foundation hosts diaper drive to support moms during pandemic
Fortunately, [Freeholder Deputy Director] Sue Kiley had a simple solution in mind – the Early Childhood Success Hub could partner with the RAINE (Reaching All in Need Everyday) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established to support those in need in the county’s Bayshore area and run by Kiley’s family, according to the press release. Read more.

Monmouth ACTS helps collect diaper donations for expectant, new moms

94.3 The Point
It’s been a tough year due to the pandemic for everyone for a number of different reasons, including expecting and new moms who are trying to keep up with payments at home and afford the necessities for their babies like diapers and wipes. Read more.

Sister Act: The Love Story and RAINE of Altruistic Giving Continues

TAPinto Hazlet & Keyport
If that is not enough to keep [Freeholder Deputy Director Sue Kiley] busy, last year the county rolled out a new program with Kiley at the helm, called Monmouth ACTS. The first program of its kind in the county, Monmouth ACTS successfully brings together county resources to match the needs of the community members. Read more.

Behavioral Health Hub Extends Reach of Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis

Atlantic Highlands Herald
The partnership, called Unhooked, offers training to all Borough of Highlands Police Department police officers, helping them identify people with Substance Use Disorder, and to communicate with them in a positive way that may lead them to seek help. Read more.

Grant Helps County Launch Health Programs That Deal With Substance Use Disorders

The Monmouth Journal
As the opioid crisis rages across the country, services are strained more than ever due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But, thanks to the connections of Monmouth ACTS, one grant led to three new programs — and room to grow even further. Read more.

Partnerships to reach Monmouth kids take new approach in pandemic

NJ 101.5
Community programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters typically rely on schools to clue them in as to which children need particular assistance, what kind and when. But COVID-19 sent those kids home and closed schools in the spring, so BBBS of Coastal & Northern New Jersey had to turn to county offices to find out where they could help. Read more.

County Organizations Join Forces to Foster Connection Among Youth in Need Amidst Pandemic

Atlantic Highlands Herald
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck New Jersey, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern NJ suddenly had to plan for ways to provide services to families and kids in an increasingly virtual world. Program Manager Brendan Ward acted by tapping into the Monmouth ACTS network. Read more.

Monmouth County Freeholder Sue Kiley: Monmouth County ACTS Program and Financial Recovery Initiative

This podcast shares stories, opinions and ideas from men and women who lead in their towns, schools, counties and state. Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley is interviewed about Monmouth ACTS and the new Financial Recovery Initiative. Listen here.

Monmouth County Freeholders provide COVID-19 updates, announce Financial Recovery Initiative

Insider NJ
On behalf of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley provided updates on COVID-19 and announced the launch of the Monmouth ACTS Financial Recovery Initiative (FRI) at a press conference held today. Read more.

Monmouth wants to be ‘stigma-free’ about mental health, addiction

NJ 101.5
Deputy Freeholder Director Sue Kiley said she and her colleagues kept hearing from constituents that Monmouth County didn’t have enough resources to deal with the issue of addiction, but she said there are plenty of available resources — people are just afraid to ask where and how to find and use them. Read more.

Monmouth County Dishes Out $1.7 Million to Businesses in First Round of CARES Funding

TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como
In recent weeks, there have been an increase of calls to the line and currently 45 people are participating in therapy sessions, Kiley said, adding that six telephone sessions are available at no charge to each resident looking for support. The program is an initiative of Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Communities Through Services), a public-private initiative to promote and enhance access to human services. Read more.

Coronavirus in Monmouth: County, Grunin Foundation roll out free COVID-19 testing

Asbury Park Press
[Freeholder Sue Kiley] also reminded residents to tap into resources available through Monmouth ACTS that can help them navigate issues associated with the pandemic, such as unemployment benefits, food, child care and job training. Read more.

Starting Today: Monmouth County Offices Open to Public by Appointment Only

TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como
Most Monmouth County offices will be open to the public beginning July 6, but by appointment only — and with social distancing and face coverings required. Read more.

Monmouth ACTS Launches Financial Recovery Initiative, Freeholder Deputy Director Sue Kiley to Lead

TAPinto Middletown
Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services) officially launched the Financial Recovery Initiative to help support the financial needs of Monmouth County residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.