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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.