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October 19, 2020  

Homeless Families Struggle With Impossible Choices As School Closures Continue

The closure of school buildings in response to the coronavirus has been disruptive and inconvenient for many families, but for those living in homeless shelters or hotel rooms — including roughly 1.5 million school-aged children — the shuttering of classrooms and cafeterias has been disastrous.

October 5, 2020  

Unequal education: Pandemic widens race, class gaps in U.S. schools

Across the United States, the disparities between poor and affluent districts are growing as school boards face increased costs from the pandemic - including technology for remote learning and safety measures such as cleaning - at a time of declining tax revenues. 

August 25, 2020

OceanMHS Launches Ocean Integrated Trauma Center

Ocean Integrated Trauma Center at Ocean Mental Health Services was developed in direct response to the effects and trauma the COVID-19 pandemic is placing on our frontline workers, healthcare professionals, first responders, and the individuals and families who have suffered an impact and loss.

August 3, 2020  

Los Servicios Humanos de NJ empezara a proporcionar un Beneficio especial de asistencia alimenticia para niños, comenzando la próxima semana Los beneficios se entregarán, comenzando el 8 de julio; Varios recipientes de SNAP también recibirán un aumen

Hoy, el departamento de Servicios Humanos de New Jersey anuncio que los beneficios especiales de asistencia alimenticia serán proporcionados comenzando la próxima semana para niños que normalmente hubieran recibido comidas gratuitas o de precio reducido, si no se hubieran cerrado las escuelas por COVID-19.

July 13, 2020  

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. 

July 7, 2020  


Autism Family Services of New Jersey's 16th Annual Autism Beach Bash will be hosted virtually this year! Autism Beach Bash will be held on Sunday, September 13th, 2020 right from your computer!

July 1, 2020  

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The Ocean County Planning Department is requesting applications from qualified non-profit 501(c)(3) agencies to participate in the CDBG-CV program for the period of July 10, 2020 through December 31, 2021. Application packets will be accepted until July 10, 2020 by 4:00 PM local time.

June 22, 2020  

Talking About Tough Topics

As I watched the events of the past week unfold, I reflected on the role educators and parents play in helping kids feel informed and empowered during tumultuous times. At TIME for Kids, one of our goals is to help equip children with the skills they need to navigate the news. We also want to make sure educators and families feel supported in this.

June 8, 2020  

Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

The COVID-19 Short Term Rental Assistance Program will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate- income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or have become unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 1, 2020  

George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children?

Should we tell the children? How?

Those are among the many questions parents are asking after the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Many white parents wonder whether to talk with their kids at all, while parents of color swallow their  grief and fear to have "the talk" once again.

May 26, 2020  

Sesame Street's Grover On Coping During Coronavirus: Just For Kids

To answer them (and have a little fun), NPR's Life Kit reached out to Sesame Street's beloved monster, Grover, to speak directly to kids. Grover talks with Life Kit hosts Anya Kamenetz and Cory Turner about wearing a mask, missing his friends and why it's OK to be sad sometimes.

May 6, 2020  


IF THERE IS INJURY OR THREAT OF INJURY, DIAL 911 If your child has been impacted by depression, trauma, violence, defiant behavior, and/or drug or alcohol use, call the NJ Children’s System of Care at 1-877-652-7624. It is open 24/7/365.

May 5, 2020  

Warning Signs for Adolescent Addiction

Whether it is psychiatric or substance abuse issues or both, the earlier you get help for your teen, the better their immediate and long-term future is likely to be.

April 14, 2020  

Participate in POAC's Live Online Events

At this time of social distancing, POAC is offering daily and weekly Live Events such as: Story time, Yoga, Zumba, Music, Parent Support Groups, Webinars and much more. Check our schedule below and join us today without a registration.

April 14, 2020  

Autism and the Coronavirus: Resources for Families

At the Child Mind Institute’s Autism Center, we know the challenges families are facing, and we offer these resources to help parents and other caregivers support children with autism during this time.

March 31, 2020  

PFLAG - Online Meetings Starting This Week!

We will host two zoom meetings next week, one during the day and one in the evening, to learn what you need most from PFLAG Jersey Shore through our online services.