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Resource Guide

WELCOME TO THE NEW JERSEY RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Support Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators are volunteers who offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.

Trainings & Events in New Jersey

PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS

NEW JERSEY STATE COORDINATOR: ALEXIS MENKEN, PHD
94 Valley Road, Suite 2
Montclair, NJ 07042
Telephone: 973.783.7681
Email

 


NEW JERSEY EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE

In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:

EMERGENCY: 911

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

New Jersey Postpartum Depression Helpline
“Speak Up When You’re Down”
24 hours a day 7 days a week hotline:  1-800-328-3838
 www.njspeakup.gov

 


SUPPORT GROUPS

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.

 

Natural Beginnings “Accepting the Unexpected”
Manasquan
Reflecting on the birth experience in meaningful ways
Time: First Saturday of most months 9:00 – 11:00 am
(Arrive and depart at times that are convenient for you)
Location:
200 Route 71
Spring Lake Heights
Please click here to download flyer
Facilitators: Rebecca McCloskey, LCSW and Samantha Moody, CH
Fee: None
Contact: Must contact Rebecca prior to attending
Telephone: 973-876-4283
Email

Valley Hospital
Ridgewood
Time: Tuesdays 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wednesdays (First and Third) 2:00pm
Location:
Valley Hospital Conference Center
223 North Van Dien Avenue
Contact: Trudy Heerema, MSW 201-447-8539 Please call before attending

Saint Barnabas PPD Support Group “Mommies Moods”
West Orange
Meets Fridays 11-12:30 pm at the
Jewish Community Center
760 Northfield Ave.,West Orange, NJ
Please contact Dr. Lauren Meisels
Telephone: 973-762-4147

New Mothers’ Group
Paterson
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center – The Giggles Theater
Seton Building – 2nd Floor
703 Main Street
Two Wednesdays a month at 10:00am.
Come and gather with other new moms to discuss the most common challenges and joys of motherhood.
Refreshments will be served. Babies are welcome!
For more information please contact:
Audra Burton-Eaterbrook, Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant.
Telephone: 973.754.3361

Postpartum Women’s Support Group
Hackensack
Friday mornings 11am-12:30pm
at Women’s Wellness
Contact: Kim Agresta
Telephone: 201-784-6718

Virtua Health TLC for Moms- Support Groups
Voorhees and Mt. Holly
Free and open to the public: No registration required
Voorhees – Every Wednesday 12 – 1:30pm
Location:
Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Garden Level Conference Rm
100 Bowman Drive
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Enter through Lobby B, Parking Lot B

Mt Holly – Every third Tuesday of the month 3:30 – 5pm
Location:
Virtua Memorial Hospital, Ground Level Conference Rm
175 Madison Avenue
Mt Holly, NJ 08060
Contact: Alice Jannini for further information
Telephone: 1-856-380-2229
Email  Website

Socialization & Skills Group for new mothers!
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Blue Skye Consulting, LLC
560 Sylvan Avenue, NE, 07632
Thursday evenings 7:00pm
Facilitated by Susan Dowd Stone, MSW, LCSW,  PSI President’s Advisory Council
and Marisa Hamilton, LCSW
Limited space, call to register.
No babies please, this group is for mom!
Telephone: 201.567.5596 press#3
Email

Princeton Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group
Third Saturday of each month
10:30am – 12:00 noon
Mary Jacobs County Library
64 Washington Road (Rt 518)
Rocky Hill, NJ
Contact Joyce
Telephone: 609-683-1000

NJ Self-Help Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse provides free help to those interested in joining with other moms, who have experienced PPD, to develop their own community support group in any of the unserved areas of New Jersey.
Telephone: 800.367.6274 or 973.989.1122
Website

Postpartum Support Group
Denville
1st & 3rd Thursday, 7-9pm
Saint Clare’s Behavioral Health Center
50 Morris Ave., Room 320
no registration needed
Telephone: 888.626.2111 (Press 3 and ask for the “Mom’s Postpartum Support Group)

Women’s Wellness Center of Bergen County
Waldwick
Both Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Dealing with Perinatal Mood Disorders
Every Friday at 1:00 PM
Please call for Schedule
Location:
71 Franklin Turnpike
Waldwick, NJ
Fee: None
Call to reserve space, no babies please
Contact Michele Frieberg
Telephone: 201-256-3870

Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders Follow-Up Group
Long Branch
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue, 3rd Floor
Alexander Pavillion
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Meets Every Thursday 3:30 – 5:30pm
Contact: Lisa Tremayne, RN
Telephone: 732-923-5573

Postpartum Adjustment Support Group
Every other Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00pm
Princeton Healthcare System
Princeton Fitness and Wellness Center
1225 State Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: 1-888-897-8979
Contact: Debbie Millar x8982
Website   Email

Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of North NJ
Ask to speak with a Perinatal Mental Health Coordinator
973-268-2280 Ext 103, 154 or 156
www.partnershipmch.org

Englewood Hospital & Medical Center New Mom’s Support Group
Englewood
350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631
Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00pm, Family Resource Center Pre-registration required.
Contact person: Michelle Brauntuch 201-894-3635

Hackensack University Medical Center New Moms’ Group
Hackensack
30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Every other Wednesday 2:00pm. Meditation Room, Children’s Lobby
Contact person: Laura Tarikyan 551-996-2000 Ext. 71777

Hackensack UMC at Pascack Valley New Moms’ Support Group
Westwood
250 Old Hook Road, Westwood, NJ 07675
Mother and Baby Unit in Family Lounge
Second Wednesday of the month at 11:00am
Contact person: Tara Daly 201-781-1207

Holy Name Medical Center New Moms’ Group (not a PPD specific group)
Teaneck
718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666
1st and 3rd Thursday at 1:30p
Contact persons: Ann Anderson & Johanna Gorab 201-833-3124 or 201-833-3124

Irvington Family Development Center New Moms’ Group
Irvington
50 Union Avenue, Suite 401, Irvington NJ 07111
Wednesdays 12:00-2:00pm
Contact person: Stacy Carter 973-372-4353

Irvington Family Development Center Grupo de Apoyo
Irvington
Esperanza para Madres en Español (led in Spanish),
50 Union Avenue, Suite 401, Irvington NJ 07111
Los Jueves (Thursdays) 10:00-12:00pm
Contacte a: Diana Cabezas  973-268-2280 Ext. 104

JFK Medical Center – Postpartum Support Group
Edison
65 James Street, Edison, NJ 08818
2nd Wednesday of the month, 1:00-3:00pm
Contact person: Donna Weeks 732-744-5968

Morristown Medical Center – New Mothers Support Group
Morristown
100 Madison Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960 Auditorium A, Level B
Two Fridays a month 10:00-11:30am
Contact: Maternity Social Worker at 973-971-6791

Grupo de Apoyo en Espanol para Madres (led in Spanish)
Morristown
Presbyterian Church in Morristown, 65 South St. Morristown, NJ
1er y 3er Martes de cada mes (1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month) 10:00-11:30am,
Contacte a: Magali Aguilar 973-615-2254

St. Mary’s General Hospital Grupo de Apoyo
Passaic
350 Boulevard, Passaic, NJ 07055 Esperanza para Madres en Español (led in Spanish)
4to Piso Stork Room 2do Miércoles del Mes (2nd Wednesday of the month) de 1:30-2:30pm
Contacte a: Diana Cabezas 973-268-2280 Ext. 104

Overlook Medical Center Postpartum Depression Support Group
Summit
Outpatient Behavioral Health
46-48 Beauvoir Avenue., Summit NJ 07901
Thursdays at 10:30am. Pre-registration required.
Contact person: Patricia Monaghan, Ed.S, LMFT, RN    908-522-4844

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center New Mothers Support Group
Hackettstown
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown NJ 07840
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month  9:30-11:00am. Pre-registration required.
Contact person: Yvetale Jerome, RN 908-850-6935

Hoboken University Medical Center New Mothers’ Support Group
Hoboken
308 Willow Avenue, Assumption Hall, Hoboken NJ 07030
Every Wednesday 11:00am, Register at www.pamperedpregnancy.com or
call Carmen Baker-Clark to confirm location at 201-418-2690 (Call to confirm)

Jersey City Medical Center- The Mommy’s Club
Jersey City
395 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302Every other Thursday 4:00-5:30pm, registration required.
Contact person: Jenna Whiteside 551-226-0420

Palisades Family Success Center Grupo de Apoyo
Union City
Esperanza para Madres en Español (led in Spanish)
1408 New York Avenue, Union City, NJ 07087
Contacte a: Diana Cabezas 973-268-2280 Ext. 104

Palisades Medical Center New Mothers’ Group
North Bergen
7600 River Road North Bergen, NJ 07047
Thursdays from 11:00am-1:00pm, 1st floor auditorium
Contact person: Robin Petrick 201-295-4823 (confirm before attending)

TANF – TIP Program of Union City New Mom’s Circle
Union City
530 48th Street 6th floor, Union City, NJ 07087
One Wednesday a month 11:00am-1:00pm (TANF recipients only)
Contact person: Theresa Sawyer 201-369-5205 Ext. 3717

Ironbound Children’s Center Grupo de Apoyo
Newark
Esperanza para Madres en Español (led in Spanish)
1 New York Avenue, Newark, NJ 07087
Contacte a: Diana Cabezas 973-268-2280 Ext. 104

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Pl, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Thursdays 12:30-2:00
Contact: Jo-Ann Peck   732-253-3871

St. Peter’s University Hospital- (Postpartum Adjustment Mom’s Group)
New Brunswick
“Life will never be the same”
254 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, NJ
1st Fridays, Noon-1pm
Contact: Donna Makris 732-745-8600 x5879

Shore Memorial Hospital – TLC for Moms PP Support Group
Somers Point
1 New York Ave., Somers Point, NJ
Valet Parking, No Registration, Babies Welcome
Jenkins Room, Mondays   1:00-2:30pm
Contact: Postpartum Wellness Line 609-926-4229

Meridian Counseling Services
Turnersville
901 Blackhorse Pike, Suite 105 Washington Professional Campus #2
No registration required, babies welcome, (no handicap access)
Tuesdays 11:00AM
Contact: Amy 856-751-0505

Jersey Shore University Medical Center PPD Group
Neptune
1945 Rt. 33, Lance auditorium, Neptune, NJ
Thursdays 1:00 pm
Contact: Pat Vena 732-937-5437 x181

Riverview Medical Center
Red Bank
1 Riverview Plaza, Red Bank, NJ
Every other Thursday 11:00am
Contact: Pat Vena 732-937-5437 x181

Kennedy University Hospital – “A Time for Moms” PPD group
Sewell
435 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080
Every Thursday 1:30 pm
Contact: Joanne Naughton
856-582-3098

 

Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list a support group here.

EDUCATION & EVENTS

MAT/CH CARE SERVICE, INC.

(Maternal/Child Care Service, Inc.)

An agency established to meet the specific care needs of moms and their newborns between the ages of 0-12 months, cordially invite you to…

Come and Celebrate with us!

May 2, 2015
6pm
875-883 Sanford Avenue
Irvington, NJ 07111
For more information email us at
mtchcare@gmail.com
or call
848-469-9201

 

 

Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.

UPDATES:

If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us.