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COVID-19 COVID-19 Emergency Response Resource Directory (88 pages, updated weekly, includes live links)
As of April 20th, any Monmouth County residents in need of COVID-19 related emotional support can contact the Monmouth County Department of Health hotline at 732.845.2070. After initial contact with DRCC at the hotline, anyone in need of additional support will be directed to call the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County at 732.542.6422 to be connected to a licensed professional. MHA Monmouth County will answer calls live Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.
MHA Monmouth County has put together a network of 60 volunteer licensed professionals who are providing up to 6 free telephonic support sessions. After 6 calls, if the resident is in need of ongoing behavioral health services, they will be referred to one of our community agencies.
- This is a rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available.
- updated daily/frequently
COVID-19 Resources SPTS (myriad of resources)
Find Your Local Health Department
Local health departments (LHDs) are community-based public health service providers and the front-line forces responsible for essential public health services that protect the health of New Jersey's citizens. The 565 cities, townships, boroughs and other muncipalities in New Jersey rely on a network of 94 LHDs that help ensure local public health in partnership with the state Department of Health. Some LHDs cover a single municipality, while others cover multiple municipalities or entire counties.
Click a local area on the New Jersey map to see its local health department, that department's ranking health official, its contact information, and a link to its website. Please click on link below.
NJ DOH New Jersey Department of Health
- FoodFinder is a safe, secure and award-winning mobile and web app that gives children and their families a way to find free food assistance programs quickly.
Monmouth County Health Department has opened a phone bank to respond to callers with questions or concerns about COVID-19. As you can imagine, many callers are experiencing increased anxiety, fear, and worry about COVID-19. There are Disaster Response Crisis Counselors (DRCCs) volunteering on the phone lines.
- The phone line is available from 9am-8pm. 732-845-2070
For other Coronavirus (COVID-19) questions, residents can call the health experts at the NJ Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Family Engagement Resources from Common Sense)
Facts sheets and resources:
SHINE created an amazing Mental Health Toolkit resource full of articles, meditations, access to mental health experts, anxiety, screenings and more to help our students, families, and ourselves navigate the current climate in our world right now.
COVID-19 QUIT SMOKING AND VAPING TO PROTECT YOUR LUNGS Resources for parents and help to quit.