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October 15, 2021

Telemedicine and Telehealth Organization Registration


Effective April 1st, 2021 all Telehealth and/or Telemedicine companies providing or intending to provide telehealth or telemedicine services in New Jersey must register with the New Jersey Department of Health (Department) by utilizing the linked application.

October 13, 2021

Peer Support in Higher Education Survey (Mental Health America)

Through this survey, we will:

  • Document the availability of peer support in higher education
  • Identify the needs and experiences of students leading and accessing peer support programs
  • Develop a national database of college peer support programs
October 1, 2021  

2021 Medicaid Fact Sheet

Types of Medicaid Eligibility in New Jersey. This fact sheet was developed in collaboration with The Arc of New Jersey's Mainstreaming Medical Care Program, and will help families better understand the type of Medicaid their loved one is eligible for. The factsheet also explains what is covered under Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) Medicaid & FamilyCare.

September 15, 2021  

Afghan Refugee Necessities Drive

Bergen Volunteers is collecting donations to assist Afghan refugees who are resettling in New Jersey.

If you would like to donate please utilize our Amazon Wish List. This list will help ensure we have the items needed most in stock and ready to distribute.

September 8, 2021

Please Help Our Local Hurricane Survivors - Donations (The Community Chest)

The Community Chest has been asked to assist with collecting funds from donors who wish to help neighbors in need. The community task force has determined that the best way to help is to make donations through us and we will provide the funding for the purchase of critically needed items.

September 8, 2021

Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) Application

Teams that apply during this round that are selected as finalists will be expected to participate in one finalist interview (to be scheduled between October 12th and 20th) and will receive notification of program admission by October 22, 2021.

September 1, 2021

FAFSA Help for Parents: De-Mystifying the FAFSA

The U.S. Department of Education recognizes that filling out the necessary Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be a taxing and confusing process. As a result, the FSA offers parents free resources to de-mystify the FAFSA and financial aid in general.

Unsure about where to start? Check out these resources.

September 1, 2021  

Seeing AI App for iPhones

This app uses the camera on your device to identify people, objects and scenery, then audibly describes what the camera is viewing. It is currently available in 16 languages, and has also recently been updated to recognize currency, documents, and handwritten text.

September 1, 2021  

Postsecondary (College) Go Bag (The Arc of New Jersey)

Our Postsecondary Go Bag gives students and their families valuable tools, tips, and information about transitioning from high school to college. It includes our transition checklist, strategies for success in education, and a list of available college programs for students with IDD.

August 30, 2021

2021 Community Needs Assessment Survey (Bergen County Department of Human Services)

Bergen County Division of Senior Services/ADRC is committed to meeting the needs of seniors, persons with disabilities, and caregivers. In order to do this and plan for the future, we need your input. Please complete and return this survey by September 17, 2021. Responses are confidential and results will be tallied and used for planning purposes.

August 18, 2021

Early Childhood "Special"

This Buzz brings you news of several recent resources to support your Center's work with families of young children with disabilities. We're calling this issue a "Special" because children certainly are!

August 16, 2021  

The Stigma Free Zone News of NJ - Volume LXI - Our 61st Issue - August 2021

We report on an initiative of volunteers, nonprofits, schools, libraries, hospitals, First Responders, and houses of worship working independently or with local government to make NJ free from the stigma of mental illness. Anyone can form a local SFZ Task Force, no permission required. Just pledge to "do something about mental illness."

August 16, 2021

Culturally Responsive Lessons for the New School Year

With the new school year quickly approaching, you’re probably already thinking about all the things you need to prepare. Luckily, we have all kinds of resources to help, with a focus on culturally responsive lessons to support anti-racist learning and growth. 

August 12, 2021

COVID-19 Community Education Initiative (PMCHNNJ)

We are excited to announce that the Partnership was awarded $1,000,000 to provide COVID-19 education and outreach in Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union counties. The Partnership was one of only two organizations in New Jersey to receive the award to build vaccine confidence, share factual information about vaccines, and answer people's questions.

August 12, 2021

NJ New Bill to Reduce Maternal Mortality: Free Nurse Visits After Birth

A new bill establishing a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns was designed to help address and reduce the maternal mortality rate in New Jersey. Recently, Gov. Philip D. Murphy signed into law a plan to change the paradigm, which according to experts the rate in our state is the fourth highest in the country.

August 9, 2021

Get the Shot! COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to young adults 16+. It is one of the most important tools to ending the COVID-19 pandemic and getting back to who (and what) you love.

  • It's FREE
  • No appointment needed
  • Prevents extreme illness
  • Helps protect others who have health issues
August 2, 2021

Information on Housing Assistance Programs - COVID-19 (NJ Department of Community Affairs)

Updated information on:

  • HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM - Purpose: to provide temporary assistance to households who are being evicted due to a short- term loss of income.
  • HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION AND RAPID RE-HOUSING - Purpose: To provide temporary financial assistance to help pay for housing and case management and services to maintain housing
August 1, 2021

Helping Youth Access Food During COVID-19

As many as 30 million adults and 12 million children may not always have access to nutritious food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to ensure that children and low-income Americans maintain access to food, including new solutions introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 1, 2021

Johns Hopkins Research study: It's weWomen Plus

Its weWomen Plus Project is examining the impact of using a technology-based intervention for immigrant women who may be at risk for future violence, severe violence, or homicide. The intervention is designed to empower women to make informed decisions about their relationships, health, and safety.

July 27, 2021  

BCSS CAPE Resource Center Parent/Caregiver Survey 2021

Please complete a short survey designed to assess parents'/caregivers' interest in future special needs programs/workshops offered at the BCSS CAPE Resource Center.

Your responses will enable us to offer valued services and training opportunities to meet your needs.

Your feedback is very important to us! Thank you for completing this survey!!

July 20, 2021

Safe Routes to School Grants

Safe Routes to School Grants may be used for infrastructure (construction) projects which encourage and enable students from grades K-8 to safely walk and bike to school within 2 miles of the school. Municipalities, counties, schools and school districts are welcome to apply!

July 20, 2021

Community Grant for Bicycle Infrastructure

PeopleForBikes is seeking applicants for its Community Grant Program that supports bicycle infrastructure projects and initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride.

July 13, 2021

2021 PIAP Grant Program Application Is Now Open!

PIAP grants are one-year competitive awards to facilitate collaborations between academic researchers from Rutgers University, Princeton University, and/or New Jersey Institute of Technology with community organizations so they can work together on health research that benefits our communities.

July 2, 2021

10 Years Grief Reach: Community Expansion and Capacity Building Grant

This competitive grant program began in 2011 as a partnership between the National Alliance for Grieving Children and the New York Life Foundation. The goal is to provide funding to expand the reach and capacity of organizations that offer local bereavement services for youth focused on unmet needs and diverse populations.

June 24, 2021

Please Help Support Resolution #3173

Please take a minute to send an email or call the Senate and Assembly Committee Chairs below to support Resolution #3173 that will increase the MCO ABA reimbursement rate with the hope it helps to increase access to much needed ABA services for the youth we serve.

June 22, 2021

Child Tax Credit Information

The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever and historic relief to the most working families ever – and most families will automatically receive monthly payments without having to take any action.

June 8, 2021

Center Based ABA Program Coming September 2021! (H2H)

Heart to Heart and Associates are expanding the services we offer. We will be taking new clients ages 18 months- 5 years old at our center in Rochelle Park. There will be full day hours 9-3 or half day session 9-12 or 1-3.

May 3, 2021  

Financial Aid for College: FAFSA High School Toolkit

In this toolkit, you’ll find 10 evidence-based best practices your school can use to support all eligible seniors and their families to complete their FAFSA, NYS Application for TAP, NYS DREAM Act, and Excelsior Scholarship applications.