PSI New Jersey

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 CO-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)

 

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 the month 9:00 - 11:00 am
          (Arrive and depart at times that are convenient for you)
Location: 75 Main Street, Suite 13
                 Manasquan, NJ 0873
Please click here to download flyer
Facilitators: Rebecca McCloskey, LCSW and Samantha Moody, CH 
Fee: None
Contact:  Please contact Rebecca prior to attending your first meeting
Telephone: 973-876-4283 
Email: NaturalBeginningsNJ@gmail.com



Valley Hospital
Ridgewood

Time: Tuesdays (Second and Fourth) 7:00pm to 8:00pm
          Wednesdays (First and Third) 11:00am - Noon
Location:
Valley Hospital Conference Center
Contact: Trudy Heerema, MSW 201-447-8539 for more information


Saint Barnabas PPD Support Group
Livingston, NJ

Meets Mondays 10-11:30 am at the
Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center
200 South Orange Ave. Livingston, 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

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
Vorhees and Mt. Holly
Free and open to the public: No registration required

Vorhees - Every Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00pm
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:  Amy Bregman 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
Wednesday evenings 7:00pm beginning Oct. 15, 2008.

Facilitated by Susan Dowd Stone, MSW, LCSW, Chair, PSI President’s Advisory Council
and Emily Broeman, MSW Intern

Limited space, call to register.
No babies please, this group is for mom!

Telephone: 201.567.5596 press#3
Email


Spanish Speaking PPD Support Group
Long Branch

Monmouth Family Health Center
300 Second Ave
3rd Floor OB/GYN Department

Meets 2nd Friday of every month from 2-3pm
Contact Pat Vena
Telephone: 732.363.5400 ext.22
Email


The Rocking Horse Club
Flemington

Mom Time
Every other Monday, 1pm - 2:30pm
Hunterdon Medical Center, Meeting Room D
Free support group facilitated by Registered Nurses
Children are welcome

September 15; October 6 and 20;
November 3 and 17; December 1 and 15

Telephone: 908-788-MOMS (6667)
Website


Princeton Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group

Third Saturday of each month
10:30am - 12:00 noon
Mary Jacobs County Library
64 Washington Road
Rocky Hill, NJ
Route 518

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 Tues., 7-9pm
Saint Clare’s Behavioral Health Center
50 Morris Ave.,
Call before attending
Telephone: 888.626.2111 (Press 3 and ask for the "Mom's Postpartum Support Group)


 Women's Wellness Center of Bergen County

 Both Pregnant and Postpartum Women
 Dealing with Perinatal Mood Disorders
 Every Friday at 1:00 PM
 Location:  
 71 Franklin Turnpike
 Waldwick, NJ
 Fee: None
 Call to reserve space, no babies please
Telephone: 201-256-3870


Postpartum Depression/Anxiety Support Group
Long Branch
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue, 3rd Floor
Alexander Pavillion
Long Branch, NJ  07740
Meets Every Thursday 4 - 6 PM
Contact:  Lisa Madden
Telephone:  732-923-6992
 


EDUCATION & EVENTS

December 6, 2012 8:30 AM - Noon

Unexpected Birth Outcomes: Maternal Triggers for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
$25 (breakfast and certificate included)
2.75 nursing contact hours
2.5 Social Work contact hours

Please click here for more information

Download Flyer here


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.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: If you are interested in volunteering, please contact PSI Program Director Wendy Davis with any questions.

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 CO-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)

 

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 the month 9:00 - 11:00 am
          (Arrive and depart at times that are convenient for you)
Location: 75 Main Street, Suite 13
                 Manasquan, NJ 0873
Please click here to download flyer
Facilitators: Rebecca McCloskey, LCSW and Samantha Moody, CH 
Fee: None
Contact:  Please contact Rebecca prior to attending your first meeting
Telephone: 973-876-4283 
Email: NaturalBeginningsNJ@gmail.com



Valley Hospital
Ridgewood

Time: Tuesdays (Second and Fourth) 7:00pm to 8:00pm
          Wednesdays (First and Third) 11:00am - Noon
Location:
Valley Hospital Conference Center
Contact: Trudy Heerema, MSW 201-447-8539 for more information


Saint Barnabas PPD Support Group
Livingston, NJ

Meets Mondays 10-11:30 am at the
Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center
200 South Orange Ave. Livingston, 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

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
Vorhees and Mt. Holly
Free and open to the public: No registration required

Vorhees - Every Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00pm
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:  Amy Bregman 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
Wednesday evenings 7:00pm beginning Oct. 15, 2008.

Facilitated by Susan Dowd Stone, MSW, LCSW, Chair, PSI President’s Advisory Council
and Emily Broeman, MSW Intern

Limited space, call to register.
No babies please, this group is for mom!

Telephone: 201.567.5596 press#3
Email


Spanish Speaking PPD Support Group
Long Branch

Monmouth Family Health Center
300 Second Ave
3rd Floor OB/GYN Department

Meets 2nd Friday of every month from 2-3pm
Contact Pat Vena
Telephone: 732.363.5400 ext.22
Email


The Rocking Horse Club
Flemington

Mom Time
Every other Monday, 1pm - 2:30pm
Hunterdon Medical Center, Meeting Room D
Free support group facilitated by Registered Nurses
Children are welcome

September 15; October 6 and 20;
November 3 and 17; December 1 and 15

Telephone: 908-788-MOMS (6667)
Website


Princeton Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group

Third Saturday of each month
10:30am - 12:00 noon
Mary Jacobs County Library
64 Washington Road
Rocky Hill, NJ
Route 518

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 Tues., 7-9pm
Saint Clare’s Behavioral Health Center
50 Morris Ave.,
Call before attending
Telephone: 888.626.2111 (Press 3 and ask for the "Mom's Postpartum Support Group)


 Women's Wellness Center of Bergen County

 Both Pregnant and Postpartum Women
 Dealing with Perinatal Mood Disorders
 Every Friday at 1:00 PM
 Location:  
 71 Franklin Turnpike
 Waldwick, NJ
 Fee: None
 Call to reserve space, no babies please
Telephone: 201-256-3870


Postpartum Depression/Anxiety Support Group
Long Branch
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue, 3rd Floor
Alexander Pavillion
Long Branch, NJ  07740
Meets Every Thursday 4 - 6 PM
Contact:  Lisa Madden
Telephone:  732-923-6992
 


EDUCATION & EVENTS

December 6, 2012 8:30 AM - Noon

Unexpected Birth Outcomes: Maternal Triggers for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
$25 (breakfast and certificate included)
2.75 nursing contact hours
2.5 Social Work contact hours

Please click here for more information

Download Flyer here


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.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: If you are interested in volunteering, please contact PSI Program Director Wendy Davis with any questions.

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