Health Provider

Mental Health Association of Monmouth County

(732) 542-6422
Tinton Falls

Established in 1950, the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County is an affiliate of the national nonprofit Mental Health America. Our professional staff has been at the forefront of creating a meaningful system of mental health care that strategically focuses on eliminating social barriers and mental health discrimination. With over 15 free programs and services, we create healthy communities of the future.

To promote mental health as a critical component of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care and treatment for those who need it, with recovery as the goal.

Our mission is accomplished through our strength-based programs, education, advocacy, community partnerships, and the shaping of public policy.

To build a just, humane, and healthy society in which people are accorded dignity and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma, prejudice, and other barriers to care and recovery.


  • Encourage growth and independence through housing and financial stability.
  • Expand social services, community outreach, and education.
  • Improve the function and quality of life for individuals and families.
  • Provide healthy opportunities for youth at risk.

Community Support Services
Supervisor: Carly Brodsky,

Community Support Services (CSS) provides free services to Monmouth County residents 18+ years old who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness. The program goal is to assist the individual in achieving and sustaining independence, as well as community integration, to ensure satisfaction and personal fulfillment. Each consumer has individual needs, so the CSS team works with them to create an Individualized Rehabilitation Plan.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Skills Development in Daily Living Skills
  • Skills Development in Neighbor and Landlord Relationships
  • Advocacy
  • Linkage & Referral for Community-Based Services
  • Development of a Support System in their community

Red Bank Resource Network / Financial Success Center
Supervisor: Luz Velasquez,

The Red Bank Resource Network is a community walk-in center that builds strong families through housing and financial stability. RBRN provides free financial coaching and enhances financial competency through hands-on, educational workshops, which help clients manage money, increase income, find better employment, and improve housing opportunities.

RBRN hosts quarterly provider council meetings with various community agencies from Monmouth County to discuss programs, community updates, and share resources.

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (Path)
Supervisor: Ewa Farry,

The Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) program provides free case management services to Monmouth County adults 18+ years old who are diagnosed with serious mental illness and are homeless (or at imminent risk). The program provides linkages aimed at developing stability and remediating homelessness for the individual.

Individuals referred to PATH must not currently be involved with case management.

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (APPI) 
Supervisor: Kerrianne Meade,

The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (APPI) is an early intervention program, in collaboration with Keansburg High School, which focuses on healthy relationships, pregnancy prevention, skill development, and youth empowerment.

MHAMC provides individual and group counseling to Keansburg students, assists with crisis intervention, and focuses on helping individuals achieve their goals.

Intensive In-Community Services
Supervisor: Dustin Knoblauch,

The Intensive In-Community program provides free in-home individual and family therapy for adolescents to strengthen, preserve, and provide stability for the family unit. The program seeks to prevent children living with emotional challenges from being placed in a hospital or substitute caregiving arrangement.

Any family in the State of New Jersey is eligible. To participate in the free service, call (1-877) 652-7624 and request the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County as the provider.

Social Services
Supervisor: Marie Argibay-Boccasino,

Social Services offers a broad range of community development, social services assistance, and recreational services to the residents of identified, set aside units for the homeless population. The program's goal is to prevent the cycle of eviction, hospitalization, and/or homelessness.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Non-clinical counseling and case management
  • Local resource information and application assistance
  • Community outreach services through workshops and events
  • Children’s interpersonal and educational enrichment activities

Housing Navigation
Supervisor: Ewa Farry,

The Housing Navigation Program prioritizes and assists homeless individuals and families in obtaining permanent housing. All individuals and families are referred through Monmouth County’s Department of Social Services’ Central Intake Unit, a sheltering program in Monmouth County, or the PATH program.

Youth Diversionary Programs
Supervisor: Hannah Haimann,

Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU):
(732) 542-2444 office / After hours: (732) 996-7645
A youth diversionary program that stabilizes families in crisis by intervening, assessing, counseling, and referring to resources prior to involvement with the Monmouth County judicial system. FCIU puts youth ages 10 through 17 on a path to wellness through the development of interpersonal relationships, academic success, and advancement opportunities.

Parent-Child Conflict Resolution (Wrap-Around Program):  
In-home counseling and case management are provided by licensed clinicians to youth ages 10 through 17 for up to 16 weeks. Referrals to the Wrap-Around program are made through MHAMC’s FCIU program.

School Truancy Reduction and Diversion/PASS:
School-based early intervention group services are provided within targeted Monmouth County school systems to address chronic absenteeism in youth ages 10 through 17.

Family Navigation/Family Engagement Program:
(732) 996-7646
Based at Monmouth County Superior Court with the Family Division, the Family Navigation program provides free supportive services to parents/guardians of youth involved with the juvenile justice system’s programs and court. 

Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS)
Supervisor: Dustin Knoblauch,

IFSS provides professional consultation to families of adults 18 years and over with serious mental illness. Support, education and advocacy services from licensed professionals assist families in understanding their family member’s mental illness and navigating systems of care.  IFSS provides ongoing educational workshops and support groups. 

Supervisor: Nicole Nolan,

Lifelines is a free, evidence-based suicide prevention program that educates Monmouth County school communities on assessing youth and adult suicide risk. Lifelines builds resiliency and develops competent communities that identify and respond to local needs related to suicide prevention.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA):
Supervisor: Dustin Knoblauch,

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an eight-hour training program designed to identify the risk factors associated with mental health and substance use concerns. Participants develop strategies for crisis interventions and gain the resources needed to address mental health issues prior to reaching crisis points.  

Navigate Wellness Counseling
Supervisor: Nancy Tighe,

Navigate Wellness Counseling offers traditional outpatient services in a confidential and secure setting, with a focus on early intervention. Our team of professional counselors uses trauma-informed care and evidence-based treatment to address client concerns.

Navigate Wellness Counseling accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and out-of-network (OON) insurance options, as well as cash, checks, and all major credit cards.

Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P) Wrap-around
Supervisor: Luz Velasquez,

MHAMC’s DCP&P Wrap-Around Program facilitates intensive family case management and advocacy to families of the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Case managers deliver, refer, or provide services in the following areas:

  • Mental health
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Legal
  • Financial
  • Family / Social
  • Others as needed

Referrals are accepted from DCP&P only and available to Monmouth County families.

Current Active MOU
  • Monmouth Cares
  • Ocean Partnership for Children
Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Community Services
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Treatment Services
In-Community Services
Outpatient Services
Treatment Settings
  • Home
  • In Community
  • Office / Practice
  • Outpatient, Hospital / Inpatient
  • School
Payment Options
  • County Funding
  • Free
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Private / Commercial Insurance
  • Self Pay
  • Sliding Scale / Payment Plans
  • State Funding
Language Spoken
  • Spanish
Areas Served
  • Monmouth County
  • Ocean County

Last Updated: 01/05/23