Resources & Links:

United Way of Monmouth County
Professional counselors from these agencies are available to help families determine their immediate financial need and any concerns they have about services that might be helpful. Services could include financial assistance, counseling, day care, job training, etc.

First Call for Help


Community YMCA Family Services


YMCA of Western Monmouth County


Catholic Charities


Jewish Family & Children's Services




The American Red Cross - Jersey Coast Chapter
There are many services provided to include mental health assistance, bill payment, immediate needs, memorial service reimbursement. There are certain criteria to be met and all cases are handled on a case-by-case basis. The American Red Cross will continue to provide assistance to families by the 9/11/01 Disaster. Families and individuals will continue to receive assistance for physical and mental health needs and other financial obligations. Families and individuals will work with social work professionals in assisting families in obtaining assistance.

The American Red Cross Jersey Coast Chapter

732- 493-9100



Trial Lawyers Care
Provides free legal help for victims of the September 11 attacks. Provides information and assistance required for filing under the Victim Compensation Fund.

Trial Lawyers Care




Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
The program allows any New Jersey family (regardless of their insurer), or member of Horizon New York plans, who lost a loved one in any of the September 11, 2001 attacks, and whose health care coverage was consequently affected, to apply for help in paying for their health insurance. The Fund will pay for extended health coverage, including replacement insurance or the insured's cost for continuation of existing coverage, for as long as the Fund lasts.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue shield
of New Jersey




Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Victim-Witness Advocacy Unit
The September 11th attacks were criminal acts therefore law enforcement victim assistance programs are responsible for providing the victims, their families and those impacted by the events with easy access to information concerning the resources and entitlements available to them. Services include Crisis intervention counseling, needs assessment, resource information and referral to outside agencies.

Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Victim-Witness Advocacy Unit



Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey
VNA of Central Jersey's health professionals are available to provide: bereavement support on an individual or group basis; ongoing support through case management; volunteers; support services free of charge; and collaboration with other resources. VNACJ can also provide skilled nursing, home health aide, therapeutic and social work services if needed to affected individuals.

Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey




Monmouth County Division of Mental Health
Services include coordination of volunteer mental health disaster response to any and all affected parties; Development and distribution of relevant information to schools, community agencies, businesses, and municipal governments regarding mental health resources; Deployment of crisis workers for debriefing of persons and families affected by traumatic loss; Assessment, identification and development of appropriate services addressing the mental health needs of target populations; Coordinating with state and local officials re. the future training and service needs of Monmouth County residents; Providing ongoing support to mental health clinicians, and first responders; Facilitating the training of additional disaster mental health counselors onto the county team; Application for disaster relief funding from state and federal agencies.

Monmouth County Division of Mental Health



NJ Department of Human Services - Project Phoenix 

Project Phoenix has been created for people who are affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It is a hub for receiving and providing vital information in the delivery of community crisis counseling services under a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant, resulting from the Presidential Declaration of Disaster for the eleven most affected counties in New Jersey. The crisis counseling program is called Project Phoenix and is also administered by the Federal Center for Mental Health Services, Disaster Relief Grant (CMHS). This site will remain open throughout the duration of the grant and site visitors may use the e-mail link or telephone contact numbers provided to learn more about Community Crisis Counseling Services

1-877-294-HELP (4357)
Project Phoenix