Community Events and Programs

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  • Daily Mindfulness & Resilience Gatherings

    Each session starts with a short practice of arriving and getting centered. Next, we transition into some gentle movements (shoulder, neck, hip rolls, stretching), followed by some invigorating movements to get blood the flowing, prior to a guided sitting meditation for the last 15 minutes.

  • Request for in-home vaccination

    The State of New Jersey is working to bring home health agencies that are willing and able to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to their homebound clients. This survey has been developed for homebound individuals to share their information with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH).

  • Virtual Parents Support Group

    Virtual Parents Support Group

    We are here for all of our families during this stressful time.

  • Friday, October 15
    Toms River, NJ

    Hope Sheds Light Calendar October 2021

    Calendar of Events

  • Friday, October 15
    Bell Works

    Special Needs Vaccine Pre-Registration

    Vaccines will be administered by Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey at their Bell Works Vaccine Site in Holmdel, New Jersey.

    This site administers the Moderna vaccine (2-dose) only.

  • Friday, October 15 (Weekly)
    Lakewood, NJ

    We Are A Community October 2021

    Ocean County Council for Young Children

    Is a group where families come together as active leaders, along with community partners to share and learn about issues that affect the health, education and well-being of children

  • Friday, October 15 @ 10:00 AM
    Rutgers - The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

    Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series - FAll 2021 Lecture Series

    Registration is now open for the Fall 2021 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series. All sessions will be held online using the Zoom Webinar platform.

    The webinars are free of charge. Space is limited for each of the sessions.  Open to people who live or work in New Jersey.

  • Saturday, October 16 @ 11:00 AM

    Need help with your youth's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) & Developmental Disabilities (DD) Application?

    Join us as we explain everything you need to know about your child's IEP and completing their DD Application.

  • Sunday, October 17 @ 11:00 AM
    Keswick Center


    Bring the entire family for a day full of fun and a tasty BBQ-style lunch!

  • Monday, October 18
    NJ SEPAG Network

    START- Engaging Parents of Students with Disabilities

    This is an opportunity for parents, Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) members, school and district staff, and community members to come together to network and exchange tips, tools, and strategies to build collaborative partnerships that benefit students and their families.

  • Monday, October 18 @ 02:00 PM
    Institute for Prevention and Recovery

    Ask, Advise, Refer: How to Engage Patients in Nicotine and Tobacco Cessation 9/20/21

    The “Ask, Advise, Refer” virtual training educates health care providers about evidence-based intervention strategies that can be used in any practice to assist in guiding conversations for tobacco and nicotine cessation in an effective way to encourage patient engagement.

  • Monday, October 18 @ 05:00 PM (Weekly)

    STEM Girls Weekly Classes



  • Tuesday, October 19 (Weekly)
    Community Medical Center- Women's Imaging Center
    Toms River

    FREE Breast Screenings in Ocean County


    Must be a New Jersey resident

    Must meet financial eligibility requirements

    Must be uninsured or underinsured

  • Wednesday, October 20 @ 08:00 AM

    30th Annual Virtual School Health Conference

    Are We There Yet?

    October 20, 2021

  • Wednesday, October 20 @ 12:00 PM (Weekly)
    Toms River

    My Child Too... Divorced and Separated Parent Support Group

    Co-parenting can be difficult. Gain, support, empowerment and confidence while on the journey of acceptance and compromise.

  • Wednesday, October 20 @ 12:00 PM
    Family Resoure Network

    Navigating State Approved Services for Individuals with Autism

    During the October Brunch for the Brain session, join Brittany Corbo as she speaks about the Behavioral Supports Autism Family Services of NJ offers

  • Wednesday, October 20 @ 01:00 PM

    The Civil Rights Roundtable of Greater New York and New Jersey Presents: Protecting and Enforcing LGBTQ+ Civil Rights

    Join us for a discussion with federal, state, and city agencies and LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations about protecting the equal rights of all members of the LGBTQ+ community in accessing healthcare, education, employment, and housing.

  • Thursday, October 21 @ 05:00 PM (Weekly)

    Educational Laws for Families Series

    Hosted by the Monmouth & Ocean County Councils for Young Children and South Jersey Legal Services

  • Thursday, October 21 @ 06:30 PM (Weekly)
    Miller Airpark
    Berkeley Township

    CERT Free Training Program

    Fire Safety

    Disaster Medical Operations

    Light Search & Rescue

  • Friday, October 22
    Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation

    4 Elements Earth Education - Fall Family Wilderness Skills Weekend

    We are pleased to announce that 4E / Coyote Tracks is hosting a special, limited enrollment Family Weekend at the Pine Barrens Primitive Camp, October 22-24, 2021. For those ready to face the cooling temperatures for an epic outdoor adventure with family and friends... sign up soon!

  • Tuesday, October 26 @ 05:30 PM

    Brandon Novak- The High's, the Low's, and Redemption

    Join Brandon Novak - champion skateboarder, movie & television personality, stuntman, and author - as he shares his compelling story of addiction and recovery. Following the virtual event, Brandon will answer questions from the audience.

  • Thursday, October 28 @ 09:00 AM

    Monmouth County Division of Behavioral Health 6th Annual Conference

    In lieu of our Annual Appreciation Lunch and as a thank you to our Monmouth County Mental Health and Addiction Services Agencies, Clinicians, and Therapists we are, once again, offering this conference free of charge.

  • Friday, October 29 @ 08:30 AM
    Stafford Township Arts Center

    Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement and Mental Health Professionals

    This training is open to all mental health and social service professionals seeking a better understanding to law enforcement and building partnerships with them to better service our clients and communities. An additional fee is required for licensed social workers seeking continuing education credit upon completion of this training. 

  • Wednesday, November 10
    Toms River


    Reducing social isolation and stigmatization for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities

  • Perspectives on Feminism, Eating Disorders and Beyond
    Friday, November 12 - Friday, December 31
    The Renfrew Center Foundation

    Perspectives on Feminism, Eating Disorders and Beyond

    Beginning on Thursday, November 11, 2021, and available through Friday, December 31, 2021, Renfrew will bring you a virtual Conference offering up to 38 CEs/CMEs/Contact Hours, showcasing 3 exciting Keynote presentations, 6 live Master Classes, 16 on demand workshops, networking activities and many special events which have been a part of the Renfrew Conference for the past three decades. We will live-stream our three Keynote speakers: Gabourey Sidibe, award-winning actress and author, Joel Yager, MD, distinguished researcher in the field of eating disorders and Amy Banks, MD and Maureen Walker, PhD, pioneers of Relational-Cultural Theory and Feminist Therapy.

  • Thursday, December 9 @ 09:00 AM

    Youth Mental Health First Ard

    Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth.