How You Can Help

April 7, 2020.

We are currently living amidst very challenging times. People struggling with mental illness and substance use issues are faced with even greater challenges.

During this pandemic, we have had to change the “how” in our approach, but we are connecting regularly with children, teens, adults, veterans and seniors more than ever before.

We need your help. We are asking our community to help support others by donating gift cards which will directly help people struggling to meet their basic needs in Monmouth and Ocean counties:

  • Youth aging out of foster care who have recently lost their jobs (Project Independence);
  • Monmouth County residents in recovery from opioid addiction now struggling to pay their bills (Support Team for Addiction Recovery-STAR);
  • Families supported by our Mobile Response program who have limited resources and now more than ever need food, clothing, toiletries, and cleaning supplies;
  • People with mental illness who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness-PATH).
  • Low income area residents with mental illness who are challenged every day to keep food on their tables (Integrated Case Management Services -ICMS).
  • Infants and toddlers without diapers (Healthy Families; In-Home Recovery Program (IHRP).

Our front-line staff have identified local retailers that best meet our clients’ needs. Gift cards can be sent electronically to us or by mail. Here are the four with links to the web pages:

Direct an electronic gift card on to:  Judy Daniels at:

Send a gift card by mail to: Judy Daniels, Preferred Behavioral Health Group, 700 Airport Road, Lakewood, NJ  08701.

You can choose a specific program to support if you would like to in the comments section. For questions, contact Judy Daniels at

Thank you. Together we can do more.