Office of Mental Health
PO Box 3000 Kozloski Road, Freehold NJ 07728
Phone: 732-431-7200 Fax: 732-308-3700
Email - Steven J. Horvath
Due to confidentiality and HIPAA federal and state regulations, you need to include a telephone contact number and/or address when you email us. No responses by the County potentially revealing Protected Health Information can be made via e-mail.
Provides information and referral regarding the scope of mental health services available to county residents. Provides funding for the implementation and development of mental health programs and coordinates planning, monitoring and advocacy activities on behalf of persons with mental illness
Contact: Steven J. Horvath, Assistant Director
Days and Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Area Served: Monmouth County
Services Provided: Provides information and referral on all mental health related issues. Through county tax dollars, provides funding for the delivery and development of a continuum of mental health services. Review, comment and make recommendations on all state funding which supports mental health services within the county. Advocate on behalf of all residents who require assistance in accessing services and /or responding to consumer complaints. Serve as liaison to mental health agencies between local, county and state agencies. Convenes the County Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC) which monitors, and assesses the needs of children and adolescents with special behavioral and emotional needs. Convenes the Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth, a state grant funded, school based planning, training and crisis response service. Responsible for the training and deployment of a Disaster/Critical Incident Response Team to respond to traumatic and critical events that impact on county residents.
Method of Application: County renewal applications are distributed in June of each calendar year for the upcoming year funding cycle. Applications are reviewed by the Mental Health Board and submitted for Freeholder consideration and approval. Agencies and/or programs are typically licensed and/or accredited by state agencies and/or nationally accrediting bodies in the area of mental health services for which they are requesting funding.
Eligibility Requirements: Yes. Must be a Monmouth County resident.
Fees/Dues: None required.
Handicapped Access: Yes.
Transportation Provided: No.
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish.
Volunteer: Yes. Volunteers are Freeholder appointed to the Mental Health Board for 3 years. Board members advise the Freeholders on all relevant mental health activities that affect the residents of Monmouth County. The MHB has a maximum of twelve members.