TIME TO GROW
Supervisor/Contact person and telephone number:
Samantha Ablaza 732-996-7646 and 732-787-2007 X 4770
Description of Services:
Time to Grow is an early intervention program, in collaboration with the Keansburg Middle and High Schools that focuses on healthy relationships and pregnancy prevention.
MHA provides individual and group counseling to Keansburg students in their schools. Many concepts necessary for the healthy development of youth are emphasized such as the value of education, self-respect, goal-setting, personal responsibility, the ability to say “NO”, and identification of healthy relationships. In addition, case management services assist teens and their families with obtaining necessary community services. Individual counseling services address topics not appropriate for a group setting, assist with crisis intervention, and help individuals achieve personal goals.
Middle School and High School students of the Keansburg school system.
Level of Service:
Our MHA staff successfully interacted with over 65 young teens through this program this year providing 289 hours of group and individual counseling.
This program is funded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Prevention and Community Partnerships.