Looking for information outside of CNRC?

  • Mental health services

    Church-based Mental Health Services now offers free, non-crisis, confidential mental health care. Call their Warmline at 866-777-2380 or email ayuda@improvingnj.org. More information can be found on their website: www.njcommunitymentalhealth.org. This service is not appropriate for anyone who is in crisis. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, if you are afraid of harming yourself or someone else, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


    COVID-19 Emotional Support Resource: Feeling stressed by the COVID-19

    pandemic? You are not alone. Call the NYS Emotional Support Helpline – 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at (844) 863-9314.

  • 211 Helpline for human services

    211 HELPLINE a free, confidential referral and information

    helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from

    all communities to the essential health and human services they

    need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 211 can be accessed by phone or

    computer (211.org).

    211 works a bit like 911. Calls to 211 are routed by the local telephone company

    to a local or regional calling center. The 211 center’s referral specialists receive

    requests from callers, access databases of resources available from private and

    public health and human service agencies, match the callers’ needs to available

    resources, and link or refer them directly to an agency or organization that can

    help.

    Types of Referrals Offered by 211

    • Basic Human Needs Resources – including food and clothing banks,

    shelters, rent assistance, and utility assistance.

    • Physical and Mental Health Resources – including health insurance

    programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health resources, health

    insurance programs for children, medical information lines, crisis intervention

    services, support groups, counseling, and drug and alcohol intervention and

    rehabilitation.

    • Work Support – including financial assistance, job training, transportation

    assistance and education programs.

    • Access to Services in Non-English Languages – including language

    translation and interpretation services to help non-English-speaking people

    find public resources (Foreign language services vary by location.)

    • Support for Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities – including

    adult day care, community meals, respite care, home health care,

    transportation and homemaker services.

    • Children, Youth and Family Support – including childcare, after-school

    programs, educational programs for low-income families, family resource

    centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring and

    protective services.

    • Suicide Prevention – referral to suicide prevention help organizations.

  • Caregiver volunteers of Central New Jersey

    A MESSAGE FROM CAREGIVER VOLUNTEERS OF CENTRAL JERSEY (CVCJ)

    We have missed each one of you so very much and look forward to being with you

    again soon. While face-to-face services are temporarily suspended, our staff

    continues to work remotely to contact all our senior clients and families to ensure

    their safety, reduce social isolation, reduce food insecurity, and provide them with

    resources through our community partners. We continue to respond to support

    requests on a daily basis.

    Over the next few weeks we will be rolling out our “contactless grocery shopping

    services”, roundtrip medical transportation and an increased level of friendly and

    reassuring phone calls. We have initiated “on-line training” for all volunteers who

    can help us achieve our mission in this new environment to keep safe our

    volunteers, our clients, and those with whom we come in contact. Our schedule of

    on-line training is on our website. To register, please send a message to

    info@caregivervolunteers.org and we will send you the meeting ID number

    and password. You can also call us at 732-505-2273.

    As we regain and add volunteers we will resume our traditional services (pet

    therapy, respite and friendly visiting, Alzheimer and dementia care) and be able to

    extend our services to additional seniors needing our assistance.

    While the “shape” of our services may change, we assure you of our commitment

    to honor and serve our senior community.

    We ask God’s blessings on all of you and prayers to keep you safe!