The SHAre:

May 2, 2024

Volume: 289

In this Week's Edition


SHA Developers Meeting - May 13, 2024


FHLBNY Affordable Housing Program

2024 General Fund Round Now Open


Governor Murphy Proclaims May

is Mental Health Awareness Month


HHS Releases 2024 National Strategy

for Suicide Prevention


CMS Finalizes Medicaid Access Rules


CSH Releases 2023 Supportive Housing Challenges Data


New 2024 Solutions to Challenges Survey


HUD Exchange Resources for Homeless Providers


Important Voting Reminders in New Jersey


NJHMFA Reminder: Affordable Housing Funding Available

Must Be Obligated by December 2024


NJ Human Services Awards Contracts

to Develop Crisis Diversion Homes


2024 New Jersey Social Innovation Awards Announced


Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services Open House in Union


ADUs Could Expand the Affordable Housing Toolkit

Resources & Events

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


NJ Division on Civil Rights Battling Injustices:

AAPI Advocates Share Their Stories

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


Suicide Prevention Webinar Schedule 2024

July - September, 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

West Windsor

Apply by May 7th

East Hanover

Apply by May 9th


Apply by May 20th


Apply by May 27th


Apply by May 28th

Fair Lawn

Apply by May 28th


Apply by June 18th

SHA Member Shout Outs

SHA celebrates the 75th Anniversary of The Arc of New Jersey! Started by families of individuals with IDD in 1949, The Arc remains today an organization driven by the values and vision of people with IDD and their families.

Additional congratulations are due to two members of the SHA community as SHA Board Member, who works with DRNJ, Barbara Coppens, will receive the Legacy of Self-Advocacy Award and Laura Williams, Executive Director, Arc of Ocean will receive the Legacy of Leadership Award.

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 a Housing and Leasing Coordinator

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

Bergen County, is seeking a new Program Development Specialist, Aging in the County of Bergen Department of Human Services – Division of Senior Services.

Applicants should email – and put "Program Development Specialist, Aging" in subject line

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 Developers Meeting

May 13, 2024 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM/ET

What's Next?

In March, the Governor signed a new Affordable Housing law and with it a suite of housing “toolkit” bills that support development. Now what? Our special guests will discuss current implementation plans as they are evolving as well as program changes and current funding updates. 

Guest Speakers

Lorissa Luciani

 Administrator, Housing Production, DCA

Jonathan Sternesky

Director, Policy and External Affairs,


Registration Is Now Open to SHA Members

To register, email Joseph Christensen at

Zoom Meeting Information will be sent by Friday, May 10th.


FHLBNY Affordable Housing Program

2024 General Fund Round Now Open

The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) is pleased to announce that $70,819,534 in housing grants is now available for the 2024 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) General Fund Round. The deadline for submitting applications for the 2024 Round is Friday, May 31, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET. The application package can be found on our public website at

Applications must be submitted via the FHLBNY’s AHP System. Steps to enroll for the AHP System are available on our website

AHP grant funds are awarded to members that submit applications on behalf of project sponsors that are planning to purchase, rehabilitate, or construct affordable homes or apartments (owner-occupied or rental units). These funds are awarded through an annual competitive process, with the final awards announced later in the year.

As a reminder, the following resources are available on our public website to assist with preparing your applications:

Please feel free to reach out to or 212-441-6850 with any questions.

Governor Murphy Proclaims May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Governor Phil Murphy has signed a proclamation declaring May 2024 as Mental Health Awareness Month.

As stated in Governor Murphy's proclamation, "Mental health is an essential part of overall health and well-being, and affect's one's physical health, relationships and ability to thrive." He also highlighted that rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental illness conditions have risen since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has significantly increased the need for holistic and tailored mental health services.

Additionally, Governor Murphy noted that because of stigma and misinformation, individuals with mental illness are often over-represented in the criminal justice system, reside in substandard housing and institutions, are under-employed and/or lacking access to basic needs, experience severe socio-economic inequalities and disadvantage, and are impacted by co-occurring substance use and comorbid physical health conditions.

The proclamation also highlights that New Jersey is committed to providing children and adults with mental illness access to a behavioral health system that offers comprehensive, evidence-based, integrated, coordinated, person-centered services and supports that are trauma-responsive and competently and compassionately delivered. Furthermore, Governor Murphy underscores that "New Jersey is making great strides in reducing discrimination associated with a mental health diagnosis by instilling hope and by providing access to healthcare and a wide array of community-based, human and social services that assist individuals with mental illness to live a dignified life with supports and services they need to thrive."

HHS Releases 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, a 10-year, comprehensive approach to suicide prevention that provides recommendations for addressing gaps in crisis care and meeting the needs of at-risk populations. The updated strategy issues recommendations related to suicide calls, treatment, crisis services, surveillance, research, and health equity in suicide prevention. The strategy also includes additional support for mobile crisis response teams, more youth suicide prevention activities through programs such as 4-H, improved data partnerships across federal agencies, and new resources for suicide prevention on railways. For the first time, the strategy is accompanied by an action plan, which identifies more than 200 actions that will be taken across the federal government over the next three years. Additional information can be found in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) press release.

CMS Finalizes Medicaid Access Rules

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued two final rules regarding Medicaid – its Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services final rule, regarding fee-for-service (FFS) and managed care, inclusive of home- and community-based services (HCBS), and its final rule on access to managed care plans in Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Fact sheets for these rules can be found respectively here and here. Some finalized provisions across these rules include the requirement for states to generally ensure a minimum of 80% of Medicaid payments for homemaker, home health aide, and personal care services be spent on compensation for direct care workers, and the establishment of a maximum appointment wait time standard of 10 business days for outpatient mental health and substance use disorder services. Effective dates for these rules are July 2024 and CMS has provided an outline of the various applicability dates for each of these rules here and here.

CSH Releases 2023 Supportive Housing Challenges Data

Research has repeatedly proven that supportive housing works to end homelessness and reduce the unnecessary use of institutional settings. It is a solution centered on providing people with what they actually want (housing + services), which is also a cost-effective and streamlined approach for systems. There is an urgent need to preserve and scale supportive housing, but to do so we must also address the significant operational challenges providers are currently facing. To better understand these challenges and how supportive housing providers view them, CSH recently conducted a survey and received more than 500 responses from 44 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Nearly 35% of respondents have operated supportive housing for 25 years or more.

Providers have done heroic work to support people in crisis, but increased demand and inconsistent funding have created significant organizational strain. Organizations are struggling to hire, retain and provide adequate compensation to staff. Skyrocketing costs for utilities, insurance and other operational costs are shrinking already thin margins and making it difficult to do needed repairs to buildings. Services are underfunded and misaligned, leaving people without the support they need to thrive. The survey responses make it clear that collectively we must act quickly to strengthen the supportive housing field.

Access the 2023 Survey Data here

Participate in the 2024 Supportive Housing Industry Survey 

CSH is committed to addressing the challenges faced by supportive housing providers, but we need your help. We are launching a new survey focused on solutions to operational challenges in the supportive housing field. Take a few moments to tell us about solutions, best practices, and emerging approaches that are working. Your feedback will help inform our work as we develop resources, training, and technical assistance to support providers in the field. 

Please complete the survey before May 21, 2024!

HUD Exchange Resources for Homeless Providers

To support partnerships between public health authorities, homeless service systems, and other partners at the local level, and the vulnerable households served, HUD and its partners are issuing guidance from subject matter experts on best practices and lessons learned.

This digest contains recently published resources from HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) and its national, state, and local partners.

New Federal Partner Resources

New Resource

Important Voting Reminders in New Jersey

SHA thanks the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) for putting together the following helpful resources and reminders as New Jersey prepares for primaries and the general election this year.

Voting is a fundamental right, and living in a long-term care facility does not take it away from you. If you are a U.S. citizen aged 18 or older, you are most likely eligible to vote in the municipality where your long-term care home is located.


At the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO), we are committed to helping you exercise your rights. Download our Voting Guide at NJ.GOV/LTCO.


Registered voters in New Jersey can cast their ballots in one of three ways: 1) by mail; 2) in person during early voting; or 3) in person on Election Day. If you plan to vote in person, find out now if your facility will offer transportation or if you need a reliable friend or family member to drive you to the polls.

First things first: Are you registered?


Visit VOTE.NJ.GOV to look up your current registration status or learn how to submit voter registration applications online, by mail, or in person.


2024 Election Overview


In the June primary election, New Jersey voters affiliated with the Democrat and Republican parties will select their party’s candidates for the November general election. In the general election, New Jersey voters will elect a U.S. Senator and 12 U.S. Representatives, in addition to casting ballots for President. 

Key dates

Primary Election: June 4

—Registration Deadline: May 14

—Early Voting: May 29 – June 2

General Election: Nov. 5

—Registration Deadline: Oct. 15

—Early Voting: Oct. 26 – Nov. 3

Visit VOTE.NJ.GOV for polling locations, details on early voting, or instructions for completing and returning vote-by-mail ballots.

NJHMFA Update: SLFRF Programs Reminder 

Developer Bulletin 2024-6:

SLFRF Programs Reminder 

NJHMFA administers the following programs appropriated from the State’s "Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund” allocation, established pursuant to the federal "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021," Pub. L. 117-2: the Affordable Housing Production Fund (AHPF), the Affordable Housing Production Fund Set-Aside (AHPFSA), the Urban Preservation Program (UPP), and the Workforce Housing Program (WHP), collectively known as the SLFRF Programs. 

New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency has administered these legislatively appropriated funds to provide subsidy financing for eligible projects in need of gap financing to support LIHTC development. 

Important: In accordance with U.S. Department of the Treasury Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) regulations, funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024, and must be expended by December 31, 2026. Failure to meet these deadlines will result in SLFRF funds being recaptured by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Developers seeking financing from NJHMFA for any of the above SLFRF programs are strongly encouraged to work with NJHMFA staff and submit a complete mortgage financing application package to as soon as possible. Applications must be reviewed and presented to the NJHMFA Board for a mortgage financing commitment by the December 12, 2024 board meeting. Additionally, all mortgage closings on SLFRF funds must be completed by December 31, 2026. The financing application submission must contain the required documentation as listed in the UNIAP to be deemed a complete financing application. A non-refundable application fee of $1,000.00 must be submitted with the financing application package.  

Important: Funding is subject to availability; therefore, it is important to note that submission of an application does not guarantee funding. Funds will be committed on a ready-to-proceed basis. 

NJHMFA also requests that all developers intending to submit applications for these SLFRF-funded programs submit a letter of intent no later than COB May 31, 2024 to permit NJHMFA to predict need and allocate available funding across the program pipeline. 

Non-SLFRF funds are not subject to these restrictions. Non-SLFRF funding availability will be noticed separately. 

Questions? Need Help? 

If you have questions regarding any of the SLFRF Programs, please email your requests and all letters of intent to Tanya Hudson-Murray, Managing Director of Multifamily Programs, or Donna Spencer, Director of the Multifamily/Supportive Housing and Lending Division. 

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

NJ Human Services Awards Contracts to Develop Crisis Diversion Homes

(TRENTON) – Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman announced the Department has awarded more than $3.6 million in contracts to develop recovery-oriented crisis diversion homes, which will provide care and services to individuals who have recently experienced a mental health crisis. The program will be funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Community Mental Health Block Grant. State funds will also be available to fund provider costs, as available and needed.

The contracts were awarded to Center for Family Services in Warren County and Legacy Treatment Services in both Mercer and Gloucester counties, with each site receiving $1,211,750 in funding. Each home will have the capacity to serve five individuals. 240 individuals are expected to be served each year at the 3 homes. Services began last month and will continue through September 30, 2025. The crisis diversion homes will serve as temporary transitional housing for 30 days. The goal of these crisis homes is to link individuals to the appropriate therapeutic supports within 30 days and assist with discharge to the appropriate community setting. 

Services include clinical assessment, case management, assistance with obtaining benefits, temporary housing, symptom management, medication management/education, counseling, and discharge planning. These homes will prioritize referrals from Crisis Receiving Stabilization Centers and Mobile Crisis Outreach Response Teams. The homes are meant to provide stabilization, to divert hospital admissions, and to reduce emergency department visits. The homes will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Those who will be served must be 18 years and older; have a serious mental illness; have the capacity to live in a transitional residential setting with therapeutic support; and have a history of co-occurring disorders.

Anyone experiencing thoughts of suicide or a mental health or substance use crisis can call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988. 988 is free and available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. People can text to 988 and can chat 988 at 988 also offers TTY services.

Those with substance use disorder can call 1-844-ReachNJ (844-732-2465); a 24-hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week help line.

Human Services also provides the NJMentalHealthCares helpline at 866-202-HELP (866-202-4357). The line can also be reached by texting NJHOPE to 51684. Deaf and hard of hearing individuals fluent in American Sign Language can take advantage of a videophone mental health help line at 973-870-0677.

2024 New Jersey Social Innovation Awards Announced

The Social Innovations Journal (SIJ) has announced the 2024 New Jersey Social Innovation Award winners. The awards are dedicated to health and social innovators and entrepreneurs who work at the cross section between the private sector, government, and not-for-profits and aligns them toward collective health and social impact goals and public policy.

SHA congratulates this year's winners especially including staff of SHA members including including, Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services, Oaks Integrated Care, Woods Services, Collaborative Support Programs of NJ, NJ Coalition to End Homelessness, New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Triple C Housing, HomeFront, Columbia Bank, and Volunteers of America Delaware Valley.

Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services Open House in Union

Learn about the Bridgeway services offered in Union County



Please join us!


Wednesday, May 8th | 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Meet our clinical staff and leadership.

Services at this location include Supportive Housing,

Justice Involved Services, PACT, Career Services, and

NEW! Outpatient Counseling Services private offices


Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services

373 Clermont Terrace

Union, New Jersey 07083

Refreshments will be served


RSVP 908-635-7647 or

ADUs Could Expand the Affordable Housing Toolkit

The following reporting from The Brookings Institution highlights the opportunities that Accessory Dwelling Units could provide as well as the challenges in driving support from municipal and state leaders across the country.

Affordable housing policy in the U.S. is not known for rapid innovation. Since the 1980s, two federal programs have accounted for the vast majority of subsidies to low-income households: housing vouchers cover a portion of rental payments to private landlords, and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) offers developers subsidies to build income-restricted apartments. However, over the past several years, some local governments in Los Angeles have begun experimenting with a new approach to rental subsidies: encouraging individual homeowners to build and rent out accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to low-income households. These efforts are designed to take advantage of California’s changes to land use regulations, which have effectively legalized ADUs in residential neighborhoods across the state.

In a previous report, we considered how different types of subsidies could reduce the development and operating costs to make ADUs affordable for low-income renters (households making less than 80% of area median income). In this report, we examine several broader questions about the successes and challenges of affordable ADUs, including their relative strengths and weaknesses compared to traditional housing subsidies. The analysis is based on a series of interviews conducted with public officials, nonprofit affordable housing providers, researchers, and other organizations across the region.

Resources & Virtual Forums

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.

NJ Division on Civil Rights Battling Injustices: AAPI Advocates Share Their Stories

May 15, 2024 06:00 PM in Eastern Time

This virtual panel discussion features Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) advocates who are actively working to create positive change for diverse communities in New Jersey. The panelists are leaders in justice-centered organizations, and will discuss civil rights issues and inequities that affect vulnerable and marginalized populations. They are bridge builders who prioritize community empowerment and promote impactful and transformative policies and practices. Like the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, these changemakers aim to combat bias, discrimination, and harassment by fostering meaningful dialogues and effective public-private partnerships.

Click here to register for this session.

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

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.


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.

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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