National Council for Behavioral Health

Affording Prescription Meds, No Matter What Happens on Capitol Hill

Date: Tue., May 30, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Carolina Fojo, MSW of FamilyWize Community Service Partnership

Register:  here  

In this webinar, participants will learn about the cost-related challenges faced by mental/behavioral health patients across the country and how the FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card has been used by millions to make prescription medications more affordable—and how FamilyWize will continue to provide discounts on medications, regardless of what happens on Capitol Hill. To date, this free resource has helped patients save more than $372 million on mental health-related medications.


Updated Edition of the Housing Guide for the Disability Community is now Available

"The Journey to Community Housing with Supports: A Road Map for Individuals and Their Families in New Jersey"

Download the housing guide here and is available in hard copy by calling the Autism New Jersey Helpline at 800-4-AUTISM. Training sessions hosted by partner organizations will be offered for families and others who are interested in how best to use the guide and plan for community housing with support.


A Family Guide to Navigating the New Jersey Service Systems for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities

Click here for the Guide


Links for Families

NJ Register Ready

This registration website allows residents with special needs and their families, friends and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies, so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.
https://www13.state.nj.us/SpecialNeeds/

Supportive Housing Association of NJ
http://www.shanj.org

NJ Housing Resource Center:
http://www.nj.gov/njhrc/

Public Housing Authorities:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/pha/contacts/states/nj.cfm
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/new_jersey

http://www.hud.gov/local/nj/renting/hawebsites.cfm

Nondiscrimination in housing for people with disabilities
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/disabilities/sect504faq

NJ links

The Arc of NJ
http://www.arcnj.org

Autism New Jersey
http://www.autismnj.org/

Autism Parenting Magazine
www.autismparentingmagazine.com

Autism Speaks
http://www.autismspeaks.org

NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities
https://www.njcdd.org/

Community Health Law Project (CHLP)
http://www.chlp.org

Community Resources:    
http://www.nj211.org

Family Success Centers
Department of Children and Families funds a statewide network of Family Success Centers as “one-stop” shops that provide wrap-around resources and supports for families before they find themselves in crisis.
http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/families/support/success/

HomeSharing
Since 1984, HomeSharing's mission is to prevent homelessness by matching "Providers" - residents who need to share their homes or apartments in order to maintain them, with "Seekers" - individuals searching for affordable housing in the community. HomeSharing also assists its clients in locating and utilizing other resources such as the Food Bank, low-cost medical care, and other support services. The organization's services are provided free of charge to our clients. HomeSharing is unique. We are the only agency in New Jersey using the shared housing model to serve the working poor whose incomes are at or below the poverty level and who are not eligible for other social services. We provide services in Union, Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon and Morris Counties. We are proud to report that, during 2013 we assisted a total of 2,828 individuals; maintained/created 184 housing matches (representing 368 families and 473 people; and provided 84,614 nights of shelter. We help people who cannot afford the high cost of living in the community such as: those working more than one job; single parents; older adults on fixed incomes who need help paying taxes and utilities or who need companionship or assistance; those with disabilities who need some help around the house; and people recently downsized, laid off and on unemployment. Visit our website at homesharing.org for more information.
Download forms:
Application form   |   Initial screening form  |  Interview form  |  Self-questionnaire  |  Shared living agreement - guidelines  |  Shared living agreement - license

National Alliance on Mental Illness NJ (NAMI NJ)
http://www.naminj.org/

Mental Health Association of New Jersey
http://www.mhanj.org/

NJ Division of Disability Services:

http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dds/home/

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission Announces Annual Awards for Families

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/news/press/2016/approved/20160705.html

NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities
http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/ddd/services/residential/index.html

NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmhas/home/

Mental Health Resources by County
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmhas/resources/mental/

NJ SHARES (Energy Assistance)
http://www.njshares.org

County Boards of Social Services:
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/programs/njsnap/cwa/

Disability Rights NJ (DRNJ)

http://www.drnj.org/

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – formerly Food Stamps
https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap

NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse Newsletter
http://www.mededfund.org/NJgroups/Newsletter2012-2013.pdf

Find a caregiver
http://www.care.com/

Link to Section 8 waiting lists opening soon
http://affordablehousingonline.com/open-section-8-waiting-lists


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