The SHAre:

May 23, 2024

Volume: 292

In this Week's Edition


In-Person SHA Member Meeting - June 5th


DMHAS 988 Mobile Crisis Outreach

Response Teams (MCORT) Region 9 RFP


DMHAS Bilingual Mental Health Clinician Stipend Program


Suárez Confirmed as NJ DCA Commissioner


New Report Recommends Overhaul

of NJ Long-Term Care System


NLIHC and Pew Charitable Trusts Release

Brief on Widespread Support for State

and Local Policies to Allow More Housing


Register for The Network's Annual Legislative Day

June 13, 2024


Social Security Administration

on SSI for Individuals Exiting Foster Care



Average Income Policy Updated in Compliance Monitoring Manual


Op-Ed: Housing is a Human Right, but Actions are Needed to Back Up Those Words


Foothold Technology Discusses Impacts of Affordable Housing on Public Health


The Change Project on Addressing NJ Homelessness


Request for Applications 2024 NJ Integrated Population Health Data Project


Important Voting Reminders in New Jersey


NCI State of the Workforce Survey Reminder

Resources & Events

Fair Housing, Fair Recovery:

The 10th Anniversary of the Sandy Settlement

May 29, 2024


Screened Out: How The Biden Administration

Can Open Doors to Housing For

Justice-Involved People and Their Families

May 30, 2024


Apprenticeship and Grant Programs

Webinar for Direct Care Workers

June 10, 2024


Individualized Rehabilitation Plan (IRP) Development Workshop to CSS staff

June 26, 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

Jobs Available

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

New Neuro-inclusive Housing

Join Parents With A Plan and the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism team for an informational session about Thrive Red Bank and the process for potential residents at No Limits Cafe, 418 Rt 35, Red Bank, NJ 07701 on Tuesday, June 11 at 6:00 pm. Thrive Red Bank is a consumer controlled, private pay, neuroinclusive 32 unit apartment building. The session kicks off the application & assessment process. Visit for more information.

Application portal will be available starting June 12, 2024.

Save the Date


Next SHA

Members Meeting

June 5, 2024

In Person


Next SHA

Developers Meeting

July 8, 2024



New Jersey Future New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 

Conference June 5-7

Registration Open


Governor's Conference on Housing and Economic Development

Atlantic City

September 17-18. 2024

Registration Open


Save the Date!

SHA's 26th

Annual Conference

November 15, 2024

The Palace, Somerset, NJ


Housing Available


Apply by May 27th


Apply by May 28th

Fair Lawn

Apply by May 28th


Senior Housing

South End Gardens

Apply May 28th - 30th


Apply by June 18th


Apply by June 25th


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Apply by July 8th


Apply by August 21st

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.

Registration Open - SHA In-Person Member Meeting

June 5, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

State Updates


Topics and Guest Speakers:

Federal Opportunities for Investment in Communities and Housing

Justin Scheid

NJ Field Office Director

US Department of Housing and Urban Development 


Money Follows the Person

Amy Brown

LTCO Policy Director

Advocacy Director for I Choose Home NJ (ICHNJ)

NJ Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a terrific program that supports independence for older adults and people with disabilities by increasing the availability of home and community based services and reducing the reliance on institutional services. It is also highly successful, especially in New Jersey. In February 2024, CMS submitted a report to Congress on best practices for MFP and highlighted New Jersey as one of the states leading the way in administering this program. 


And More!

SHA Members should save the date and join us in Trenton on June 5, 2024. Meeting details will be sent to registered attendees.

All attendees must RSVP to Joseph ChristensenWe must provide a list of attendees in advance to building security to confirm that you will be granted entry. Also, SHA provides excellent box lunches and we need to know how many to order.

These meetings are reserved for SHA Members.

Not a member? Email Joseph Christensen

to join and earn SHA member benefits.


DMHAS 988 Mobile Crisis Outreach Response Teams (MCORT) Region 9 RFP

Name of Program:

988 Mobile Crisis Outreach Response Teams (MCORT) Region 9 RFP



This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) for Mobile Crisis Outreach Response Teams (MCORT) to respond to adults (18 and above) in non-life-threatening situations who have contacted the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.


Amount of funding available:

Total available annual funding, subject to State appropriations, is $2,838,704. This funding will be used to support 11 MCORTs across Essex and Hudson counties in New Jersey. This area is known as Region 9 in the MCORT system. DMHAS will also fund one-time startup costs (for computers, phones, office furniture, vehicles, etc.). DMHAS will make one award. DMHAS intends for this program to provide Medicaid-funded MCORT services under Section 1947 of the US Social Security Act.   


Procedure to apply

Effective May 22, 2024 the RFP is available at and 

A proposal must be submitted that comports with the RFP requirements and instructions. 

Proposals due by 4:00 PM ET on July 1, 2024

DMHAS Bilingual Mental Health Clinician Stipend Program

DMHAS has announced a workforce incentive program supporting licensed bilingual clinicians employed by DMHAS contracted agencies.

The attached guidance document outlines the requirements of the program along with other details about the program. Also attached are the application, provider agency attestation, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).


Please review and share this with your staff that may be eligible for this program. Should you have questions about this incentive program, please email

Suárez Confirmed as NJ DCA Commissioner

On Monday, May 20th, Jacquelyn Suárez was officially confirmed as Commissioner of the NJ Department of Community Affairs. Serving in the role since the sudden passing of former Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Suárez was nominated in January by Governor Murphy and met with the state Senate Judiciary Committee the previous Thursday.

As Commissioner of one of the State's largest departments, Suárez is responsible for a $1.485 billion operational budget and the administration of federal disaster relief grant funding provided through the Community Development Block Grant, COVID American Rescue Plan, and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. She oversees more than 1000 employees and leads a variety of departmental programs including the divisions of Local Government Services, Housing and Community Resources, Codes and Standards, Fire Safety, Disaster Recovery and Mitigation, and the Offices of Information Privacy and Local Planning Services. Suárez also has oversight of the Department’s affiliate agencies including the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority, the Urban Enterprise Zone Authority, the New Jersey Historic Trust, and the Government Records Council.

New Report Recommends Overhaul of NJ Long-Term Care System

Following the release of the final report of the New Jersey Task Force on

Long-Term Care Quality and Safety last week, advocates are noting important priorities on the path forward.

The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) has written on the need to:

  1. Prioritize investment in home- and community-based services (HCBS) to help more individuals age with dignity in their own homes
  2. Adopt policies to incentivize development of nursing homes that are smaller and more home-like
  3. Support ways to empower and retain caring, skilled staff members and reverse the trend of a shrinking long-term care workforce

After review of the report, SHA also noted the following key takeaways:

  • Regarding expanding home and community based services, there is need to increase affordable housing through a variety of policies, including leveraging the combined strengths of programs at the state level. Affordable housing for people with disabilities is one of the primary barriers to rebalancing the system in NJ
  • Lack of sufficient supportive housing in our state remains one of the primary barriers in transitioning people out of nursing homes into the community and preventing them from entering in the first place and a primary driver of problems.

NLIHC and Pew Charitable Trusts Release Brief on Widespread Support for State and Local Policies to Allow More Housing

NLIHC and Pew Charitable Trusts released a new research brief, Homeowners, Renters, and Households of All Incomes Back Housing Reforms. Based on a national survey, the brief highlights the majority support among households with low, moderate, and high incomes and among homeowners and renters for state and local policies that would enable more homes of various types to be built. The survey finds broad agreement that housing affordability is the most compelling reason to allow more homebuilding.

Households throughout the country, particularly those with the lowest incomes, are struggling with the high cost of housing because of decades of underbuilding, high construction costs, and the resulting shortage of homes for sale and for rent, all combined with inadequately funded housing assistance. A national survey released in late 2023 shows strong support for state and municipal policies to allow more homes of different types to be built to help bring down costs.

The survey highlights majority support—usually greater than 60%, and oftentimes much higher—among households with low, moderate, and high incomes, and among homeowners and renters, for most policies that would enable more building of diverse types of homes. These policies also are broadly popular among suburban, rural, and urban residents.

Although there were modest differences across income levels and between homeowners and renters, in most cases the divergence was by less than 10 percentage points; 9 of the 10 tested measures received majority support from respondents regardless of income or whether they rent or own their home. 

Register for The Network's Annual Legislative Day June 13, 2024

Registration is open for the Network’s annual Legislative Day on Thursday, June 13, 2024. This is the day Network members from around the state head to the State House to advocate for our HouseNJ budget and policy priorities (see below for details). It’s also a way to interact with elected officials as you represent your communities and organizations!


The Network is working to schedule in-person visits with legislators on the 13th, so it’s important to know in advance which members from each district will be with us. We are also scheduling a news conference at the State House steps at noon, and will attend committee hearings at the State House as we wear our burgundy Network T-shirts and fight for housing justice!


Much more to come, but if you haven’t yet, please register today and thank you! 

Click here to register for the Annual Legislative Day

Social Security Administration

on SSI for Individuals Exiting Foster Care

During National Foster Care Month, SSA recognizes and supports those who serve children, youth, and families. SSA works to increase access to services to children with disabilities, especially when transitioning out of foster care.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that provides monthly payments to people with disabilities or blindness who have limited income and resources. SSI can help pay for food, shelter, and other necessities, and can make a significant difference in the lives of children with disabilities transitioning out of foster care. Youth with disabilities transitioning out of foster care may file an SSI application if they:

  • Allege blindness or disability;
  • Appear likely to meet the non-medical requirements when foster care payments terminate;
  • Expect foster care payments to cease within 180 days of the application filing date; and
  • Are within 180 days of losing foster care eligibility because of age.

Your clients can visit our Supplemental Security Income (SSI) webpage to learn more about SSI and how to apply.


Average Income Policy Updated in Compliance Monitoring Manual

Please be advised that the Agency’s Compliance Monitoring Manual has been updated to reflect the current Average Income Policy:


  • Only 100% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit projects are eligible.

  • Only projects that will be treated as a multiple building project (all buildings in the project are treated as one project) as elected on the IRS Form 8609 are eligible.

  • Unit Designation changes will be allowed in certain circumstances (i.e. state, federal, or local laws or programs that protect tenants and that is identified as a federally permitted change). This may include The Americans with Disabilities Act; The Fair Housing Amendments Act; The Violence Against Women Act; and The Rehabilitation Act.

  • Maximum selection of four (4) Area Median Income (AMI) designations.

  • Not permitted on re-syndication deals.

  • The developer must notify the Agency at the time of Carryover of their set-aside election.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Tax Credit Analyst or Johanna Peña,

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.

Op-Ed: Housing is a Human Right, but Actions are Needed to Back Up Those Words

Staci Berger and Edward Bethea write how NJ’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund is the basic building block of affordable housing, but it needs to be reinforced to deliver on its promise

As debate over the state’s budget for fiscal year 2025 wages in Trenton, the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (aka the “Network”) urges legislators to take a principled stance when it comes to housing. Our leaders must understand first and foremost that housing Is a human right.

The Network and its statewide coalition of housers, shelter providers, and practitioners have identified potential revenue sources for housing security and stability programs. New Jersey’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund is the major, dedicated source of funding for affordable home creation in New Jersey. Increasingly, it is being utilized to fund housing security, stability and affordability programs as well. To preserve the intended use of the Trust Fund and ensure that construction and rehabilitation resources remain available to fill the need for more affordable homes to be built, we need to:

  • Expand the realty transfer fee: Expand the fee, the primary funding source for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, so that it is progressive and collects more revenue from the sale of very expensive homes. This revenue could be used to support first-time/first-generation homeownership opportunities, like the programs at the Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, and others to help address our worst in the nation racial wealth gap.

  • Lower the rent: Enact a luxury landlord corporate tax because “the rent is too damn high!” This would be a fee on for-profit, luxury developments that could be forgiven or refunded if the landlord provides affordable units through inclusionary zoning and/or keeps rent increases at a reasonable rate.

  • Make evictors pay: We could also propose increasing the eviction filing fee, currently about $50, as a disincentive/revenue raiser for eviction prevention funding.

Also, New Jersey’s Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit, which the Network helped to create in 2002, is among the state’s most successful tax-credit programs because it intentionally requires an approved neighborhood plan devised with community stakeholders. The program is currently oversubscribed, according to the state Department of Community Affairs, and the current $15 million program cap restricts its potential. It should be doubled to further unlock its capabilities.

As we head into the fiscal 2025 budget cycle, the fundamentals that must be addressed are:

  • a quarter-million affordable home deficit statewide;
  • unchecked rising rents that are pricing people out of neighborhoods;
  • arbitrary, racially influenced barriers standing in the way of renting a home;
  • home appraisal bias that curbs the ability of Black and brown families from generating wealth through homeownership.

While we set goals that level the playing field for access to a home, to fair lending, to fair credit, and to abolishing long-accepted, racially based barriers to renting or owning an affordable home, New Jersey’s most vulnerable populations remain at risk of homelessness. Our housing market continues its trend of unattainable rents and home prices; the cost of building a home in New Jersey continues to be the highest in the country, and our social safety nets continue to be strained to support the state’s growing homeless population. It is imperative that we help keep families in their homes by investing in eviction and homeless prevention services utilizing housing first, rapid housing and support for small, mom and pop landlords.

New Jersey’s leaders need to think of homeownership and rental homes from the ground up, because the only way we are going to stabilize the housing market is to first make sure that everyone has a right to a home. (NJ Spotlight News, May 20, 2024)

Foothold Technology Discusses Impacts of Affordable Housing on Public Health

In 2023, more than 650,000 people in the United States experienced homelessness. The number is a record since data collection began in 2007, and means more people than ever are confronted with the unique health risks that come from living without stable housing. The life expectancy of people experiencing homelessness is between 42 and 52 years old, according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania published in 2022. Meanwhile, the overall life expectancy in the U.S. is 76 years old.

Foothold Technology used data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to explore how access to housing impacts health, and vice versa. Some of the health risks from cold winters, air pollution in dense cities, and extreme heat may seem obvious, but internal and chronic health conditions also fuel shorter life expectancies for unhoused people.

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association published in 2023 examined deaths among unhoused people in San Francisco over eight years and found the sudden mortality rate was 16 times higher than the housed population. Sudden mortality events include heart attacks, drug overdoses, strokes, and more. Even when the researchers adjusted to remove drug overdoses and focus exclusively on cardiac events where a defibrillator could intervene, the sudden mortality rate remained seven times higher.

Another study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that people experiencing homelessness were 3.2 times more likely to die within a six-month period than housed people. They remained 1.6 times more likely to die within a six-month period than low-income, housed individuals.

The connection between access to housing and health is also cyclic. Just as homelessness can worsen health outcomes, health problems can also lead to homelessness. Certain disabilities and health problems can limit available job opportunities, and the high cost of medical treatment can be burdensome—even for those with consistent income. About 8% of people hold medical debt in the U.S., but the share jumps to 14% for people in fair health, and 20% for people in poor health.

The Change Project on Addressing NJ Homelessness

NJ Spotlight News shares an installment focusing on homelessness in The Change Project series examining New Jersey’s social and economic challenges — and focusing on promising actions that have led to positive change. In this piece, street outreach and housing first are vital keys in getting people the help for housing that they need.

In addition to direct street outreach, many advocates, nonprofit leaders, city officials and academics point to an approach to homelessness known as “housing first.” This prioritizes providing permanent housing to people who are homeless. Not only does that end their homelessness, but it also serves as a platform from which they can pursue personal goals and improve their quality of life, according to the Washington, D.C.-based National Alliance to End Homelessness.

The street outreach services distributed by Caraballo and Perry in Trenton are among the many offered by the nonprofit, which also include a shelter, behavioral health center, vocational development program to help people with all aspects of job readiness, supportive housing program and a food pantry. 

“The beauty of the Rescue Mission has been [that] we always try to provide what our clients need,” said Barrett Young, the chief executive officer of the nonprofit. 

Through the mission’s case management services, its own housing and links to other community partners, the nonprofit has been able to get over 150 people into housing in Mercer County within the past year, according to Young. 

Request for Applications 2024 NJ Integrated Population Health Data Project

The latest cycle is now open for the Request for Applications (RFA) in 2024 for the New Jersey Integrated Population Health Data (iPHD) Project.

In this cycle, applicants can apply for access to any of the five data sets currently available through the iPHD. Only self-pay applications, where applicants pay the data access fees, will be considered for this cycle.

Click here to view the Request for Applications

All applicants must submit a brief, non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to the iPHD Project ( by June 5th, 2024. Full applications are then due by July 3rd, 2024.

You may also contact Manisha Agrawal, Senior Research Analyst at CSHP, at with any questions.

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 (Passed)

—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.

DDD Update:

NCI State of the Workforce Survey

The National Core Indicators® State of the Workforce Survey is open through June 30, 2024 and participation by as many eligible providers as possible is critical to ensure valid results. Email invitations were sent to eligible DDD providers – to the provider email address on file in iRecord – on March 5, with follow-up invitations sent on April 26.

If your agency has not received an invitation to participate, please contact as soon as possible.

The data collected through this annual survey helps us examine and respond to challenges in New Jersey’s Direct Support Professional workforce serving adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. To learn more, visit National Core Indicators® or see our NCI State of the Workforce Overview.

Resources & Virtual Forums

Fair Housing, Fair Recovery:

The 10th Anniversary of the Sandy Settlement

May 29, 2024 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

NJCU Squier Hall, Fort Monmouth | 283 Sherrill Ave, Oceanport, NJ 07757

Join the Fair Share Housing Center in celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the historic settlement. The event will include the original groups and storm survivors who filed the complaint, discussions on the importance of that action, the progress made in the years since, and addressing the need for additional civil rights advocacy in the disaster recovery system.

Guest speakers will include Acting DCA Commissioner Jacquelyn A. Suárez, former HUD official Sara Pratt, Latino Action Network Foundation, the NAACP New Jersey State Conference, and more.

Please click here to register for this event

Screened Out: How The Biden Administration Can Open Doors to Housing For Justice-Involved People and Their Families

May 30, 2024 03:00 PM

At a time when housing is more unaffordable than ever, 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has a criminal record. The number is far more staggering for people of color, who have been systematically targeted by the War on Drugs and mass incarceration. It is well documented that a criminal record creates a litany of barriers to full participation in society by restricting access to housing and other basic necessities. People with prior criminal records are often unfairly evicted or screened out of housing opportunities altogether. Updated policies are desperately needed on the local, state, and federal levels to break this vicious cycle of poverty and punishment.

On April 10, the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) proposed a long-awaited rule that would end the practice of rejecting or evicting tenants from public housing or HUD-subsidized housing solely on the basis of a criminal conviction. Public comment is needed before the proposed rule can become final.

Join Fair Share Housing Center on May 30 as we discuss the potential impacts of this proposed rule, how to comment, and why that’s important.

Click here to register for the webinar

Apprenticeship and Grant Programs Webinar for Direct Care Workers

June 10, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET

What: A virtual event discussing apprenticeship and grants programs for New Jersey’s direct care workers (i.e., CHHAs, CNAs, DSPs). We’ll have presentations from NJ’s Department of Labor on their programs and the resources they have to help employers apply for them, a panel of direct care employers discussing how they have used these programs, and a presentation on the DSP Career Development Program. There’ll be time for Q&A after each presentation.

Why: To connect direct care employers with apprenticeship and grant funding to attract and retain direct care workers.

Click here to register for the webinar


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  • To learn more about the Essential Jobs, Essential Care NJ coalition, please see our landing page and sign up for our coalition.

Individualized Rehabilitation Plan (IRP) Development Workshop to CSS staff

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP) is offering an Individualized Rehabilitation Plan (IRP) Development Workshop to CSS staff who develop and complete IRPs (e.g., licensed staff and RNs). Participants will meet with SHP CSS staff (Crystal, Emilie, and Earle) and other CSS staff who complete IRPs to ask for and receive feedback during the workshop.

This 2.5 hour workshop is designed for CSS staff who develop and submit plans to the IME. The workshop is interactive, and participants must bring a de-identified IRP they have authored. We cannot review or give feedback on an IRP authored by another clinician. We suggest bringing an IRP in development or that has previously been submitted and received feedback but is not currently on hold to discuss and review.

This will be entirely practice-based, and participants must be willing to bring a de-identified plan and provide feedback to others. Participants will work in small groups led by a SHP CSS staff. Each participant will present their plan, ask questions, and receive feedback and suggestions from those in their group. CSS programs should limit registration to 1 to 2 staff. 

The CSS IRP Development Workshop will be remote and held live through Zoom on Wednesday, June 26th, from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. Space is limited, so licensed staff and RN’s should register as soon as possible. Registration information must be for the staff attending the training. 

Click here to register for the IRP Training

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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