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Hunterdon Behavioral Health Hosts Evening Program Regarding Government Programs for Adults with Mental Illness

February 2, 2017

 

Hunterdon Behavioral Health Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) will be holding a special program on Monday, February 13th called What You Need to Know about Government Programs for Individuals with Mental Health Challenges. The program will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Meeting Room C at Hunterdon Medical Center, located at 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington.

Attendees will learn about government programs for adults with mental illness that begin at age 18 including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Medicaid. Attorneys will also discuss securing services after age 21, including day and residential services available and programs offered through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS). Attorneys will present emerging information on New Jersey’s ever-changing system of adult services, including “fee-for-service” and the growing role of Medicaid eligibility and waivers.  Hinkle, Fingles, Prior & Fischer, Attorneys at Law will present.

Space is limited. To register, please call 908-788-6401 ext. 3006 or 3029.

Intensive Family Support Services assists families in their understanding of psychiatric disorders and the effects upon family life. Their goal is to form a collaborative, therapeutic alliance with families so that they can increase their knowledge, as well as coping and communication skills. IFSS consults with families about their individual needs. The counselors work with families to reduce isolation, stigma, and increase their understanding of mental illness. IFSS is crucial to families so that they do not feel overwhelmed during a time of crisis.

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