New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4-177.46 - Program Of Family Support Services Established

30:4-177.46.Program of family support services established
4. There is established in the Division of Mental Health Services of the Department of Human Services a program of family support services designed to strengthen and promote families who provide care in the community for a family member with a serious mental illness.

Family support services shall vary in scope and intensity based upon the needs of a particular family unit and shall include, but not be limited to the following: service coordination, estate and transition planning, housing assistance, homemaker assistance, accessing vocational and employment services, after-school care, transportation, respite care, family education and training, medication education, and self-advocacy training, including entitlement training.

A family is eligible to participate in the program if the family resides in the State and is actively involved in caring for, or supporting, a family member with a serious mental illness.

No provision of this act shall be construed as requiring the department to expend funds in excess of those appropriated pursuant to this act.


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