Morris County Veterans Free Legal Clinic and Resources Expo
We invite all Morris County veterans to a free, confidential Legal Clinic and Resources Expo. Join us on October 11 from 9:00am-noon for free legal consultations, medical and dental program information, employment assistance, and more. Learn more about the Expo.
Morris Area Paratransit System (MAPS) Annual Public Hearing on September 23
The Morris Area Paratransit System will be holding the annual Public Hearing on Friday, September 23, 2016 to discuss the 2017 application for the Senior Citizens & Disabled Residents Transportation Assistance Program funded through Casino Revenue Funds. View the application online.
The hearing will be held at the Morris View Healthcare Center, in the Board Room at 540 West Hanover Avenue, Morris Township, NJ at 11:00 AM. Senior citizen and disabled residents, who would like to attend and require special arrangements, should contact the MAPS office at (888) 282-6277 by September 9.
Individuals who are unable to attend the hearing may submit testimony in writing to the attention of Ophelia Cruse at MAPS, P. O. Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963-0900 no later than September 16, 2016.
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.
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.