Office on Mental Health and Addiction Services

Mission Statement:

The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services works closely with the State Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to oversee the provision of prevention, education, early intervention, treatment services and recovery support services for residents in need of mental health and/or addiction services. The Municipal Alliance is also included in this mission.

What We Do:
  • Administer funds awarded to various providers across the continuum of care from inpatient detoxification services to outpatient substance abuse services and recovery support services following treatment.
  • Convene regular stakeholder committee meetings to review and discuss the delivery of services to Hudson County residents and identify any barriers to effective service delivery.
  • Coordinate with local system partners to monitor the capacity of services to better meet the needs of Hudson County residents.
  • Conduct community based planning for mental health and addiction services.
  • Provide community resources, information, advocacy and linkages to ensure seamless service delivery as residents move through the continuum of care.
  • Engage residents and community based organizations in the planning and development of evidenced based community level prevention strategies to target substance abuse in their communities.
Who We Are:

The Office on Mental Health and Addiction Services aims to serve all Hudson County residents who are dealing with a mental health and or substance use disorder. The office focuses on the entire continuum of care with services beginning from early intervention and prevention to outpatient and residential services. The Office on Mental Health and Addiction Services works closely with community stakeholders to ensure residents have access to treatment so that they may strive towards wellness and recovery.

Contact Information

Robin F. James, Division Chief of Behavioral Health and Addiction Services

T: 201-369-5280 ext. 4250

E: rjames@hcnj.us

 

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