2022 CIACC World of Resources - A 2-day Virtual Information and Resource Exchange

Day One: March 4, 2022  **Access the recording of Day 1 presentations.  Access the PowerPoint presentation.

Topic Agency Presenters 
New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC)

PerformCare (Single point of entry for services through the NJ Children's System of Care partners)

Children's Mobile Response & Stabilization Services /MRSS (CarePlus NJ)

Care Management Organization/CMO (Bergen's Promise)

Family Support Organization of Bergen County (FSO)

Parents/Caregivers Call 1-877-652-7624, 24 hrs/7 dys/week

Dana Czachorowski, MA, LPC , Assistant Director [email protected]  201-797-2660 x 5205

Christa Ten Cate, MA, CSW, Director of Care Management  [email protected]  201-712-1170 x 5740

Karen Stack, Coordinator [email protected]  201-796-6209 x 105

Bergen County Special Services

CAPE Resource Center 

Bergen County Office of Special Education/Office of Field Support and Services

Linda Wieseneck, LCSW   [email protected]   201-343-6000 x 4067

Dr. Brett Bersano, NCSP,  Bergen County Special Education Specialist   [email protected]   201-336-6875

The Arc of Bergen & Passaic

Services for Children

Services for Adults

Deirdre O'Reilly, LCSW  Vice President  [email protected]  201-343-0322 x 2231

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ

Central Intake

Early Childhood Specialists

Dina Ladolcetta, BA, IFS-E   [email protected]  973-942-3630 x 11
McKinney-Vento Link for MKV liaisons in NJ Diahann De Ruggiero, MSW, M.Ed.
Region I Director serving Bergen, Hunterdon, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Warren County 
McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
[email protected]
201-343-6000 x 6588
Community Food Bank of New Jersey

Direct application assistance for:

  • NJ-SNAP Basics
  • Energy Assistance: LIHEAP

Bergen County Food Resources can also be found on BergenResourceNet

More information on Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

Brittany Thomas, Resource Access Coordinator
[email protected]  908-440-0334
CIACC Liaison Project The 'bridge' between the mental health and school systems' staff and coordinate access to programs across both systems.

Mary Davey, CIACC Education Committee Chair

201 444 3550, extension 7150  [email protected]  

Day Two: March 11, 2022 Mental Health & Addiction Services.     **Access the recording of Day 2 presentations.   Access the PowerPoint presentation.

Topic Agency Contact

Stigma-Free Initiative
Mental Health First Aid Training
Suicide Prevention Awareness and Trainings
Municipal Alliance Connections and Funding
Resource Connections

Bergen County Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Shelby Klein, LSW
Division Director
[email protected]

28 no cost programs spanning the following:

  • Clinical services
  • Educational programs
  • Homelessness programs
  • Delinquency programs

Bergen County Division of Family Guidance (DFG)

Juvenile Family Crisis Unit

Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) for ages 13-17

Search by "Division of Family Guidance" in BergenResourceNet to see all DFG programs

Kristen Ambrosio, Assistant Director  201-336-7385

24x7 Crisis Line 201-336-7360  

Moving into Knowledge
One-to-One Youth Mentoring
Treat Me Right

Bergen County Youth Services Commission (BCYSC)

See numerous Provider Referred Diversion Programs offered by Division of Family Guidance

Jamie Ziegelhofer, Administrator

201-336-7457      [email protected]

Dr. Niki Colombino, Division of Family Guidance  201-336-7354

Children's Crisis Intervention Services (CCIS) for ages 5-17

Comprehensive Outpatient Services for children and adolescents

Hope & Resiliency Center (serves ages 13- 17 but will consider 11 & 12 year old on a case by case basis.)

Teen T.H.R.I.V.E. (Think-Healthy-Respect-Inspire-Values-Empowerment) Substance abuse treatment for ages 13-18. 

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Access Center 1-800-730-2762

Kristine Pendy, LCSW
Chief Clinical Officer - Behavioral Health Services

201-225-7638     [email protected]

Adolescent Outpatient Services:
Clinical assessments
Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Monitoring
Bi-lingual staff

Vantage Health System

Access Department:  201-567-0059

Jessica Plonchak, LCSW, LCADC
Director of Outpatient & Addiction Services
201-567-0500 x 3267   [email protected]

West Bergen Youth and Family Services
Outpatient Specialty Services
Tailored School Based Services
Community Services

West Bergen Mental Healthcare

Search by "West Bergen Mental Healthcare" in BergenResourceNet to see all program offerings

Access Center 201-688-7098

Danielle Heller, LCSW
Director of Outpatient Services  201-444-3550 x 7594   [email protected]

Alan Koenig, LPC
Director of School Based Services  201-444-3550 x 7584  [email protected]

Mental Health Services
Addiction Treatment
Social Support Services
Emergency & Acute Care

Trauma Services

Children's Mobile Response & Crisis Stabilization Services (MRSS)

Support Groups

School-Based Services

CarePlus New Jersey

Search by "Care Plus NJ" in BergenResourceNet to see all program and group offerings

Admissions: 201-986-5000

Bergen Trauma Treatment Ctr and Traumatic Loss Coalition:   Jennifer Velten, [email protected]

Bergen Trauma Recovery Ctr.   Meredith Oshaman   [email protected]

Children's Mobile Response & Crisis Stabilization, Dana Czachorowski  [email protected]       Call PerformCare 24/7  1-877-652-7624

Wraparound Services & Outpatient Programs - Admissions 201-986-5000  M-F 9A-5P

School based services and assessments for school clearance:  201-797-2660 x 5602

Professional Development requests:  Sue Heguy  [email protected]

Wellness and Support Center/Bergen County's mental health urgent care for ages 18 and older (Westwood location)

Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS)

New Directions and Checkers  Afterschool Programs

KARE (Kearny Adolescent Residential Experience) for ages 15-17 (referrals made through Care Management Organization or PerformCare)

Outpatient Counseling (Hackensack and Lyndhurst)

Community Workshops:  Suicide Awareness, Stress & Anxiety, Mindfulness & Wellness, Mental Health First Aid Courses (Adult, Youth, Teen)

CBH Care

Outpatient Counseling Access Center 201-646-0195     (Assessments for school clearance provided through the Access Center)

Community Programs & Workshops:  
Nicole Chiarello  201-775-6349  [email protected]
Stephanie Hartman  201-707-3005  [email protected]

3 divisions offering programs that can be accessed by anyone, as well as contracted services:
Disability Support Services
Children's Services
The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources (TCADR)


Children's Aid and Family Services

Search by "CAFS" on BergenResourceNet to see program offerings

The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources (TCADR)
Ellen Elias  201-740-7069     [email protected]

 Lisa Duff,  201-740-7124    [email protected] 

Peer Recovery Specialist 24/7 Hotline:   Call/Text 201-589-2976

Bergen County Student Assistance Coordinators (SAC) ASAP-NJ

Keith Robertson, MS, CAS, SAC
Bergen County Special Services Student Assistance Counselor
201-343-6000 x 6525