Our prevention initiatives are supported by many organizations and entities around the county, state, and country. Here is a list of all the organizations and grants that enable us to serve our community.
US Dept. of Health and Human Services:
The State of NJ, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) receives federal support to provide funding for primary prevention of substance misuse. Our contract with DMHAS allows us to implement and deliver our evidence based programs for a wide variety of audiences throughout Middlesex County to reduce the misuse of alcohol and other drugs.
- This award directly supports our Coalition for Healthy Communitieswhich collaborates with area partners to create community level change through using environmental strategies, community education and advocacy.
- DMHAS and Department of Children and Families/Children’s System of Careprovides funding for our Partnership for Success grant. Through the implementation of this initiative, collaboration efforts with Children’s Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC) addresses policies and practices among youth serving systems to reduce the risk factors and enhance the protective factors associated with behavioral health disorders for youth populations at risk (age 9-20).
- DMHAS provides funding to implement policies and practices among athletic programs to reduce the risks of opiate use and misuse for sports-related injuries in young athletes.
- Funding is also provided to work with older adults to provide alternatives to opioid prescription medications to manage pain.
State of New Jersey Awards
Department of Children and Families:
- State of NJ, Department of Children and Familiesprovides funding for clinical, social, and recreational services to the Carteret community through “Pathways”, its School-Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP). By offering counseling, substance abuse prevention, delinquency prevention, pregnancy prevention and drop-out prevention services; we are able to create a safe, structured environment within the school to address the social and health needs of students, ensuring that they are better able to graduate, become employable or continue their education, and lead physically and mentally healthy, drug-free lives.
- The New Jersey Prevention Network (NJPN), with funding from the NJ Department of Health, Division of Community Health Services, provides funding for a county-based youth team to develop tobacco prevention activities and create prevention messages that address current trends in their communities and school.
- The Middlesex County Department of Human Servicesprovides funding to address the County’s addiction service needs through the implementation of Substance Abuse Education and Public Awareness Events. Wellspring provides Information and Referral Services regarding behavioral health resources available to Middlesex County residents. In addition, Professional Development programs and Technical Assistance are provided for school districts, and evidence based Prevention Programs for Older Adults are offered at various locations.
- The Middlesex County Department of Human Services, Division of Children’s Services (MCCS) provides funding to reduce delinquency in Carteret by providing individual, group or family counseling services for all Middle School students.
- The Middlesex County Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC) Support Grant funds our Project Impact, which supports sustainable high-school prevention projects developed by students participating in our annual Young Women’s Conference.
- The Monmouth County Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health funds community-based substance use prevention services in Long Branch for elementary and middle school age youth, families and grandparents.
- The Monmouth County Youth Services Commission funds after school and summer group programs for youth in Asbury Park and Keansburg