Sandy Wellness Program
Anxiety, anger, depression, confusion, insomnia…these are just a few of the symptoms that many people experience after living through a natural disaster like Superstorm Sandy.  Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people will have stress reactions that do not go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. Fortunately, effective treatments are available for trauma related stress reactions.  If you or a loved one struggles with stress related symptoms from Sandy, free counseling, as well as information and referral services, is available through the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, Sandy Wellness Centers.

Counselor Bios
Nancy Tighe, MSW, LSW
Nancy has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, and families who have experienced trauma.  Using a supportive, strengths-based, cognitive behavioral approach, as well as expressive art and play therapies, Nancy assists clients in working through traumatic memories allowing them to make sense of their lives.  Nancy has received specialized clinical training in post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) working with veterans at the National Center for PTSD.

Jacqueline Concepcion, MSW, LSW
Jacqueline is a bilingual (English-Spanish) mental health counselor with over twenty-five years of experience working with all age groups and populations in diverse settings such as: schools, day care centers, mental health agencies, crisis hotlines, shelters, and hospitals. In the last five years, she has specialized in work with the geriatric population and their caregivers, addressing issues relating to social services, mental health, and end of life decisions. Jacqueline's counseling approach draws from a variety of treatment methods.

Red Bank Resource Network Services for
Sandy-Impacted Individuals and Families
The Red Bank Resource Network (RBRN) is a Family Success designed community center that seeks to enhance the lives and improve functioning of individuals and families in the Monmouth County area. RBRN is proud to be a member of the Monmouth County Long Term Recovery Group providing services to individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Services include, but are not limited to:
  • referrals to disaster case managers
  • linkages to financial assistance programs, including HRAP and RAP
  • linkages to organizations to help refurnish furniture, certain appliances, and household goods
  • representatives from Monmouth County Division of Social Services and the Food Bank of Ocean and Monmouth County available on-site to helps individuals and families apply for food stamps/SNAP
  • referrals to The Affordable Housing Alliance to help find new housing
  • direct connection with the Sandy Wellness Program for counseling services

Affordable Care Act/NJ Family Care/Medicaid
RBRN is also designated as a Certified Application Counselor agency to help individuals and families apply for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and can apply individuals and families for NJ Family Care insurance. Our trained staff are more than happy to answer any questions about the application process and will gladly walk you through the application step-by-step.

Homework Club
Homework Club is designed to be a quiet space for kids to complete homework assignments and get  basic assistance understanding their homework. We are not tutors or trained educators.
However, if you are looking for a tutor, we would be more than happy to help you find one!

We offer:
  • Free use of computers for research and writing
  • Space to study, research, and work on reports
  • Adult supervision to help explain homework directions and provide guidance
  • Homework Club is only open after regular office hours, so there will be limited interruption!

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