Resources

To find a Family Support Organization in your county please click here.

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

Visit covid19.nj.gov or nj.gov/health for additional information

Impact on the Disability Community –
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security
(CARES) Act and Family First Response Act

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.

CAPE Center-Bergen County Board of Special Services School District

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 –

www.PA-of-NJ.org 
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.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – www.nami.org 
“The nation’s voice on mental illness”
New Jersey chapter of NAMI – www.naminj.org

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.

Direct Online and Phone Support Services for LGBTQ Youth

The Human Rights Campaign compiled some resources that LGBTQ+ youth and their parents/guardians can access online or by phone.

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation – www.bpkids.org 
Information, resources and a network of parents and experts on Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.

Because I Love You (BILY) – www.becauseiloveyou.org 
A parent support network designed to help parents whose children have behavioral problems.

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.

Resiliency Ohio

www.resiliencyohio.org/index.php

Supporting Mental Health in Youth

2020 Census

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.

Responding to the census is not only your civic duty; it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future, and your representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 Census are used to:
Ensure public services and funding for schools, hospitals, and fire departments.
Plan new homes and businesses and improve neighborhoods.
Determine how many seats your state is allocated in the House of Representatives.