This program is brought to you through the New Jersey Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP). This CCP is provided by Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and is funded through a FEMA/SAMHSA grant.
NJ Disaster Response Protocol
The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) within the New Jersey Department of Human Services (NJDHS), houses a highly specialized mental health Disaster and Terrorism Branch (DTB).
The Branch is responsible for administering as well as directly providing emergency response behavioral health programs to assist the citizens of New Jersey.
During a Presidential disaster declaration, the Director of the DMHAS’ Disaster and Terrorism Branch is responsible for coordinating the mental health response by activating the state’s mental health disaster plan.
After a declared disaster, DMHAS’s Disaster and Terrorism Branch works with its Federal Partners to offer FEMA funded Crisis Counseling Programs (CCP) in coordination with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in disaster declared NJ communities.
The CCP model provides psychoeducation, individual and group crisis counseling and assessment, referral and resources linkage. There are two phases to the Crisis Counseling program: The Immediate Services Program (ISP) is funded for the immediate 60 days following a disaster declaration. If needed, the Regular Services Program (RSP) funds services for an additional 9 months.
NJ Hope and Healing
During the COVID-19 Pandemic your emotional resilience is vital. New Jersey Hope and Healing is a FEMA-funded project which addresses the emotional and behavioral health needs of NJ residents concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic.