Helpful Resources

This has no doubt been an incredibly challenging time. These uncharted waters are influencing our mental health, employment status, family dynamics, financial security, and all other aspects of our daily lives. In times of hardship, we are strongest when we come together in support. Social distancing, while effective at flattening the curve, has its own set of hurdles to overcome. On this page we've collected some helpful resources to cope with the unprecedented times of COVID-19. #We Are InThisTogetherApart #CovidCantStopGood


Mental Health

The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. 

Ways to cope with stress

Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Worsening of mental health conditions
  • Increased use of alcoholtobacco, or other drugs

If you still feel anxious and stressed, there are a number of resources to help you manage through this difficult period.

The NJ Mental Health Cares (NJMHC):

The NJMHC Help Line offers telephone counseling, emotional support, information and assistance in helping to get behavioral health services needed by you or a loved one.  For assistance or more information, you can call this toll-free confidential number: 866-202-HELP (4357).

NJ Suicide Prevention Hopeline:

Those who may have suicidal thoughts should call 855-NJ-HOPELINE (855-654-6735)

Watch for behavior changes in your child

It’s a lot for a kid to process. There’s the disruption of normal activities, the sudden split from friends, and, of course, fear of the virus itself. These difficulties are compounded for children who rely on school meals, or whose family members are sickened or facing sudden unemployment.

Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way.  Click here for info on how to manage your children's mental health. During COVID-19, Child Mind Institute is providing a full range of mental health services remotely via telehealth. Click here

How Are You, Really? Challenge

Large portions of Americans have reported that the crisis has harmed them psychologically, and hotlines for people in emotional distress have experienced spikes in calls and texts. Researchers worry that the effects of isolation, job loss, illness and death could linger long after the virus subsides. Kenneth Cole's Mental Health Coalition calls on people to share videos of themselves speaking honestly about their mental health challenges and how they deal with them. Sharing inspiring stories and positive expressions of empathy will pave the way for countless others to do the same. Let's address the devastating stigma surrounding mental health by answering the question: How Are You, Really?


Family Services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Click here 

Domestic Violence

Amid coronavirus, people may be quarantined with their abuser.  The United Nations recently warned that domestic violence incidents are increasing amid the lockdown.
 

Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in which one person gains and maintains power and control over another person in the relationship. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence. Victims can be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, education, employment or marital status. Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender; living together, separating, dating or related. Experts say that people can't always leave domestic violence situations easily, but there are resources available to help. Click here

There are many forms of abuse used to gain and maintain power and control over another person such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional and psychological abuse and financial abuse.

You may have a friend, relative, or neighbor who is being abused.  You may have witnessed the violence, heard it, seen physical signs of it, or merely suspected it for various reasons. What should you do? Click here

Senior Services

Do you need help to ensure senior safety and wellbeing through the current health crisis and beyond. There are caregivers specially trained to provide uplifting care from the safety and comfort of home. They will pick up prescriptions, do the grocery shopping and provide companionship and personal care.  Comfort Keepers is a local agency equipped to travel to clients’ homes to provide care services and living assistance. For more info, Click Here

 


Career Development / Job Support

During our period of quarantine, it is an excellent opportunity to assess your career choices and explore if there may be a more suitable fit that can enrich your worklife in a way that you haven't had time to consider in the past.  Use the resources and tools below to see if you are in a job that is most satisfying to you.

 

Do you know your Personality Profile?

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. Are you an introvert? Extrovert? Knowing your personality will help you connect with coworkers and friends to see how to build more effective relationships with them. This free personality test reveals who you really are. Discover the 16 personalities created by Myers & Briggs, test your personality type, and find your strengths.  Click Here

Aptitude Testing

Just like scientists use data to make predictions, aptitude testing can help you predict the types of careers you’ll thrive in. The work of Johnson O’Connor is rooted in the scientific study of human abilities and believe that everyone has natural talents that should be nurtured and used. There are a number of Free online tests.  Click here

Bergen County Workforce Development Board

New Jersey has among the most comprehensive Earned Sick LeaveTemporary Disability and Family Leave Insurance laws in the country, which cover all employees – full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal. 

Now a new federal law passed in response to the coronavirus emergency requires private employers with fewer than 500 employees and most public employers to provide emergency paid sick leave and emergency childcare FMLA leave. Click here

Jobs and Hiring Portal

Have you been furloughed, laid off or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community.  Click here 

Bergen County Resources

During these stressful times, communities are need of resources and knowing where to find them is half the battle. We would like to share you with one of the resource hubs that our Family Success Center uses to assist others during their times of need, whether it be for health services, family and support services, or career development, the Bergen Resource Net is the right place to find helpful information related to mental health, family services, domestic violence, medical services, developmental needs, and much more.  Click here

Career Counseling 

Whether you have been furloughed or laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or are taking this time to reevaluate your career path, counseling can help you to determine the next steps. Our Family Success Center often provides career counseling direction to those they serve through Bergen Career Counseling. You can setup a 10-minute phone call to discuss your thoughts and hear theirs. Click here  


Health and Wellness

Coronavirus Testing

In order to expand the Y’s community outreach programs offered throughout the Coronavirus crisis and continue to be an advocate and resource in the Meadowlands region, we are partnering with the Borough of East Rutherford to jointly serve the surrounding communities. Thanks to our sponsor, Mc Gowan Builders for recognizing the need to test by supporting our efforts.  

No-Fee COVID-19 Swab Testing at the Meadowlands YMCA

No-Fee Swab-and-Go Drive-Thru testing is being offered at the Meadowlands YMCA in partnership with the Borough of East Rutherford. Open to all residents and businesses in the Meadowlands region (not just East Rutherford).

Download and fill out Testing Form available below and bring with you on the day of your test.  After you download the Testing Form, you MUST REGISTER in advance by clicking here. Testing will be done on a first-come, first-served basis by lining up on Murray Hill Parkway during your designated hours. Please stay in your car and a healthcare worker will administer your test through your car window.  There is no cost to you and no prescription needed.  Testing both symptomatic as well as non-symptomatic patients. 

Testing Day: Thursday, June 18th

MEMBERS ONLY:   8a to 10a  (register for public hours)

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (all communities): Noon to 2p

   

No-Fee Antibody Testing at the Meadowlands YMCA

No-Fee Antibody Testing is being offered at the Meadowlands YMCA in partnership with the Borough of East Rutherford. Open to all residents and businesses in the Meadowlands region (not just East Rutherford).

Download and fill out Testing Form available below and bring with you on the day of your test. After you download the Testing Form, you MUST REGISTER in advance by clicking here or on box below to schedule an appointment. Testing will be done in our Gatorade Gym.  Park in the main parking lot and enter the gym through the back doors (not main entrance). There is no cost to you and no prescription needed. 

Testing Day: Wednesday, June 24th 

 MEMBERS ONLY:   8a to 10a 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (all communities): Noon to 2p

       

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

For information how to protect yourself from COVID-19 and what to do when you're sick, visit the Center for Disease Control's website.  CDC Website

Bergen County Testing for COVID-19

Testing Site Will Open Daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Beginning on March 20 Open to New Jersey Residents Experiencing Symptoms of Respiratory Illness. Testing Site Information 

Antibody Testing

Hudson Regional Hospital is offering the community COVID-19 Antibody Tests. This test is covered by ALL INSURANCES including Medicare and Medicaid. If you do not have insurance, there is a $120 fee. If you’re paying with cash, no prescription is necessary. If you are using your medical insurance, you must obtain a prescription from your physician. Available Times: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:50 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Click Here for info

Health Insurance Coverage During COVID-19

If you have lost your health insurance coverage, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.  Click here to download a one-pager or visit Healthcare Marketplace. 

What To Do If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone

Take steps to care for yourself and help protect others in your home and community. Click Here 

Chronic Disease Management during Coronavirus Pandemic

Chronic disease management during the coronavirus pandemic has proven challenging, but telehealth is emerging as a key tool to push continuity of care.

Many primary care providers across the country are growing increasingly concerned about ensuring quality chronic disease management and patient care access as the rest of the nation shuttered its doors in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Chronic disease management and treatment adherence are taking a pretty serious hit as of late, and that is largely thanks to the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to data reported by Evidation. Below is a list of telehealth providers as well as information on chronic disease management. Telehealth gives you 24/7/365 access to a doctor through your phone or a video consult. 

SportsCare Physical Therapy 

Our Sportscare Clinic reopened on Monday, May 18th. Call (201) 623-3366 to schedule an appointment.  Alternatively, requesting a telehealth appointment is easy and is available to current and new patients in NJ, NY & FL. No Prescription | No Out-Of-Pocket  Click here to schedule

List of Providers Click Here

Are you at risk for Diabetes? Diabetes is often called the "silent killer" because of its easy-to-miss symptoms. We are in the mist of a devastating epidemic that is affects more than 100 million people in the US alone. Being at home gives us a chance to take an assessment of our general health.  Click Here to Take Quiz


Financial Recovery Information

 

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