About Us

A Tradition of Community Caring

Since 1959, Ocean Mental Health Services has been providing counseling to the residents of Ocean County.   What was once a single office and two counselors has grown to an agency of over 300 staff, with two outpatient offices, a school, several partial day program locations and many outreach and community programs.  Since our first expansion in 1961, into our office site on Lien Street, our growth has always been in response to the needs of the community.

Our current programs are available to adults, children, and families.  We provide counseling, foster care, group homes, partial day services, a private school for children with emotional and behavioral challenges and more.  We work with family members to create an atmosphere of support and understanding.  And above all we help each individual to live the life they envision for themselves.

The community has always been great supporters of Ocean Mental Health Services.   Because of the community fundraisers that built and sustained Ocean Mental Health in the early years, the donations and gifts that are given to our agency and the people we serve, generous grants and continued support of the private sector, local and state government, and the volunteers that make what we do possible, Ocean Mental Health has been able to continue to grow and change as our community needs have changed.

OceanMHS: A Short Film

Become a Volunteer and Get Involved

Whether you have a skill to teach, compassion to share, or the drive to lend a hand where needed,
we will help you to find a volunteer opportunity that matches your skills and interests