Children's InterAgency Coordinating Council
Jamie Hart, Coordinator
"Passport to Independence" Transitional Living Resource Fair
Details About the Committee Fair Exhibits Links


The Ocean County Aging Out/ Aging In Committee is proud to announce a resource fair to showcase the programs and services offered for youth between 14 and 22 years of age.

Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Time: Drop by between 3pm and 7pm

Location: Toms River Elks Lodge, 600 Washington St., Toms River, NJ [Directions]


☼ Empower youth and young adults with information to guide their own care
☼ Increase knowledge and access of community resources that address the varied issues experienced by youth in transition
☼ Create a seamless transition, promote resiliency and support wellness and recovery for youth with mental health and behavioral challenges as they become independent adults

Who Should Attend:

14 to 22 year olds and their families
Anyone who assists in referral & linkage for youth in transition

Below: Youth Consultation Services (awarded 2009 "Best Use of Theme") provides flyers and brochures on its transitional and independent living programs.

About the Aging Out/ Aging In Committee

In 2007, a joint committee was formed of the CIACC and Mental Health Unit to identify and address the systemic gaps and barriers that exist for youth in transition from involvement in children's services to the adult mental health service system. The mission of the "Aging Out/Aging In Committee" is to foster local system integration, information/ resource sharing, and networking aimed to facilitate successful transition for young adults in Ocean County. The Committee began by providing collaborative case consultation and technical assistance to case workers. In the fall of 2008, Ocean County was granted the opportunity to serve as a pilot county for Transition Planning Conferencing, a statewide initiative of the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services (DCBHS) in partnership with the Division of Mental Health Services (DMHS), which was loosely based on the processes that had began in Ocean County.

The Committee hopes to empower and support youth and young adults' transition to adulthood through this annual resource fair.

Fair Exhibits
  • Brighter Days Self-Help Center
  • Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization Services
  • Ocean's Care Management Organization
  • Community Advocates/ Peer Outreach Support Team/ Journey to Wellness
  • Community-Based Youth Training Program, Transition Program through MOCEANS Center for Independent Living
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Drug and Alcohol Inpatient Treatmennt for Adolescents and Adults through Lighthouse
  • Family-to-Family Education and NAMI Basics through NAMI-Ocean County
  • Inpatient Mental Health and Addiction Treatment through Carrier Clinic
  • Motor Vehicle Commission
  • NJ Division of Youth and Family Services
  • Ocean County Board of Social Services
  • Ocean County Department of Human Services
  • Ocean County Family Support Organization
  • Ocean County Library - Tools for Teens workshops
  • Ocean County Vocational Technical School - Employment Orientation
  • Parent and Adult Support Group/ Parent to Parent:Family Training on ADHD through Monmouth County Chapter of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Preferred Behavioral Health & Preferred CHildren's Services: Project Independence, Young Adult Partial Program at Interact, Supported Education, Supportive Employment, Intensive Case Management Services, Justice Involved Services
  • Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities
  • Respite Programs and Services
  • S.A.F.E. (Strengthening Adolescent Families through Empowerment)
  • Social Security Administration
  • Sovereign Bank
  • Stepping Stones Intensive Outpatient Program, Inpatient Psychiatric Services and others through Saint Barnabas Behavioral Health
  • Tobacco Dependence Treatement, Project DART, and Project MORE through Saint Barnabas Institute for Prevention
  • Transitional Living Program, Ocean's Harbor House

Exhibits are anticipated from Mental Health, Financial Entitlements, Health Care, Self Help, Independent Living, Education and Employment. Potential Exhibitors: please register here.



2-1-1 NJ's Community Resource Call Center and Website


Fair Brochure (coming soon)

2nd Floor Youth Helpline

Transitions for

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