Following are some links you might find helpful:
Have questions about COVID-19?
The New Jersey Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the public on COVID-19:
Call: 2-1-1 for general information (24/7) or
1-800-962-1253 for medical information (24/7)
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211 or
Mental Health America has captured many resources that may help people cope with the anxiety, stress and fear associated with the COVID19 pandemic and promotes emotional wellness.
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Division of Children’s System of Care – http://www.nj.gov/dcf/about/divisions/dcsc/
Children’s System of Care(CSOC) serves children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families. CSOC is committed to providing these services based on the needs of the child and family in a family-centered, community-based environment.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Children’s System of Care has extended the Summer Camp Services application deadline. The new deadline is now Saturday, May 30, 2020. This will be the last day to submit online applications, and paper/mailed applications must be postmarked by the new deadline.
The PerformCare website and “paper” applications will be updated to reflect the new May 30 deadline date soon. Applications that list the original deadline of April 30 will still be accepted.
Currently, it is preferable for families to apply for Summer Camp Services online through the Family Portal on the PerformCare website. Due to changes in CSOC/PerformCare operations, submitting applications online will have a faster processing time.
In addition, please encourage families to submit eligibility applications for CSOC intellectual and developmental disability services through the portal to expedite the eligibility process.
For more information on CSOC Summer Camp Services, please visit www.performcarenj.org/SummerCamp.
Summer 2020 Special Needs Camp and Recreation Expo
The United States Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration –www.samhsa.gov
“A Life in the Community For Everyone”
Partnership for Family Success – www.forfamilysuccess.org
Family-oriented Training and Technical Assistance Center
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health – www.ffcmh.org
Helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life.
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) – www.spannj.org
SPAN’s mission is to empower and support families.
Family Intervention Services – www.fisnj.org
Promoting the positive growth, development, and well-being of children, families, and communities.
Parents Anonymous of New Jersey –
PANJ’s mission is to protect children by strengthening families. They provide mutual support and parent leadership in free, professionally facilitated self-help groups for parents in New Jersey.
The Mental Health Association of New Jersey – www.mhanj.org
New Jersey’s free, confidential statewide mental health information and referral helpline.
The New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse www.njgroups.org
Helping people help themselves through the use and development of mutual aid self-help groups.
The Human Rights Campaign compiled some resources that LGBTQ+ youth and their parents/guardians can access online or by phone.
Attention Deficit Disorder Association – www.add.org
Information, resources & networking opportunities to help adults with AD/HD lead better lives.
Wrong Planet (WrongPlanet.net) – www.wrongplanet.net
An on-line resource and community for individuals (and parents) with Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, ADHD and other PDD’s.
Supporting Mental Health in Youth
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories. In mid-March, homes across the country began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.