The SHAre:

April 25, 2024

Volume: 288

In this Week's Edition


In Memoriam: U.S. Representative Donald Payne Jr.


‘Housing Not Handcuffs,’ Rallies Gather as U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case Affecting Unhoused  


Applications Open for Projects for

New Disability Innovation Funding Opportunity


Biden-Harris Admin Partners with States Including NJ to Strengthen Direct Care Workforce


NJ DHS Grants $313,000 to Make Public Services Better Accessible to People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing


Updated HMIS Data Standards

Pushed Back to FY 2027


NJHMFA Update:

2024 Income Limits and Maximum Rent Charts Released


The Medicaid Access Rule: A Historic Regulation to Strengthen Home and Community-Based Services


DDD Updates:

Policy Manual Updates and Proposed Amendments


SHA-NJ Seeks Participation In Westfield

Integrated Community Project Listening Sessions - Apply By April 26th


Newark City Council Op-Ed:

Community Input is Key to Affordable Housing Efforts


Accessory Dwelling Units Could

Help NJ’s Housing Crunch

Resources & Events

RPA Assembly Free Virtual Panels

May 1-2, 2024


Suicide Prevention Webinar Schedule 2024

May - September, 2024


Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

May 2, 2024


Supporting Transitions from Medical Respite Care: Roles for Providers and Community Partners

May 2, 2024


ACL National Summit To Increase Social Connections

May 14-15, 2024


Community Living Education Project (CLEP) Webinar Series for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Caregivers, and Support Professionals

May 15, 2024


Rutgers CSS Documentation Training

May 15-22, 2024


NJAAW Conference - Dare to Envision

May 17, 2024


Deaf And Hard of Hearing Sensitivity Trainings

May 23, 2024


New Jersey Mental Health Institute Leadership Academy for Behavioral Healthcare Professionals

Apply by July 15, 2024 for Sept 2024 Start

Save the Date


Next SHA

Developers Meeting

May 13, 2024



Next SHA

Members Meeting

June 5, 2024

In Person


NJAAW Conference

“Dare to Envision”

May 17 | New Brunswick

Click here to register


New Jersey Future  New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 

Conference June 5-7

Registration Open


Save the Date!

SHA's 26th

Annual Conference

November 15, 2024

The Palace, Somerset, NJ


Housing Available


Apply by May 1st

West Windsor

Apply by May 7th

East Hanover

Apply by May 9th


Apply by May 20th


Apply by May 27th


Apply by May 28th

In Memoriam: U.S. Representative Donald Payne Jr.

U.S. Representative Donald Payne Jr. pictured above (center left) next to SHA Executive Director Diane Riley (center right) earlier in 2024 during a Housing Lobby Day in March.

SHA joins the many citizens of New Jersey's 10th District as well as those across the state who sadly mark the passing of a U.S. Congressional advocate for housing with the death of U.S. Representative Donald Payne Jr.

Serving for over 12 years, Representative Payne was a true champion of the needs for housing and affordability and sponsored legislation striving to address the national housing shortage, in addition to his dedication to helping working families, making higher education affordable, and addressing the effects of climate change.

"As our work toward housing opportunities for all progresses, we will continue to honor the legacy of Congressman Payne in ways that celebrate his dedication to the cause. His efforts will continue to drive housing advances at home in New Jersey and across the nation," said Diane Riley, SHA Executive Director.

Jobs Available

Horizon NJ Health is seeking a Housing Specialist.

Click the link above to read more and apply.

Triple C Housing is seeking candidates for the following jobs:

Applicants can respond directly to Shelly Liick, Human Resources Specialist at

SHA Welcomes New & Returning

Members In 2024

7TH & Madison

Extensions of Empowerment


B&A Realty Management, LLC

Career Opportunity Development Inc.

Champion Learning LLC

Housing Authority

City of Elizabeth

JDL Development


Our House


SOBA New Jersey

Become a SHA Member and get access to great meetings and many other great member benefits. Need more information? Email Joseph Christensen with your questions.

SHA Shout Outs

SHA was honored to join the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey's 35th anniversary luncheon earlier this month to celebrate the milestone of advocacy and action.

“35 years is a tremendous accomplishment for the nonprofit sector and it wouldn’t be possible without the unwavering support of our honorees, members, partners and legislative champions,” said Staci Berger, president and chief executive officer of the Network. “As long as there are New Jerseyans struggling to keep a roof over their heads, we will not stop giving our all to HouseNJ. Housing is a human right and every one of our neighbors deserves a safe place they can afford to call home.”

SHA was also grateful to be recognized as an anniversary honoree partnering with The Network during the past 25 years.

"The Network's partnership with SHA enhances both our organizations and enables us to advocate more effectively for our common goal of housing for all!” said Diane Riley, SHA Executive Director. Diane Riley is pictured above speaking and receiving SHA's award.

A shout out to Pennrose, Mayor Nicole Gillespie, and project partners celebrated the groundbreaking of the Residences at Harper, a brand new, 76-unit affordable housing community at the intersection of East Gate Drive and Harper Drive in Moorestown, New Jersey. The development team plans to begin welcoming residents into their new homes in Spring 2025. Once complete, Residences at Harper will be the first larger-scale Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) community for family occupancy in the town.


‘Housing Not Handcuffs,’ Rallies Gather as

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case Affecting Unhoused  

SHA Executive Director, Diane Riley pictured above (right) with SHA Member Laura Rodgers, LCSW, Chief Impact Officer for Jewish Family Services of Atlantic and Cape May Counties (center), and The Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes, 11th Bishop of Newark (left)

On April 22nd 2024, the Supreme Court of the United States began to hear the case of Johnson v. Grants Pass. On the same day, SHA joined advocates and homeless service providers with events in Trenton and Newark as the U.S. Supreme Court will eventually determine if local governments can arrest or fine people for sleeping outside when adequate shelter is not available. On a national level the Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign is seeing support across the country.

"Communities can make the right investment not only for people to have a better life but also for our communities to become stronger and more diverse,” said Diane Riley, executive director, Supportive Housing Association of NJ.

A rally in Newark to demonstrated opposition to the criminalization of homelessness featuring testimonials from diverse perspectives including law enforcement, unhoused individuals, faith-based community, local government and more.

Applications Open for Projects for New Disability Innovation Funding Opportunity

Applications due Monday, July 8, 2024

ACL is excited to share a new Disability Innovation Fund (DIF) opportunity that was recently announced by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) within the U.S. Department of Education. Each year, RSA announces a notice inviting applications for DIF. This year’s DIF will fund innovative model demonstration projects for improving strategies or programs to transition youth and/or adults with disabilities to competitive, integrated employment (CIE).

For the first time, RSA has changed the eligibility requirements, expanding it to include public, private, and nonprofit entities, including tribes and institutions of higher education. This means that ACL’s grantees, such as centers for independent living, state independent living councils, State Councils on Developmental Disabilities, Protection & Advocacy systems, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership programs are eligible to apply directly to RSA for DIF funding.

We are really excited about this opportunity for collaboration and hope you will reach out to your partners in your state or territory to explore applying for this funding.

Here are a few key points about this opportunity:

  • Applications are due Monday, July 8, 2024.
  • Letters of intent are due today, April 23, 2024, but not to worry if you didn’t submit one – they aren’t required, and eligible organizations can still apply for funding.
  • RSA estimates making grants awards that range between $8 million and $10 million for a 60-month project period.
  • RSA expect to make between 23-29 awards.
  • RSA will host a pre-application meeting for this competition on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 1:30 PM ET to respond to questions. You must pre-register to receive connection information.

Click here for this funding opportunity

Biden-Harris Admin Partners with States Including NJ to Strengthen Direct Care Workforce

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Care Workers Recognition Month activities and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Increasing Access to High-Quality Care and Supporting Caregivers, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that 20 states have been selected to participate in two separate technical assistance programs that together will help participating states better recruit, train, and retain direct care workers, who provide home and community-based services (HCBS) for older adults and people with disabilities. Both programs are offered through the Administration for Community Living’s Direct Care Workforce (DCW) Strategies Center. HHS also announced the first members of the advisory committee that will guide the center’s work.

In addition, HHS and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released key recommendations for building data infrastructure to support development of policies and initiatives to strengthen the HCBS direct care workforce. As directed by President Biden’s care executive order, the recommendations are the culmination of a year-long partnership with DOL that was led by HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

After a rigorous review and scoring process, including interviews with state teams, the following six states were selected to participate in the first program, which offers intensive technical assistance:

  • Alaska
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Indiana
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico

Each will receive up to 250 hours of individualized technical assistance, have a coach, and have access to subject matter experts to support them in addressing their state’s unique DCW challenges. Each team includes representatives from the state’s Medicaid, aging, disability, and workforce development agencies, in addition to other stakeholders. Synopses of each state’s areas of focus and goals for the program can be found here.

NJ DHS Awards $313,000 in Grants to Improve Accessibility for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The state Department of Human Services announced $313,000 in grants Friday to five counties to make public services more accessible to people with hearing loss.

The money is part of a continuing New Jersey effort to tackle barriers to county services and community programs that started in 2022, and the state has since awarded $1.18 million to 17 counties. The funding will pay for assistive hearing devices, captioning and hiring American Sign Language interpreters at government buildings and public spaces.

Bergen County was awarded $32,555 for the purchase of two desktop assistive hearing systems, known as induction loops, and the hiring of translation and sign-language services.

Four other counties — Morris, Union, Camden and Mercer — received $70,000 apiece to install loops in public facilities, including social service buildings, a county library and meeting and event spaces. Union County will also install assistive listening devices in its county courthouse and job center.

SHA's Toolkit for Municipalities including a recommendation for funding of supportive technologies including induction loops to help citizens have better access to the services and experiences of their community.

Updated HMIS Data Standards Pushed Back to FY 2027

This information was originally distributed via HUD Exchange is redistributing the information for awareness.

Data continues to be a critical component of our homeless response efforts. To understand what progress we have made and where we continue to have gaps is vital to our efforts to successfully prevent and end homelessness. What we collect and how we collect that information requires careful consideration. We – HUD and federal agencies that require the use of Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) – have agreed that it is in the best interest of all partners to delay any major releases of the HMIS Data Standards to Fiscal Year (FY) 2027.

Why Delay a Major HMIS Data Standards Release to FY 2027?

The reason for this delay is to allow more time for communities and partners to provide feedback on what changes are necessary. It is critically important that we provide opportunities for people impacted by the data to weigh in. We are expanding how we plan to engage all of you in this effort. We want to hear from people experiencing homelessness, frontline staff, street outreach workers, and others who use HMIS data to provide input on what changes are needed to better do our work. We are exploring ways to better engage people with lived homeless experience in particular so that they can share their experiences and be partners in making changes to what information we ask of them.

Additionally, we will release proposed changes to HMIS vendors earlier than we have in the past to allow more time to review and test changes to the HMIS Data Standards. This should also allow more time for HMIS System Administrators to train HMIS users on the changes.

Will There be a Minor HMIS Data Standards Release Before the FY 2027 Major Release?

In FY 2026, we may release minor changes to HMIS. These changes would largely be limited to individual programs or to changes that do not make significant changes to programming requirements for HMIS software. HUD does not plan to make changes to the Universal Data Elements (UDEs) or common data elements.

What Should we Expect Next?

HUD will send a listserv on how you can better engage in the process of proposing changes to the HMIS Data Standards in the coming months. You can engage your partners now regarding what HMIS Data Standards changes you would like to see.

NJHMFA Update: 2024 Income Limits and Maximum Rent Charts Released

The 2024 Income Limits have been published and are effective as of April 1, 2024. As per Revenue Ruling 94-57, income limits must be implemented on the effective date or 45 days from the published date, whichever is later, which means this year's limits must be implemented no later than May 15, 2024.


Access the 2024 Income Limits and Max Rents 

Please call your Tax Credit Analyst if you have questions.


Please note: The information contained in this email was compiled from information derived from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. NJHMFA is not responsible for any errors contained in these charts, typographical or otherwise. Owners are independently responsible to maintain compliance with the requirements of the tax credit program and Section 42 of the Code of the Internal Revenue Code.  


If you have any further questions, please contact Natasha Solomon at 609-278-8825 or email at

Questions? Need Help? 

If you have questions, e-mail your requests to the LIHTC mailbox at

Access forms, checklists, policies, previous developer bulletins, and more under the Developer Tab, on the NJHMFA website.

The Medicaid Access Rule: A Historic Regulation to Strengthen Home and Community-Based Services

Alison Barkoff, Performing the duties of ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary of Aging, wrote the following to review the Access Rule related to Medicaid-funded HCBS:

As shared by ACL, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services rule (Access Rule) on Monday. It includes new requirements related to the direct care workforce, access to home and community-based services (HCBS), health and safety protections, quality measures, and more.

The Access Rule is the most consequential, comprehensive regulation related to Medicaid-funded HCBS in a decade. It will strengthen the HCBS that make it possible for people to live in their own homes, stay connected to friends and family, and participate in the community in ways that are meaningful to them.

ACL worked closely with colleagues at CMS to ensure that the views of people with disabilities and older adults receiving HCBS and the aging and disability networks were considered as the rule was developed. We will continue to work with CMS to support implementation and to educate the disability and aging networks about this historic rule.

DDD Updates:

Policy Manual Updates and Proposed Amendments

April 2024 Policy Manual Updates

The Division of Developmental Disabilities has updated the policy and procedure manuals for our Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs, the Community Care Program and Supports Program. You will find a summary of changes on page two of each manual.

Community Care Program Policy Manual (April 2024)

Supports Program Policy Manual (April 2024)

April 2024 - Limited Circumstances Where a Person Ages 18 through 21 May Receive DDD Services

The Division of Developmental Disabilities’ (DDD) April 2024 release of its updated Community Care Program and Supports Program policy manuals includes a new policy section that may affect a small number of individuals ages 18 through 21. Please review and share DDD’s Information Bulletin on Limited Circumstances Where a Person Ages 18 through 21 May Receive Division Services.

Two Advance Notices of Proposed Readoption with Amendments

On April 24, 2024, the following two advance notices were published on the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Public Notices page:


1.Advance Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10:41Records Confidentiality and Access to Client, Division, and Provider Records

2. Advance Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10:41AHuman Rights Committees (HRC)

There is a 30-day informal public comment period for both, which ends May 24, 2024. Written comments may be submitted as follows:


USPS Mail:

Carol Jones, Administrative Practice Officer

Division of Developmental Disabilities

PO Box 726

Trenton, NJ 08625-0726

SHA-NJ Seeks Participation In Westfield

Integrated Community Project Listening Sessions

The Westfield Integrated Community Project (ICP) is recruiting people who live or work in Westfield to participate in virtual listening sessions. The two listening sessions in April are an opportunity for the ICP to hear about how the Town of Westfield already involves people with disabilities and barriers in daily life in the community, what is missing in your life in the town, and how the town can do a better job in giving you connections to different parts of daily life. The goal of the ICP is to increase the capacity of people with disabilities or barriers to become completely engaged in their communities.

For more information, please reach out to Kate Kelly, Associate Executive Director, Supportive Housing Association NJ. This flyer advertising the listening sessions and a one pager offer more details about the listening sessions and the Westfield ICP project. Individuals with disabilities and barriers who are interested in joining a listening session can use this link to share their interest - deadline to submit interest is Friday, April 26.

Newark City Council Op-Ed: Community Input is Key to Affordable Housing Efforts

LaMonica McIver, a Newark City Council member writes about how community input has been instrumental to Newark's Affordable housing efforts:

Housing is a basic human right. Gov. Phil Murphy and leaders in the Legislature should be commended for recently enacting a comprehensive affordable-housing bill package that will make this right to safe, secure and habitable living spaces more attainable for those in the Garden State. It’s a huge win for communities across New Jersey, especially cities like Newark that are on the rise.

Affordable homes are not just bricks and mortar, they are the foundation upon which stable lives, thriving communities and economic prosperity are built. Affordable housing allows seniors to age in place and provides opportunities for those just starting out and homes for growing families. It promotes inclusivity, offering more community-based living options for individuals with disabilities and their families. It advances social equity by ensuring that housing is not a barrier to accessing education, employment, health care and other essential services. And it’s the most effective strategy to ending homelessness because affordable housing provides stable living environments for those at risk.

However, affordable housing development isn’t solely about erecting structures. It’s also about fostering communities where individuals and families can thrive. The most important factor in affordable housing development that mayors and local officials cannot overlook is the importance of community input. Affordable housing development cannot be successful without actively involving the communities it serves.

Accessory Dwelling Units Could Help NJ’s Housing Crunch

Princeton is one of a handful of New Jersey towns — including Montclair and Maplewood — that have adopted ordinances enabling ADUs.

Accessory dwelling units are “also usually offered at a more affordable rental price, the market rate. So it truly is an opportunity to have affordable housing too in the community,” said Sen. Britnee Timberlake (D-Essex.) She’s co-sponsoring a bill that would set statewide standards for ADUs. It would require municipalities to allow accessory dwellings, with limited exceptions. It would also ban the sale of ADUs separately from the primary residence and require towns to promote ADU construction to meet affordable housing demands. (NJ Spotlight News, April 19, 2024)

Resources & Virtual Forums

RPA Assembly Free Virtual Panels

Each year, the RPA Assembly convenes over a thousand policy experts, public officials, and civic and business leaders committed to addressing climate change, promoting inclusive growth, and improving transportation.

This year, the virtual programming is free and open to the public thanks to generous sponsors; advanced registration is required for each panel.

May 1, 2024 - Pathways to Net Zero Buildings

To meet the region’s climate goals, building owners will need to reduce emissions by improving energy efficiency and transitioning to non-fossil-fuel sources of space and water heating, primarily through electrification. This session will kick-off with a discussion about the $27 billion Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, the single largest component of the Inflation Reduction Act, much of which will be available to support investment in buildings. SHA Conference attendees may remember our session on Built for Zero.

May 2, 2024 - Homes for Everyone

How can we achieve housing abundance for everyone in the region? This panel will focus on the need to build more homes, and how to do so in a way that benefits everyone and provides more opportunities to people with the least amount of housing choice.

Suicide Prevention Webinar Schedule 2024

The NJ Adult Suicide Prevention Committee would like to offer free trainings for

suicide prevention and the distribution of new topics, data, resources, and services

made available for NJ residents.

All sessions are virtual and presented between 1:00-3:00 PM on the listed day.


Speakers: Brett Peppe, Wendy Sefcik

A new program designed to provide early peer support to families bereaved by the suicide

loss of a child.


Speaker: Dr. Michael Anestis

Addressing the role of firearms in suicide and potential interventions

September 4, 2024 - 988 SUICIDE & CRISIS LIFELINE

Speaker: Mary Jean Weston

An overview and update of the new nationwide 3-digit dialing code for suicide prevention, mental health and substance use crisis.

Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

May 2, 2024 | 10:00 to 5:00pm ET

Register to attend the 7th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium, a free, virtual event on May 2 from 10:00 to 5:00pm ET. This all-day symposium is sponsored by the National Council on Aging, the U.S. Administration for Community Living, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the E4 Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging. 


The 7th annual symposium will feature leaders in the field who are successfully partnering across sectors to provide equity-focused solutions to improve older adult mental health. Free continuing education credit (5.5 hours) will be offered for dietitians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, and social workers.

Click here for more details and to register for the Symposium

Supporting Transitions from Medical Respite Care: Roles for Providers and Community Partners

May 2, 2024 | 02:00 PM ET

Medical Respite Care (MRC), also known as Recuperative Care, is acute and post-acute care for people experiencing homelessness who are not ill enough to remain in a hospital but are too ill to recover on the streets. This model of care has grown rapidly in recent years, with more than 145 known programs nation-wide. As more communities develop and increase MRC services, so does the importance of building capacity to support consumers during their time in MRC and after discharge to housing, shelter, etc. This webinar will highlight opportunities for providers, community partners, and stakeholders to connect individuals transitioning out of MRC with resources and wrap-around services that they need. Representatives of health centers, housing programs, and any others interested in expanding their reach for people in Medical Respite Care are encouraged to join us for this free one-hour webinar.

Click here to re register for the webinar

ACL National Summit To Increase Social Connections

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 1:00-4:00 PM ET

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 1:00-3:30 PM ET

Given the importance of elevating innovative approaches to help older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers stay engaged and connected, Commit to Connect and engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults are again joining forces to co-host the National Summit to Increase Social Connections.

This virtual summit will bring together national, state, and local leaders — including United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy — working across sectors to address social isolation and loneliness. The summit will spotlight creative technology solutions and innovative programs that you can adapt to the needs of people in your community, along with tools and resources that can help you leverage technology to foster social connection. 

The summit is a free event, but you must register to participate! Visit the event page for more information and the full agenda. 

This event will include CART closed captioning and ASL interpretation. Contact with any questions. 

Community Living Education Project (CLEP) Webinar Series for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Caregivers, and Support Professionals

You can't pour from an empty glass! We invite you to spend some time focused on optimizing your health and taking better care of yourself in 2024. Already familiar with some of these concepts? A refresher can help keep you on track. Either way, make your health and well-being a priority. Mark your calendar and plan to join us!

Optimizing Health Outcomes for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Click here to get more details and register for sessions.

Rutgers CSS Documentation Training

The Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP) is offering their CSS Documentation Training that will provide licensed Community Support Services (CSS) providers (e.g., LCSW, LPC, LSW, LAC, RN) with instructions on CSS policies and practices and documentation standards. This training is intended for licensed staff (according to supervision guidelines) and Registered Nurses responsible for completing the CRNAs and IRPs for their agencies who have NEVER attended a CSS training OR who feel they need further training to complete these documents. CSS provider agencies should limit registration to 1 to 2 staff. 


This CSS Clinician Documentation training will review CSS interventions, psychiatric rehabilitation goals, values, and principles, the comprehensive rehabilitation needs assessment (CRNA), and the individualized rehabilitation plan (IRP). Sessions will be small enough to provide participants with practice opportunities. 


The CSS Clinician Documentation training will be offered in-person and remotely. Please refrain from registering for both the in-person and remote sessions. 


  • The in-person training will be on Busch Campus at Rutgers University on May 16th from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. 

Register here for the in-person training:  CSS Documentation In-Person Training


The virtual/remote training option will be offered via Zoom and will be completed in two sessions, scheduled for 2 consecutive Wednesdays in May. 

  • Participants must attend both sessions
  • Part 1: May 15th, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
  • Part 2: May 22nd, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
  • This is a camera-on event. If you believe you will be unable to have your camera on throughout the entirety of the Zoom session, your supervisor must reach out to us directly.

Register here for the virtual/remote training CSS Documentation Virtual/Remote Training


There will be online content on Canvas to complete before attending either training.  

  • You must complete five asynchronous modules on Canvas by May 10th 2023. These modules should take about 2-3 hours to complete: 
  • Module 1: Overview of Admissions and Documentation 
  • Module 2: CSS Services 
  • Module 3: The Golden Thread of CSS 
  • Module 4: Development of the Rehabilitation Needs Assessment 
  • Module 5: Development of the Individualized Rehabilitation Plan 
  • Staff will receive detailed instructions to sign up for Canvas and complete the pre-requisite modules once registration is completed. 


Registration will close on May 8th and space is limited, so licensed staff (e.g., LCSW, LPC, LSW, LAC, RN) should register as soon as possible. Registration information must be for the staff attending the training. 

NJAAW Conference - Dare to Envision

May 17, 2024 | Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick

Click here to register

This year's conference features:

  • Morning Keynote - Deputy Commissioner of Human Services, Kaylee McGuire
  • Lunchtime Speaker - Ashton Applewhite

Breakout sessions

  • Promoting Equity in Serious Illness Care in NJ: Designing a Medicaid Benefit for Community-Based Palliative Care.
  • Aging Policy 101
  • Age Friendly Public Health
  • Screening of "Below the Surface" documentary
  • Family Leave Benefits
  • Higher Ed in Aging
  • Essential Jobs Essential Care NJ Coalition - Updates and Next Steps
  • Older LGBTQ Adults
  • Innovative Approaches to Support Older Adults at Home

Plus virtual presentations on Thursday, May 16, 1-3pm:

  • Policy Recommendations to Increase Equitable Access to Home and Community-Based Services in New Jersey
  • Envisioning Equitable Assisted Living in NJ

Social work CE credits offered through Monmouth University

Assistive Technology Advocacy Center Professional Pragmatic Organization of Dynamic Display Training Event

The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center is thrilled to organize this multi-day professional learning experience with PODD (Pragmatic Organization of Dynamic Display) trainer Kelly Fonner. Last year we hosted Kelly for a two-day Introduction to PODD training event.

For 2024, we are going to build on this and offer a range of PODD related training events designed to meet the needs of new participants and returning participants.


May 20, 2024 – May 23, 2024


The Grand Hotel Cape May, 1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204

Click here to register

Deaf And Hard of Hearing Sensitivity Trainings

The Department of Human Services’ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is hosting

an open Deaf and Hard of Hearing Sensitivity Training on:

May 23, 2024 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by Jaclyne Brown-Pallies

These trainings are open to the public, and are especially beneficial for professionals,

healthcare providers, government agencies, and many other organizations. DDHH’s

goal is to provide information on deaf and hard of hearing culture, common

challenges, and strategies for effective communication with deaf and hard of

hearing individuals.

Click here for a flyer of these events

New Jersey Mental Health Institute Leadership Academy for Behavioral Healthcare Professionals

Applications for Mentees, Mentors, and Coaches Are Due July 15, 2024.


Your Staff and Organizations Will Gain Tremendous Benefit!

* Reinforce staff retention and your organization’s long-term sustainability!

* Apply to serve as mentors and encourage your staff to participate as mentees! 

Click here for the Mentor Fact Sheet and here for the application.

* Encourage your colleagues in other industries to apply to serve as coaches!

Click here for the Coach Fact Sheet and here for the application.

Future Leaders:

Gain the Knowledge, Skills and Guidance you Need to Succeed in your Career Advancement!


* Each of you will be matched with a mentor from the

behavioral healthcare field and a coach from another industry to benefit from their diverse expertise, perspectives and experiences!

* You will have monthly sessions, either in person or virtual, with your coaches and mentors!

* Plus, NJMHI will host additional presentations to further enhance the value of your Academy

experience and expand your future career potential! 


Click here for the Mentee Fact Sheet and here for the application.

Apply by July 15, 2024 for the third

cohort that will begin in September.

Click here for all program details and applications.

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