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December 18, 2023  

Family Support Services (FSS) applications for Assistive Technology requests.

The Children’s System of Care (CSOC) is pleased to announce the reopening of the Assistive Technology program for youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities up to age 21 effective 12/15/2023. Interested families may call Perform Care (1-877-652-7624) to complete the application over the phone.

December 11, 2023  

Christmas assistance programs in Ocean County

***Please be advised that this is from a 2022 article and may be used as a resource guide, but that information may have changed or may not be up to date***

Posted: December 20, 2022

November 6, 2023  

Child Poverty in America More Than Doubled in 2022

In 2022, the SPM child pover­ty rate jumped to 12%, more than twice the 2021 rate of 5%. This equates to about 9 mil­lion kids in 2022 liv­ing in fam­i­lies who do not have enough resources for basic needs such as food, hous­ing and utilities.

October 27, 2023  

Ocean County 2024-2025 Community Resource Development Funds Request for Proposals

This notice serves as the 2024-2025 Community Resource Development Funds “Request for Proposals” (RFP) to develop and/or increase the availability of community-based resources to Ocean County youth experiencing emotional, behavioral, developmental, intellectual, and substance use needs, and their families.

October 23, 2023  

CSOC Summer Camp Services 2024

For youth determined eligible for Developmental Disability Services. Completed applications for CSOC Summer Camp Services (Financial Support toward Summer Camp Tuition and One-to-One Aide Services for Summer Camp) must be postmarked or received by PerformCare no later than June 30, 2024.

July 10, 2023

Ocean's Harbor House to Transition Youth Shelter to Family Shelter

Ocean's Harbor House announced today it will begin a process of transitioning its emergency youth shelter into a family shelter citing heightened demand and need in the community for families in need of shelter and support services that provide a stable environment.

June 20, 2023  

Ocean County to Create Homelessness Trust Fund

TOMS RIVER – In order to better meet the evolving needs of Ocean County's disadvantaged and homeless population, the Ocean County Board of Commissioners is poised to create a Homelessness Trust Fund to help bolster programs for the underprivileged with more flexibility.

May 22, 2023  

Psychiatric Clearances in Schools

With increasing frequency, children are being removed from educational placements due to safety concerns, and their parents are told that, before their children can return to the classroom, they must undergo a psychiatric evaluation.