If you are interested in receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, please go to the vaccine page of the “NJ Covid-19 Information Hub” and pre-register for the vaccine. Your registration will be prioritized based on the group you are placed into according to the state's phases. This is not an appointment; it is a pre-registration.
Church-based Mental Health Services now offers free, non-crisis, confidential mental health care. Call their Warmline at 866-777-2380 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 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
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
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
• 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
• Suicide Prevention – referral to suicide prevention help organizations.
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
email@example.com 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!