South Jersey has multiple resources that will provide parental support. Please spend some time reviewing the South Jersey Jewish Abilities Alliance web directory (SJJAA). SJJAA provides you with an invaluable resources that will help you and your family navigate your individual family journey. Some resources are:
Jewish Family Children and Children’s Services of Southern New Jersey provides support groups and advocacy.
The MOM2MOM helpline can be reached at 1-877-914-6662 (1-877-914-MOM2) and is a 24 hour, 7 day a week helpline coordinated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC). The helpline features peer support, telephone assessments, a network of referral services and support groups. You will speak with other mothers of children with special needs. Many resources for children with special needs have been established with a focus on advocacy, education and financial support for those loved ones. The missing link however has been the recognition for the needed services for the primary caregiver’s mental health and wellness, specifically a service for mothers. For more information, please visit our MOM2MOM Website.
Many of these resources may offer guidance and navigation, support and assistance, or may just provide a sounding board for you where you may voice your concerns and frustrations. In addition, JFCS, The Jewish Abilities Alliance of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey and the JCC, will offer workshops and support programs for you and your family in a non-threatening environment.