New Jersey Hope and Healing and Hurricane Ida






Are you struggling with stress and anxiety due to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

New Jersey Hope and Healing is here to help.

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, offers this Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) through a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA/SAMHSA) grant.

Click here for a brochure with information about storms and flooding from the
New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch. 


Virtual Groups for Emotional Support
A vast variety of virtual support and discussion groups are available to provide emotional support. These groups are for people from all walks of life and address a vast variety of topics, such as: health care workers, caregivers, teachers, parents, adults, teenagers, Baby Boomers, Spanish-speaking, and many more.

Click here for May monthly pdf calendar of New Jersey Hope and Healing Free Virtual Groups.

Right click on the image below to enlarge or download the monthly calendar. 

About the New Jersey Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program

The mission of the Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) is to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the effects of natural and human-caused disasters through the provision of community-based outreach and psycho-educational services. The CCP supports short-term interventions that involve the counseling goals of assisting disaster survivors in understanding their current situation and reactions, mitigating stress, assisting survivors in reviewing their disaster recovery options, promoting the use or development of coping strategies, providing emotional support, and encouraging linkages with other individuals and agencies who may help survivors in their recovery process (recover to their pre-disaster level of functioning):

Services Include:

  • NJ Mental Health Cares Helpline, 866-202-HELP (4357)
  • Emotional Support by Texting NJHOPE to 51684
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Group Education, Connection and Emotional Support

If you have a question please email

Links to Media Articles

Jaime Angelini Explains the MHANJ’s New Jersey Hope and Healing Services in Podcast Interview

New Jersey Hope and Healing Offers Emotional Support Amid COVID-19

“Boomer Hour” and Other Virtual Support Groups Ease Feelings of Isolation During COVID-19 Crisis

Program Provides Support Services to Those Dealing with Challenges Related to COVID-19

Mental Health Resources are Available to Employees as COVID-19 Uncertainty Looms

Free Mental Health Resources Available to NJ Residents in this Difficult Time

Links to Key Resources and Information

Novel Coronavirus Information, NJ Department of Human Services

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19, from the CDC

Supporting Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic, NIMH

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health, Mayo Clinic

Protective and Risk Factors for Toxic Stress, Mental Health America

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During the COVID-19 Outbreak, WHO