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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.


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.

Please call 866-202- HELP (4357) to talk with trained staff, 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.

Additionally, the following community providers are providing services:

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton
NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Flyer (English)
NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Flyer (Spanish)

Capital Health System

Center for Family Services

Church World Services

Family Service Bureau of Newark

Jewish Family Services and Children's Center of Clifton-Passaic

Mental Health Association of New Jersey, Inc

 Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris

Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center of Somerset County

Rutgers University-Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery

University Behavioral Healthcare

The goal of New Jersey Hope and Healing is to provide outreach to impacted New Jersey residents to promote resiliency and self-efficacy. Research shows that people have the ability to cope with and adapt to stress and challenges; NJ Hope and Healing works with agencies already serving NJ communities to help residents connect with existing support systems, utilizing healthy coping skills, and offering support to others.

NJ Hope and Healing staff are SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) trained in Psychological First Aid (PFA) and the Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) Model. This grant is provided and supervised by the Disaster and Terrorism Branch within the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, NJ Department of Human Services.

For additional Information on how to cope during COVID-19, please review DTB developed webinars, with links provided here (for the best viewing experience, please download):

COVID-19 Strategies and Techniques for Coping


Managing the Emotional Consequences of COVID-1 A Special Program for Supervisors and Team Leaders


COVID-19 JIT Training: Strategies and Techniques for Support by Phone


Operational Stress Control: Special Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Coping with Public Health Emergencies

This link leads directly to YouTube, so there is no need to download the file in order to view.



This program is bought to you through the New Jersey Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP).  The CCP is provided by New Jersey Providers 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.



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