• Sandy Wave Riders is a free, six-week psychoeducational support group program for children and their parents/caregivers who have been impacted by superstorm Sandy. Through guided group discussions, creative projects, and storytelling, the program emphasizes sharing, developing positive coping skills, building hope, and improving family communication.

     

    Attached is a schedule of sites throughout Monmouth County where the program may be offered (pending enrollment). They include Keansburg, Union Beach, Long Branch, Neptune (Shark River Hills), Belmar, and Manasquan.

     
    SANDY WAVE RIDERS A FREE Support Group Program for Kids, Parents & Caregivers 
    Impacted by Superstorm Sandy 
    (6 week session) 
     
     Share Sandy experiences 
     Learn how to bounce back 
     Reduce stress – build hope 
     Strengthen family connections 
     
    TENTATIVE PROGRAM SITES (subject to availability): 
    TOWN LOCATION DATES AGE GROUP 
     
    Belmar 
     
    Belmar Library 
    Thur. 6:00 – 7:30pm 
    Jan. 9 – Feb. 13 
     
    Kids 7-10 & adults 
     
    Keansburg 
    St. Mark’s 
    Community Center 
    Sun. 6:00 – 7:30pm 
    Dec. 15 – Jan. 19 
     
    Kids 6-10 & adults 
     
    Long Branch 
     
    Long Branch Library 
    Sat. 10:30am – 12:00pm 
    Jan. 4 – Feb. 8 
     
    Kids 7-9 & adults 
     
    Long Branch 
     
    Long Branch Library 
    Sat. 1:00 – 2:30pm 
    Jan. 4 – Feb. 8 
     
    Kids 10-13 & adults 
     
    Manasquan 
     
    First Baptist Church 
    Fri. 6:00 – 7:30pm 
    Jan. 3 – Feb. 7 
     
    Kids 7-9 & adults 
     
    Manasquan 
     
    First Baptist Church 
    Fri. 8:00 – 9:30pm 
    Jan. 3 – Feb. 7 
     
    Kids 10-13 & adults 
    Neptune 
    (Shark River Hills) 
     
    Community Baptist Church 
    Thur. 6:00 – 7:30pm 
    Jan. 2 – Feb. 6 
     
    Kids 7-10 & adults 
     
    Union Beach 
    Bayshore FSC @ 
    Union Beach Library 
    Tue. 6:00 – 7:30pm 
    Jan. 7 – Feb. 11 
     
    Kids 6-9 & adults 
     
    Union Beach 
    Bayshore FSC @ 
    Union Beach Library 
    Sat. 1:00 – 2:30pm 
    Jan. 4 – Feb. 8 
     
    Kids 6-9 & adults 
     
    Union Beach 
    Bayshore FSC @ 
    Union Beach Library 
    Sat. 3:00 – 4:30pm 
    Jan. 4 – Feb. 8 
     
    Kids 10-13 & adults 
     
    Fun crafts & materials provided! Space is limited…REGISTER TODAY! 
    To register, contact Amanda Porter at aporter@mhanj.org or 609.647.5015 
     
    This project is sponsored by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, 
    through a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant, in partnership with the Mental Health Association in NJ.