The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Victoria Azzopardi, LCSW as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ocean Partnership for Children (OPC), effective March 1st, 2024.
The skills development team, open to all children with special needs between 8- and 14-years-old, will focus on basketball this winter.
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.
In a heartwarming display of community spirit and giving, the Ocean Partnership for Children (OPC)'s Nurtured Heart group recently hosted its 4th Annual Giving Challenge for staff during the week of November 27th.
***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
New Jersey Department of Children and Families Request for Proposals for Out of Home Residential Treatment Center
An RFP notice was posted on the New Jersey Department of Children and Families' website. Be advised that there will be a mandatory virtual conference on December 13, 2023, at 9:30 AM.
Response Deadline: January 24, 2024, by 12:00 PM.
Ocean County based nonprofit celebrates 2023 Community Resource Development Fund Recipient and issues Request for Proposals for 2024.
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.
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.
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.
At least 24,000 children who are undocumented or whose legal residency is in flux are now covered
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.
Ocean County nonprofit celebrates Pride and Immigrant Heritage Month in June
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.
Fighting fatigue: As mental health organizations struggle to serve their populations, they face another problem -- demands on their workers
When the head of the Toms River-based Ocean Partnership for Children says it has been serving local youth dealing with significant issues during the pandemic, it’s no understatement.
Psychological scientists examine potential beneficial and harmful effects of social media use on adolescents’ social, educational, psychological, and neurological development.
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.
The law goes into effect in December of next year
Learn 'Hidden Dangers' of Special Needs Individuals: POAC to Present at Three Ocean County Library Branches
TOMS RIVER – Families, guardians, parents, and professionals who interact with children and adults with autism, developmental challenges, and special needs can discover effective safety steps during upcoming programs at the Ocean County Library.
Ocean Partnership for Children recognizes social workers for National Social Work Month
More teens are in shelters. NJ looks to train workers to get them into needed programs
America’s children and teens are facing a mental health crisis widely tied to the social impact of COVID-19.