Early Intervention Programs
CBHCare Wellness & Support Center
The Wellness & Support Center provides Bergen County residents with early intervention support services. It offers access to short-term and recovery oriented crisis intervention, and it alsp provides stabilization services for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. To be eligible for the Center's services, the consumer must: have a diagnosable mental illness, must be at least 18 years old, must have psychiatric symptoms to a degree that imacts daily functioning, and must be safely treatable in an out-patient setting.
Services available at the Wellness & Support Center:
- crisis prevention planning to maintain stability in the community
- supportive on-site and in-community counseling services
- assessments by licensed clinicians
- rapid implementation teams
- in-community crisis stabilization
- linkage and referrals to benefits, community resources, and therapeutic services
- By telephone: 201-957-1800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Walk-ins at 569 Broadway, Westwood, NJ
- Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
What is the Early Intervention Program for Families?
The Early Intervention Program is an integral part of Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS). The program is desgined to engage and assist families who are faced with a psychiatric screening or hospitalization of a loved one.
The program is available to any family in Bergen County who has a loved one in crisis and needs help navigating the mental health system.
The program operates primarily from the Bergen County Screening Center/Emergency Room at Bergen Regional Medical Center. Additional services may be accessed through our offices in Hackensack, Lyndhurst and River Edge.
How does it work?
Our program places a compassionate and professional IFSS staff member at Bergen Regional Medical Center to answer the questions and concerns of family members during what can be a confusing and overwhelming process.
The program aims to reduce stress and confusion by:
- Providing education and linkages to community mental health providers
- Acting as an advocate on behalf of the family and their loved one
- Providing referrals to self-help groups such as IFSS
The goals of the Early Intervention Program are simple:
- To decrease families' level of concern and stress during crisis
- To increase awareness of treatment options in the community, especially for those families who are not currently involved in the mental health system
- To assist families in encouraging their loved one to engage in treatment (adherence with medication regimen, attendance at treatment program, etc.)
- To decrease rate of recidivism at hospital emergency room
Hours of Operation
Early Intervention Staff are available 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Mon - Fri at Bergen Regional Medical Center and at various times during the weekends. Other IFSS staff members can be reached 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Mon - Fri and 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on weekends. A 24-hour access line is also available.