(Camden, NJ) – As Camden County residents cope with the continuing COVID 19 pandemic, managing mental health and addiction issues may be more challenging for some residents. With in-person services now unavailable for so many, Camden County is taking steps to connect residents with the help they need.
The Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Department of Health want to make residents aware of a number of social service organizations that offer counseling by phone in New Jersey, some of them available 24/7. These include:
- The Mental Health Association in New Jersey – 1-877-294-HELP (4357) – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily – available to all residents for emotional support, guidance and mental health referrals.
- New Jersey Peer Recovery – 1-833-422-2765 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with hours soon extended to 10 p.m. – for individuals with substance abuse problems or those in recovery needing support.
- Vets4Warriors – 1-855-838-8255 – 24/7 – national program for veterans for who have served in wars.
- Vet 2 Vet – 1-866-838-7654 – 24/7 – for any New Jersey military veteran.
- Mom2Mom – 1-877-914-6662 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – for mothers with special needs children.
- Care2Caregiver – 1-800-424-2494 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – for those caring for a family member suffering memory loss, Alzheimer’s, dementia or a related disorder.
- Cop2Cop – 1-866-267-2267 – 24/7 – for law enforcement officers.
- Worker2Worker – 1-855-327-7482 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – for New Jersey DCP&P employees.
- Aid NJEA – 1-866-243-6532 – noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday – for school staff members and their families.
- For additional aid and resources, call the Camden County Office of Mental Health and Addiction at 856-374-6361.
- For any additional information or a referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please call 1-877-266-8222.
“We recognize that during these challenging and stressful times, there are Camden County residents in need of counseling services. While the social distancing measures enacted to stop the spread of the COVID 19 virus prevent many of these services from being offered in-person as they traditionally would be, there is help available to our county residents just by picking up a phone and making a call,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “As a county, we are working to do everything we can to connect our residents with the services they need now more than ever during this time of crisis in our nation.”