Below are some resources that might be useful:

  • The Recovery Village

    Watching a friend or loved one struggle with substance misuse and addiction can be an emotionally painful experience. You may try everything in your power to help a family member with drug addiction, but it often feels as if it isn’t enough. Supporting someone you love through the recovery process is a difficult journey. Family members who are unequipped to deal with an addicted person often unknowingly act in counterproductive and enabling ways. Learning more about addiction and taking care of your own mental health is crucial to being an active ally for your loved one’s treatment. Fortunately, many resources are available to help family members and other loved ones of someone with a drug addiction. Support groups, reading material and therapy sessions can give families a better understanding of addiction, how to provide support and how to ensure their own mental health remains a priority.

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    15 Minute Child Break Brochure

    15 Minute Child Break Brochure

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    Barnegat Food Pantry

    360A, Route 9, (609) 698-7174

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    Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (CMRSS)

    (877) 652-7624 | Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (CMRSS) is a state program that is available in every county. In Ocean County, CMRSS is administered by Preferred Children's Services. CMRSS is an outreach service for families with children who are experiencing urgent behavioral health issues that threaten their stability in the community. CMRSS responds to the family within one hour of the call for help to provide immediate de-escalation and assessment. CMRSS can remain involved for up to eight weeks to provide direct support services and linkage to other needed resources.

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    Family Promise of Southern Ocean County

    Family Promise of Southern Ocean County is a non-profit, interfaith hospitality network providing temporary shelter, meals, hospitality, and case management for families experiencing homelessness.

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    Hearts of Mercy

    The mission of Hearts of Mercy, Inc. is to help reduce the number of homeless people, families and single parents that find themselves homeless and/or dependent on governmental social service programs in the Southern Ocean County area. Hearts of Mercy will assist with temporary housing, skill training, drug and alcohol abuse counseling, domestic abuse counseling and guidance to improve the likelihood of these in need to get back to having a self-sufficient lifestyle. Hearts of Mercy, Inc. also provides food, meals and basic necessities as needed while in these temporary situations taking the daily worry away so these people/families can focus on personal development and to become a contributing member of the local community.

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    NJ Parent Link

    State of New Jersey Parent Link

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    Ocean Resource Net

    Resource for families; ranging from employment training and support, medical care, housing needs

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    Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service (PESS) for Ocean County

    866-904-4474 | Provides callers with access to emergency services and counseling for non-medical emergencies and crisis intervention.

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    Visit Oasis Family Success

    Located at: 175 Gunning River Road, Building C, Barnegat, (732) 994-0200

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    What Parents and Caregivers Can Ask and Do to Help Children Thrive at School:

    Parent Checklist

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