The following are commonly used community resources. If you have a resource you would like to add to the list, please complete contact us.
New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
Comprehensive list of support groups available throughout NJ
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
List of locations, times and types of AA Meetings
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
List of locations, times and types of NA Meetings
Ocean County Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service
Emergency Psychiatric Screenings can be done at area Hospital Emergency Rooms Departments or through the Kimball PESS Mobile Screening Service
Contact: Nearest Hospital Emergency Department or call Kimball PESS at (732) 886-4474
Ocean County Board of Social Services
The Ocean County Board of Social Services provides eligible county residents with financial, medical, and social services assistance. Assistance can be granted for emergency circumstances, as well as to meet ongoing needs
• Income Assistance Programs
• Medicaid Programs
• Social and Support Programs
Offices are located in Toms River, Lakewood, and Manahawkin. Not all offices are staffed for all programs.
Main Office: (732) 349-1500
Northern Ocean County Resource Center (Lakewood): (732) 370-8854
Southern Satellite Office (Manahawkin): (609) 242-6100
Emergency After-Hours: (732) 240-6100 or (609) 693-5834
TDD for hearing impaired: (732) 244-3812
House of Hope
The mission of The Hope Center is to provide resources, referrals, food and targeted financial assistance to clients as they work to overcome a current life crisis. Trained staff and volunteers advocate to help clients navigate the social service programs in the county and state and help resolve issues of housing, utilities and other urgent needs. The Hope Center serves clients with dignity and compassion and strives to empower each person to achieve his or her greatest level of self-sufficiency.
253 Chestnut Street
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: (732) 341-4447
The NJ State Contracted System Administrator (CSA) for the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services (DCBHS). As the CSA, PerformCare is committed to getting children, youth, young adults and their family/caregivers the services that they need at the right time, and in the right place.
Phone: (877) 652-7624
Mobile Response and Stabilization Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help children and youth who are experiencing emotional or behavioral crises. The services are designed to defuse an immediate crisis, keep children and their families safe, and maintain the children in their own homes or current living situation (such as a foster home, treatment home or group home) in the community.
Phone: (877) 652-7624
Contact of Ocean County
24 hour Crisis Intervention/Listening telephone service
Phone: (732) 240-6100 or (609) 693-5834
The Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) is New Jersey’s child protection and child welfare agency within the Department of Children and Families. Its mission is to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of children and to support families.
South Jersey Legal Services, which is the Legal Services of New Jersey affiliated provider for low-income clients in Ocean County and offers legal services in a broad range of matters, including housing, government assistance and benefits, family matters, consumer cases, and others. Certain non-profit community groups which are organized by or for low-income people may also qualify for assistance. OMLS does not help in criminal or municipal court cases.
St. Francis Counseling Center
The St. Francis Couseling Center provides anger management and parenting groups as well as other services
Dottie’s House DV shelter
Dottie’s House is a transitional housing facility designed to aid women and children who have survived domestic violence.
Providence House & Catholic Charities for Domestic Violence
Providence House provides Emergency Shelter for victims of Domestic Violence
Free Printable Behavior Charts for Families
Ocean Resource Net
Resources for Ocean County Children and Families
Ocean County Mental Health Awareness Committee
The Committee is a county-wide coalition of concerned community members dedicated to removing the stigma associated with mental illness. Our mission is to educate Ocean County residents that mental illness is a treatable brain disorder by promoting awareness and advocacy.
At OceanMHS we rely on support for members of our community to continue providing services to children, youth, adults and families. Support our Foundation, OceanCares, with a donation today.