Q: Is Shore House membership free of charge? A: Yes, it is!
Q: What is the Shore House mission? A: Shore House is dedicated to building a community of hope and mental wellness, providing resources and supportive services for adult residents of Monmouth County living with mental illness. We help members get back on their feet and into the workforce by empowering them with job skills and training, and providing them with a social support system. We also assist members in obtaining access to housing, education, peer support, and healthcare. Ultimately, we help our members with reintegration into the working world and larger society as productive, contributing, independent individuals with self-esteem and dignity.
Q: I believe in the Shore House mission. How can I help? A: There are many ways you can help! You can volunteer your time with us; tell people you know, like friends and family, about our organization; or donate to help keep us up and running! Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
Q: I think I or someone I know would benefit from your program. What is the process for joining? A: You can find more detailed information about this in other parts of our website (roll your mouse over the 'Membership' tab, then click 'How to become a member'), but in short, potential members (18 years and older with a primary presenting problem associated with mental illness) have their psychiatrist fill out a referral form, and then email it to our Executive Director, Susan Mazzeo (firstname.lastname@example.org). Membership is completely voluntary. For more information, please call (732) 759-1595 or email us at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Q: Can people living with mental illness really be a part of the workforce? A: They absolutely can be! One in five people suffer from at least one mental illness; it could be you or someone you love. But many of these people lead successful, fulfilling lives both in the workforce and at home. Here at Shore House, we recognize that steady employment contributes to a person's sense of self-worth and a renewed sense of purpose, ultimately leading to improved outcomes for our members via job opportunities.
Q: I want to help either myself or a loved one by learning more about mental illness, but I don't know where to start! Where do you recommend I begin? A: The National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, is a wonderful organization with a very informative website, rich with resources to help you and/or a loved one gain a greater understanding of mental illness, as well as providing you with ways you can help yourself or others struggling with a mental disorder. The site also provides guides for crisis management, in addition to links to other hotlines and websites that can assist those suffering from mental illness . You can access all of this information and more at nami.org. Another great resource is the website of the National Institute of Mental Health ( NIMH): https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml.
Q: How can I stay informed on Shore House events, news, and other goings-on? A: There are many ways you can stay apprised of our latest activities! We frequently update our website, blogs, Facebook, and Twitter, so you can stay up to date!