NJ Hope and Healing Offers Support to Community
in Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

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Ocean County, NJ -- Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention will be assisting in providing crisis counseling to individuals in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy through NJ Hope and Healing.

NJ Hope and Healing is a project sponsored by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant, in partnership with Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention (IFP).

IFP’s specially-trained Crisis Counselors will be available in the community and at FEMA’s Ocean County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) – readily accessible facilities or mobile offices where applicants may go for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs, or for questions related to your case.

FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Centers provide:

  • Guidance regarding disaster recovery
  • Clarification of any written correspondence received
  • Housing Assistance and Rental Resource information
  • Answers to questions, resolution to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance
  • Status of applications being processed by FEMA
  • SBA program information if there is a SBA Representative at the Disaster Recovery Center site

Ocean County residents, who are in need of services, are encouraged to visit a DRC or call 877-294-HELP (4357).

Click below to download a copy of the brochure
NJ Hope and Healing:

Managing the Emotional Consequences of Storms and Flooding

English Version (pdf)

Spanish Version (pdf)


Date: November 27, 2012

Contact – Public Relations

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