JCMC to offer free mental health services to Hoboken Community Center residents


The Jersey City Medical Center will offer free mental health services to Hoboken Community Center residents: 96 single men living in affordable housing units.

Photo courtesy of the Hoboken Community Center.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The JCMC behavioral health program is a welcome addition to the services available to residents of the Hoboken Community Center’s Affordable Housing program,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

“Through this new partnership, the Hoboken Community Center will be equipped to help care for their residents’ physical, emotional, and mental health. The HCC’s Affordable Housing program is an integral part of the affordable housing available in the City of Hoboken and I am pleased to recognize JCMC’s contribution to the wellbeing of our community.”

Since 1927, the community center has provided affordable housing services to low-income men, providing a lifeline to members of the Hoboken community.

The addition of free mental health care will supplement the care and services the residents already receive through the HCC.

“As a leading provider of healthcare services for Hudson County, we are proud of our commitment to healing, enhancing and investing in Hudson County, which includes our partnership with Hoboken Community Center,” added Jersey City Medical Center President and CEO Michael Prilutsky.

“Helping to meet the behavioral health needs of the residents of Hoboken Community Center is one of many ways that Jersey City Medical Center is helping our community to achieve good health. We look forward to our long-term partnership with the Hoboken Community Center and the City of Hoboken to address all health care and wellness needs in the communities we serve to include the social determinants of health.”

JCMC staff will begin working with residents this week to address their individual needs.

“We are thrilled to partner with JCMC to implement a community based support program with on-site services for our affordable housing program at the HCC,” said Anju Starace, member of the Board of Directors for the Hoboken Community Center.

Through the partnership, the JCMC’s team of professionals will make available a team of mental health workers and a senior primary therapist who, working together will assist patients with direct case management, care coordination, wellness education, treatment planning, psycho-education, life skills training, and much more.

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