Mental Health First Aid Course September 24 and 27
Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them! You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.
Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care.
Freeholders Authorize RFP for Management of Morris View by Private Health Care Provider
On July 27, the Morris County Board of Freeholders voted to authorize the development of a request for proposals (RFP) for the potential private management of the county’s Morris View Healthcare Center.
The freeholders stressed that the county is retaining ownership of the facility and would write specific patient care requirements into the RFP to ensure that any private management company considered by the county for a lease to run Morris View would maintain the high quality of care now offered to elderly and disabled residents living there.
Year 2017 Funding Now Available for Morris County Service Providers
Year 2017 funding is now available for:
- Grant-In-Aid (GIA) Senior Support (formerly Peer Grouping)
- Grant-In-Aid (GIA)
- Child Abuse Prevention (CAP)
- Older Americans Act
- Social Services for the Homeless (SSH)
- State/Community Partnership – Juvenile Justice Funding
- Chapter 51 – Alcohol/Drug Treatment and Prevention (Funding priorities for this application not available until June 20)
2016 Housing and Urban Development Funding Application – New and Renewal Projects
The Morris County Continuum of Care, a local planning committee charged with the responsibility of reducing the incidence of homelessness in Morris County, has begun the process for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2016 Continuum of Care Application.
In preparation for submission of the CoC application for HUD funding, the Morris County Continuum of Care Executive Committee is now accepting Notices of Intent from all agencies interested in applying for funding to support both NEW and RENEWAL projects through the Morris County Continuum of Care process.
The original deadline for Notice of Intent New Projects has been extended. Both New and Renewal Project applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m., June 17, 2016. Get more information.
NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line
The NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line was established by the Mental Health Association of NJ to support two distinct groups across the state of New Jersey: those concerned with their own opiate use; and, those who are experiencing distress related to the opiate use of a friend or family member. Call 855-652-3737 or visitwww.njconnectforrecovery.org.
Apply Online for Temporary Assistance
The Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance would like to encourage clients to apply online for assistance programs. The Office of Temporary Assistance is experiencing longer wait times than in the past and this online application can be completed at home or anywhere (Library) that internet access exists.