Ocean Mental Health Services, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit, mental health agency, established in 1959, serving all of Ocean County, NJ. In 2015 we received the WAVE award as the’ Non-Profit Business of the Year’ by the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce. With 34 programs and 14 various locations throughout Ocean County, Ocean Mental Health Services, Inc. provided 1.1 million service encounters, 50,685 meals to consumers, and served 8,862 adults, children and families with mental illness in fiscal year 2016.
The Ocean Mental Health Services’ mission is to offer a comprehensive continuum of mental health services that promotes full participation in community life. We live this mission every day as we address the mental health needs of the residents of Ocean County. Our wide variety of services provides assistance to people throughout the mental healthcare continuum. We provide the support and guidance needed as people dedicate themselves to mental health wellness and recovery. We believe together we can build a better tomorrow. Our vision is that citizens of Ocean County understand mental health is essential to overall health, services are consumer driven, and everyone receives excellent mental health services. Oftentimes when people think of health they consider only their physical needs. At Ocean Mental Health Services we strive to bring the discussion of your mental health needs into the forefront.
The OceanCares Foundation supports Ocean Mental Health Services by providing program development otherwise ineligible for contract and county funding. With the help of the OceanCares Foundation Board of Trustees, special events committee members, staff, volunteers, and funders, the foundation brings communities together with program enhancements and events. Some of the program enhancements and events provided by the OceanCares Foundation in fiscal year 2017 include:
- Art & Soul Exhibit – Consumer Based Art Show
- Gift Auction
- Clambake for a Cause
- 5k run/walk
- Equine & Pet Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Guest Speakers
- Food & Clothing Pantry
- Consumer Gardening Programs
- Consumer Socialization Programs
- Continuing Education Workshops for OceanMHS staff and other Mental Health Professionals
We look forward to another year of program developments and innovation in the field of mental health for 2017-2018!