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July 9, 2019  

Governor Murphy Signs "Linda's Law."

Linda’s Law will prohibit electric public utilities from discontinuing service for 90 days due to nonpayment for medical customers who rely on electric-powered medical equipment to survive. 

June 18, 2019  

HONORING A STUDENT OF THE WEEK WITH A SCHOLARSHIP

For the twenty-third consecutive year the Toms River auto dealerships and 92.7 WOBM recognized two seniors from each Ocean County school, including those from the vocational school districts MATES and Performing Arts Academies.

June 10, 2019  

Murphy Administration Signs MOU with Mexican Consulates

“This agreement reflects DCF’s commitment to racial equity and cultural competence, creating an opportunity to learn from, and to better serve, New Jersey’s Mexican community,” said DCF Commissioner Christine Norbut Beyer. 

May 28, 2019  

Erasing The Stigma Attached To Mental Illness

STAFFORD – Stafford Township Council members recently passed a resolution proclaiming Stafford Township as a Stigma-Free Zone in support of mental health awareness.

May 13, 2019  

Anxiety and depression in children: Get the facts

Although some fears and worries are typical in children, persistent or extreme forms of fear and sadness could be due to anxiety or depression. Learn about anxiety and depression in children

April 25, 2019  

LIST OF 2019 FARMER'S MARKETS IN OCEAN COUNTY

Tis' the season for the best fresh fruit and veggies here at the Shore. Delicious, I can't wait...some of the best Farmer's Markets are right here in Ocean County! They all pretty much start opening up for the season next month.

March 25, 2019  

Stakeholders' Voices Heard on Severe Challenging Behavior

On Monday, March 11th, the Assembly Human Services Committee Chair Assemblywoman Joann Downey (D-11) invited guests to provide testimony regarding the challenges faced by individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health conditions, including those with severe challenging behavior.

March 5, 2019

CSOC Summer Camp Services 2019

For youth determined eligible for developmental disability services, the New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC) will be providing Summer Camp Services to eligible children, youth, and young adults under 21 years of age.

February 13, 2019  

Rutgers board approves employment center for adults with autism

The Rutgers University Board of Governors approved a proposal Tuesday by the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology to build a new facility for the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services on Rutgers-New Brunswick’s Douglass campus.

February 13, 2019  

$1B autism bill would bolster support for those who 'age out'

Over the past several years, as diagnoses mushroomed, society has developed an increasing number of resources to help children with autism and their families. But once those children become adults, the resources become scarce.

February 13, 2019  

BIG PUSH TO MAKE MEDICAID IN NEW JERSEY MORE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT

Experts largely agree on steps New Jersey should take to create a more effective and efficient Medicaid system and reform plans have already been drafted for some changes, like reforming how doctors are paid for their care and improving services for those with complex needs.

December 17, 2018  

How to Help Children Manage Fears

Teaching your child how to manage his fears without parental intervention will help him build the confidence and independence he’ll need to feel more in control, and less afraid, both now and as he grows up.

December 17, 2018  

Sesame Street Muppet Lily Becomes First to Face Homelessness

Sesame Street introduced a new storyline for Muppet Lily, who first joined the show nearly a decade ago. According to Sherrie Westin, president of global impact and philanthropy for Sesame Workshop, Lily is their first character to face homelessness.

December 17, 2018  

New Rules Could Open More Homes to Foster Kids

Amid an opioid crisis that has increased the need for foster care, states are struggling to find enough foster families to take in kids. A shortage of affordable housing in many places is making the problem even worse.

December 11, 2018  

State Agency Creates Office of Family Voice

TRENTON – The Department of Children and Families (DCF) today announced the creation of an Office of Family Voice, the first of its kind among public child welfare agencies nationwide.

December 10, 2018  

NJ bills put spotlight on food insecurity, food waste

TRENTON — New Jersey legislators prioritized food assistance programs and initiatives last week when they passed or approved of several bills in committee meetings that would help feed people and reduce waste.