Post-Sandy Consumer Resources


New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd reminds New Jersey residents that several health-related support services are available to Garden State residents in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

“As New Jersey recovers and rebuilds from Hurricane Sandy, it is important to remember that many residents and businesses have suffered significant personal and financial loss,” said O’Dowd. “It is important for everyone – the public, healthcare workers, first responders and recovery workers – to recognize the signs of distress and take advantage of available resources during these challenging times.”

View the The N.J. Department of Human Services' Division of Mental Health Services list of Psychiatric Screening/Crisis Centers.

Other resources available to New Jersey residents include:

NameNumberWebsiteDescription

New Jersey Hope and Healing Program

1-877-294-HELP (4357)

1-877-294-4356 TTY

www.disastermentalhealthnj.com

Phones are answered by trained counselors who may assist anyone experiencing a wide variety of traumatic stress reactions 8 a.m. to midnight seven days a week.

 Hope 4U Helpline

 1-855-467-3481
(855-HOPE4U1)

 

Individual clinical assessment, family sessions, therapy sessions and support groups.

Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990

Text TalkWithUS to 66746

www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov

24/7 crisis counseling and support staffed by trained counselors from crisis call centers across the U.S.

NJ211

2-1-1

www.nj211.org

Links people in need with resources in their community, site also has a Hurricane Relief & Recovery Guide. 

U.S. Veterans Administration National Center for PTSD

 

www.ptsd.va.gov

Downloadable training modules and a free app to help healthcare providers assist people in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.