Resources for Familes
Resources and Links
When your child is facing challenges to their functioning and well-being, finding the right services and support can be overwhelming. If you have concerns about your child’s mental health and/or are interested in learning more about what help is available, call Performcare 877-652-7624 or visit www.performcarenj.org.
Department of Children and Families www.nj.gov/dcf
The State of NJ has a number of resources pertaining to child safety, child care, health and wellness, and adoptions through the Department of Children and Families. Included in these resources is a list of toll-free hotlines that individuals may call if they are in need of support for themselves, their children, and/or others.
Attendance Works http://www.attendanceworks.org/
School success goes hand in hand with good attendance. Help your child succeed in school by building the habit of good attendance early in their education.
McKinney-Vento Act: Rights and Resources for Displaced Students
McKinney-Vento Act is part of a Federal Law that protects children that are displaced/homeless. According to the McKinney-Vento Act, children and youth who lack “a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence” are considered homeless. These children are living in a temporary living situation (i.e. shelter, motel, vehicle, camp ground, temporary trailer, or doubled-up with family and/or friends) due to loss of housing or economic hardship.
If you believe your children may be eligible, contact Mrs. Glynn to find out what services and supports may be available. You may also reach out to your local liaison or state coordinator.
Local Liaison: Patricia Callander 732-751-2480 ext. 3805
State Coordinator: Danielle Anderson-Thomas 609-984-4974