Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Military/Family Support

Psychological Health Program

Always Ready, Always There

We are available for NJ National Guard Servicemembers 24 hours a day / 365 days a year at 609-235-5959.

Additional Hotlines

  • Peer Recovery WarmLine (PRW) 1-877-292-5588 is a peer-run service providing ongoing telephone support to mental health consumers as they work towards their recovery.
  • NJMentalHealthCares 1-866-202-HELP(4357) is New Jersey's mental health information and referral service.

Services Offered

  • Screenings
  • Self-Referred Assessments
  • Command-Directed Behavioral Health Assessments
  • Referral To Therapeutic Services
  • Clinical Case Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychoeducational Training
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Brief Supportive Counseling


Contact Information

MAJ Doris Ruiz

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Call/Text: 609-864-9278

North Jersey
Shawna Hinkson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Cell: 609-864-0143

Central Jersey
Kevin Ball

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Cell: 609-864-0126

South Jersey
Melissa Parmenter

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Call/Text: 609-864-9281

Last Updated: 05/26/2020
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